Hapa Ramen coming to the Ferry Building Farmer's Market

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Image courtesy of SF Weekly

Much like today, it can get real chilly at the Thursday Farmer’s Market at the Ferry Building in SF. How does a hot bowl of noodles to warm you up sound? Sounds good to me!

Here’s an except from the SF Weekly article.

Nopa sous chef (and Linecook blogger) Richie Nakano is hoping for an April launch for Hapa Ramen, a project that’s operated as a sort of a semi-open secret for followers of Nakano. Today, Nakano told us his ramen noodles will be strictly scratch, his broth from 100-percent organic bones. Beer & Nosh blogger Jesse Friedman was on hand for a recent Hapa tasting and filed some amazing pics ― Nakano’s test bowls were packed with braised greens, crispy pork, fried chicken nuggets, eggs cooked sous vide, and pork shoulder. Forget April being the cruelest month; waiting for Hapa’s April launch’ll be crueler.


Hapa Ramen has been doing a few test runs at different locations around the city. Last one was at Coffee Bar on Mariposa and Florida St. This next one will be at Heart. If I didn’t have pre-screening tickets to see the new Twilight movie, I’d be all up on this.

It’s here!
Hapa Ramen will be at the Farmer’s Market at the Ferry Building every Thursday starting June 17th.

Hapa Ramen Pop-Up at Louie
When: Sat, June 19, 6-10pm
Where: Louie, 55 Stevenson St

Hapa Ramen Pop-Up at Heart
When: Tues., June 29, 5-11 p.m.
Where: Heart, 1270 Valencia (at 23rd St.), 285-1200

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Williams Sonoma’s Ice House Alley Farmers Market – March 30, 2011

A friend at Willams Sonoma just tipped us off to a farmers market they are setting up for Wednesday.  Well, what are you waiting for?  The forecast shows that it will be sunny, and well, we all need to go out and stretch our legs.  Many of you will be wondering where Icehouse alley is: “ICEHOUSE ALLEY, on Green Street and on Union Street west of Battery Street, east of Telegraph Hill.” – Forgotten NY

A letter from a friend at Williams Sonoma:

Sustainable Development Farmers Market
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Ice House Alley

Spring has sprung! Get out of your chair, step away from your computer, and come down to the Ice House Alley Farmers Market. Come try something new, get some fresh air, catch up with old friends, and make some new ones. Our goal is to make sustainability simple, tangible, and fun. Remember: bring some green because these vendors are cash-only.
Hapa Ramen, Tacolicious, Piperade, El Porteno Empanadas, and CoraCao Confections.
Please feel free to invite your co-workers!

We hope to see you!


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SF Street Food Fest – Aug 2010

SF Street Food Fest Tickets

I’m so glad I made it to the SF Street Food Fest in the Mission on Aug 21st. Here I was able to try most of every food truck in the Bay Area I’ve always wanted to try such as Lumpia Cart, Curry Up Now and Hapa Ramen. The one-day event was über packed and vendors were selling out left and right. Each vendor (mix of food trucks, restaurant stands, and suppliers) offered 3 items – a small bite, bigger bite and a drink. I pre-purchased a $75 pass with 3 other friends which allotted us $75 worth of food and 2 free drinks. If I had known I could’ve purchased items a la carte the day of, I totally would’ve gone that route as it was painful to eat that much food.

SF Street Food Fest

Rated: ♣♣♣

I was pretty underwhelmed with the event as a whole. There was no single item I absolutely fell in love with – a few good finds, but a lot of flops. I’m wondering if it was because the food carts were not use to making food in such large batches. I came really early so I didn’t hit really long lines, but when I left the event got really crowded. A few friends that also went to the event complained that they spent most of their time in lines and a lot of vendors sold out of their popular items.

Click below to read the review on every cart I tried.

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Bay Area Food Truck Hit List

A ton of new food trucks have been hitting the streets in the Bay Area recently and it’s so hard to keep track! So, here’s my hit list. Make sure you follow these guys on Twitter to find out which location they’ll be at.

Note: These are the places I haven’t tried yet, not food trucks that are brand spankin’ new. Comment if I’ve left anything off.

Curry Up Now

Curry Up Now

Indian street food on a mobile truck. Choose from a selection of curries to be rolled up into a Kathi roll (think burrito with roti). By the looks of their blog, looks like menu changes often.
Twitter: @CurryUpNow

Kung Fu Tacos

Kung Fu Tacos
East meets West taco style. Items on the menu include Duck tacos with mango and Sriracha sauce or Mu Shu Veggie tacos.
Twitter: @kungfutacos

Sam's Chowdermobile
Sam’s Chowdermobile
The famous Sam’s Chowder House in Half Moon Bay goes mobile! Fresh clam chowder and lobster rolls. That’s all I have to say…
Twitter: @chowdermobile

Waffle Mania Truck
Warm, crispy, chewy Belgian waffles topped with powder sugar. Thinking about playing hookie from work just to try this place. Just kidding!
Sorry no Twitter guys! They hang out at the Civic Center on Wednesdays, 8am-2pm

Hapa Ramen
I missed the preview at the Coffee Bar on May 8th, so I’m waiting for this one to hit the stands at the Ferry Building. Hopefully I don’t have to wait too long!

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