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October 9, 2013

Upcoming Event: Koji Workshop with Sonoko Sakai

by Kayoko Akabori

Koji is a rice mold that has been used in Japan to ferment sake and shoyu for hundreds of years. Recently, shio-koji (salt koji) has been discovered as a miracle cooking ingredient that pumps up the umami factor to any ol’ dish. We’ve talked a lot about shio-koji on Umami Mart in the last year — it’s all […]

May 24, 2013

Umami Mart Closed This Sunday

by Kayoko Akabori

Guess what, we’re re-doing our floors!!! This is SO exciting for us — as many of you know, our floors are white. While beautiful, we’ve come to a point where they must be replaced. We’ll be getting down on our hands and knees to install NEW WHITE FLOORING this Sunday 5/26 + Monday 5/27, which […]