November 15, 2013

Japanify: Ponzu-Dashi Udon

by Yoko Kumano


Last Friday, Kayoko hosted a girl’s night at her house. While our other halves sulked around the house or went away for the weekend into the mountains, us girls gorged ourselves on beef, pork and chicken balls.

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June 10, 2013

Lazyass Cookin’: Dashinomoto (MSG Soba Tsuyu)

by Kayoko Akabori

In seven years of Umami Mart, there has not been a single post about dashinomoto! As the editor and founder of this international food blog, I am… ashamed.

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May 6, 2010

Japanify Ingredients: The Definitive Guide to Homemade Dashi

by Yoko Kumano

How To Japanify: Miso Soup

One of the most basic things about Japanese cooking that baffled me before living in Japan was how to make dashi.

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June 3, 2009

Japanify: Half-and-Half Rice

by Yoko Kumano

Half-and-half rice

My new thing is to mix two kinds of rice, hakumai (short-grain white rice) and genmai (brown rice).

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