18 Reasons

August 11, 2014

Upcoming Events: What is Umami? + Muji Summertime Drinks Seminar

by Kayoko Akabori

We’re excited to announce upcoming events with collaborators in San Francisco that we greatly admire. 18 Reasons and MUJI! The first event is coming up this next Monday 8/18 at 18 Reasons in San Francisco. Yoko and I will be exploring the concept of U M A M I: its roots, definition, examples and tastings. […]

July 14, 2014

Event Recap: Sake 101 @ 18 Reasons

by Yoko Kumano

We’ve been event-crazy here at Umami Mart. We’ve put on one event every week in June and we are not slowing down! We’ve hosted sake events several times at Umami Mart HQ (in Oakland), but on June 10th we took the show on the road to 18 Reasons, a food education space, in San Francisco. […]

June 18, 2014

Japanify: How to Make Japanese Curry from SCRATCH

by Yoko Kumano

(Don’t have time to make Japanese curry from scratch? Check out Yoko’s Easy Japanese Curry recipe.) For two months, Kayoko and I at curry for dinner almost every night. As our “How to Make Japanese” curry event in San Francisco’s 18 Reasons approached, we stewed our way to a curry that was rich and full […]

July 25, 2013

Event Recap: Shochu Tasting @ 18 Reasons (SF)

by Yoko Kumano

From the refreshing mugi (barley) varieties to musty imo (sweet potato) that demand your full attention, shochus are always the choice of drink for me. I fell in love with shochu while I lived in Tokyo. From oolong-hai‘s to oyuwari imo (sweet potato shochu with hot water), there are many ways to enjoy shochu. Kayoko and I […]

July 9, 2013

Upcoming Event: Shochu Tasting @ 18 Reasons (SF)

by Kayoko Akabori

Shochu tends to be the drink of choice around here on Umami Mart, but we know that it’s still pretty unfamiliar terrain. Yoko and I firmly believe that there is a place for shochu in the States, but it may take a while to get there. But we’re here to help educate and slowly open […]