In Two Weeks ‘Asians Are Strong’ Stops Two San Francisco Car Robberies and It Is Not Slowing Down

As AAPI hate crimes remain at an all-time high, Hudson Liao, founder and executive director of Asians Are Strong, and Jeremy Jong, the organization’s head of community management were not about to be passive and take it. On May 2nd, Liao and Jong had just finished their free self-defense workshop and were eating and drinking […]

I Tried Pearl Spa, Japantown’s Women Only Korean Spa—Here Are My Thoughts

My coworker was incredulous when she found out that I’d lived in Los Angeles and never set foot a Korean spa. I’ll admit, “they’re so cheap” was a huge selling point for me, but we all like to pamper ourselves with minimal strain on our budgets, right? So you can imagine that I was happier […]

Off The Menu: Aube Creamery Opens Quietly In Japantown

And their cones SCREAM with distinct flavor. Opening an ice cream shop in the city is no easy feat but for owner, Calvin Chang, everyday is a new learning experience. Tucked away on the first level of the Japantown West Mall, Calvin is excited to be apart of this blossoming, modern Japantown. “A lot of […]

San Francisco’s First Matcha Cafe is Here, and We’re in Love!

Matcha Cafe Maiko opened its doors just a few weeks ago in Japantown and has already taken the SF insta-scene by storm.   But judging from the hordes of people lining up for a peep, that doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. We got the chance to chat with owner Chris Chin to […]

Can You Smell It In The Air? It’s The Friday The 13th Weekend Guide

We think any weekend that kicks off with a Friday the 13th is bound to be exciting. Unless you’re scrambling to finish your taxes, in which case, we remind you that crying about how screwed you are while rocking back and forth in your shower works wonders. No, just kidding, it doesn’t, but here’s a […]

Off The Menu: New Pescatarian-Friendly Ramen Spot Is Opening In Japantown

Hinodeya Ramen. Chef Masao Kuribara, who previously cooked for heads of state like late Japanese Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto and the Clintons, is opening up his own space in the heart of Japantown. What sets Hinodeya apart from other ramen options around the Bay Area is that they will be serving dashi-style ramen, meaning the […]

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