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November 30, 2016

Watch This Now – Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories (Shinya Shokudo) on Netflix

by Kayoko

Shinya Shokudo aka Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories is now on Netflix! I am so excited about this and have been savoring each episode as though I were a child slowly going through Halloween candy, hoping it never runs out.

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November 25, 2016

Seasonal Inspiration: The Umami Mart Holiday Gift Guide

by Sarah

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Hooray, you survived Thanksgiving! Now, it’s time for the rest of the holidays and all the shopping that comes with the season of giving.

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November 22, 2016

A Visit to Kitaya Brewery in Kyushu

by Kayoko

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As we celebrate Scorpios this month in Sake Gumi, our sake club selections are centered around yamahai and kimoto-style sakes.

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November 18, 2016

Do Nabe in a Donabe

by Sarah

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If you’re stumped about what to make for your next dinner party, we have a suggestion for you: Do nabe in a donabe

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November 16, 2016

Eat This Now: Japanese-Style Hot Dogs in Alameda

by Sarah

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Japanese-style hot dogs are not new. In fact, they’ve been around for at least a decade, long enough that they fall under the “Asian fusion” umbrella (a food phrase that fortunately is falling out of favor these days. 

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November 8, 2016

Sake Caliente Pop-Up at Azasu NYC

by Kayoko

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The sake scene in New York City is dynamic. When I lived there from 2002-2008, the sake trend was definitely in development, and as a worker-bee in Midtown Manhattan, I was fortunate enough to spend many a late-nights at Sakagura, one of NY’s famed sake bars and other Japanese watering holes in the area.

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October 31, 2016

8 Delicious Ways to Enjoy Landsea Gomasio

by Sarah

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Gomashio is a Japanese seasoning, traditionally consisting of toasted sesame seeds (goma) and salt (shio).

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October 26, 2016

Meet SF’s New Michelin-Star Winning Japanese Restaurants

by Sarah
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Photo via Ju-Ni

This week, The Michelin Guide released its much-anticipated list of awardees of its coveted stars.

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October 25, 2016

Where to Get Japanese Breakfast: Cassava

by Kayoko

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I’ve heard a lot about Cassava in the last few years and finally made it over to the Avenues in Outer Richmond for the Japanese breakfast.

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October 18, 2016

Eat + Drink Here Now: Nomica

by Patrick
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All photos by Patrick Lu

Nomica is a new restaurant in San Francisco that offers a modern take on Japanese food and drinks.

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