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Yuzu Kosho Pasta (Red or Green)

  Often times, you will see green and red yuzu koshos side by side at Japanese markets, and even here at Umami Mart. We get asked all the time "What's the difference between the red and green yuzu kosho?"  The green yuzu...

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Stella Coupes are Back in Stock!

he popular Stella Coupe by Kimura is back in stock! The Stella's extra wide surface area not only looks elegant, but enhances the aroma of the cocktail. Kimura Glass Company in Eastern Tokyo has been making stunning, handcrafted glassware since...

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Homare Yuzu Sake

Tart and sweet, this junmai sake from Homare Brewery in Fukushima is infused with yuzu juice. It's low in alcohol and great for a brunch apertif or cocktails like the Love Yuzu!

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Love Yuzu! (February 2018)

This February at Umami Mart, it's Love Yuzu month. Although we are grateful for our boos and family during the month of love, here at Umami Mart, it's all about loving certain foods and drinks. Thanks to my sister's tree in Berkeley...

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Love Yuzu Cocktail (A Jack Rose Riff)

It's been super warm these past weeks in the Bay Area - WTF, it's February! Punxsutawney Phil predicted six extra weeks of winter, and by golly I will continue drinking like we're in the depths of winter. That means mulled wine, warm sakes, mixing hot water with shochu,...

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Yuzu Juice by Yakami Orchard

Add a touch of yuzu – an Asian citrus with a subtle, bright flavor – to your next recipe with Yakami Orchard's Yuzu Juice. Made with 100% pure yuzu grown in the Miyazaki region of Japan, this juice can be used in salad...

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Yuzu-Herb Chicken

It's always a relief to get through the holidays. As a retail store owner, it is our busiest time and there is little time to cook at home or contemplate what to eat. Now that we are a few weeks into 2018, I've had more...

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February is Love Yuzu Month!

Yuzu is a unique citrus from Asia with fragrant, floral notes. There's not so much juice in it actually, and in Japan, the skin or zest is used more often to add the distinct essence of yuzu into dishes, desserts, and drinks. We love yuzu here at...

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Discover Our New Artisan Shoyus

From our double-brewed shoyu to our nama (unpasteurized) shoyu, our new soy sauces give new meaning to the term "craft brew." These rich, smooth shoyus come from breweries that go back generations, aging them for years using organic Japanese soy beans and...

Shop Old Oakland This Holiday Season

It's that time of year when we extend our hours for the holiday season. Starting today through Dec. 23rd, we will be open Monday-Saturdays 11am-7pm and Sundays from 11am-6pm. Plus, we are...

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Limited Edition Studio Arhoj Xmas Ghost

Studio Arhoj has released a limited edition Ghost for the holidays called Nisse, or elf in Danish. It is a miniature Ghost resembling Julemanden, or Santa, adorning a red, snow-dusted cap. Each Nisse is stamped with a special "X-Mas 2017". We only have 24...