The student-run magazine of San Francisco State University

Xpress Magazine

The student-run magazine of San Francisco State University

Xpress Magazine

The student-run magazine of San Francisco State University

Xpress Magazine

All content by Catherine Uy
Food Passport: Waraku

Food Passport: Waraku

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...

Food Passport: Hot Sauce and Panko

Food Passport: Hot Sauce and Panko

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...

Food Passport: El Farolito

Food Passport: El Farolito

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...

Ladies of the Board

Ladies of the Board

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...

Interview: Amber Gordon, founder of Femsplain

Interview: Amber Gordon, founder of Femsplain

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...

Protestors march in SF against police brutality

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...

Food Passport: Koja Kitchen

Food Passport: Koja Kitchen

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...

Food Passport: Yamo serves up Burmese classics

Food Passport: Yamo serves up Burmese classics

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...

SF States Vista Room offers fine dining on a budget

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

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...

Food Passport: exploring Bay Area cuisines

Food Passport: exploring Bay Area cuisines

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...

Fresh off the Boat (ABC)

Why ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat Matters

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...

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Smartphone case lets you print photos

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...

Kosher, that’s how they roll

December 8, 2014

The air is somewhat cold and there is an intoxicating scent of fish and salt water. Inside the South San Francisco warehouse is a beehive of activity: people answer phones, work on their computers,...

Food for thought: Thanksgiving by the numbers

November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for all our blessings and spend time with loved ones.  About 46 million people have traveled to celebrate this holiday with their family and friends. And right now,...

‘Bad Dads,’ an art tribute to Wes Anderson’s charming films

November 1, 2014

Hundreds dressed as their favorite Wes Anderson film character for the fifth annual “Bad Dads” art show and Halloween costume party at Spoke Art. This year, the San Francisco gallery showcased...

Seven things to do for Halloween in the Bay Area

October 27, 2014

  ’Tis the season for horror movies, costume parties, and pumpkin patches. With just four days until Halloween, here is a round up of the best events the Bay Area has to offer, from ghost...

The post-selfie scene

October 24, 2014

Marcela Garcia holds up her iPhone 4s and turns on the front-facing camera, adjusting a light at her desk. The twenty-eight-year-old editor from Alberta, Canada, wants the light to shine...

Best Boba Places in SF

September 16, 2014

With a dry and sweltering atmosphere, only two words can describe this Bay Area moment - disgustingly hot. Out comes the cargo shorts, bro tanks, and flower crowns. No, we’re not at Coachella. We’re...

Recap: SF’s Street Food Festival

August 19, 2014

Photos by Hillary Smith and Catherine Uy [widgetkit id=6182] Last Saturday, thousands gathered to celebrate La Cocina’s 6th Annual (and final) Street Food Festival. The widely anticipated event...

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