Author Archives: yoko


September 26, 2016

Japanify: Soboro Donburi (Crumbly Chicken Bowl)

by yoko

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During my last visit to Tokyo, my grandma sent me home with some store bought, vacuum-sealed beef soboro.

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September 15, 2016

Sake Gumi News: Umami-Rich Sakes (September 2016)

by yoko

um_sakegumi_logoSeptember 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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August 29, 2016

Japanify: Summer Slurp Series: Avocado Walnut Soba Salad

by yoko

There are ingredients that I always keep in stock in my kitchen; they are my daikoubutsu (favorite foods).

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August 16, 2016

Event Recap: 4th Annual Umami Mart Matsuri

by yoko

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This past Saturday we celebrated our four-year anniversary in Oakland. And as we have done every year since opening, we threw ourselves a huge birthday party.

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August 15, 2016

Sake Gumi News: Happy 1st Birthday Sake Gumi (August 2016)

by yoko

um_sakegumi_logoAugust 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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July 28, 2016

Event Recap: Preserving and Cooking with Shio Koji @ Preserved Oakland

by yoko

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This was our second time teaching the Preserving and Cooking with Shio Koji class at Preserved, a retail shop focused on preserved and fermented goods, owned and operated by our good friend Elizabeth.

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July 18, 2016

Japanify: Shochu Root Beer Float

by yoko

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I’ve combined all of my loves into one recipe. It’s the Shochu Root Beer Float!

I know that whisky is often used to spike root bear floats so I chose a shochu that has qualities of whisky.

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July 15, 2016

Sake Gumi News: Celebrate Individuality (July 2016)

by yoko

um_sakegumi_logoJuly 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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June 29, 2016

Japanify: Simplified Japanese Curry

by yoko

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Kayoko and I taught a class on how to make Japanese curry from scratch two years ago and the resulting recipe was epic.

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June 15, 2016

Sake Gumi News: Sakqueso! (June 2016)

by yoko

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um_sakegumi_logoJune 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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