New York


November 8, 2016

Sake Caliente Pop-Up at Azasu NYC

by Kayoko

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The sake scene in New York City is dynamic. When I lived there from 2002-2008, the sake trend was definitely in development, and as a worker-bee in Midtown Manhattan, I was fortunate enough to spend many a late-nights at Sakagura, one of NY’s famed sake bars and other Japanese watering holes in the area.

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October 10, 2016

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

by Furo-chan

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.

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February 6, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Umamiventure #1

by Kayoko

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!

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May 14, 2013

Slightly Peckish: Brunch at Beauty and Essex (NYC)

by Sakura

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One of the things we were told we must do in New York was to have brunch.

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April 2, 2013

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

by Sakura

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.

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February 1, 2013

Postcard from Nahoko: Kebab + Me (NYC)

by Kayoko

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

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September 11, 2012

MOTO Restaurant Review: Eleven Madison Park (NYC)

by Moto

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.

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July 9, 2012

Forest Feast: Postcard from New York

by Erin Gleeson

I just got back from the most lovely weekend in New York City. A dear friend from college is getting married this summer so we threw her a “Spice Shower” dinner party in our friend’s backyard in Brooklyn.

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June 26, 2012

MOTO Restaurant Review: Le Bernardin: Disagreeing with 4 Stars

by Moto

I recently became a permanent resident of this country, and to celebrate my newly acquired freedom, we went to Le Bernardin.

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June 13, 2012

Rice + Water: The Annual Sake Tasting Next Tuesday (NYC)

by Moto

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Did you know sake officially became Japan’s national booze? It was announced in April I didn’t know there was such a thing as a “national liquor”, but I guess it’s similar to vodka for Russia, and whisky in the UK?, what’s for America?

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