Save the Date: Tohoku Fair 2022 Demonstration and Tasting

Save the Date: Tohoku Fair 2022 Demonstration and Tasting

November's season fair will feature exclusive products from the Tohoku region, Japan. Visit Tokyo Central and Marukai at our participating store locations and you can get a chance to taste local Tohoku products...

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YEAR END SALE

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EVENTS

Taste of Japan:  Find Local Food at Tohoku Fair!

Want to try exclusive products from Japan? Tokyo Central & Marukai’s season fair will feature local products from the northern province, Tohoku region, Japan from Thursday, 11/10 to Wednesday, 12/7...

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Taste of Japan: Ehime Fair Comes to Tokyo Central and Marukai Market

Want to try exclusive products from Japan? Tokyo Central’s season fair will feature local products from Ehime prefecture, Japan from Thursday,10/13 to Wednesday, 11/9. Explore the specially curated selection of products from Ehime prefecture...

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Taste of Japan: Find Local Food at Shikoku Fair!

Want to try exclusive products from Japan? Tokyo Central’s season fair will feature limited edition products from Shikoku Island, Japan. From Thursday, 9/15 to Wednesday, 10/12, you can explore the specially curated selection of products from Shikoku Region.

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Taste of Japan: Come and See the Hokkaido Fair!

Want to try exclusive products from Japan? Tokyo Central’s season fair will feature limited edition products from Hokkaido, Japan.
From Thursday, 8/18 to Wednesday, 9/14, you can explore the specially curated selection of products from Hokkaido.

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RECIPES

Maguro Zuke Don 

Impress your loved ones with this zuke maguro don. In less than 30 minutes, you can prepare your own zuke maguro don (marinated tuna rice bowl). Simply prepare the marinade for the tuna and serve on top of a bed of rice with your favorite garnishes. We recommend avocado, shiso leaf, and mizuna leaf for a satisfying, fresh and savory bite!  

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How To Make Juicy, Crispy Karaage Every Time (Recipe + Video)

Karaage is Japanese-style fried chicken, crispy exterior and juicy chicken. This time we made karaage with Marudaizu Shoyu Tatsumi. This specialty soy sauce is naturally brewed in 100 year old cedar wood barrels. We recommend Tatsumi...

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Nikumaki Onigiri - Meat Wrapped Rice Ball

The latest popular onigiri is the Nikumaki Onigiri, meat-wrapped rice balls. A small rice ball wrapped in thin slices of meat, grilled and coated with a sweet and salty sauce. Who doesn't love the combination of savory grilled meat and rice with delicious yakiniku sauce...

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The Perfect Cocktail: Sparkling Plum Wine with "Hidden Rose" Apples (Recipe + Video)

perfect dessert recipe by using @choya_usa Sparkling Plum Wine for a romantic night. 🍷🌹 Make your own apple sorbet with these "hidden rose" apples. Its pink interior and tart strawberry lemonade flavors are the feature point to this homemade cocktail...

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Tomato Meatball

Running out of meal prep ideas? Meatballs, a popular entrée for bento boxes, are a great source of protein that pairs well with any flavor combination...

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JAPANESE CULTURE

Osechi - Traditional New Year's Food

Osechi - Traditional New Year's Food

Osechi Ryori - Enjoying and Sharing New Year's Special Foods! As the year is coming to its end, everyone is running around trying to get all the loose ends. But after those busy days, they can finally relax for a few days and enjoy their New Year's osechi ryori...

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Chirashi Sushi - The

Chirashi Sushi - The "FAMILY" Sushi

Chirashi Sushi, or “Scattered Sushi,” is the fun and festive looking dish families enjoy when it’s time to celebrate happy events, such as birthdays and graduations, seasonal festivities, like flower viewing or summer fireworks...

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Oden - The Pleasures of a Slow simmered stew

Oden - The Pleasures of a Slow simmered stew

Mention that you’re serving oden for dinner, and you can be sure you’ll have a few folks knocking on your door around 6:00pm! Japanese people love their oden; a slow-cooked homey dish, consisting of ingredients...

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Donburi - A Small Universe in a Bowl

Donburi - A Small Universe in a Bowl

The word donburi is the abbreviation of the word donburibachi, which is a deep, sturdy ceramic dish about the size of an oversized rice bowl used to hold rice or noodles...

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The Beginner's Guide to Sake: Types of Sakes, Classifications, and Preparations

Sake has played a central role in Japanese life and culture for the past 2,000 years, and the knowledge and techniques involved in sake brewing have spread to every corner of the nation. In fact, sake is such an integral part of the Japanese diet that having some knowledge of it can add to one’s understanding of Japanese history, culture, and society, as well as of the social environment in Japan today.

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