Event


February 26, 2014

Event Recap: Japan Beer Fest 2014

by Melissa Gordon

UmamiMart + The Trappist, Japanese Beer Fest 2/14

San Francisco Beer Week 2014 took place February 6th-16th, celebrating the Bay Area craft-beer scene with events, dinners, talks, and good times.

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January 24, 2014

Upcoming Event: Japan Beer Fest (OAK)

by Kayoko


We are ECSTATIC to announce our first partnership with The Trappist, our wonderful neighbor, and one of the Bay Area’s most revered beer bars.

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November 13, 2013

Event Recap: Umami in Spice with Oaktown Spice Shop

by Umamimart Guest

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By MellyG

U M A M I: What is it? What does it taste like? Is it Japanese cartoon character?

We get a lot of inquiries about the definition and concepts of umami at our Oakland shop, so we decided to team up with John over at Oaktown Spice Shop to host an event called “Umami in Spice”, to shed light on this elusive layer of flavor.

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October 9, 2013

Upcoming Event: Koji Workshop with Sonoko Sakai

by Kayoko

Koji is a rice mold that has been used in Japan to ferment sake and shoyu for hundreds of years. Recently, shio-koji (salt koji) has been discovered as a miracle cooking ingredient that pumps up the umami factor to any ol’ dish. 

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September 10, 2013

Upcoming Event: Umami in Spice with Oaktown Spice Shop

by Kayoko

UPDATE: A SECOND CLASS HAS BEEN ADDED! 
Wednesday 9/25 at 7:30pm. This will be the same class as the one on Monday.

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July 25, 2013

Event Recap: Shochu Tasting @ 18 Reasons (SF)

by yoko

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From the refreshing mugi (barley) varieties to musty imo (sweet potato) that demand your full attention, shochus are always the choice of drink for me.

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July 9, 2013

Upcoming Event: Shochu Tasting @ 18 Reasons (SF)

by Kayoko

Shochu tends to be the drink of choice around here on Umami Mart, but we know that it’s still pretty unfamiliar terrain.

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June 13, 2013

Umamiventure #34: Umeshu Class with Peko Peko

by yoko

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We learned, we drank and we ate all things ume during our Umeshu Class last Sunday. During the two-hour session, we learned about the history of ume and umeshu, how to make it and ate an array of dishes that highlighted ume.

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May 24, 2013

Event Recap: Seed Season: Planting + Garden Caretaking

by Kayoko

On a lovely spring day, we hosted an event focused on seed season and gardening. One of our most popular items at Umami Mart are the Asian vegetable and fruit seeds by the Kitazawa Seed Company — so we knew that many people in our community would be interested in a gardening event.

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April 29, 2013

Upcoming Event: First Friday with Ippo Ramen

by Kayoko

Come out for the 2nd edition of the Ippo Ramen pop-up here at Umami Mart. Last month, the ramen sold out in record time — 56 bowls in 56 minutes.

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