May 17, 2013

Kayo’s Kitchen: Harusame Salad for Summer Potlucks

by Kayoko Akabori

I have a confession to make: I am not a fan of potlucks. I’ve always found it to be a lot of pressure and kind of take them too seriously. But bringing a home-cooked dish to a party is not only financially practical for the party host and guests, but also supposed to be FUN, […]

September 6, 2012

Japanify: Harusame Bento (Bean Thread Noodle Stir Fry)

by Yoko Kumano

I’ve been really into harusame (bean thread noodles) ever since my grandma sent me home with some two years ago. With a quick soak in some warm water, these noodles are ready to be fried or boiled, depending on what kind of texture you are in the mood for. Since opening Umami Mart, Kayoko and […]