Author Archives: yoko


May 15, 2016

Sake Gumi News: Spice it up with sake! (May 2016)

by yoko

um_sakegumi_logoMay 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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April 15, 2016

Sake Gumi News: Rice Rice Baby (April 2016)

by yoko

um_sakegumi_logoApril 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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April 11, 2016

Japanify: How to Make Matcha

by yoko

The first time I learned how to make matcha was from my grandmother, Baba-chan, in Tokyo.

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March 15, 2016

Sake Gumi News: Tohoku Springs Back! (March 2016)

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 3, 2016

Japanify: Yuzu Kosho Avocado Toast

by yoko

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Here’s a simple twist on the very popular dish, Avocado Toast. It’s all the rage.

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February 29, 2016

China Diaries: Chen Mapo Tofu

by yoko

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High on our list of things to do in Chengdu was eat mapo tofu at the restaurant chain that started it all — Chen Mapo Tofu.

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February 23, 2016

Upcoming Event: Hinamatsuri (Girl’s Day) Party this Sunday

by yoko

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Growing up, I was lucky enough to have a full ohinasama set displayed in my house every year.

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February 22, 2016

Building Umami Mart’s Very Own bGeigie by Safecast

by yoko

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One of the most crucial stops of our visit to Japan in January was Safecast HQ in Shibuya.

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February 15, 2016

Sake Gumi News: Niigata Festa! (Feb 2016)

by yoko

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

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January 15, 2016

Sake Gumi News: Bold Brews (Jan 2016)

by yoko

um_sakegumi_logoHappy New Year!

In 2015, we expanded our Oakland shop to include sakes and the largest selection of Japanese craft beers in the U.S.

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