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Wakasanchi

It makes no sense to me how bad Japanese food is in America. Especially in L.A. and S.F. there are large enough populations of native Japanese peoples that you’d think there would be some good restaurants. Although there are some good sushi places, almost without fail anything that is not sushi in pretty craptacular. There are a few places that are okay but none have been true Japanese food.

That is until now. Wakasanchi is 100% authentic. Everything I was given was not in the least bit out of place from my experiences in Tokyo. The “Omakase” or leave it to the chef thing might be a little off putting for some but I think it’s for the best because unless you’ve lived in Japan you would not know what or how to order.

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Best of Thai Noodle

I don’t know of it’s authentic and I don’t know how to the noodles are but if you want something to come back for at Best of Thai Noodle, order their “roast duck over rice”. That is heaven on a plate. I keep thinking I should order something else but I know my friend is going to order the duck over rice and then I’m going to be jealous.

I have had their larb and their fishcake salad. They were both unsurprising (read good but not exceptional) Their chicken wings in their appetizer section were pretty tasty too.

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Facebook Sucks

Facebook seriously sucks. I don’t really understand how it got as big as it supposedly is. I can’t connect with the person sitting directly in front of me because Facebook only lets me search for people who have registered in the same company, or college. WTF!

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Kahoo

My experience with ramen in the states continues to disappoint. Kahoo was no exception. The noodles sucked. Not even close to authentic ramen noodles.

On the other hand I ordered the tantanmen and on the one hand it was not what I consider tantanmen. Good tantanmen, at least the kind I like, should have the consistancy of mud. It should be seriously thick and opaque. On the other hand even though this tantanmen was soupy it was pretty tasty which made me want to drink the whole bowl.

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Santa Ramen

It really makes me said how bad ramen is in America. 7 years in Japan taught me how good ramen can be. Now that I’m back in the states I get people telling me how good places like Santa Ramen are. I then go try them only to find they are about high school cafeteria quality in taste compared to the real thing in Tokyo. (yes, I know ramen is actaully Chinese food)

I ordered the Santa Ramen Tonkotsu Chashu Ramen. The meat was cold and flavorless. The soup was barely passible as Tonkotsu based and the noodles seemed more like spagetti than ramen noodles.

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Popup Ads, Pop Behind Ads. Good or Evil? (part 1)

Popup ads and pop behind ads. I thought they were universally loathed. They have been the topic of quite a few comedy sketches. A few famous ones are the Dave Chappelle skit about a world where popups appear in real life. Conan O’Brian’s staff trip to India which starts off with them and another I remember off the top of my head is Interfection from Aqua Teen Hunger Force.

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