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Kuozei – Hibiya Park Food Fair

Posted in Places by tokyobling on March 22, 2014

If you are in Tokyo over the weekend I recommend a visit to the Kuozei, food fair in Hibiya Park. Over 100 booths representing 25 prefectures in Japan showing traditional as well as new food specialities. The biggest participant is Hokkaido, with the majority of booths, crabs, steaks and ramen and much more. The food fair goes on from 10 to 18 today and tomorrow.

One of my favorites was the Unagiimo booth from Shizuoka Prefecture, which was new to me, combining unagipie and sweet potato. The cakes and the pudding was great and I loved their character, Unamo, half eel, half potato. The unagiimo is potatos grown using the fertilizer made from left overs from the massive eel as food processing industry in Shizuoka prefecture. Rather than throwing it away, the left overs are recycled in the potato fields. A worthwhile project, a cute character and some very nice desserts – what is not to like?

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  1. Mustang.Koji said, on March 22, 2014 at 4:37 am

    You wouldn’t have looked into the “negiyaki” booth and more so, remember what it was? But… I think I’ll pass on the unagi-imo!

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    • tokyobling said, on March 26, 2014 at 12:58 am

      I didn’t, unfortunately. I spent most of my time in the Shizuoka booths (there were two) and in the Kessenuma booth! (^-^)

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  2. Shelli@howsitgoingeh? said, on March 23, 2014 at 12:27 am

    OMG I DIE!!! Japanese food fair?! YUM you’re so lucky!!! I’d love to go to Hokkaido one day + eat all the northern island has to offer….Unagi-imo is totemo kawaii.

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    • tokyobling said, on March 26, 2014 at 12:59 am

      Haha… you’d be the only person so gain weight even eating only Japanese food! (^-^) The locals would love you I think…!

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