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Monday, December 10, 2012

Hapa Ramen Chef Richie Nakano's Wüsthof Video, Plus Pop-Up Tomorrow at Wing Wings

Posted By on Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 3:00 PM

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Monday afternoon break time: Watch this new video for Wüsthof Knives & Cutlery that chronicles Richie Nakano's journey to open Hapa Ramen, the pop-up noodle shop that is opening a brick-and-mortar on Fillmore sometime next spring. In the video, he talks about the insanity of starting a food business from scratch, the three- and four-day stretches when he was just starting out and his wife couldn't use the stove, and his philosophy toward being a chef and collaborating with his team. Oh and lots of shots of him using Wüsthof knives.

See also:

- While the Restaurant Is Being Built, Hapa Ramen's Doing More Pop-Ups

- Was Hapa Ramen a Victim of Blog Buzz?

- Ramen Week Revisited: Hapa Ramen Steps Up Its Game

The video is part of Wüsthof's new Wüsthof Edge campaign, which also features butcher Camas Davis as "The Poet" and chef Jonathan Sawyer as "The Believer." (Nakano is "The Rebel.")

If the video made you hungry for ramen (and it did us!), you should go to the Hapa Ramen pop-up tomorrow evening at Wing Wings in the lower Haight from 6-10 p.m. Or you can always catch them at the Ferry Plaza farmers market -- follow the Hapa Ramen Twitter feed for up-to-the-minute information.

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Anna Roth is SF Weekly's former Food & Drink Editor and author of West Coast Road Eats: The Best Road Food From San Diego to the Canadian Border.


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