November 23, 2015

Japanify: Yuzu Kanten

by yoko


It’s yuzu season! When my sister starts giving me yuzu, I know it’s official: the holidays are here and yuzu is in abundance to help me cope.

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September 14, 2015

Furochan Eats: Taco Rice GIF!

by Furo-chan


Taco rice is the culinary lovechild of Tex-Mex, Okinawan and Japanese flavours — a dish that’s popular all over Japan these days.

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March 19, 2015

Japanify: Shisomaki

by yoko


Every time I go to Japan, I am exposed to new foods, new regions and new friends.

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February 9, 2015

Abura-ya: Izakaya for the People

by Kayoko


Let me start off by saying that I think Abura-ya is the most exciting dining experience in the Bay Area in the last few years.

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October 13, 2014

Japanify: Grilled Shio-Koji Nagaimo

by yoko


Last February, I went to Jicca in Tokyo and had this seemingly unassuming dish. I’ve mainly had raw nagaimo (Chinese yam) julienned or grated in all its gooey glory.

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June 18, 2014

How to Make Japanese Curry from SCRATCH

by yoko


For two months, Kayoko and I at curry for dinner almost every night. As our “How to Make Japanese” curry event in San Francisco’s 18 Reasons approached, we stewed our way to a curry that was rich and full of umami, WITHOUT using premade, boxed roux.

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May 5, 2014

Japanify: Cucumber Ume Quick Pickles

by yoko


It’s been hot in Berkeley lately and crunchy cucumbers have been a go-to for cooling down and feeling refreshed in my kitchen.

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March 10, 2014

Kuishinbo: Easy Homemade Mirin

by Yuki HD

I’m sure Umami Mart readers know about mirin and have used it in cooking, but may not be sure about what it is exactly.

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February 7, 2014

Japanify: Salmon Avocado Donburi

by yoko


Shopping for the freshest seafood just got easier with another fish market that opened in the People’s Republic of Berkeley.

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January 17, 2014

Japanify: Take-It-Easy Takikomi

by yoko


If there’s one thing 6 days in paradise (Kauai) reminded me about life, it’s that cooking rice on the stove top (and not in a rice cooker) is so easy!

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