July 5, 2010

Culinography: Israeli Breakfast (TLV)

by Erin Gleeson

Perhaps my two favorite things in the world are beaches and breakfast- both of which are amazing in Tel Aviv. Pretty much anywhere you go you can find “Israeli Breakfast” which consists of the following standard combo: – Eggs (however you want them, including omelet) – A few types of cheeses (usually some sort of […]

May 13, 2010

Japanify: How to Make Miso Soup

by Yoko Kumano

Last month, I took a relaxing trip to Pt. Reyes with one of the best books I have read this year, the Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was another one of my favorites this year). Although I felt like I kind of knew what Pollan’s deal was from hearsay, […]

September 8, 2009

Hokkaido JUNKtion: Breakfast in the Company of No One

by Yoko Kumano

Hakodate is a pretty lonely town. When you walk through the morning market or ichiba (Hakodate’s version of Tsukiji), shopsellers show their desperation as they shove sample pieces of melon and corn in your face. It’s hard to say “no” to their persistence, but just saying no was the only option, if we wanted to […]

April 28, 2009

Chocolate Curl Cereal Challenge

by Yoko Kumano

I am shocked that I haven’t posted anything on cereal on Umamimart yet. Ever since living in Tokyo, I have not been able to live out the fantasies that I have as a self-proclaimed cereal addict. As a kid, I would always request 4-packs of Honey Bunches of Oats when my mother made a Costco […]

February 3, 2009

An Umami Mart First: HOSPITAL FOOD

by Kayoko Akabori

As my introductory post, I would like to tread upon virgin Umami Mart territory… DUN DUN DUN… *HOSPITAL FOOD*! Perhaps it doesn’t have the allure of airplane foodstuffs, but hospital food is interesting in a way that one day you might have to visit your grammy there or maybe you end up there after partying […]

November 5, 2008

In Japan Now: Buffet Breakfast

by Kayoko Akabori

Just got to Tokyo late on Monday, and my aunt swooped my away immediately to Atami, a sea-side town just an hour out of the city. We relaxed there for a night bathing in the hot springs and went to a cheesy jazz band dinner show (where the food was terribly bad). Above all else, […]

August 3, 2008

Pancake Breakfast in Santa Barbara

by Erin Gleeson

Those who came to my pancake party know that I LOVE a good flapjack. So when I was in Santa Barbara for the weekend, I was delighted to be able to go to the Pancake Breakast that was put on by the Kiwanis Club as a part of Fiesta. Pass the syrup, please!