Aug 09 2004
I went to the Japanese food and drink festival on Saturday , it was pretty damn good. Lots of Japanese people there, which surprised me, i thought it’d be full of tourist type people, i’d say it was about 60% Japanese, 20% Otaku type people (one person had an advent children t-shirt!!!), and 20% Others. There was lots of food and drinks here, some of the highlights were the okonomiyaki (some type of Japanese omlette), and the rib eye steak made by Yoichi Iguchi (a chef that’s worked in many presteigious restaurants in London and Tokyo). Other food/drink highlights (well, for me anyway) was the chance to try Pocari Sweat for the first time!! I might have to start importing this for myself! And also, i got to buy a box of Pocky too…which half melted, due to the heat…but a day in the fridge sorted that out!
Other things going on at the festival, were the many shops (selling kimono’s, drawings, other Japanese stuff etc.), i myself bought 3 drawings…which are gonna look nice on my wall (i would show a pic of them here, but they’re copyrighted). Also, there was archery demonstrations, a beyblade tournament, taiko drumming, koto playing, a tea ceremony demonstration, and perhaps the most entertaining of all…the noodle eating competition (the winner managed 25 bowls)!
One last thing…there was a prize draw, and i won a bright red Yakult t-shirt (yes…Yakult…the “friendly bacteria” drink), and a cd of the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra (don’t ask me what either of these have to do with Japan), so…does anyone want either of these…i’m giving them away!
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