Rising Tohoku Fair - Mitsuwa Food Fair

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Mitsuwa Marketplace Rising Tohoku Fair Oct 2013
Rising Tohoku Fair - Mitsuwa Food Fair

This weekend (10/17-10/20/2013), Mitsuwa Marketplace is holding the Rising Tohoku Fair. It's been a couple year since the Tokohu earthquake struck the Northern Japan region. At this fair, foods of the region were highlighted.

My friend Jun's family is from Sendai (you might remember Jun & David from the Wedding Dessert Bar and Zunda Mochi) so we met up at Mitsuwa in Torrance this morning. Their cute son came along for some noodles, rice and ice cream!

At each food fair, Mitsuwa brings in a chef from Japan to make their specialty ramen. This time, they brought someone from Sendai to make his "Tonkotsu Shoyu Ramen" (tonkotsu based soup with fish & vegetables) ($9.90 for regular, $10.90 for spicy). The noodles were delicious and the broth really flavorful!

Mitsuwa Marketplace Rising Tohoku Fair Oct 2013
Omusubi Gonbei had a booth with all sorts of yummy rice balls. I got an ume (pickled plum) one...loved it. They were huge too. Off to the side, you can see workers shaping rice balls with their hands over and over again. ($1.80 each)

They also have little car plush toys of musubi with an ume inside. Kawaii.

Mitsuwa Marketplace Rising Tohoku Fair Oct 2013
After having a sample of kaki (persimmon) drink from the Yamagata region, I picked up 4 cans ($2.50 each). Dude, it's persimmons!!!

They also have lots of special foods from the region including apple drinks.

Mitsuwa Marketplace Rising Tohoku Fair Oct 2013
They are selling sweet and savory crepes and soft serve ice cream too. I loved the special - soft serve with mochi balls and zunda (sweeted edamame paste - a specialty of the Sendai region) ($3.50)

Little S is getting sooooo big! He's a cutie, isn't he?! Great seeing you J and D!

Rising Tohoku Fair at Mitsuwa Marketplace
This weekend - til 10/20/2013 in Torrance and Costa Mesa
Next week (10/24-10/27) in San Jose, Chicago, New Jersey

Note: This is not a sponsored post. I went, I paid for food, I ate, and watched a cute kid eat too.
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Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

I want one of those rice balls! And, I love your disclaimer;)

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I wish my ice cream had looked that good. Mine was rinky dink

Sunset said... [Reply to comment]

That was a lot of fun!! Did you have the persimmon juice yet?

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

We don't have a Mitsuwa in Hawaii. I'm jealous!

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