Take Out

January 23, 2013

Grease Box Lunch Box Every Wednesday

by Kayoko Akabori

Lunch boxes by our great friend Lizzy, proprietress of Grease Box, a mobile kitchen here in Oakland, will now be available at Umami Mart every Wednesday. Lizzy makes delicious, finger-lickin’ awesome soul food, that does not skimp on the flavor or love. For example, today’s lunch includes jalapeño hot wings, crispy pork belly, millet biscuit, carrot […]

November 25, 2009

Brooklyn Takeout Twofer: Khao Sarn and Kyoto Sushi

by Kayoko Akabori

Sometimes when I’m lazy, I order delivery. And sometimes when I’m lazy, it will be during the middle of the day. When these powers combine, I seek comfort in the lunch special. KHAO SARN My love affair with Thai food began in 2001, when I first tried pad thai and since then, has blossomed into […]

October 19, 2009

WHO IS IT VERSUS?: Hong Kong Noodle vs. Village Wok (Minneapolis)

by Kayoko Akabori

So I’m back in the metropolitan New York area from my travels in the Midwest, where I had a little too much time to nosh. Along the street I lived on were several Chinese food joints which tempted me in the times I’m not already eating banh mi. I decided to visit, er, frequent some […]