Condiment Crack

January 21, 2016

Matcha Salt – It’s Like Green Gold Dust

by Umami Mart Staff

We quickly sold out of these jars of Matcha Salt during the holidays. No surprise, because this stuff is like gold – green gold! A sprinkle can finish and elevate a dish with earthy umami flavor. We recently replenished our supply of Matcha Salt, which are made just for us by our friends at Oaktown Spice […]

July 21, 2010

Condiment Crack: JPN Mayonnaise Series (Kenko)

by Kayoko Akabori

In Umamimart’s three year history, I can’t believe we’ve never devoted a post to Japanese mayonnaise. We reference this stuff all the time, but have never really covered it. Blasphemy! Japanese mayo is more tart than the regular American version. This is because vinegar is added. And don’t forget the ever-important, save-all: MSG. NO WONDER […]

July 7, 2010

Condiment Crack: Maldon Sea Salt

by Kayoko Akabori

Meet Maldon Sea Salt. This is the product that inspired me to start this column. This is my crack. No joke, it’s like MSG– except it’s au naturale. I sprinkle it on everything. Eggs, vegetables, meats… EVERYTHING. Not while cooking, but at the very end, when a dish needs some umph. I taste subtle hints […]

June 23, 2010

Condiment Crack: Tapatio To-Go

by Kayoko Akabori

Ho Ho Ho, look what I found. Tapatio PACKETS!!!! You Californians might be used to this kind of goodness, but as a longtime expat, this is a HUGE DISCOVERY. Walked over to Lanesplitter the other day for a pizza, and they had a container full of these guys. They are so cute, and wanted me […]