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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April 26, 2011

Slightly Peckish: Mitsukoshi Restaurant (LDN)

by Sakura Gooneratne

Slightly Peckish: Mitsukoshi 1

In Junichiro Tanizaki’s celebrated novel, The Makioka Sisters (or Sasameyuki (細雪), loosely translated as ‘light snow’ or ‘a flurry of snow’–titles in translations are always so different but I guess it’s as much about nuance as meaning), the four Makioka sisters, Tsuruko, Sachiko, Yukiko and Taeko, all born and bred in Osaka, take a trip to Tokyo where the eldest Tsuruko has relocated for financial reasons.

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July 1, 2008

The Problem with Cabbage (Nagoya)

by Yoko Kumano

Mom used to make tonkatsu and ebi-fry for us. It was a treat. But I hated the shredded raw cabbage on the side.

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January 31, 2008

Katsuhama Lunch

by Kayoko Akabori

We took our colleague David out for lunch yesterday cause he’s jumping ship. Sad for us he’s leaving, but happy cause we used it as an excuse to make a little excursion to Katsuhama.

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