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ITO EN Teas

ITO EN Teas

November 23, 2020

Founded in 1966, Ito En is the global leader of green tea and innovators of the green tea drinks you see today.  They are the first to package tea through vacuum processing in 1969, launched the first canned green tea in 1984 and were the first to sell green tea in PET...

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Kubota Daifuku Mochi

Kubota Daifuku Mochi

November 18, 2020

Often eaten with tea, daifuku are Japanese sweets made of soft and chewy balls of mochi (steamed rice cakes) that are traditionally filled with a sweet red bean paste called anko or an. These Kubota Melon and Strawberry Daifuku Mochi aren’t filled with red bean past, but fluffy...

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S&B Golden Curry

S&B Golden Curry

November 16, 2020

Curry was first introduced to Japan in the late 1800s by the British. Japanese chefs at the time made changes to the dish to better fit the Japanese palate, and to go better with Japanese short grain rice. Many of the spices used in Western and Indian style curries were...

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Taiwanese Food Week

Taiwanese Food Week

November 10, 2020

This week at Uwajimaya, we’re celebrating Taiwanese Food Week (November 11-17, 2020) featuring specialties from the Pingtung region of Taiwan in partnership with Pingtung Good Foods. Pingtung is located at the southernmost point of Taiwan where the region is gifted with warm sunlight and abundant fields – a combination...

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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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