October 10, 2016

You Need This in Your Life: Bacon and Egg Mazemen from YUJI Ramen

by Florentyna Leow

Living in Japan, I’m not used to spending a lot of money for ramen. But recently, while visiting New York – Brooklyn, to be exact – I shelled out $20 for a bowl of ramen and I would do it all over again. I would hand over, without a second thought, a sum of money enough for 2.5 mammoth […]

March 5, 2014

Event Recap: Ramen Shop in Brooklyn!

by UM Guest

By Anna de Castro Just when I thought February in NY could not get any dreamier (and by dreamy, I mean cold, slushy, and awaiting 6-8 more inches of snow), word came that a Bay Area favorite was making its way east, to shed a bit of light on our blustery season. Ramen Shop Oakland […]

October 11, 2010

Best of UM: We Heart Di Fara (NYC)

by Kayoko Akabori

By Erin Gleeson Originally posted on October 6, 2007 That’s it, I’m hooked. The pizza’s amazing, but the best thing about a trip to Di Fara in Brooklyn is to visit the divey little joint and watch the one and only man who is responsible for these glorious slices in action. Domenico De Marco, a […]

April 5, 2010

(sand)Wich Hunt: Brooklyn Gourmet Deli (NYC)

by Kayoko Akabori

You know it’s true: it’s damn near impossible these days to find a good sandwich. What’s up with that? I mean seriously, it should NOT be that hard to make a decent-tasting sandwich. I blame Subway’s $5 Footlong entirely– they’ve made it impossible for the public to have any standards when it comes to the […]

February 23, 2010

Culinography: Meat the Butcher

by Erin Gleeson

Last week I was invited to dinner at the Farm on Adderley in Brooklyn and by chance there was a special dinner going on, so we signed up for it! The butchers from Fleisher’s in Kingston, NY were hosting the prix-fixe meal at a handful of communal tables in the back room. Their shop supplied […]

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 […]

February 28, 2009

Rico’s Tacos (Ay Que Rico!)

by Payman Bahmani

Ever since Kayoko packed her bags and returned to the land of eternal sunshine and spotless minds, I’ve been having an ever-growing yearning to return to the good old days of the NY Umamiventure. In particular, I’ve been reliving and re-tasting in my mind the sultry sandwiches we ate during the Banh Mi Crawl, or […]

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 […]

October 30, 2008

UM Exclusive: BONJIN Ramen Comes to Williamsburg!

by Kayoko Akabori

Remember BONJIN Diner, the cute little eatery that set up shop in Greenpoint every Thursday night? Well, since closing, BONJIN proprietress Momo and hubby Yuji have been hiding out in their atelier perfecting the bowl of ramen. The time has come to reveal the fruits of their labor- BONJIN Ramen is coming, for all nighthawking […]

October 3, 2008

Umamiventure #12: Sheepshead Bay Pt. 2 (Randazzo’s Clam Bar)

by Kayoko Akabori

Preface: Umamiventure #12: Sheepshead Bay, Pt. 1 (Jordan’s Lobster Dock) On the morning of our trek out to Jordan’s Lobster Dock, I was cruising the net and happened upon ravings of another seafood shack in Sheepshead Bay, Randazzo’s Clam Bar. Started in 1916 as a fish market, Randazzo’s has built their reputation on fresh seafood, […]