Columnist Ryan Tatsumoto for "Ryan's Table"

Itadakimasu – What Will 2017 Bring?

RYAN'S TABLE BY Ryan Tatsumoto So what will 2017 bring us in the world of food and wine? For starters, probably the most anticipated restaurant opening since . . . since . . . Come to think of it, I can’t think of anything more anticipated than this long-awaited opening. By the time The Pig....

Mixed plate

Bessie Noll, a 15-year-old sophomore in Tokyo's American School in Japan, is turning heads as a member of the varsity baseball team. Attention North Platte, Neb. natives: Get ready for the story of Ben Kuroki,...
Local hot sauces. (Photos by Ryan Tatsumoto)

Ryan’s Table – More Than Just Chili Peppah Watah

RYAN'S TABLE BY Ryan Tatsumoto What condiment do you find on dining room tables in Hawai‘i almost as often as shoyu? A good guess would be home-concocted chili pepper water — you know, that suspension of ground Hawaiian chili peppers mashed with salt or sometimes fresh garlic or vinegar and usually stored in either a....

Baked fish, basketball, and a little dragon

The Rafu Shimpo wants you to meet Jeff Hironaka, assistant basketball coach at Washington State University - and the highest ranking Japanese American coach in the country. Yukimi Nagano leads the eclectic Swedish pop group...

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

RYAN'S TABLE BY Ryan Tatsumoto

Ramen Girl, Mochi making and The Karate Kid

Film star Jackie Chan may play the role made famous by Pat Morita in the upcoming remake of The Karate Kid. The Ramen Girl, starring Brittany Murphy, gets ready for its release. Mochi-making lives on in...

The six thousand dollar watermelon, Eastwood and Takei

It's Aloha Friday and what better way to prepare for the weekend than by reading about Star Trek alumni, Clint Eastwood and high-end watermelons? Star Trek alum George Takei speaks to NASA's Goddard Space Flight...

McDonald’s, Sushican, and Matsuzaka

A little bit of Hawaii and a little bit of Japan in San Francisco. The San Gabriel Valley Tribune asks: Should Pasadena City College award degrees to former students who were sent to internment camps...

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...

A UH professor is remembered, fortune cookies and the Wii

Tad Nakamura's new film, "A Song For Ourselves," which is about the late University of Hawaii professor Chris Iijima, has people talking in San Francisco - with a little help from Patsy Mink too. One...

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