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Let’s Eat Sukiyaki!

Let’s Eat Sukiyaki!

February 16, 2021

Sukiyaki is a classic Japanese one pot dish of thinly sliced beef, vegetables, tofu, and shirataki yam noodles simmered in a sweet and savory sukiyaki sauce, or “warishita”, in Japanese.  It is commonly cooked and eaten at the table.  It is a great meal to share...

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Chinese Zodiac

chinese zodiac

Chinese Zodiac

February 9, 2021

While New Year’s in Western cultures are important holidays, the Chinese New Year differs quite a bit. Besides the celebrations themselves, the first big difference is that the Chinese New Year is based on their lunar-solar calendar, meaning the date itself fluctuates on a Gregorian calendar. Instead of...

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Celebrating the Year of the Ox

Celebrating the Year of the Ox

February 1, 2021

We’re excited to be celebrating the Year of the Ox with our Lunar New Year Sale, contest and giveaways!   Lunar New Year Sale & Lucky Red Envelope Giveaway Shop our Lunar New Year Sale February 3-16, 2021 and enjoy great specials on items to get ready for your...

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What is Oden?

What is Oden?

January 26, 2021

Oden is a warm and filling one-pot Japanese fish cake stew that is the perfect dish for winter.  Ingredients for oden can vary from region to region, but typically contains daikon, konnyaku (konjac), atsuage (deep fried tofu), hard boiled eggs and a variety of fish cakes.  These ingredients...

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Lunar New Year Lucky Snacks

Lunar New Year Lucky Snacks

January 22, 2021

The Lunar New Year is celebrated by several Asian countries and is one of, or perhaps the biggest holidays in Asia.  It is a time for families to come together and share a special meal – many of which have symbolic meanings.   These certain dishes were chosen...

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Holiday Gift Ideas

Holiday Gift Ideas

December 11, 2020

This holiday season likely looks different for many of us. With less travelling to protect each other during the pandemic, maybe your December will involve some creative new ways to feel together that blossom into future traditions! No matter how our plans have changed, a thoughtful gift can brighten anyone...

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