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Saké, Part 1: Introduction to Saké

Saké, Part 1: Introduction to Saké

July 21, 2020

Perhaps more than any other country, rice is at the heart of Japanese cuisine; think sushi, musubi rice balls, bento boxes, mochi, donburi rice bowls and curry rice. While it plays a central part in many foods, rice is also at the heart of one of the most well-known beverages...

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Beat the Heat with these Japanese Summertime Foods

Beat the Heat with these Japanese Summertime Foods

July 7, 2020

Summer in Japan can be hot, with temperatures in July and August often reaching above 90 degrees with lots of humidity. On sweltering days like these, here are 4 things to enjoy to beat the heat. Somen (そうめん): Somen are long, thin wheat noodles often served chilled. The noodles are typically enjoyed with...

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Gluten-Free Desserts

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Gluten-Free Desserts

June 29, 2020

Whether or not you have a sweet tooth, we all get that craving for something sugary from time to time. If you’re like some of us, though, it feels like many dessert foods are just some version of flour and sugar that’s then baked or fried...

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A Letter to the Community

A Letter to the Community

June 29, 2020

To the Uwajimaya Community,      At Uwajimaya, we are committed to being a progressive and collaborative community partner that welcomes and supports all customers.  We do not tolerate racism, harassment or discrimination of any kind.  We expect our employees to treat others with respect and kindness,...

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Uwajimaya Staff Favorite Snacks

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Uwajimaya Staff Favorite Snacks

May 26, 2020

With many of us stuck inside, we’ve been thinking lately about which snacks we’d want to stock up on next time we get the chance. You know those delights that satisfy little cravings and deliver you a moment of tasty joy? They’re different for...

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Coronavirus Updates and Response

Coronavirus Updates and Response

May 11, 2020

The safety and well-being of our employees and customers is our top priority. We are actively monitoring the COVID-19 Coronavirus situation and taking necessary steps to keep our communities safe.       Uwajimaya Updates Uwajimaya Village Parking Lot Use to Support Local Businesses July 13, 2020 We are pleased to continue...

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