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Summertime Bento Box Ideas for the Perfect Picnic

Bento in Japanese originally means food prepared at home and packed to take to school or work,...

What is Mochi

If you’re familiar with Japanese confections, you’re almost definitely familiar with mochi — it’s made from glutinous...

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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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