The Street

August 9, 2012

The Street: Maracuja (Passion Fruit)

by Yoko Kumano

Spending two weeks in Brazil the middle of the Umami Mart build-out was a bit disorienting. But the abundance of tropical fruits on street stalls, in the grocery store and in fancy restaurants forced me forget about home and embrace the fact that I was living amongst wild coconut trees and bossa nova. As a […]

December 10, 2010

The Street: Fried Sweet Plantains + Condensed Milk (OAX)

by Kayoko Akabori

As Hideko always says, “Simple is Best”. Here I was, walking around the main square in Oaxaca, stuffed from a massive breakfast, but this blue tin tub spewing hot oil was calling my name. Sweet plantains on a styrofoam plate, drizzled with condensed milk and topped with chocolate sprinkles? Dreamsicle. This was the best dessert […]