Umamiventure #7 : Pacificana, Sunset Park
Umamiventure #16: Harley Farms Goat Dairy
Loisaida Throwback Crawl: Kossar’s Bialys
Umamiventure #17: Tomales Bay Oyster Company
March 26, 2014
The Bay Area has been so good to us. First, we opened our flagship store in Oakland in 2012 — to our surprise, people were into our Japanese kitchen and barware shop!
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February 19, 2014
We made it! After a restless 16 hours of travel — I read this month’s New Yorker (excellent expose on Amazon and its monopoly on the publishing industry) and Vanity Fair (The Hollywood Issue!
November 18, 2013
UPDATED 11/19/13, 8:47pm
We get a lot of phone calls about where to buy shochu in the Bay Area. I love talking to people about this — as you know, we are here to spread the shochu gospel here at Umami Mart.
July 31, 2013
Guess what?? Umami Mart Oakland will celebrate its ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY in August!!! Both Yoko and I are so grateful for all the support we’ve received this past year from our community, the Bay Area, and beyond.
July 25, 2013
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.
July 16, 2013
By Steven Sharafian
I spend a fair amount of time making tsukemono (pickles). I focus mostly on quick-pickles that only take a couple of minutes to prep and have a short curing period.
July 9, 2013
Shochu tends to be the drink of choice around here on Umami Mart, but we know that it’s still pretty unfamiliar terrain.
June 27, 2013
We’re going to LA! That’s right, we’ll be spending a few days in sunny Los Angeles, driving down Sunset Boulevard with the top down searching for the Walsh residence in Beverly Hills.
May 9, 2013
Ebi Chili is the best example of a dish that has been Japanified. It was originally created in the 1950s by a Chinese immigrant in Japan, taking cues from Sichuan-style cooking.
March 12, 2013
By Yuki HD
When we were little we used to watch my oba-chan (grandmother) make this seasonal treat from Kagoshima prefecture in southern Japan.
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