Recap: Japanese Artisan Food Fair, Mitsuwa Marketplace, Edgewater, NJ
We love Asian food (and French, Korean, German, Mexican, Spanish… but we digress). We also love Mitsuwa in Edgewater. There is so much fun to be had walking around finding interesting products that we don’t what they are but look potentially delicious! When we saw this tweet a few weeks ago, we were excited for a “Japanese Artisan Food Fair”.
From the ad:
Mitsuwa hosts its own Japanese gourmet food fairs seasonally throughout the year. We fly in many artisans all the way from Japan to demonstrate their culinary skills right in front of our customers. The supermarket will turn into a street-fair-like alley of booths where you can watch the demonstrations and shop for specialties of Japanese cuisine! Come join us! More Info
There were approximately 7-8 booths with different food offerings. They ranged from sweet, savory and everything in between. The names and descriptions had simple English translations, but our advice would be to walk over and pick something to try. Most things were no more than $5, so if you didn’t like it you wouldn’t feel so bad.
The infamous “Ika Meshi Croquette” (Squid Croquette)
Special Crab of Some Sort
“OHAGI” (kinako, sesame) of “TK NORTH FACTORY”
Conclusion: We’ll probably do some more research on Mitsuwa’s website before we hit the next one of things. It will probably help alleviate some confusion on what the dishes were and what to expect from the event. Of course, we also bought some food from the regular marketplace and certainly enjoyed a great meal.
Japanese Artisan Food Fair
June 21-24, 2012