Conbini Creations

January 18, 2017

Conbini Creations: Yuzu Curd

by Sarah

Recently, Yoko’s sister Cindy gave everyone at Umami Mart a yuzu from her tree. I was excited because I had never used a fresh yuzu before.

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September 19, 2016

Conbini Creations: Sweet and Spicy Miso-Tobanjan Chicken Wings

by Sarah

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For this month’s Conbini Creations, I wanted to make a recipe using the Youki Shisen Tobanjan, a spicy Sichuan-style chili paste that we carry at Umami Mart.

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August 22, 2016

Conbini Creations: Japanese-style Corn on the Cob

by Sarah

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Some say if corn is perfectly ripe, you don’t really need to add anything – even butter – to it.

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July 26, 2016

Conbini Creations: Quick-Marinade Bulgogi

by Sarah

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Going to a restaurant for Korean tabletop BBQ is a culinary experience everyone should have. Not only is Korean BBQ really accessible for most any non-vegetarian/vegan person, but there are all kinds of fun things happening right at your table: cook-it-yourself meat on a scary-hot grill mere inches away from you! 

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June 20, 2016

Conbini Creations: Super Easy Matcha Ice Cream

by Sarah

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Matcha ice cream brings back memories of eating sushi with my family. I grew up in the San Fernando Valley (Northridge, represent!), but my dad drove us all around Los Angeles in search of the best restaurants he could find before the internet existed.

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May 23, 2016

Conbini Creations: Snow Crab Jeon

by Sarah

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Jeon is a savory Korean pancake. More like a flat, eggy omelet than a fluffy pancake you’d eat for breakfast, jeon can be eaten any time of day.

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April 5, 2016

Conbini Creations: The Ultimate Umami Grilled Cheese

by Sarah

Ultimate Umami Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Mayonnaise. It’s such a divisive condiment. People loooove it or haaaate it passionately. Working at Umami Mart, I overhear a lot of conversations between people when they see we carry Japanese Kewpie Mayonnaise in our conbini (Japanese for convenience store) food section.

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