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Food Passport: Waraku

Food Passport: Waraku

Catherine Uy

May 19, 2015

The tan tan ramen cooked in a sesame broth and served with ground pork. All photos by Catherine Uy   Waraku, the dimly-lit restaurant run by Shabuway and Men Oh owners, Eiichi Mochizuki and Koji Kikura, is quaint and cozy. Despite its simple aesthetic it really speaks to the idea that good things,...

Food Passport: Hot Sauce and Panko

Food Passport: Hot Sauce and Panko

Catherine Uy

May 13, 2015

  A look at Hot Sauce and Panko's panko parmesan and Korean fried chicken wings. All photos by Catherine Uy   I was overridden with guilt when I devoured four chicken wings in less than three minutes, but let’s be real: good food overrides potential calories. At Hot Sauce and Panko, Ter...

Food Passport: El Farolito

Food Passport: El Farolito

Catherine Uy

April 26, 2015

A look inside the popular Bay Area Mexican chain restaurant. All photos by Catherine Uy Located in the outer Mission, just a few blocks from the BART station, a rich aroma of smoke emanates from inside a small Mexican restaurant. Inside you'll find walls in the colors of the Mexican flag and red ...

Ladies of the Board

Ladies of the Board

Catherine Uy

April 22, 2015

Zoe Safanda, 11, skates the bowl at the Potrero Skate Park in San Francisco at the monthly Skate like a Girl skate date on first Friday. All photos by Zhenya Sokolova   Among the sea of men at the skate park, a young girl with long blonde hair breaks the boundaries. The boys are eyeing her t...

Interview: Amber Gordon, founder of Femsplain

Interview: Amber Gordon, founder of Femsplain

Catherine Uy

April 17, 2015

Image courtesy of Femsplain Femsplain is a online platform where women and anyone female-identified can tell their stories. Launched in 2014 by Amber Gordon, the site has become a safe space and community for women to share their thoughts. Each month the website publishes a variety of articles that r...

Protestors march in SF against police brutality

Catherine Uy

April 14, 2015

        Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets of San Francisco this afternoon as part of Nationwide Shutdown Day to protest against police brutality. The protests come in the wake of the latest police shooting caught on video. Last week, Tulsa police released a video...

Food Passport: Koja Kitchen

Food Passport: Koja Kitchen

Catherine Uy

April 11, 2015

Kamikazi fries, one of Koja Kitchen's most popular items. These crisscut fries are topped with bulgogi meat, sautéed onions, kimchi, green onions, a secret spicy sauce and Japanese mayo. All photos by Catherine Uy   It’s a dangerous situation, taking a bite from its delicate rice buns, h...

Food Passport: Yamo serves up Burmese classics

Food Passport: Yamo serves up Burmese classics

Catherine Uy

April 1, 2015

Stir fried egg noodles mixed with fried garlic, green onions, cilantro and beef from Yamo. The Mission restaurant serves meals with flavors influenced by Burmese cuisine. All photos by Catherine Uy   At the corner of 18th and Mission, lies a tiny restaurant, tucked between a beauty salon and smoke shop. Red paint peels and cracks off the surface of its tiled walls, some of which appear to be missing or broken. Below the window is a faded image of cats eati...

SF State’s Vista Room offers fine dining on a budget

SF State's Vista Room offers fine dining on a budget

Catherine Uy

March 27, 2015

The oven roasted lamb chops (bottom) and eggplant parm tower (right) served at the Vista Room, SF State's only on-campus fine dining experience. Photo by Martin Bustamante    Double doors open to reveal a large dining room where each table is set with a glass of red roses. The decor is a...

Food Passport: exploring Bay Area cuisines

Food Passport: exploring Bay Area cuisines

Catherine Uy

March 13, 2015

Graphic created by Caty McCarthy Ask my friends what my reaction to food is, and they’ll usually imitate me playing with my hair and saying "you know what sounds really good right now?” I get excited about grocery shopping, and I spend my time and energy on Yelp searching for new restaurants to tr...

Why ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat Matters

Fresh off the Boat (ABC)

Catherine Uy

February 23, 2015

Screenshot of Hudson Yang in Fresh off the Boat (ABC) As she opens up her purple Rugrats lunch bag, she’s excited to find the food that her mother cooked for her. Inside the plastic container are chow mein noodles with stir-fried meat and vegetables. Wrapped in foil are one of her favorite snack...

Smartphone case lets you print photos

Courtesy of Prynt

Catherine Uy

February 6, 2015

Photo courtesy of Prynt Remember the good ol’ days when you got excited for a photo to develop? And then after three minutes of patiently waiting, you found out you had the perfect smile but your eyes were closed? Yeah, I miss the fun that came with instant photos too. Polaroid discontinued film in 2008...

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