April 11, 2017

Here’s the Menu for our 2nd Annual Sake Dinner at Camino!

by Umami Mart Staff

Our Second Annual Sake Dinner at Camino is happening this Thursday and we can finally share the menu with you.

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April 7, 2017

It’s MAC, the Knife!

by Umami Mart Staff

Are you still using that cheap and dull Ikea knife that you mysteriously inherited several years ago from some roommate or other?

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The Umami Reader: Here’s How You Shouldn’t Eat Soup Dumplings

by Sarah Han

Photo by Kayoko Akabori

– Oy vey, Time Out London got some people down in the dumps about a recent video on Xiao Long Bao, or soup dumplings.

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April 6, 2017

The New Gold Standard: Yukiwa Gold Boston Shaker Set

by Umami Mart Staff

Presenting our newest luxe barware product: The Gold Boston Shaker Set. Made by renowned Japanese barware makers, Yukiwa, the set consists of two high-quality gold-plated stainless steel tins. 

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April 5, 2017

Bay Eats Japan: April 2017

by Sarah Han

Maze Soba; photo via Ramen Hachi

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 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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