Saturday, September 25, 2010

JapanTown Soul Food Festival Prepares to Launch Tomorrow, Sunday 9/26!

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T-minus 12 hours countdown to the JapanTown Soul Food Festival! We look forward to meeting all of the vendors and visitors who will be coming tomorrow. This Soul Food Festival's goal is to showcase the diversity of Japan's cuisine through the authentic local specialties of different regions. Vendors will offer foods and products from their hometowns and half an entire block is devoted to Kyushu island. You can find everything from classic okonomiyaki to innovative fishcake burgers, yuzu spices to Chinese-inspired noodle soup, Hokkaido mutton steak to pork belly English muffins. For dessert, try a variety of Japanese pastries and sweets made with ingredients such as black bean, red bean, and sweet potato. A list of the different vendors and the Japanese region they are represented can be found below. We hope to see you all tomorrow, and don't forget to bring your appetite!!

Sunday, September 26th, 2010
11 AM to 6 PM

Lexington Avenue between 93rd and 95th Streets

6 train to 77th St.
4, 5, 6 train to 86th St.
6 train to 96th St.

Here's a quick summary of just a few of the foods you'll find at the festival:

Ikinari dango

Ajinomoto's Edamame Vegetable Gyoza

Go! Go! Curry! curry dogs

Cafe Zaiya's curry pan and curry rice


Hakata Tonton's tonsoku pork

Umi No Ie's Goto Island Noodles

Shiki Kamaboko's kamaboko burgers
Hide-Chan Ramen's yaki ramen

Hita City's Yuzu Spices and Sauces


Organic Japanese Vegefrom Suzuki Farm

Tornado Meat Riceball (nikumachi onigiri)

East Japanese Restaurant (55th St. location) grilled seafood

Marukome misoyaki


Yakisoba from Souen

It's supposed to be a beautiful day tomorrow, so hope to see you all there!