Sake


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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July 31, 2013

Upcoming Event: One Year Anniversary Sake Tasting

by Kayoko


Guess what?? Umami Mart Oakland will celebrate its ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY in August!!! Both Yoko and I are so grateful for all the support we’ve received this past year from our community, the Bay Area, and beyond.

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June 27, 2013

Upcoming Event: Sake Tasting @ Bar & Garden (LA)

by Kayoko

We’re going to LA! That’s right, we’ll be spending a few days in sunny Los Angeles, driving down Sunset Boulevard with the top down searching for the Walsh residence in Beverly Hills.

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May 9, 2013

Japanify: Ebi Chili

by yoko

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Ebi Chili is the best example of a dish that has been Japanified. It was originally created in the 1950s by a Chinese immigrant in Japan, taking cues from Sichuan-style cooking.

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February 28, 2013

Japanify: Amazake (Sweet Sake)

by yoko

Amazake literally translates to “sweet sake” which is deceiving considering it’s non-alcoholic. It’s sweet, milky and easy to digest, making it perfect for kids or adults with an upset stomach.

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January 3, 2013

Postcard from Gunma

by yoko

Complimentary amazake (sweet hot sake) at Anko-dou, a manju/ gift shop in Gunma prefecture.

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September 28, 2012

The PDT Project: Bee’s Sip

by Payman Bahmani

Infusions are pretty common at PDT, since they’re a great way to add a particular flavor to a cocktail without having to add more volume to a drink, which is what would happen if you added the flavor by way of say, a flavored syrup.

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August 27, 2012

Sip + Shop: Sake Tasting This Thursday (OAK)

by Kayoko

That’s right, we’re hosting a FREE sake tasting at the shop this Thursday. If you’ve ever wanted to learn the differences between a nama, junmai, and ginjo, now is your chance!

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June 19, 2012

ReCPY: Shio Koji

by Moto

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Shio koji, or 塩麹 (salted koji) is a going through a major boom in Japan right now. What is it?  

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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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