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What is Karaage?

Karaage (pronounced kah-rah-ah-geh) is a Japanese cooking technique where a protein or vegetable is marinated, dredged in flour, then deep-fried. It is a staple of Japanese home cooking and one of the most popular items in a bento box. While it is similar to both tempura and fried chicken, karaage has its own unique history …

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The History of Ramen

Ramen has become synonymous with a late-night meal for broke college students. The noodle dish wasn’t always an instant classic. Instead, it was cultivated for centuries to get to the point it is at today.  So, how did ramen become a mainstay meal worldwide? Let’s dive into the history of the dish and find out.  …

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What Are Bao Buns?

Dumplings have dominated the Asian street food scene for centuries, but a new dough snack is on the rise: bao buns. Also known as steamed buns or baozi, this fluffy bun is a cousin to the dumpling that brings its own unique flavor to the table. Whatever you like to call them, bao buns are …

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What Makes Tempura Batter Different?

If you have dined at a Japanese restaurant, you have likely come across tempura items on the menu. Along with sushi, it is one of the most popular Japanese dishes served outside of Japan. But what is tempura, where did it come from, and what makes people choose it over other fry batters? What is …

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Reasons to Have a Food Truck Wedding

Choosing a caterer is one of the big decisions you’ll need to make when planning a wedding. One option you may not have thought about is having a food truck wedding. Having a food truck at your event provides your guest with a unique experience, and there are many reasons to consider this. Some reasons …

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How We Make Our Ramen

Our real-deal ramen is totally different from the packs of noodles you can find at the store. We make this and our other dishes from scratch and it is a labor of love from start to finish. Fat Noodle’s owner and chef, Ramon Gonzales, studied at the Los Angeles branch of the Yamato School of …

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Ramen 101 – The Basics of Ramen

When you think of ramen, you may think of the instant noodles you can buy at the store. This is not the type of ramen we serve at our restaurant. Our ramen is the real deal and once you try it for yourself, you’ll be able to taste the difference right away. If you’re not …

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