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Onigirazu

Onigirazu

June 17, 2016

 Onigirazu is a modern take on the tradition Onigiri (Japanese rice ball) and has become quite popular due to being easy to make, versatile and visually appealing. Unlike Onigiri, which has to be molded into shape, Onigirazu is made by stacking the ingredients, similar to making a sandwich. Onigirazu...

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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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Ehime Food Fair March 16-22

Ehime Food Fair March 16-22

March 4, 2016

We are thrilled to welcome several vendors from Japan’s Ehime Prefecture to share with you the opportunity to enjoy regional Japanese cuisine. Uncover the tastes and specialty products from Ehime during our Ehime Food Fair March 16-22, 2016 at our Seattle and Bellevue locations.   Ehime Prefecture is located...

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Hinamatsuri - Girl’s Day

Hinamatsuri - Girl’s Day

March 2, 2016

In Japan, Hina-matsuri, also called Girl’s Day, is celebrated each year on March 3rd.  It’s a day for parents to celebrate their daughter’s health and happiness for the future. Many families display neatly arranged hina dolls, depicting the wedding procession of an imperial...

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Staff Picks: TJ & Melona Bars

Staff Picks: TJ & Melona Bars

August 10, 2015

We are starting a new series, “Staff Picks,” on our blog featuring our very own Uwajimaya staff!  Each "Staff Picks" post will feature an employee from one of our stores and showcase an item that they particularly love.  About Our Employee Name:   TJ Hometown:...

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