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August 22, 2019

When writers of color share their work, their ethnic background is often taken into consideration; however, individuals are complex and contain a myriad of experiences and identities outside of their ethnicity.

Chrysanthemum Tran is a Vietnamese American poet and the f...

August 7, 2019

The Bay Area is a rich melting pot of different ethnicities, which allows for cultural crossovers and introductions. Over the past five years alone, numerous cooking and food-related publications and personalities, such as Andrew Zimmerman, Vogue, and Anthony Bourdain...

August 7, 2019

Experiencing new foods, cultures, events and festivities has always been a highlight of traveling for me when traveling.  I love getting immersed in the new environment whether it is trying new foods, checking out local markets, or enjoying the local festivals.

One fes...

August 7, 2017

Research studies on health disparities have been conducted on Vietnamese elders since their resettlement in the US the last 40 years. Earlier studies were primarily focused on mental health conditions. However, recent research began to emerge and shows the general Viet...

January 7, 2017

Suzy Noodle House - San Francisco

Reviewed by Jason Gallegos

8 Chopsticks

Shoyu Ramen with Pork Belly at Suzu in Japantown SF. My friend got Miso broth which i liked better. This place is always packed so wanted to try. 8 chopsticks. If there is a super long wait probably...

January 3, 2017

Zen Sushi Bistro 

Reviewed by Leslie Yun II

9.9 Chopsticks 

Dinner at Zen Sushi Bistro in Millbrae was absolutely a Chopsticks Alley 9.9.....

Reviews shared on Chopsticks Alley Eats are posted by Chopsticks Alley Eats Members.  Chopsticks Alley does not edit its content....

January 3, 2017

Nathan's Cuisine

Reviewed by Joe Yuke

10 Chopsticks

Beef with Scrambled Eggs over Rice
10 chopsticks for this dish!

Reviews shared on Chopsticks Alley Eats are posted by Chopsticks Alley Eats Members.  Chopsticks Alley does not edit its content.

December 23, 2016

Oc Cay Dua

Reviewed by Trami Nguyen Cron

8 Chopsticks

It's nice to have a restaurant that serves unusual dishes. Ong Choi salad (goi rau muong), tamarind fried balut (hot vit lon me), sour fish soup (canh chua ca), shaking beef (bo luc lac), and passion fruit drink. 8 Cho...

December 23, 2016

Kahoo Ramen

Reviewed by Gregory Lemmons

7 Chopsticks

Great garlic reman with generous pork belly. side dishes of minced pork, curry minced pork round it out. A Sapporo to wash it down; highly recommend if you're in the San Jose area. I'm going to give this delicious ramen...

December 23, 2016

Hot Stone Korean Kitchen

Reviewed by Ted Visaya

7 Chopsticks

Yesterday's lunch at Hot Stone Korean Kitchen in Fairfield. Really thick cut Kalbi beed was the best. The Spicy Pork was a little dry but still okay. Love all the side dishes. 7 Chopsticks because the Spicy Pork...

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