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October 10, 2016

You Need This in Your Life: Bacon and Egg Mazemen from YUJI Ramen

by Florentyna Leow

Living in Japan, I’m not used to spending a lot of money for ramen. But recently, while visiting New York – Brooklyn, to be exact – I shelled out $20 for a bowl of ramen and I would do it all over again. I would hand over, without a second thought, a sum of money enough for 2.5 mammoth […]

February 6, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Umamiventure #1

by Kayoko Akabori

I realized yesterday that Umami Mart will turn seven years old this month. WOOOOO! That’s seven years of banter, restaurant reviews, recipes and… more banter! The fun never stops on Umami Mart, and although we’re all seven years older (and a bit more, ehem, wiser), I’d like to think that we’ve retained our sometimes grotesque, […]

April 2, 2013

Slightly Peckish in NYC: Momofuku Noodle Bar + Misoya (East Village)

by Sakura Gooneratne

My first-ever visit to New York was with my sister and it flew by. It’s been four years since we travelled together and she’s always so much fun — we do a lot of laughing, shopping and, of course, eating. This time was no exception as we raced through the city to meet our friends […]

February 1, 2013

Postcard from Nahoko: Kebab + Me (NYC)

by Kayoko Akabori

*Nahoko Morimoto is a Tokyo-based photographer. Her work has been featured in Brutus and Vogue Japan.

September 11, 2012

MOTO Restaurant Review: Eleven Madison Park (NYC)

by Moto Yamamoto

Though I created such a scene when I wrote about a certain four-star restaurant some time ago, I must write about my experience at Eleven Madison Park. Why?  Because it was above and beyond my expectations, and made me fully understand Daniel Humm‘s genius-ness. Plus it was lunch, over a glass of wine, hence I […]

June 26, 2012

MOTO Restaurant Review: Le Bernardin: Disagreeing with 4 Stars

by Moto Yamamoto

I recently became a permanent resident of this country, and to celebrate my newly acquired freedom, we went to Le Bernardin. Though I know a lot about food, I haven’t been to many top-notch restaurants because I end up bitching about its flaws. If you are paying $250 a person for a dining experience, don’t […]

March 5, 2012

Culinography: Spaghetti alla Chitarra

by Erin Gleeson

Spaghetti alla Chitarra prepared by chef Dan Kluger at The Core Club. He is now the chef at ABC Kitchen in NYC. Photo by Erin Gleeson.

February 2, 2012

Great UM Noodletown: Drunken Noodles @ SriPraPhai (NYC)

by Kayoko Akabori

Drunken noodles at SriPraPhai in Woodside, Queens. From Umamiventure #4 in 2007. The savory hot sweetness of the dish still hovers in my memory. Photo by Irwin Chen.

October 3, 2011

Culinography: Top Chef Just Desserts with Pichet Ong

by Erin Gleeson

Last week, NYC pastry chef extraordinaire Pichet Ong was a guest judge on Top Chef Just Desserts (aired September 22).  As he was introduced, some of my photos of his desserts were shown on the episode: Foie Gras Taco and Warm Date Cake (see below). I shot the desserts in his restaurants P*ong and The […]

August 8, 2011

Culinography: Hot Summer Slices

by Erin Gleeson

The afternoon I took this picture in Hell’s Kitchen was one of the steamiest days this summer, but that didn’t stop New Yorkers from loving HOT 99¢ slices. I have a feeling I might look back at this picture in 20 years and be shocked at how cheap a slice was (I’m even a little […]