Who started KoJa Kitchen?

Alan Tsai
KoJa Kitchen started in 2011 as collaboration between owners Alan Tsai, Eric Thai, Mike Hayashi and myself. Our backgrounds were in the Tech and Finance industries – we had no culinary experience. Alan Tsai was cooking as his hobby and developed the rice burger concept and we all loved it.

Where is KoJa Kitchen from?

KOJA KITCHEN – 1209 Photos & 654 Reviews – Japanese – 343 Clement St, San Francisco, CA – Restaurant Reviews – Phone Number.

Is KoJa Kitchen a franchise?

KoJa started as a food truck in San Francisco in 2011 and opened its first restaurant in Berkeley in 2014. The Fresno location was a franchise, owned by a man from the Bay Area who moved here to open the restaurant. KoJa now has 13 locations in and around the Bay Area, and one in Southern California.

What is KoJa Korean?

What is a KoJa? KoJa is like a burger, but better. This special gourmet sandwich is infused with a unique combination of Korean and Japanese flavors. To step it up a notch, KoJa Kitchen substitutes the traditional wheat buns with freshly made crispy garlic rice buns.

What are umami fries?

Umami Fries is a brand new Asian-American restaurant located in Dinkytown. The Oklahoma-born franchise specializes in American meals with Asian-inspired spices and toppings. Customers have the option of ordering the kimchi burger, which showcases Korean toppings, or curry fries, layered with Indian herbs and spices.

What is a KoJa sandwich?

KoJa (aka Korean-Japanese) is a special gourmet sandwich infused with a unique combination of Korean & Japanese flavors. To step it up a notch, KoJa Kitchen substitutes the traditional wheat buns with freshly made crispy garlic rice buns.

What food has the most umami?

Umami not only boosts the flavor of dishes but may also help curb your appetite. Some foods that are high in umami compounds are seafood, meats, aged cheeses, seaweeds, soy foods, mushrooms, tomatoes, kimchi, green tea, and many others.

What can I use instead of umami?

What can I use to replace umami paste?

  • Liquid umami. We’ve tried a few different brands and really enjoy Yondu Vegetable Umami [Amazon link].
  • Tapenade.
  • Anchovy paste + Tomato paste.
  • Nutritional yeast.
  • Mushroom and truffle paste.
  • White Miso Paste.
  • Shitake mushrooms + olives.
  • Korean bamboo salt.

What are kamikaze fries?

Kamikaze Fries: Crisscut waffle fries, minced Korean BBQ beef, kimchi, japanese mayo, red sauce and green onions… a.k.a bliss!

Is milk a savory?

Umami is most commonly found in meat, tomatoes, seaweed, green tea and cheese (the older the cheese the more Umami) and milk. Both cow and human milk have free glutamate (glutamate that’s free from any amino acid.). It’s not sweet, or savory – the taste you’re experiencing is umami.

Is Ginger umami?

Ginger imparts Umami alongside its characteristic spiciness and refreshing aroma. It removes the odour from meat or fish and is used in simmered dishes, stir-fries, ground to a paste as a condiment, pickled as the sushi accompaniment Shoga, and crystallised in sugar as a wintertime treat in the West.

Is umami same as MSG?

For a long time, umami wasn’t recognized as a basic taste. Instead, monosodium glutamate (MSG) and umami were thought to be the same thing. Rather, monosodium glutamate is an additive that makes umami stronger. This is similar to adding salt to food to make food taste salty.