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.

And "Would you like some cute dessert?" as the Mitsuwa website proclaims in hilarious Engrish?

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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