What to Eat at Sunday’s NYC Japan Street Fair

Get your palate ready for a culinary crawl of delicious proportions.

By Elizabeth Bougerol
|  Tuesday, Aug 18, 2009  |  Updated 11:30 AM EDT
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What to Eat at Sunday’s NYC Japan Street Fair

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The NYC Japan Street Fair is all about the food. For us, at least.

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This Sunday, a fest of all things Japanese lights up Madison Avenue between 43rd and 44th Streets. Yes, it’s just a block – but it’ll be a dense block, with 40+ vendors and exhibitors showcasing fantastic Japanese products, style, and food (with demos and tastings galore). We’re psyched for that last part – here’s what we’ll be sampling:

Okonomiyaki: Nearly every Japanese region has a version of this savory, comfort-foody pancake

Kikkoman will pass out samples of its five different flavors of soy milk, including matcha (green tea) -- you don't need to be a vegan to love this stuff

Japanese-style shaved ice from Cafe Zaiya

Grilled tonton pork (from “soul food” restaurant Hakata Tonton) and grilled marinated beef (from BBQ joint Gyu-Kaku)

Organizers have also enigmatically promised “a booth by a top New York chef who'll be featuring his secret BBQ sauce made from Japanese ingredients.” Cagey!

The NYC Japan Street Fair takes place on Sunday, August 23, from 11AM to 6PM. See more of what’s on tap at the event here.

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