How To


July 13, 2016

Upcoming Event: Intro to Making Syrups with Emily Han

by Umami Mart Staff

Join Emily Han at Umami Mart on Sunday, July 24, from 1-2:30 p.m. for Intro to Making Syrups, a free demonstration and tasting.

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April 11, 2016

Japanify: How to Make Matcha

by Yoko Kumano

The first time I learned how to make matcha was from my grandmother, Baba-chan, in Tokyo.

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September 17, 2015

Umami Tool Watch: Spice Toaster

by Umami Mart Staff

The product that gets the most questions in our shop is the Spice Toaster. We have customers come up with one in hand asking, “What is this?” on a weekly, sometimes daily, basis.

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March 12, 2015

Umami Tool Watch: How to Use a Misokoshi

by Kayoko Akabori

The misokoshi is a tool that we have sold since we first opened our shop. It looks like a mini ramen strainer, but alas, it is for straining miso in liquid.

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September 22, 2014

Casa de Kei: How to Clean + Season Cast Iron Like a PRO

by Kayoko Akabori

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My brother Keisuke, aka Casa de Kei, is a pro. He went to culinary school, paid his dues as sous chef at Spago in Beverly Hills, and is now working alongside our father (also a chef) at Sushi Kuni restaurant in Cupertino, CA.

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