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Restaurant Throwdown is Back! Asian Taste vs. Kyoto

Damn! I’ve been ignoring this blog. I must think of something to write about…quick! Let’s see…outrage over Miss Saigon at the Ordway? No, totally out of date. Kurt Suzuki and other cool Asians? Nope, already wrote about that. Sheet metal

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Restaurant Throwdown: Bangkok Thai Deli vs. Krungthep Thai

If the sirens that lured Odysseus’ ship to the rocks were a cuisine, they would be Thai food. What? Too melodramatic? Ok, but my point stands: Thai food is one of the most varied, flavorful and healthful cuisines on earth. One you try

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Restaurant Throwdown: Where Have All the Tapas Gone?

What? I can only blog about Asian restaurants because I’m Asian? I know, I know, that’s what I’ve been doing so far, but you know what? There are only so many times you can compare egg rolls to egg rolls

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Restaurant Throwdown: Best Americanized Chinese Food

Chinese gruel

Americanized Chinese food gets slammed for being “dumbed-down,” a sweeter, blander version of real Chinese food that appeals to unadventurous American schlubs. Americanized Chinese food may be a far cry from authentic Chinese food, but it has a tradition all

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Restaurant Throwdown: Sushi Tango vs. Fuji Ya

There was a time when people were scared to eat sushi. Those days appear to be long gone, as there is a sushi spot in every neighborhood. There’s sushi in the skyways, all-you-can-eat sushi buffets in strip malls, and upscale

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Restaurant Throwdown: Sawatdee vs. Bangkok Thai Deli

Minnesotans with Scandinavian or Germanic roots have a notoriously-low tolerance for spicy food. Or, at least, that is what restaurants who serve Thai food tend to believe. A white customer can order a super-spicy dish and receive something relatively mild,

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Restaurant Throwdown: Quang vs. Que Viet Village House

There’s no shortage of Vietnamese restaurants in Minneapolis. But options can be overwhelming. We’re here to help you narrow down the list by putting restaurants in head-to-head competitions. This week, our contestants are Quang and Que Viet Village House. Quang

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