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April 14, 2014

Japanify: Crunchy Daikon Salad

by yoko

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Warning: DO eat this at home before taking it out into the world! Weigh the social risks!

You may momentarily lose some friends while eating this salad because the smell will clear the room.

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March 12, 2014

MOTOism: Homemade Miso

by Moto

As you may know, we recently bought a country house in the deep woods of Connecticut. We now own 9 acres of land, and my imagination goes wild with what to do — from building a chicken coop to a greenhouse, to planting yuzu and plum trees — an all Japanese vegetable garden.

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March 10, 2014

Kuishinbo: Easy Homemade Mirin

by Yuki HD

I’m sure Umami Mart readers know about mirin and have used it in cooking, but may not be sure about what it is exactly.

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March 3, 2014

Ask a Bartender: The Chrysanthemum

by Kayoko

My alcohol tolerance is not what it used to be, sadly. The morning after a night of drinking just gets tougher and tougher.

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February 17, 2014

The Vin Vivant: Appetite for Detoxification

by Audrey Luk

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I am incredibly lucky to be able to eat whatever I want when I want — I don’t have any known food allergies, I can find pretty much any ingredient within biking radius of my home and I live in the Bay Area, home to a wealth of stellar, international dining opportunities.

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February 7, 2014

Japanify: Salmon Avocado Donburi

by yoko

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Shopping for the freshest seafood just got easier with another fish market that opened in the People’s Republic of Berkeley. Fish is still my favorite thing to eat for dinner because it’s easy and so, so delicious.

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January 31, 2014

Kuishinbo: Konnyaku Detox

by Yuki HD

Konnyaku has been used in Japan as a medicinal food for 1500 years and was very popular during the Edo period.

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January 27, 2014

The Vin Vivant: Tripel Happiness with Loh Bak Goh

by Umamimart Guest

By Audrey Luk

All day to do as I pleased, all night to gorge on cheese: this was my MLK weekend mantra.

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January 17, 2014

Japanify: Take-It-Easy Takikomi

by yoko

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If there’s one thing 6 days in paradise (Kauai) reminded me about life, it’s that cooking rice on the stove top (and not in a rice cooker) is so easy!

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January 10, 2014

Casa de Kei in Kauai

by Kayoko

Let’s be real: when my brother Keisuke said he would join us for our First Annual Kauai Trip, I hoped (really hard) that he would cook for us.

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