Monthly Archive: March 2008

Paiku (排骨) Pork Ribs Ramen at Ajisen Ramen 1

Paiku (排骨) Pork Ribs Ramen at Ajisen Ramen

My first impression of Ajisen last year after it opened was pretty good. The next few follow-up visits convinced me that it is one of the better ramen-ya in the bay area. I tried...

Shandong Cuisine at Chili Garden (老五魯菜館) in Fremont 1

Shandong Cuisine at Chili Garden (老五魯菜館) in Fremont

Around November 2007, a new restaurant opened in the space formerly occupied by Chili Garden in Fremont. It claimed to be one of bay area’s first and only “Lu” style (魯菜) restaurant. The Chinese...

NY Times Article on MSG, Yes, MSG 1

NY Times Article on MSG, Yes, MSG

I read an interesting article in the New York Times today regarding the infamous ingredients that we all have a love-hate relationship with: MSG, MonoSodium Glutamate. The article supports what I have believed for...