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How to Use a Hot Pot

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How to Use a Hot Pot

October 22, 2020

Hot pots and why they rule   In many ways, hot pots exemplify all the best things that food brings to our lives. They’re warming, socially engaging, comforting, nutritious (or, the food inside them is), and, most of all, tasty. While the term “hot pot” often...

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Celebrating our 92nd Anniversary

Celebrating our 92nd Anniversary

October 12, 2020

In 1928 Calvin Coolidge was president, milk cost 35 cents a gallon and Fujimatsu Moriguchi started Uwajimaya in Tacoma, Washington selling handmade fishcakes to Japanese laborers in the Pacific Northwest. Now led by Fujimatsu’s granddaughter, almost a century later Uwajimaya has grown from the back of Moriguchi’s truck...

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We’re Remodeling our Seattle Store

We’re Remodeling our Seattle Store

September 29, 2020

COMING 2020 Exciting changes are coming to Uwajimaya! Starting this fall we will be updating our Seattle store to improve your shopping experience, so things will look a little different around here for a while.  We are committed to providing the same level of service you have come to expect...

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On Our Tasty Autumn Friend the Mooncake

On Our Tasty Autumn Friend the Mooncake

September 22, 2020

Depending on what time of year you’re reading this, you might be feeling a bit melancholy about summer fading into the chillier fall months. We want to look on the bright side, though — this seasonal transition means we’re getting closer to the Mid-Autumn Festival season,...

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Guide to Japanese Appetizers

miso soup

Guide to Japanese Appetizers

August 28, 2020

Love the snacks you encounter at Japanese restaurants, izakayas, or before sushi?  So do we. Luckily, you don’t have to wait for a night out (Remember how before COVID you could just… go to an enclosed establishment and eat in the proximity of others? Wild.), nor...

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Introduction to Shōchū (焼酎)

Introduction to Shōchū (焼酎)

August 25, 2020

Shōchū is a Japanese distilled spirit that has been gaining popularity in Japan and abroad. Shōchū drinks and cocktails are now a familiar item at many restaurants and bars; the shōchū chuhai perhaps the most well-known. Unlike vodka which uses malted grains to break down starches, shō...

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