Comfort Food at Hokkaido Ramen Santouka, Bellevue

When I learned that ramen wasn’t just a cheap dried noodle and instant soup mix, the door opened to a world of Japanese comfort food. Hokkaido Ramen Santouka in Bellevue, Washington, could become wonderfully – and comfortingly – addictive. Location: 103 Bellevue Way N.E., Suite 3, Bellevue, (between 2nd and 3rd Street). There is an…

Shohko Cafe, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Sushi in the high desert Southwest? Yes! Shohko Cafe, Santa Fe’s first Japanese restaurant, has been doing it since 1980. And, they do it well. Immigrants Hiro and Shohko Fukuda arrived in the US from Japan in the late 1960s and settled in . They arrived in Santa Fe in the early 1970s to open…