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RYAN'S TABLE BY Ryan Tatsumoto
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Ryan’s Table – Chuggy’s Super Secret Supper Club

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist It’s not really a secret club. It’s just dinners arranged by Grant Shindo –– also known as “Chuggy Bear” –– who started the venture with his business partner, Thomas Obungen. They had planned on opening a restaurant consulting business called Slug Media. As more and more friends asked to join,....
Columnist Ryan Tatsumoto for "Ryan's Table"

Ryan’s Table – “We’re Here to Seek Shelter ..”

RYAN'S TABLE BY Ryan Tatsumoto The 1920 to 1933 nationwide ban on the production, importation, transportation and sale of alcoholic beverages — the period commonly known as Prohibition — was intended to reduce family violence, political corruption and alcoholism. It also, however, reduced tax revenues and spurred gang violence, as organized crime took over the....

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RYAN'S TABLE BY Ryan Tatsumoto

Mocking Godzilla and celebrating sushi

Seattle Mariners manager and Japanese American Don Wakamatsu honors his ethnic heritage. If you like Japanese monster movies and mockumentaries, you might want to check out "Big Man Japan." ABC's hit show "I Survived a Japanese...

Food, college degrees, and a little Deerhoof

The news articles, two college degrees, two intriguing stories. The city of Roseville erects a monument to honor local Japanese Americans who fought in World War II (with audio). Linda Yee, a Sedona resident, talks about...

Natto Time: Talk Story and Demo

WHO/WHAT: Musician, educator and “natto demonstrator” Eien Hunter-Ishikawa will talk about natto (fermented beans), which is regarded as a “superfood” in Japan. Natto is known for its many health benefits including cardiovascular health, brain...

Food for the soul and peace for the mind

Japanese American war experiences fill out one Amerasian school's curriculum in Okinawa. Digging for internment history. Seattle's food options just got a little tastier thanks to a little place called Seafood City. Strolling through Little Tokyo in...
“Seniors Living in Paradise” co-hosts George Yoshida (left) and Derek Kurisu show off some simple dishes they prepared. (Photo courtesy KTA Super Stores)

Kau Kau Corner – Honoring George Yoshida Through His Ono Food

Karleen Chinen I met George Yoshida just once many, many years ago on a trip to Hilo. I was introduced to him by my good friend, the late Elaine Okutsu. She told me about all the good things George did for the island’s kūpuna, which was why the seniors would do anything to help him:....

Growing Mustard Cabbage

If you’re looking for something natural and non-chemical to clear your sinuses, consider a mustard cabbage tsukemono (pickled vegetable). You’ll find that it is not only a pungent vegetable, but a tasty cabbage, as...

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