Berkeley


September 12, 2016

Eat This Now: Curry Ramen at Muracci’s

by Sarah

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Berkeley – home of cheap eats and cuisines from all over the world. As I’ve said before, I usually avoid the area within a close radius of the UC Berkeley campus, but sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and brave the sea of hungry Cal students to get a taste of goodness.

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August 25, 2016

Savor the Flavors of Far Leaves Teas

by Umami Mart Staff

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Far Leaves Tea in Berkeley sources exceptionally high-quality teas from around the world. We now carry three Far Leaves premium teas at Umami Mart for your sipping pleasure:

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Far Leaves Matcha Sencha

If you need a little caffeine boost during the day, we recommend Matcha Sencha.

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August 11, 2016

Read This Before You Go to Uji Time

by Sarah

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If you love Japanese sweets and desserts, and live anywhere close to Berkeley, you should have Uji Time on your radar. 

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February 9, 2016

Upcoming Event: Tohoku Springs Back – Commemorating 5 Years of Positive Change in Tohoku, Japan

by Kayoko


It’s hard to believe that it has been nearly five years since the devastating tsunami disaster in Tohoku.

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November 14, 2012

Great UM Noodletown: Teuchi Soba @ Ippuku (BERK)

by Kayoko

Since May, our beloved Ippuku of Berkeley has been serving teuchi (handmade) soba. Owner-chef Christian Geidemann recruited Koichi Ishii from Yamagata, a prefecture well-known for soba, to come and cook at Ippuku and start a soba program right here in the East Bay.

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August 29, 2012

Skankynavia: California: Fast Food Frenzy!

by Anders

I spent my summer of 2012 in California, my favourite place in the world — after my couch (ok, maybe Japan comes in as a close second).

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September 22, 2011

OPENeducation: Bob Cannard of Green String Farm

by Kayoko

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OPENeducation: Napa Valley Bee Company

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My A-HA! moment during OPENeducation in Berkeley was when Bob Cannard asked me “Who was the last person that made noodles in your family?” When I became red-faced and unable to answer the question, he followed up with another: “Isn’t it time that you started taking up noodle-making in your family’s lineage?”

Bob Cannard co-founded Green String Farm in 2003, has been farming sustainably for over 30 years and provides lots of produce that ends up on the tabletops in Chez Panisse.

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September 20, 2011

OPENeducation: Napa Valley Bee Company

by yoko

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OPENeducation was a daytime event at the Berkeley Art Museum, and part of the Chez Panisse 40th Anniversary weekend.

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September 23, 2010

Baja Fish Tacos at Taqueria La Familia (Berkeley)

by Kayoko

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These are probably the best Baja/Ensenada-style fish tacos I’ve had since the epic Fish Taco Crawl in San Diego last year (Umamiventure #21).

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July 1, 2010

Sneak Peek: Ippuku! (Berkeley)

by Kayoko

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It’s happening. Ippuku, the East Bay’s premiere yakitori and shochu bar is opening on Monday 7/5!

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