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August 11, 2016

Read This Before You Go to Uji Time

by Sarah

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If you love Japanese sweets and desserts, and live anywhere close to Berkeley, you should have Uji Time on your radar. 

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August 2, 2016

A Tokyo Travel Guide for Rock’n’Roll Junkies

by Sarah

Lily Chou and Chris Anderson are Berkeley-based photographers, major food enthusiasts, world travelers, and music junkies.

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July 20, 2016

Umami Mart Is Hiring! Part Shopkeeper Wanted

by Sarah

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We are growing our team and calling out to those interested in working with us at Umami Mart.

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July 11, 2016

The Best Meal We Had in Spain: Steak at Bar Nestor, San Sebastian

by Kayoko

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Last month Johnny and I went on our honeymoon. We pride ourselves on being non-traditionalists, so we avoided taking the trip for a while.

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June 30, 2016

5 Beer Glasses to Best Enjoy Your Favorite Brews

by Sarah

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Sure, you can just pop the cap off a bottle of beer and chug, but we prefer to pour our suds into a beer glass for maximum enjoyment.

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June 23, 2016

Create Your Dream Registry at Umami Mart!

by Sarah

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Wedding bells in your future? Congrats! We’re excited for you, not only for your big day, but because now’s your chance to receive all those cool things you’ve always wanted for your home!

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June 16, 2016

The Umami Mart Bottle System Now Online!

by Kayoko

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for… drum roll please… our Japanese beers and sakes are officially online!

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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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June 13, 2016

Exquisite Gems from the Sea at Ginpachi Sushi (Niigata)

by Kayoko

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One of the great joys of importing barware from Japan is that we not only make annual visits to the factories in Niigata but we also get to stop into Ginpachi, a local sushi-ya in Sanjo City.

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May 16, 2016

Itani Ramen’s Gyoza Machine (and Recipe!)

by Kayoko

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Kyle Itani used to have midnight ramen pop-ups at his Oakland restaurant, Hopscotch, a few years ago and Yoko and I would sneak in and snag a table.

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