Matsuri 2019 Food & Drinks


Okonomiyaki  お好み焼き

A Japanese savory pancake containing a variety of ingredients. The name is derived from the word okonomi, meaning “what you like” or “what you eat,” and yaki meaning “grilled” or “cooked”. Toppings and batters tend to vary according to regions.

Yakisoba  焼きそば

Translated to “fried buckwheat,” this noodle stir-fry is a street food popular among all ages. This must-have dish will be tossed on sizzling cast iron griddles.

Takoyaki  たこ焼き

A wheat flour-cased octopus fritter cooked on a circular takoyaki griddle. A typical takoyaki is filled with diced octopus, tempura scraps, pickled ginger, and green onion. They are brushed with takoyaki sauce and mayonnaise then sprinkled with green laver and dried bonito shavings.

Yakitori  焼き鳥

A Japanese skewered chicken dish. Yakitori involves skewering the meat with kushi, a type of skewer typically made of steel, bamboo, or similar materials. Afterward, they are grilled over a charcoal fire. During or after cooking, the meat is typically seasoned with tare sauce or salt.

Gyoza  餃子

Also known as potstickers, these dumplings are pan-fried to the perfect texture that will leave you wanting another order. They are typically stuffed with ground pork, nira chives, green onion, cabbage, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, and sesame oil.

Yaki Onigiri  焼きおにぎり

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These rice balls are grilled until the rice is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. The dashi stock caramelizes the outside which makes it worth the mouth-watering wait.

Tamagoyaki  玉子焼き

A type of Japanese omelet, which is made by rolling together several layers of cooked egg. These are usually prepared in a rectangular omelet pan called a makiyakinabe.

Ichigo Daifuku  いちご大福

A Japanese dessert staple consisting of a round mochi, or rice cake, filled with sweet Azuki red bean filling and a whole strawberry. The name Daifuku means “great luck”.

Dorayaki  どら焼き

A red-bean pancake which consists of two small pancake-like patties made from castella wrapped around a filling of sweet Azuki red bean paste.