February 2, 2017

How to Choose a Mixing Glass

by Umami Mart Staff

A good mixing glass is essential to any home or professional bar. But what should you know before you buy one? Of course, you should pick the one that fits your personal style, but beyond aesthetic appeal, there are a few other considerations that can drastically affect your success at making your next stirred cocktail. Here’s a […]

March 14, 2016

Furochan Eats: A Guide to Buying Fish Sauce in Vietnam

by Florentyna Leow

Here’s the scenario: you’re travelling in Ho Chi Minh and you’ve made it your mission to buy fish sauce. There is no Red Boat in the supermarkets here, no English-friendly labelling anywhere. You have no internet on your phone because you’re travelling cheap, you forgot to look up the brands your Vietnamese friends recommended, and […]

November 18, 2013

Umami Map: Where to Buy Shochu in the Bay Area

by Kayoko Akabori

UPDATED 11/19/13, 8:47pm We get a lot of phone calls about where to buy shochu in the Bay Area. I love talking to people about this — as you know, we are here to spread the shochu gospel here at Umami Mart. So here’s a definitive list of where to go for your shochu needs. […]