Food Demos and Food Vendors
Japanese Food Demonstrations
2020 Food Demonstration
See and learn about Japanese & Japanese-American Food. Enjoy educational and entertaining demonstrations by local businesses and individuals.
This year’s food demonstrations include an iconic fixture of traditional Japanese food in Portland, since 1911, Ota Tofu, and it’s owner Jason Ogata.
Local Wagashi/traditional Japanese pastry master, Gena Renaud of Yume Confections, will demonstrate the art and beauty of Wagashi.
How about Sushi? Do you really know how Sushi is made? Danny Chan of Sumo Sushi will prepare and show how different types of Sushi are made.
Let’s not forget about the unique fusion of American and Japanese culture and tradition of the last 152 years since the start of Japanese-American immigration. Sansei (third generation) Japanese-American Connie Masuoka demonstrates what and how a unique fusion food called “Musubi” is made in Hawaii.
Trying to eat healthy? Food and travel blogger & photographer Kathleen Phipps who lived in Japan, will teach how Japanese easily prepare and incorporate large amounts of vegetables into everyday meals.
Green tea is very popular now, but do you really know about it? Yukiko Zisa of Hiwa Tea will explain about the art of preparing delicious “Sencha” green tea.
The popularity of ramen restaurants is growing in Portland. But, do you really know what and how ramen noodles are made? Lola Milholland of Umi Organic will explain about how ramen noodles are made.
Come to room 128 and learn about Japanese food, perhaps, taste some of them too.
11:10am Nostalgic Japanese-American Food – Connie Masuoka
11:45am Do you really know what Sushi is? – Danny Chan of Sumo Sushi
12:30pm What is Tofu and how it’s made – Jason Ogata of Ota Tofu
1:15pm “Wagashi” Traditional Japanese sweets – Gena Renaud of Yume Confections
2:00pm A Perfect cup of Green Tea – Yukiko Vossen of Hiwa Tea
2:45pm How Ramen noodles are made.- Lola Milholland of Umi Organic
3:30pm How Japanese eat tons of vegetables deliciously – Kathleen Phipps
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).
2020 Food Vendors
In alphabetical order:
|Chef Naoko Corporation||New Year Bento & Beverages|
|Hook & Line Sushi||Sushi hand rolls, press box Sushi, poke Salad, octopus and seaweed Salad, Miso soup, Kabocha squash sweet bars, sparkling water, Ramune.|
|Japanese International Baptist Church (JIBC)||Curry Rice|
|Mio’s Delectables||Tarts, Scones, Roll Cakes, Shortbread Cookies, Puddings, Coffee|
|Mizuba Tea||Various Japanese Green Tea|
|Nichiren Buddhist Temple||Chicken & Tofu Bento, Sushi, Mochi Desserts, Water, Drinks|
|Obon||Korokke, Broiled Onigiri, Salad, Umi Organic Ramen, Kenchinjiru|
|Oregon Buddhist Temple (OBT)||Onigiri set|
|Oyatsupan Bakers||Kare Donut, Tonkatsu Sandwich, Croissant, Pan: An, Melon, Chocolate Chip Melon, Matcha|
|Sakura Kai||Cotton Candy|
To see the full list of 2020 Exhibitors, please check “Exhibitors” page.