Soba


March 24, 2017

The Umami Reader: The Art of Handmade Soba

by Sarah Han

–  If you’ve had freshly-made soba, you know that the difference between dried and fresh buckwheat noodles is astounding, but even then, you might not know the amount of work that goes into making these noodles.

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August 29, 2016

Japanify: Summer Slurp Series: Avocado Walnut Soba Salad

by Yoko Kumano

There are ingredients that I always keep in stock in my kitchen; they are my daikoubutsu (favorite foods).

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July 7, 2016

Cool for Summer: Studio Arhoj Summer Bowls

by Umami Mart Staff

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It’s a cool, cool summer. At least in the Bay Area, where we’re getting fogged-in a bit this week.

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January 13, 2016

Tokyo JUNKtion: Oreno Dashi in Akasaka

by Yoko Kumano

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For the past few years, I’ve been hoping to get into an Oreno restaurant in Tokyo.

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March 28, 2014

Niigata Noodle JUNKtion: Hegi Soba, Ramen + The Italian

by Yoko Kumano

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Japan is noodle crazy. Each station in each town of each prefecture have their own noodle specialty.

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February 19, 2014

Postcard from Tokyo

by Kayoko Akabori

We made it! After a restless 16 hours of travel — I read this month’s New Yorker (excellent expose on Amazon and its monopoly on the publishing industry) and Vanity Fair (The Hollywood Issue!

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July 15, 2013

Postcard from Tokyo: Cutting Soba/ Missing Finger (Ikebukuro)

by Keisuke Akabori

On my recent trip to Japan, Kuni and I went to a kona-ya (flour shop) in Ikebukuro, Tokyo called Hokutou Seifun.

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June 10, 2013

Lazyass Cookin’: Dashinomoto (MSG Soba Tsuyu)

by Kayoko Akabori

In seven years of Umami Mart, there has not been a single post about dashinomoto! As the editor and founder of this international food blog, I am… ashamed.

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January 10, 2013

Japanify: Nishin Soba (Hot Soba w. Simmered Herring)

by Yoko Kumano

A gleaming school of herring greeted me upon my arrival on U.S. shores yesterday. After landing from Tokyo, my first errand after dropping off my bags at home was a visit to my local fish monger (Monterey Fish Market).

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December 27, 2012

Postcard from Tokyo

by Yoko Kumano

Sakura-ebi kakiage at Nunotsunesarashina in Tsukiji, my favorite soba spot when I lived in Tokyo.

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