Category: Grocery Department

Meet our Ehime Food Fair Vendors!

Meet our Ehime Food Fair Vendors!

March 12, 2018

We’re excited to welcome back several vendors from Japan’s Ehime Prefecture for another Ehime Food Fair at our Seattle and Bellevue stores!  This year, we have 9 companies traveling from Japan to showcase some of the local specialty products of Ehime Prefecture. Ehime is located on...

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Inarizushi

Inarizushi

August 30, 2017

Inarizushi is a type of sushi, or rice ball, that's made with vinegared sushi rice, stuffed inside seasoned fried tofu skins.  Before they can be stuffed, the fried tofu skins are boiled in dashi stock that’s seasoned with soy sauce and sugar. Boiling them in dashi...

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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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