Sushi


April 5, 2017

Bay Eats Japan: April 2017

by Sarah Han

Maze Soba; photo via Ramen Hachi

Welcome to Bay Eats Japan, where we’ll alert you to newly and soon-to-be opened Japanese restaurants and bars in the Bay Area.

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January 25, 2017

Umami Map: Japanese Markets in the Bay Area

by Sarah Han

At our shop at 815 Broadway in Oakland, Umami Mart has a conbini (convenience store) section, stocked with Japanese snacks, condiments, spices, and sweets.

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January 4, 2017

Bay Eats Japan – January 2017

by Sarah Han

Photo via Fugetsu

Welcome to Bay Eats Japan, where we’ll alert you to newly and soon-to-be opened Japanese restaurants and bars in the Bay Area.

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December 8, 2016

The Dream Continues: Jiro Gastronomy and Jiro Philosophy

by Umami Mart Staff

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Jiro Ono became a household name when he was featured in the 2011 documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi.

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June 13, 2016

Exquisite Gems from the Sea at Ginpachi Sushi (Niigata)

by Kayoko Akabori

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One of the great joys of importing barware from Japan is that we not only make annual visits to the factories in Niigata but we also get to stop into Ginpachi, a local sushi-ya in Sanjo City.

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January 15, 2016

Dream of Sushi with Jiro Gastronomy

by Umami Mart Staff

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 You’ve probably seen Jiro Dreams of Sushi and are dreaming of the day you’ll eat at Sukiyabashi Jiro in Tokyo.

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March 17, 2014

Tokyo JUNKtion: Hosomaki Diaries

by Yoko Kumano

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Trends in roll combinations in the States are rapid, with so many joints coming up with their own “house” rolls.

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July 22, 2013

Ask Sushi Kuni: Chirashi, A Short History

by Kayoko Akabori

Whenever I go to Sushi Kuni alone for lunch, I always sit at the sushi counter in front of Kuni.

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November 20, 2012

MOTOism: Bara-Chirashi Extreme

by Moto Yamamoto

Last week, Sakura wrote about chirashi sushi in London, a dish you can find at many Japanese restaurants throughout the world.

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November 13, 2012

Slightly Peckish: Chirashizushi at Sakana-tei (LDN)

by Sakura Gooneratne

I always thought chirashizushi was the large, family-friendly tub of vinegared sushi rice studded with a variety of colourful ingredients such as shiitake, cooked seafood, and what ever else you like — all sprinkled with thinly sliced Japanese omelette and cucumber.

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