Category: Grocery Department

Konpeito

Konpeito

July 14, 2017

Konpeito are traditional Japanese sugar candies that come in a variety of colors and are characterized by their round bumpy shape, and cute and elegant appearance. You may have seen these colorful candies in the Japanese animated movie “Spirited Away”, or as the inspiration for the star bits...

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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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Mooncakes

Mooncakes

September 2, 2016

The mooncake is a Chinese pastry that is shared among family and friends during the Mid Autumn Festival or Moon Festival, one of the most important holidays in China and many other Asian countries. The Mid Autumn Festival falls on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar...

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Yakisoba

Yakisoba

May 4, 2016

Yakisoba is a Japanese stir fried noodle dish with origins in China, made with bite sized pieces of vegetables and pork (optional), seasoned with salt, pepper and a sweet and tangy yakisoba sauce. Traditionally sold at Japanese festivals, yakisoba has since made its way into every day Japanese cuisine.  ...

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Tonkatsu

Tonkatsu

April 11, 2016

Tonkatsu, deep fried breaded pork cutlet, is one of the most popular dishes in Japan. You can find it on menus at restaurants, in school cafeterias and even in convenience store bentos (or lunch boxes). The origin of tonkatsu can be traced back to the Meiji period, during the start...

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