Sake


April 30, 2015

Happy Hour: Gin(jo) Rickey

by Kayoko

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With the opening of our bottle shop, I have been exploring the world of sake. Daiginjos, Junmais, Yamahais, Namas, I’m trying them all.

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April 27, 2015

A Visit to Kinshihai Brewery

by yoko

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Sake is one of those things that really makes you appreciate locality. It’s like the meyer lemons in Berkeley.

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April 23, 2015

Yukimuro Snow Refrigerator at Hakkaisan Brewery (Niigata)

by Kayoko

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In 2011, we visited Hakkaisan, a sake brewery in Niigata. As one of the most well-known breweries in Japan, it was a wonderful experience to walk through the vast facilities, hosted by the production master, Mr.

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April 20, 2015

MOTOism: Sake Ice Cream

by Moto

Since this month commemorates Umami Mart’s Japanese beer and sake shop debut, here is another post on sake-related cooking.

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April 16, 2015

Rice Mill Machine at Aoki Brewery

by Kayoko

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During our visit to Aoki Brewery in Niigata, we were told that the three most important factors of brewing sake is the rice, the water and the people. 

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April 13, 2015

A Visit to Aoki Brewery in Niigata

by yoko

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Kayoko and I go to Niigata every February. Our friends in Tokyo gasp in horror, “Why would you go somewhere so cold?

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April 9, 2015

MOTOism: Baking with Sake

by Moto

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Hi, I am back. It’s been quite a while since I last posted. Umami Mart has been crazy for Kayoko and Yoko, and I’ve been creating recipes non-stop and teaching cooking classes which has been occupying most of my time.

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March 19, 2015

Japanify: Shisomaki

by yoko

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Every time I go to Japan, I am exposed to new foods, new regions and new friends.

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February 16, 2015

Umami Mart Bottle Shop!

by Kayoko

When people ask Yoko or myself if it was “always in the plan” to turn Umami Mart into a brick and mortar shop, the answer is always “no.” We do get this question quite often.

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July 14, 2014

Event Recap: Sake 101 @ 18 Reasons

by yoko

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We’ve been event-crazy here at Umami Mart. We’ve put on one event every week in June and we are not slowing down!

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