Matsuri 2020 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.

Edamame Onigiri 枝豆おにぎり  

edamame onigiri
Edamame Onigiri consists of lightly seasoned green soy beans and Japanese short grain rice. This is a great snack for vegans to enjoy!

Hanami Dango  花見だんご

Sweetened rice balls on a skewer, this colorful dessert is enjoyed to celebrate the cherry blossom viewing in Japan. The green, white, and pink colors are used to represent the renewal of life!

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.