March 31, 2017

As Seen in the Breakfast Club: Soy Sauce Dispenser for One

by Umami Mart Staff

Remember the lunch scene in The Breakfast Club? Claire (Molly Ringwald) pulls a can of Coke, a wooden tray, a bento box full of sushi, a pair of chopsticks, and a personal soy sauce dispenser from her lunch bag, to the confused disgust of John (Judd Nelson).

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Think Inside the Box with Ohashi Masu

by Umami Mart Staff

These colorful hinoki (Japanese cypress) Ohashi Masu are made for serving sake, but you can use them for holding office + art supplies, business cards, spices, jewelry, and a whole lot more.

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The Umami Reader: Drake Learns Not to Eat Crappy Sushi in Amsterdam

by Sarah Han

– Seventeen-thousand disappointed Drake fans in Amsterdam learned 75-minutes into waiting for his Monday-night performance that the rapper would not be playing after all.

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March 30, 2017

Introducing New Studio Arhoj Familia!

by Umami Mart Staff

Meet the new family at Umami Mart! Studio Arhoj Familia are a family of Japanese Shinto and pop art-inspired figurines.

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March 24, 2017

The Umami Reader: The Art of Handmade Soba

by Sarah Han

–  If you’ve had freshly-made soba, you know that the difference between dried and fresh buckwheat noodles is astounding, but even then, you might not know the amount of work that goes into making these noodles.

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New in the Shop: The Sori Yanagi Flatware Collection

by Umami Mart Staff

We just added four items to our Sori Yanagi Collection that we think you’ll give a fork about.

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March 23, 2017

New in Blue: Indigo-Hued Hasami Porcelain

by Umami Mart Staff

Here’s a bolt from the blue: We just added yet another hue to our popular Hasami Porcelain Collection!

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March 22, 2017

Te Aprecio: Beth, The Knockout

by Melissa Gordon

The Knockout. You may be familiar with this bar if you’re a fan of Barry Jenkins, as it made a cameo in 2008’s Medicine For Melancholy.

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March 21, 2017

Snack Break: Bhugay’s Katsu Burger

by Sarah Han

Bhugay’s Katsu Curry. I first noticed this hole-in-the-wall back in November, while riding my bike home from Umami Mart.

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March 20, 2017

Event Recap: Succulents + Sake @ Sunset Magazine

by Kayoko Akabori

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Yoko and I were so excited to be a part of “Succulents + Sake” at Sunset magazine’s HQ, right here in Jack London Square in Oakland. 

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