March 24, 2017

The Umami Reader: The Art of Handmade Soba

by Sarah

–  If you’ve had freshly-made soba, you know that the difference between dried and fresh buckwheat noodles is astounding, but even then, you might not know the amount of work that goes into making these noodles.

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New in the Shop: The Sori Yanagi Flatware Collection

by Umami Mart

We just added four items to our Sori Yanagi Collection that we think you’ll give a fork about.

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March 23, 2017

New in Blue: Indigo-Hued Hasami Porcelain

by Umami Mart

Here’s a bolt from the blue: We just added yet another hue to our popular Hasami Porcelain Collection!

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March 22, 2017

Te Aprecio: Beth, The Knockout

by Melissa Gordon

The Knockout. You may be familiar with this bar if you’re a fan of Barry Jenkins, as it made a cameo in 2008’s Medicine For Melancholy.

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March 21, 2017

Snack Break: Bhugay’s Katsu Burger

by Sarah

Bhugay’s Katsu Curry. I first noticed this hole-in-the-wall back in November, while riding my bike home from Umami Mart.

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March 20, 2017

Event Recap: Succulents + Sake @ Sunset Magazine

by Kayoko

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Yoko and I were so excited to be a part of “Succulents + Sake” at Sunset magazine’s HQ, right here in Jack London Square in Oakland. 

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March 17, 2017

The Umami Reader: The Death of Lucky Peach

by Sarah

Some sad news for fans of Lucky Peach: The six-year-old food media company created by Peter Meehan and David Chang announced that it will soon close up shop.

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March 15, 2017

Te Aprecio: Liz, The Phone Booth

by Melissa Gordon

Do you want to go where everyone knows your name? The Phone Booth is a well-loved neighborhood dive found at 25th and South Van Ness in the Mission.

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Sake Gumi News: Family (March 2017)

by yoko

um_sakegumi_logoMarch sakes ship today for Sake Gumi, our monthly sake subscription club. If you like what’s on deck here, you should join!

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March 14, 2017

Event Recap: Hinamatsuri (Girl’s Day) 2017 at Umami Mart

by Kayoko

On March 5, we celebrated Hinamatsuri, a Japanese holiday commemorating the strength and health of women.

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