The UM Reader

January 6, 2017

The Umami Reader: NY Times Critic Slams Oakland’s Locol

by Sarah

Photo by Audrey Ma via Locol

New York Times food critic Pete Wells visited Oakland and reviewed Daniel Patterson and Roy Choi’s fast-food chain, Locol.

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December 30, 2016

The Umami Reader: iPads as Plates, This is San Francisco

by Sarah

Photo by Elaine H. on Yelp

– OK, yes, the Bay Area is the epicenter of tech, but this doesn’t mean we need to literally eat off of iPads here.

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December 23, 2016

The Umami Reader: A Rock’n’Roll Travel Guide to Osaka

by Sarah

– Heading to Osaka? Be sure to watch this video travel guide by my friends Chris Anderson and Lily Chou, whose latest edition of JetLag RocknRoll explores where to eat, drink, shop, see shows, and sightsee in Osaka, based on the suggestions of local musicians Kenji Kodama (Time Bomb Records) and the King Brothers.

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December 16, 2016

The Umami Reader: Try This Instant Ramen Hack

by Sarah
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This is not instant ramen. Photo via Ramen Kawashima

– If Ichiban and Cup Noodles are regulars in your culinary repertoire and you’re looking for new ways to jazz up your instant ramen fix, here’s a suggestion for you: Just add sake.

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December 9, 2016

The Umami Reader: This Is Why Brown Rice Sushi Isn’t a Good Idea

by Sarah

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Just say no to brown rice sushi rolls. At least, if you truly want to eat sushi as it was meant to be savored, with the fish taking center stage.

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December 2, 2016

The Umami Reader: The Taco Bell Cheetos Quesadilla and Other Food Monstrosities

by Sarah

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– Fast food chains will release one-off products in other countries that we’ll never see on menus in the States.

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November 25, 2016

The Umami Reader: This Bong Menorah Guarantees 8 Nights of Hanukkah Munchies

by Sarah

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You’re going to have some intense munchies this Hanukkah should you partake in rips from this glass bong Menorah.

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November 18, 2016

The Umami Reader: Watch This Dog Help Prepare Thanksgiving Dinner

by Sarah

– Ever wish your dog could help out around the house? Well, here’s a video showing you how to get your pooch to help you prepare your Thanksgiving dinner!

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November 11, 2016

The Umami Reader: We Can’t Stress Eat + Drink for the Next Four Years, Can We?

by Sarah

This has been a depressing week and our country’s collective waist-lines are worse for the wear.

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November 4, 2016

The Umami Reader: Yes, Racism Against Asians in the Restaurant Industry is a Thing

by Sarah

 

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– This week, Cochon555, the founders of the modern day whole-hog movement and cooking competition proved they need to brush up on their cultural sensitivity.

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