March 10, 2017

The Umami Reader: Japan’s Pizza Hut Cats Are Back!

by Sarah

– In 2014, Pizza Hut Japan created a cat-tastic ad campaign. “Pizza Cat!” was a fictional Pizza Hut location run by an all-cat staff.

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March 9, 2017

One Week Only: Save 30% Off All Otsuka Tableware

by Umami Mart

For a limited time, we’re offering our entire Otsuka Tableware line for 30% off. Made by the same Japanese glass company who makes our popular Short Mixing Glass, these simple and elegant glass dispensers showcase, store, and serve condiments in style.

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March 7, 2017

Event Recap: Japanify All Day at Umami Mart

by yoko

One of the best things to come out of 2016 was Japanify All Day, a zine that includes 21 simple Japanese recipes that I wrote, and that Kayoko and Sarah edited.

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Bay Eats Japan: March 2017

by Sarah

Photo via: Karaage Burger

Welcome to Bay Eats Japan, where we’ll alert you to newly and soon-to-be opened Japanese restaurants and bars in the Bay Area.

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March 6, 2017

Event Recap: Japanify Zine Party at The Kebabery

by Kayoko

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Two weeks ago, we were lucky enough to get a sneak peek into The Kebabery, a new eatery opening soon in North Oakland.

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March 3, 2017

Cook Homestyle Japanese Food for the Family

by Umami Mart

Harumi Kurihara is kind of like the Martha Stewart of Japan. A popular food personality, she’s published 128 cookbooks, selling more than 26 million copies!

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The Umami Reader: Kawaii!! Japanese Animal-Shaped Donuts

by Sarah

Floresta Nature Doughnuts in Tokyo makes animal-shaped donuts that are pretty much the cutest fried and frosted things you can stuff in your mouth.

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March 2, 2017

Get Classic Japanese Design: Hard Strong Stacking Glasses

by Umami Mart

Toyo-Sasaki Hard Strong Stacking Glasses are classic Japanese glass tumblers. You’ll see them in ramen shops, izakayas, and other casual eateries throughout Japan.

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February 27, 2017

10 Years of the Umami Mart Blog

by Kayoko

We are celebrating 10 years of Umami Mart’s blog this year. I get verklempt thinking about it.

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February 24, 2017

The Umami Reader: Can Ethnic Restaurants Be “Authentic” If They’re Not Cheap?

by Sarah

Photo via @jamessyhabout

– Hopefully you got a chance to eat at Hawker Fare Oakland before it closed last weekend. 

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