This Week: Mitsuwa's Hokkaido Food Fair in Costa Mesa
Attention all ramen-loving, manga-reading, anime-watching Japanphiles: Mitsuwa Marketplace in Costa Mesa is hosting its Hokkaido Fair from Thursday (9/11) to Sunday (9/14).
In attendance will be Asameshi Maeda Honpo, a ramen purveyor who does "Asahikawa shoyu-based soup".
Asahikawa, by the way, is a town in central Hokkaido famous for their ramen -- crinkly noodles in a murky pork-bone broth (tonkotsu) with an added seafood component.
There will vendors selling cream puffs and ice cream! "The secret of rich and full flavored taste is the freshly-extracted milk."
Pullman Bakery will dole out their curry bread -- which will look and taste like a cross between a croquette and a cake donut that's been stuffed with curry.
"Please experience the greatly boasted tastes!"
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