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Miso Image | Uwajimaya

The History of Miso & How to Make Miso Soup at Home

Like so many foods that are quintessentially Japanese, miso was introduced to Japan from China over 1000...

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Edamame | Uwajimaya

Mostly Healthy Asian Snack Foods

Today we want to highlight some Asian snack foods that, while not all “health foods,” do have...

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Bananas on a Tree | Uwajimaya

What is Banana Ketchup: Discover the Local Ties and Ingenious Beginnings of this Fan Favorite

Unlike so many foods which come about over the course of decades (if not centuries) as generations...

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Taiyaki Red Bean Stand | Uwajimaya

Popular Japanese street foods PART 2

Often arising out of various periods of hardship, a lot of street foods are a testament to...

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Popular Japanese street foods PART 1

Often arising out of various periods of hardship, a lot of street foods are a testament to...

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Spam Katsu

3 Ways to Enjoy Spam Katsu

Discover three ways to enjoy this golden brown and delicious fusion of Japanese and American cuisine.

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Dashi Broth | Uwajimaya

What’s the Difference Between Tsuyu and Dashi?

Dashi and tsuyu are two ubiquitous components of Japanese cuisine.  Both are foundational, imparting soups, grilled foods,...

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Uwajimaya | Grocery - Miso Paste

Understanding the Different Types of Miso

Miso is a paste made from fermented soybeans with a peanut butter like texture and key ingredient...

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Know Your Roe

While many of us love fish, there’s one subset of seafood that sometimes can intimidate or overwhelm...

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Uwajimaya | Grocery - Soy Sauce

A Guide to Different Types of Soy Sauce

Soy sauce is everywhere in Asian cooking across tons of cuisines. Originally created in China thousands of...

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Uwajimaya | Blog - Pickled Vegetables - Kyurizuke

A Guide to Japanese Pickled Vegetables

Pickling has been around for… well, do we know, actually? Regardless, it’s been around a really, really,...

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Uwajimaya | Konbumaki

About the 8 Different Types of Japanese Seaweed

 Seaweed has been growing in popularity in North America for a long time. Yet still, western familiarity...

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