Eat Out


April 7, 2014

Adventures in Nakano: Yakitori at Shimon-ya

by Kayoko

One of the most memorable nights I had in Tokyo was an adventure in Nakano, a hip neighborhood in Tokyo. We met up with our friend and Umami Mart writer Will, aka The Ramen Shaman, along with Eri, who suggested a yakitori joint called Shimon-ya.

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March 31, 2014

Slightly Peckish: Breakfast in Hong Kong

by Sakura

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I’m not ordinarily a breakfast person, I’d rather get an extra half an hour of sleep instead. However, if I’m going to have breakfast, I want it to be special.

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March 28, 2014

Niigata Noodle JUNKtion: Hegi Soba, Ramen + The Italian

by yoko

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Japan is noodle crazy. Each station in each town of each prefecture have their own noodle specialty. Being noodle fiends ourselves, Kayoko and I researched some of the regional noodles of Niigata prefecture before setting foot there last month.

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March 24, 2014

Umami Map: Oakland Chinatown

by Kayoko

One of the joys of working in Old Oakland is Chinatown. We’re only steps away to a wonderland of dirt-cheap eats and one-stop grocery shopping.

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March 19, 2014

Slightly Peckish: Shanghai Crab Noodle at Hong Kong Lao Shang Hai Restaurant (HK)

by Sakura

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In Hong Kong, one of the places my friend S insisted we try was one of two highly-rated restaurants serving Shanghai crab.

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March 17, 2014

Tokyo JUNKtion: Hosomaki Diaries

by yoko

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Trends in roll combinations in the States are rapid, with so many joints coming up with their own “house” rolls. Conversely, the combinations of rolls or makimono are very constant in Japan.

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March 7, 2014

Postcard from Nahoko: A Pale Tone

by Nahoko Morimoto

A popular snack in Taiwan, these sandwiches contain a fried egg, rousong (pork floss), and cucumbers.

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March 5, 2014

Event Recap: Ramen Shop in Brooklyn!

by Umamimart Guest

By Anna de Castro

Just when I thought February in NY could not get any dreamier (and by dreamy, I mean cold, slushy, and awaiting 6-8 more inches of snow), word came that a Bay Area favorite was making its way east, to shed a bit of light on our blustery season.

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February 28, 2014

The Ramen Shaman: Nagi (Golden Gai)

by Will VanderWyden

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Nagi, Nagi, Nagi. This one’s been near the top of my ever-expanding ramen bucket list for a long time.

I’ve been to a Nagi branch before — it was the first Tokyo bowl I had with fellow ramen blogger Brian from Ramen Adventures, and my first niboshi ramen (aka broth made from dried baby anchovies).

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February 24, 2014

Tokyo JUNKtion: Jicca

by yoko

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Whenever I visit Tokyo, I look forward to meeting newborns… especially when I’ve followed the progression of their parents. No, I’m not talking about newborn babies.

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