December 9, 2016

The Umami Reader: This Is Why Brown Rice Sushi Isn’t a Good Idea

by Sarah Han


Just say no to brown rice sushi rolls. At least, if you truly want to eat sushi as it was meant to be savored, with the fish taking center stage.

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December 15, 2014

Event Recap: Pop-Up Dinner with Jicca from Tokyo

by Kayoko Akabori

As 2014 nearly comes to a close, I wanted to recap one of our favorite events of the year, our Jicca Pop-Up!

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November 24, 2014

Event Recap: 2nd Annual UMAMI MART MATSURI

by Chris Cabrera

Another summer, come and gone. Erm, another fall, come and gone. It’s starting to get chilly here in the Bay Area so I thought I would bring back some summertime warmth and celebration and blog about our 2nd annual Umami Mart Matsuri.

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July 28, 2014

Upcoming Event: 2nd Annual Umami Mart Matsuri

by Kayoko Akabori


Guess what? It’s our birthday! We’re turning TWO years old (can you believe?!?!?!) and as we promised, we are making our Matsuri festival an annual tradition and throwing yet another big bash to celebrate our summertime birthday (holla to the Leos).

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May 30, 2014

Upcoming Event: A Pop-Up Dinner with JICCA from Tokyo (OAK)

by Kayoko Akabori

This event is SOLD OUT!

Umami Mart + Ordinaire + Selection Massale welcomes

JICCA from Tokyo!

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February 10, 2014

Ordinaire, My Neighborhood Wine Shop (Oakland)

by Kayoko Akabori


I’ve lived in the Grand Lake district of Oakland for four years now, and we’ve never had a proper wine shop.

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