What exactly is umami?

Umami is a savory taste and is recognized as the fifth taste sensation alongside sweet, sour, bitter and salty. Umami is used to describe a food as delicious.

The sensation of umami can be recognized as a gratifying 'brothy' taste with a long lasting, mouth watering and coating sensation over the tongue. This sensation is due to the detection of amino acids that are responsible for this effect. Umami complements the palatability and amplifies the taste intensity.


A fresh take on cooking

What do we mean by fresh? Well, the answer is three-fold. Firstly, fresh food — you'll always find top-quality ingredients at Umami Shop.

Secondly, fresh ideas. We take world cuisine to a whole new level, offering a mouth-watering mix of both traditional and fusion recipes that you can take home and cook easily.

And last but not least, fresh atmosphere. Umami Shop is not your typical world grocer. A clean, modern interior with the help of friendly and highly knowledgable staff will make you feel comfortable and confident — ready to experience the flavourful world of cuisine!

The Umami Shop promise

Our goal at Umami Shop is to provide the opportunity for you to explore world cuisine in the best way possible. And with that goal comes our promise — to continually and consistently provide the finest ingredients, the best recipes, and the highest level of knowledge and customer service possible.

By upholding this promise, we hope that at Umami Shop, you will discover your fifth taste and find gastronomical bliss.

A world grocery boutique

Umami Shop is your gastronomy destination, offering a wide selection of products:

  • Dry goods

  • Frozen goods

  • Local seasonal vegetables

  • Food-to-go

  • Cookware and gifts

Umami Shop has so much to offer you'll be hooked after just one visit. And if we don't have what you need, we'll be happy to guide you in the right direction.

Nutrition Facts

Visit our Nutrition Facts page for information on our in-house products.