Food Demos and Food Vendors
Japanese Food Demonstrations
The new program for 2020 is coming soon!
Here are the last year’s food demonstrations:
Chi chi dango – Connie Masuoka
Chi Chi Dango is a lightly sweetened first cousin to mochi, served as a dessert or snack. It is often enjoyed on Japanese holidays that celebrate children, such as Children’s Day, however, the dessert is versatile, vegan and gluten free, and is a hit at parties and potlucks.
Miso (fermented bean paste) – Earnest & Yuri Migaki from Jorinji Miso (Soy Beam Jozo LLC)
Jorinji Miso is hand-crafted artisan miso using a 1300 year old recipe from Japan. Learn miso’s basic profile, taste differently aged miso, make your own miso and take a first step towards your hand-crafted miso life! http://www.jorinjisoybeam.com/
Cooking with Mazzy – A’misa, Alex and Mazzy Chiu
Meet the family that creates the YouTube sensation, The Mazzy Show! You will see an episode and kids will have a chance to make a special snack. https://www.youtube.com/theMazzyshow
Wagashi (traditional Japanese sweets) – Gena Renaud of Yume Confections
Yume Confections creates handcrafted seasonal sweets that are featured at Umami Café in the Japanese Garden. Learn about the history, ingredients of wagashi, and try your hand at making this swee treat. http://www.yumeconfections.com
Tea – Yukiko Zisa of Hiwa Tea
The unique Japanese process of producing “sencha” tea was developed over 300 years ago. Come and sample this flavorful wild grown tea, and take away tips for brewing a delicious cup of tea at home. http://teaofhiwa.com
Onigiri (rice balls) and Onigirazu (rice sandwiches) – Yuri Baxter-Neal of LIFE sampling
Onigiri (also called musubi) are the ultimate Japanese comfort food – simple to make and infinitely variable with your favorite ingredients. Learn the tips to make this much-loved lunch or snack and try making one yourself! http://www.lifesamplingpdx.com/
Organic Ramen (wheat noodles) – Lola Milholland of Umi Organic
Learn to make a simple and tasty dish like turmeric noodles to add a riot of color and flavor to your day! Portland-made Umi organic ramen noodles are available at farmer’s markets and grocery stores. http://www.umiorganic.com
Children’s “Bento” Making Class
- Limited seatings available. First come, first served.
- Sign up at the day of the event in front of the classroom (Room#136 on the 1st floor).
2019 Food Vendors
In alphabetical order:
by Chef Naoko
New Year’s theme Bento box and beverages.
Japanese style curry & rice with choice of beef, chicken, or vegetable.
Tarts, Scones, Roll Cakes, Shortbread Cookies, Puddings, Coffee.
Chicken & Tofu Bento, Sushi, Mochi Desserts, Water, Drinks.
Korokke (Japanese style potato croquettes), Grilled “Onigiri” (Rice balls), Salad, Umi Organic Ramen, Kenchinjiru (soup).
“Onigiri” Rice balls.
Japanese style pastries: Curry filled Doughnut, Tonkatsu Sandwich, Croissant, An, Melon, Chocolate Chip, Matcha filled/flavored.
To see the full list of 2019 Exhibitors, please check “Exhibitors” page.