Saturday, August 18, 2012

Lovely day for a Japanese Summer Festival

Today was a gorgeous day for a Japanese Summer Festival at Mitsuwa. Located in Edgewater, NJ overlooking the NYC skyline, the Festival was packed with lots of people. There were live performances like the Tsukasa Taiko Performance, food stalls and activities for the kids. It was a lot of fun and good food..

People were also encouraged to dress up with Yukatas and Kimonos as this is a Japanese tradition. There were so many cute kids dressed up in Yukatas.. Kawaii..

Tsukasa Taiko Performance
The best part was the food, of course. :-)The lines for the food stalls was long but it was worth the wait.. Yummm.They had Yakisoba Pan-fried Noodle, Okonomiyaki Pancake, Cotton Candy, Hiyash Ramen, Hayashi Rice, Gyoza, Iced Green Tea, Grilled Lobster, Grilled Scallop, Yakitori Skewered Chicken, Shaved Ice and my newly discovered favorite, the Yakionigiri Grilled Rice ball...

 The Yaki Onigiri Grilled Rice ball is exactly what the same suggest. It's grilled rice ball. They grill the rice ball until it's crispy on the outside. It's coated with soy sauce as it's being grilled. I love crispy rice.. Check out this awesome tutorial on how to make Yaki Onigiri for yourself. I'm definitely going to try it soon.

 If you have never visited Mitsuwa Marketplace, it's a Japanese supermarket with a great food court filled with delicious Japanese food and desserts. I included pictures above of the food options inside the food court. They have everything on display so it's easier to see what you're going to get if you're not familiar with Japanese cuisine. They frequently have special events to bring in specialized foods from all different areas of Japan. It's a must try. Check to see if there is Mitsuwa in your area.

~~Words of Encouragement~~
But Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone,
but by every word of God. Luke 4:4 (NKJV)


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