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Japanese Curry

Japanese Curry

January 10, 2022

Curry was first introduced to Japan in the late 1800s by the British. Japanese chefs would later make changes to the dish to better fit the Japanese palate, and to go better with Japanese short grain rice. At the time, many of the spices used in Indian and British style...

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Japanese Dishware

Japanese Dishware

December 12, 2021

Our beautiful selection of Japanese plates and bowls are sure to elevate anyone’s dining experience. They make great gifts for the home cook on your list! Here, we’ll break down the different Japanese dishware you can find at our stores. Chawan  A chawan is a...

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2021 Holiday Food & Gift Guide

Uwajimaya Blog | 2021 Holiday Food & Gift Guide

2021 Holiday Food & Gift Guide

December 1, 2021

Our 2021 Holiday Food & Gift Guide is here!  Find a variety of great gift ideas, holiday food inspiration and learn about Japanese New Year. Click here to see the guide.

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2021 Osechi Ryori Sets

Uwajimaya Blog | 2021 Osechi Ryori Sets

2021 Osechi Ryori Sets

December 1, 2021

December is here which means New Year’s is just around the corner and time to order your Osechi Ryori to celebrate.  Osechi Ryori is a traditional Japanese meal that is only enjoyed during the New Year in Japan with many of the foods representing wishes for the...

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Fuyu Persimmon

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Fuyu Persimmon

November 1, 2021

Fall is the start of persimmon season. Various regional varieties of these orange tree fruits are grown in many parts of the world, but you’ll most often find two Japanese varieties at our stores, the round and squat Fuyu, and the heart shaped Hachiya. Fuyu are a type...

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Yuzu

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Yuzu

October 25, 2021

Thought to originate in central China before being brought to Japan over 1,000 years ago, yuzu is a funny little citrus fruit. Its flesh isn’t eaten often, but the juice and rind show up frequently in Japanese cooking. Yuzu fruits look kind of like a cross between a small...

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