March 20, 2017

Event Recap: Succulents + Sake @ Sunset Magazine

by Kayoko


Yoko and I were so excited to be a part of “Succulents + Sake” at Sunset magazine’s HQ, right here in Jack London Square in Oakland. 

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February 8, 2017

Happy Hour: In the Mood For Love

by Kayoko


When we talked about me creating a cocktail with the theme of love for Valentine’s day, I balked.

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January 12, 2017

Try this Special Sake with Your Favorite Comfort Foods

by Umami Mart

Tokubetsu means special, and Souden Tokubetsu Junmai is indeed a special sake. Last year, Yoko and Kayoko visited Kitaya, the brewery in Kyushu, Japan that makes this earthy brew.

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December 16, 2016

The Umami Reader: Try This Instant Ramen Hack

by Sarah

This is not instant ramen. Photo via Ramen Kawashima

– If Ichiban and Cup Noodles are regulars in your culinary repertoire and you’re looking for new ways to jazz up your instant ramen fix, here’s a suggestion for you: Just add sake.

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December 15, 2016

Sake Gumi News: funk•y (December 2016)

by yoko

um_sakegumi_logoDecember sakes ship today for Sake Gumi, our monthly sake subscription club. If you like what’s on deck here, you should join!

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December 13, 2016

Today Only: 10% off One Cup Sake Gift Set

by Umami Mart


Today the marks the first day of our 12 Days of Christmas holiday deals. Every day, from today through December 24, we’ll offer a new one-day only deal on a product in our shop.

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November 22, 2016

A Visit to Kitaya Brewery in Kyushu

by Kayoko


As we celebrate Scorpios this month in Sake Gumi, our sake club selections are centered around yamahai and kimoto-style sakes.

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November 8, 2016

Sake Caliente Pop-Up at Azasu NYC

by Kayoko


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 19, 2016

Happy Hour: Aunt Judy’s Passion Fruit Cocktail

by Kayoko


Around this time every year, Yoko’s aunt Judy starts bringing around bags of passion fruit for us.

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October 18, 2016

Eat + Drink Here Now: Nomica

by Patrick

All photos by Patrick Lu

Nomica is a new restaurant in San Francisco that offers a modern take on Japanese food and drinks.

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