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Obanyaki

Obanyaki

April 12, 2017

Today, we’d like to introduce to you a classic Japanese treat, obanyaki. Obanyaki is a round disc shaped dessert made with batter that is poured into a special mold and baked (similar to a stuffed mini pancake).   Traditionally filled with sweet red bean paste, it's not...

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Ehime Food Fair 2017

Ehime Food Fair 2017

March 1, 2017

Last year, we welcomed several vendors from Japan’s Ehime Prefecture to showcase their regions specialty items and we are excited to announce they will be back again at our Seattle and Bellevue locations March 15-21, 2017, along with their mascot, Mikyan!  Customers can look forward to tasting some...

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Japanese Valentine’s Day

Japanese Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2017

February 14 is Valentine’s day, a day when couples exchange gifts and eat out at fancy restaurants, but in Japan, only the women give presents (mainly chocolates) to men. Valentine’s Day was introduced to Japan in the 1950s by confectionery makers. It was promoted as a day...

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Fortune Cookies

Fortune Cookies

January 18, 2017

Fortune cookies, an American invention, were most likely inspired by tsujiura senbei, a Japanese cookie originally from Kyoto. Compared to fortune cookies, there're slightly larger and darker in color. Like fortune cookies, tsujiura senbei contain fortunes, but can sometimes contain small toys or other trinkets. Seattle's Tsue Chong...

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Osechi Ryori

Osechi Ryori

December 9, 2016

Shogatsu or New Years Day is considered the most important holiday in Japan.  It is a time for new beginnings, a time for tradition and feasting.  New Years Day is spent enjoying traditional “Good Luck” food with family and guests known as Osechi Ryori. Osechi Ryori...

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88th Anniversary Photo Contest

88th Anniversary Photo Contest

October 3, 2016

October marks the 88th anniversary of Uwajimaya. Show us your love by sharing a photo of what you love most about Uwajimaya.  Whether it’s your favorite product, your favorite aisle, a meal you created using ingredients from Uwajimaya – it’s up to you! Submit your...

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