October 16, 2014

Upcoming Event: Tokyo Mule Night with Shrub & Co.

by Kayoko Akabori

We are so excited to announce this special event with you all. A night with Shrub & Co.! Started in Atlanta, Shrub & Co. owners Deborah and Juan made their way west last year and landed right here in the East Bay, in Berkeley, CA. We’ve been talking these last few months about teaming up, […]

October 6, 2014

Visiting Asahi Copper Factory

by Kayoko Akabori

When we voiced our wish to visit a few factories in Japan earlier this year, we didn’t realize that so many of them would be in the same town. Not just that, but only a short drive from one another. Tsubame City in Niigata is well known throughout Japan for its high quality steel, having […]

September 29, 2014

Happy Hour: Tokyo Mule

by Kayoko Akabori

Heyyyy, Happy Hour is BACK! I spent all weekend trying to come up with a clever column name for this post, which would also be used for future articles about cocktails that I make at home (Bar Umami Mart? Kayoko Bar? Bar Kayo?). But I had an A-HA moment this morning in the shower… Happy […]

November 8, 2013

Casa de Kei: The Irish Mule

by Keisuke Akabori

2 oz Irish whisky (Jameson, Bushmills, etc.) 1/2 lime, squeezed A few dashes of Peychuad’s Bitters Shake it up with ice and add it to your copper mug from Umami Mart Pour in 3 oz ginger beer Garnish with a lime wedge Kanpai! *Kid Skwid is a sous chef at Spago restaurant in Beverly Hills. […]