This weekend the Orange County Buddhist Church in Anaheim will host its annual Hanamatsuri flower festival--a celebration of the birth of Buddha, with music and of course, food. And like I wrote last year and the year before that, the parking situation might test your patience, but the rest of ... More >>
Cooking With Dog (not what you think), arguably the best YouTube cooking show out there, has been back for a while after the chef was injured in a bicycle accident earlier this year. Their latest recipe shows them how to make pineapple ice cream, a favorite in subtropical Okinawa, without the u ... More >>
Mitsuwa fairs seem to happen pretty frequently, but even so, they're always reason to drop all lunch and dinner plans and take on the parking-lot madness for a taste of whatever Japanese treats and delicacies they're serving. This time, it's the Kyusyu & Okinawa Fair, and it's happening at ... More >>
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This weekend the Orange County Buddhist Church in Anaheim will host its annual Hanamatsuri flower festival--a celebration of the birth of Buddha, with music and of course, food. And like I wrote last year, the parking situation might test your patience, but the rest of the afternoon will put you ... More >>
For this list of Japanese restaurants, we intentionally left out the sushi bars, because, well, we already did that list. We also shut out the ramen joints, teppanyakis, and yakinikus because, well, we still want to do those lists. But you can certainly have ramen and sushi, even a Californi ... More >>
Flickr User Varin TsaiThe parking situation will test your patience, but the rest of the afternoon will put you at peace. The Hanamatsuri flower festival is a celebration of the birth of Buddha and it happens this weekend at the Orange County Buddhist Church in Anaheim.
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Edwin GoeiTeriyami, the teriyaki joint that Gustavo reviewed last March and featured in our 100 Favorite Dishes, is no more. A new restaurant called Habuya has moved in. This time the featured food is Okinawa-style Japanese. A sampling of dishes include omelets with Japanese bitter melon and eel ... More >>
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Another set of OCers makes Henry W. Head proud...I don't really pay much attention to San Juan Capistrano because that's more Spencer's terrain, but one facet of the town that previously drew my interest was some group calling themselves the SJC Americans. Clockwork Coker previously wrote a ... More >>
Flickr user smullComing soon to an airline near you: keg stands in free fall.All Nippon Airlines announced today that they will begin serving draft beer on internal flights, principally to and from Okinawa. The advertisement states that prices per cup will be 800¥-1000¥ (US $9.15-$11.43).
Mitsuwa.comStarting today (Thursday, July 16) and lasting until this Sunday, Mitsuwa in Costa Mesa is hosting their Kyusyu and Okinawa Fair, celebrating foods from those regions. If you can read Japanese, you can check out more details on their website, which I link HERE. Or, just go. I'm pretty ... More >>
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