Mitsuwa Marketplace is a Japanese grocery store, book & ceramic store, and restaurant all in one convenient location. I’ve been fascinated with Japanese cooking ever since I stumble upon a cooking blog called Japanese Cooking 101.
I’ve never been to Mitsuwa and I was really excited to explore the store. Everything is in Japanese so it was fun to try and guess the product contents.
I walked through a cold section and snapped a picture of containers of seaweed. When the husband and I go to our local sushi bar, we love when we get a little mound of this yummy green seaweed salad.
At a regular grocery store, you’ll be lucky if they have a couple of brands of green tea. At Mitsuwa, they have a whole row of different types of green teas – bag tea and loose tea.
And no visit would be complete without a quick look through the personal care section. There wasn’t much makeup, but I thought this gal advertising the false eyelashes was so cute!
I purchased a few grocery items below so I can make two soups and an egg dish that I discovered on the Japanese cooking site.
1. Bonito flakes to make udon noodle soup and miso soup. I do have experience with bonito flakes when I did the Gwyneth Paltro detox and although the soup was delicious, I wasn’t planing to use bonito flakes again due to the over powering fish scent. However, for the soup base, you only need to use a couple of handfuls of the fish flakes, so .. thought I’d try again.
2. Chocolate almonds. Not exclusively Japanese, but it’s the only box of chocolates that I knew what it was!
3. Ito En Green tea.
4, One package of five individually wrapped frozen udon noodles.
5. A rectangle pan to make a rolled egg dish called, Tamagoyaki.
6. Tofu to add to miso soup
7. Green onions for miso soup
8. Japanese cucumber, a really good crunchy snack.
I’ll try my hand at Japanese cooking this weekend. What is your favorite Japanese dish that you order at a restaurant or make at home?