Soba


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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February 19, 2014

Postcard from Tokyo

by Kayoko

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!

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July 15, 2013

Postcard from Tokyo: Cutting Soba/ Missing Finger (Ikebukuro)

by Kid Skwid

On my recent trip to Japan, Kuni and I went to a kona-ya (flour shop) in Ikebukuro, Tokyo called Hokutou Seifun.

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June 10, 2013

Lazyass Cookin’: Dashinomoto (MSG Soba Tsuyu)

by Kayoko

In seven years of Umami Mart, there has not been a single post about dashinomoto! As the editor and founder of this international food blog, I am… ashamed.

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January 10, 2013

Japanify: Nishin Soba (Hot Soba w. Simmered Herring)

by yoko

A gleaming school of herring greeted me upon my arrival on U.S. shores yesterday. After landing from Tokyo, my first errand after dropping off my bags at home was a visit to my local fish monger (Monterey Fish Market).

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December 27, 2012

Postcard from Tokyo

by yoko

Sakura-ebi kakiage at Nunotsunesarashina in Tsukiji, my favorite soba spot when I lived in Tokyo.

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December 21, 2012

Tamagoyaki @ Otafuku Noodle House (LA)

by Kayoko

We drove a long way from Los Angeles proper to try the soba at Otafuku in Torrance. The shop donned no sign, except a neon “Open” sign that flashed in the window.

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November 14, 2012

Great UM Noodletown: Teuchi Soba @ Ippuku (BERK)

by Kayoko

Since May, our beloved Ippuku of Berkeley has been serving teuchi (handmade) soba. Owner-chef Christian Geidemann recruited Koichi Ishii from Yamagata, a prefecture well-known for soba, to come and cook at Ippuku and start a soba program right here in the East Bay.

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February 15, 2012

Sobayuwari (Shochu + Hot Soba Water)

by Umamimart Guest

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By Shizuka Wakashita

What do you drink when you go to a soba place? Beer? Sake? Shochu?

I thought sake but I was wrong.

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December 30, 2011

年越しそば (Toshikoshi Soba)

by Kayoko

Japanify: Tsuyu

As 2011 draws to a close, I am not thinking about the Mayans. Rather, I am trying to decide what I will be eating over the weekend.

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