As winter gusts whip through many parts of their island country, Japanese seek refuge in foods for warmth, comfort, and good company. Oden ( pronounced oh-den ) is the ultimate comfort food, a slow food, served hot, to linger onto one’s tummy, palate, and heart. Read more......Read more
New York Weekly Picks 12/8/2015Osechi-ryōri are traditional Japanese New Year foods. The tradition started in the Heian Period (794-1185). Osechi are easily recognizable by their special boxes called jūbako, which resemble bentō boxes. Every dish that makes up Osechi has a special meaning towards celebrating the...
Mutual Trading sponsored its 27th Annual Japanese Food & Restaurant Expo at the Pasadena Convention Center on Saturday, October 10th. Over 2,400 trade professional guests attended to see 130 exhibitors, with the liquor pavilion expanding to hold over 50 breweries. This year’s Expo reached the highest turnout...Read more
Mutual Trading’s shows in New York on October 3rd, and in Los Angeles on October 10th, broke records, attracting 130 Japanese food business exhibitors and 4,000+ professional industry guests. These two events, in addition to the Mutual Group Cherry Company’s in Honolulu in early summer, are dedicated...Read more