Some of Ono’s pandemic pivots are sticking around.
Momo Chang is an award-winning freelance journalist, multimedia storyteller and digital expert based in Oakland, CA. She is a contributor to Nosh, has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, Shondaland, WIRED and PRI, and has produced radio and documentary work for public media. Momo lives in Oakland and enjoys noodles of all types.
Understory, a worker-run restaurant and bar, is as righteous as it is delicious
The worker-forward restaurant offers a rotating menu of hard-to-find foods.
Flavors from Hawaii: Berkeley’s Ono Bakehouse highlights island-style snacks, pastries
Ono Bakehouse offers Queen Emma Cake, butter mochi, Spam musubi furikake snack mix and other treats from Hawaii.
His 4 Japanese restaurants remain closed. Now this lauded Oakland chef is planning their return
Due to the pandemic, Chikara Ono temporarily closed AS B-Dama, Delage, Utzutzu and Masabaga. Find out what he’s up to now.
This Taiwanese beef noodle soup is in high demand
Oakland’s Yilan Foods operates out of the kitchen at Ninna Restaurant on Piedmont Avenue and consistently sells out of its signature Taiwanese dishes.
Organic Beijing-style jianbing and bubble tea arrive in downtown Berkeley
One Plus stands out from other local boba shops with its attention to detail, high-quality ingredients and new take on a Chinese street food.
Camchilao brings larb tacos to the Fruitvale
Operating as a food truck with an outdoor seating area, Camchilao offers an exciting menu of Cambodian, Chinese and Lao cuisine.
Malaysian sweet and savory flavors take afternoon tea to the next level
Malaya Tea Room in Alameda offers a spot of tea to go, with eats like rendang chickpea sandwiches, pandan chiffon cake and scones with katsuri lime curd.
This Filipino-American bakery puts ube in the spotlight
Marley’s Treats gives the purple yam its due. You’ll find cheesecakes, cupcakes and more made with the vibrant-hued tuber.
How East Bay grocery stores are responding to COVID-19
As the pandemic continues, markets have been addressing new challenges to keep stores stocked, while maintaining safety for its customers and workers.
5 Asian-inspired toasts, pancakes and waffles to try in the East Bay
Try pandan and coconut flavored toast, jiggly Japanese-style soufflé pancakes, mochi waffles and more.
Popoca brings chef Anthony Salguero’s California-Salvadoran vision to light
The chef’s hearty and uncommon Salvadoran fare awaits diners at Classic Cars West beer garden in Uptown Oakland.