NYC got NUTTIN on Philly – Umai Umai

Umai Umai – Philadelphia – My new favorite BYOB Sushi Bar!!!!  This place was AMAZING!!!!  I recommend you make reservations because it is a quaint small place!!!

Do not recommend Saki in a can.  My friend brought it from NYC as one of those cool things to try.

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Choco-Chrro’s – Sounds weird at a Sushi bar….live on the edge…try it…you will love it!!

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Sushi Chef’s…..Awesome GUYS!!

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Oyster Shooters!!!  This is something everyone should try!!!

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Yuzu Kosho

This is a great citrusy spicey seasoning.  It is a combination of fire and water as they say.  Great in soups.  I add it to my Miso soup to give it a unique zing!  This condiment is very tart and because it is blended with chili spicey as well.

Shirataki Yam Noodle

Hmmmm….these are good to keep on hand if you are dieting.  They are more economical than the Tofu noodles but the texture is a little softer.  It probably would help if you let drain them for a while before cooking.  They also need to be rinsed really well before preparing.  They come in one giant long noodle so you will want to cut them up.

Nissui Fish Sausage

I bought this because it was on sale and to be honest I was completely skeptical.    I was very pleased with the flavor and texture of this product.  It is the poor man’s smoked sausage.  It would be excellent grilled and eaten like a hotdog.

Niussu Fish Sausage

Niussu Fish Sausage

Otafuku Okonomi Sauce

The vote is still out on this sauce.  Only because I have not figured out how to best use it.  I bought it because I read a couple of blogs raved about how yummy the Okonomi noodles were at the Japanese grocery in Narbeth.  I have only tried this as a condiment and haven’t found the right pairing for the sauce.  Stay tuned.  I will continue to try and figure this one out.

Otafuku Korean Griddle Cake Kit

My friend Sharon who is introducing me to all things Japanese said I had to try these korean griddle cakes.  If you like scallion pancakes you will love these.  The instructions say that you can use meat, fish, chive, scallions but I had scallions on hand so that is what I used.  It was yummy!  The texture when cooked is very cloud like.  This has become a breakfast staple for me.

Korean Griddle Cake Suggestions

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Korean Griddle Cake Mix

Korean Griddle Cake Mix