January 21, 2009

umamichatter: Heimlich’d During Amazing Brooklyn Meal

by Kayoko Akabori

Troy: last night I went to this new restaurant on Court Street. It’s really awesome however, I started choking during my meal. like, I really couldn’t breatheand one of my fellow diners actually performed the Heimlich on me and it worked! me: OMG!!!!! Troy: I had just gotten my fried chicken and cheddar waffles with […]

May 29, 2008

umamichatter: Disabled

by Kayoko Akabori

Kinda going through a hectic time at my day job at the moment, and have been avoiding IM like the plague. Forget about talking about last night’s dinner- it’s so sad. So I’m disabling umamichatter until things lighten up a bit. Check out what I’m working on instead of chatting– it’s gonna be awesome! Hope […]

May 22, 2008

umamichatter: Tofu Noodles and TJ’s Fried Onion Pieces

by Kayoko Akabori

amira: what to do for lunch… amira: oh, i’ve recently started with tofu noodles amira: AMAZING amira: no carbs, all solulable fiber amira: amazing in soup kayoko: nice! kayoko: where do you get them? kayoko: i’ve never heard of that amira: i bought them from the little Japanese market on 23rd st kayoko: JAS Mart! […]

May 8, 2008

umamichatter: “The Burrito Ain’t Broke, Motherfuckers!” (NYC)

by Kayoko Akabori

10:44 AM Amy: Lady–STOP THE PRESSES! I found Mexican food in New York yesterday and it was off the fucking hook! 10:45 AM me: omg where Amy: KIOSKO PIAXTLA258 Graham Ave.Brooklyn NY.Tel. 718 388 29 57Open Lunch & Dinner11 am to 9 pm so fucking good 10:46 AM the carna asada and the carnitas are […]

May 1, 2008

umamichatter: Greek Grocery Shopping in Astoria (NYC)

by Kayoko Akabori

10:47 AM me: hey sweets how are you doing??? Amy: alright you?? me: ok too did you end up going to queens??? do you still have the car? i’m free this weekend Amy: i went last night by myself, to Titan foods, the greek grocery store, i stocked up..and ate feta with asparagus last night!! […]

April 24, 2008

umamichatter: Diner Makes Best Steak in US (NYC)

by Kayoko Akabori

kayoko (1:51:48 PM): tell me about that steak you had at Diner amira (1:53:19 PM): ahh kayoko (1:51:53 PM): Matt said it was awesome amira (1:53:21 PM): sure amira (1:53:30 PM): absolutely the best steak I’ve had in the States amira (1:53:35 PM): Better than Peter Lugers kayoko (1:52:08 PM): WOW amira (1:53:42 PM): because […]

April 17, 2008

umamichatter: Gourmet Shopping in Brooklyn for a Fancy Feast

by Kayoko Akabori

Troy is a dear friend who lives and works in Brooklyn- he only comes out into the city on special occasions (good for him!). He recently went on a gourmet market splurge around Brooklyn, picked up a bunch of delightful foodstuffs, and stayed in and cooked with his lucky bf Corey. Considering how much we […]

April 10, 2008

umamichatter: Eating Whale Somewhere in LA

by Kayoko Akabori

My dear childhood friend M (who would like to remain nameless) lives in LA where she is frolicking with cute boys and eating, get this, WHALE. Listen in on this top secret conversation (where she reveals nothing- I tried SO HARD to get stuff out of her but her lips were totes sealed!!). 11:40 PM […]

April 3, 2008

umamichatter: Rose Water Restaurant (NYC)

by Kayoko Akabori

Larry works in publishing, and has lived in Park Slope in Brooklyn for the last few years. Had I known him back when I lived in the Slop (as I call it), I may have not moved out. Ok no, I still would have. You see, the Slop, at least 7th Ave, is now barfbag […]

March 27, 2008

umamichatter: Waverly Inn (NYC)

by Kayoko Akabori

*umamichatter is a new column where I chat online with people about their food adventures. Chats may be edited down to make shorter, but will never be added upon or manipulated in a way that makes a more positive or negative review. Please expect stream-of-consciousness bitching, complaining and other random mumblings. My dear friend Matt […]