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June 23, 2014

Umami Mart Map: The Chronicles of Nagoya

by yoko

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Instead of reaching there via a Wardrobe route, Nagoya is about a two-hour bullet train ride from Tokyo. It is the third most populous city in Japan, with 2.3 million people living within 11 square miles.

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June 16, 2014

The Ramen Shaman: Gundam (Kyoto)

by Will VanderWyden

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My trip to Kyoto was awesome for many reasons. Temples, new friends, raw nature, or scenes like this one, just three boys feeding hawks like a flock of seagulls.

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May 16, 2014

Slightly Peckish: Tim’s Kitchen (HK)

by Sakura

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On my last night in Hong Kong, my friend S asked one of her Chinese gourmet friends for recommendations to a good place.

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May 9, 2014

Umami Map: Ode to Sacramento (And Mom)

by Umamimart Guest

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On a game trip to Sacramento in 2001, Lakers coach Phil Jackson called Sacramento a cow town. He also said Kings fans were “semi-civilized” and “redneck in some form or fashion.” Later that season, when Sacramento was matched against the Lakers in playoffs, Kobe was stricken with food poisoning that left a lot of LA fans crying foul play.

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May 2, 2014

Slightly Peckish: Vegetarian Temple Food and Claypot Rice (HK)

by Sakura

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One of the things we wanted to do when we were in Hong Kong was to try some vegetarian temple food.

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April 30, 2014

The Ramen Shaman: Nagahama Ramen Miyoshi (Kyoto)

by Will VanderWyden

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It’s no secret that I have a massive man-crush on Ramenate, a ramen blog written by a guy named Nate.

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April 28, 2014

Postcard from Chiang Rai: Journal Entry

by Johnny Lopes

“I talked to a local old man who turned me on to a place around the corner, Po Jai. I remember it [from] when I was groggy and wandering.

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April 7, 2014

Adventures in Nakano: Yakitori at Shimon-ya

by Kayoko

One of the most memorable nights I had in Tokyo was an adventure in Nakano, a hip neighborhood in Tokyo. We met up with our friend and Umami Mart writer Will, aka The Ramen Shaman, along with Eri, who suggested a yakitori joint called Shimon-ya.

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March 31, 2014

Slightly Peckish: Breakfast in Hong Kong

by Sakura

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I’m not ordinarily a breakfast person, I’d rather get an extra half an hour of sleep instead. However, if I’m going to have breakfast, I want it to be special.

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March 28, 2014

Niigata Noodle JUNKtion: Hegi Soba, Ramen + The Italian

by yoko

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Japan is noodle crazy. Each station in each town of each prefecture have their own noodle specialty. Being noodle fiends ourselves, Kayoko and I researched some of the regional noodles of Niigata prefecture before setting foot there last month.

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