Author Archives: yoko


March 15, 2017

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 7, 2017

Event Recap: Japanify All Day at Umami Mart

by yoko

One of the best things to come out of 2016 was Japanify All Day, a zine that includes 21 simple Japanese recipes that I wrote, and that Kayoko and Sarah edited.

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February 21, 2017

Japanify: Takikomi Gohan

by yoko

Takikomi Gohan (mixed rice) is one of those comfort foods that fills the kitchen with an earthy aroma.

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February 16, 2017

Event Recap: 4th Annual Japan Beer Fest

by yoko

This past Sunday, we hosted Japan Beer Fest along with the Trappist for the fourth time.

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February 15, 2017

Sake Gumi News: Extra Dry + Japanify (February 2017)

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 join!

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January 24, 2017

Japanify: Chikuwa Toast

by yoko

Kayoko, Johnny, and I spent last week in paradise (aka Yelapa, Mexico). Watching whales from our balcony while reading Invisible Man was the highlight of my trip.

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January 15, 2017

Sake Gumi News: To a Fresh + Fruity Year (January 2017)

by yoko

um_sakegumi_logoJanuary 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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December 26, 2016

Japanify: Crispy Butter-Shoyu Mochi Wrap

by yoko

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As a kid, when New Year’s rolled around, I dreaded eating ozoni, a dashi soup that includes a big ball of boiled mochi (rice cake), some fish cake and mitsuba.

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December 20, 2016

Event Recap: The Complete Cocktail Manual Author Event and Demo

by yoko

Lou Bustamante

Kayoko and I always been a fan of Lou Bustamante’s write-ups in the SF Chronicle.

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December 15, 2016

Sake Gumi News: funk•y (December 2016)

by yoko

um_sakegumi_logoDecember 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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