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Radiation + Japan: Interview with Tadaaki Hachisu, Egg Farmer (Saitama)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-tTX5ktHFc *This is a part of an ongoing exclusive series on Umamimart, Radiation + Japan. Please check out these other posts and videos for more: Testing of Food in Japan, By Yoko Kumano Interview with Washio, Bar Owner (Tokyo), By Yoko Kumano Testing Report and Thoughts, By Howie Correa Interview...

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My fear of snails...

Prevented me from eating these. (Served at Yoiten in Shimokitazawa)

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Postcard From Tokyo

Oden shack on the backstreets of Monzennakacho, Tokyo.

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Radiation + Japan: Testing of Food in Japan (Video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wWPEHuTbYo&feature=channel_video_title

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Postcard from Gunma

Complimentary amazake (sweet hot sake) at Anko-dou, a manju/ gift shop in Gunma prefecture.

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Postcard from Tokyo

Ika (squid) hanging out on the backstreets of Shibuya station near the Inokashira west exit.

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Lois the Pie Queen (OAK)

Chicken + waffles at Lois the Pie Queen in Oakland.

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Inside Yukiwa Barware Factory

Our main objective for our trip to Japan (besides noodles and ekiben) was to visit the many factories where they make the bar and glassware we select for Umami Mart. We wanted to go straight to the source, and meet the people behind the products. This ended up being far more...

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Postcard from Rio de Janeiro: Jackfruit

Jackfruit floating in a pond in at Parque Lage in Rio de Janeiro.

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Postcard from Tokyo

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

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Postcard from Tokyo

Cream anmitsu at Nakamuraya on the 9th floor of Tokyu department store (west wing) in Shibuya.

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Postcard from Tokyo

Yakitori at a cramped stall in Omoide-yokocho (Memory Lane) in Shinjuku. The skewer came in a weird soup. Master called it "henna soup". It was tonkotsu-ish.

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Postcard from Chengdu: Sterilized for Your Pleasure

*Yoko is in China for 10 days! And with no access to Facebook or Instagram, she is sending us photos the old school way — via postcards. We’ll be featuring these snapshots from Yoko in Chengdu and Shanghai all week here on the blog. Enjoy! – Kayoko For your health...

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Postcard from Rio de Janeiro: Coco from Ipanema

Coconut water alongside the Ipanema beach. Coconuts are cut in front of your eyes along the beaches of Rio for 3-4 reais ($2). The water is clear and has a tinge of saltiness to it.

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Graphics and Photos

Umami Mart Logo Download Umami Mart Logo JPEG (300 dpi) Download Umami Mart Logo PDF Oakland Shop: 815 Broadway Click image to download high resolution version Umami Mart Interior (Oakland) credit: Erin Gleeson Umami Mart Interior (Oakland) credit: Erin Gleeson Umami Mart Barware Shelf (Oakland) credit: Erin Gleeson Umami Mart...

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