This wonderful japanese condiment is great on all foods and perfect balance of saltiness and heat with a citrus finish that refreshes your palette and brings out flavors in all shorts of dishes. I have spent the last two years perfecting a recipe that resembles those made in Japan and now I’m please to say my Yuzu Kosho beat out three brands from Japan in a blind tasting. This batch pictured here will be one of three that will be bottled and sold at Marx Foods, so if you enjoy spicy and savory foods or love hard to find condiments then stay tuned for the release and demo dates. Ja-Mata
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Just received my new yakitori box that was designed by my good friend at Alida restaurant design. Utilizing concepts for portable grilling and giving him proper measurements he and his team in LA and Singapore come up with this NSF approved stainless steel portable box that is ready for any catered event as well as any challenges that might arise with them, like stairs, narrow passageways, or small spaces. I’m super excited to fire up the coals and throw some sticks down and see how it performs, but first a couple other adjustments need to be made. See most yakitori boxes are lined with cement to insulate them, this not only protects the stainless from expanding which can also cause the metal to warp, but it forces the direction of the fire up into the food. So stay tune to see the finished product.
On Saturday April 19th starting at 8pm, Umami Kushi will be at Sake Nomi for a night of cultural building. The lineup will include live Irish music, yakitori specialties such as hearts cured in koji, wagyu beef with yuzu kosho, and of the show stopper Sake, with one of my new favorites “Fukugao” a well balanced sake that has been aged in whiskey barrels. So stop by and remember “it’s in the fire”!
On cold days like these tell me what’s better than hoovering over a yakitori grill having a couple of chicken skewers and some whiskey? Saturday Dec 7th from 8pm one of the cities best and definetly most unique street food carts Umami Kushi will be in front of Liberty Bar on capitol hill serving Yakitori. So as you make your way to your shopping destination or make Liberty Bar you destination please pick up some yakitori to enjoy. Ja-Mata
Curry pan is a savory japanese pastry with a beef curry filling usually eating as an on the go snack. In japan this snack can be found in bakeries and convenience stores all over the island. Though morning time is the best way to enjoy the freshness of the bread as well as your best chance to get your hands on them, they are equally as good in the afternoon if available. Here in Seattle I have decided to make this tasty treat not only for myself, but offer it at my yakitori events which are great for the passers who want something filling and easy to get down on their foot travels to there destinations.
Tsukune one of the traditional yakitori items is a combination of chicken breast, thigh meat, and soft bone tissue all ground and mixed together. Known as a favorite among yakitori lovers all over the world, it is often served with an egg yolk that gives it a rich and creamyness which compliments the texture of both the soft bone tissue and the firm breast meat. Tsukune embodies a yakitori-ya’s resourcefullness and the chefs ability to utilize all parts of the bird with with love. Umami Kushi will be serving this tasty item at Sake Nomi on Saturday October 26th from 8 pm til midnight. So come by have a beer or sake and enjoy some delicious yakitori.
Having return from enjoying my short time in Japan, It is now time to get into the summer in Seattle, and that can only mean yakitori. So I’m excited to partner up with Peyrassol café in south port at Gene Colon beach park to bring Umami Kushi and it’s yakitori cooking to the Renton area. Being able to offer Yakitori in south Seattle will give people a great opportunity to experience traditional Japanese grilling a great setting. This event will start on Monday July 22nd and run every Monday from 5-9pm for four weeks. so if your in the neighborhood please stop by and yakitori it up.