London’s Urban Food Fest has announced details for its Hyper Japan food festival, which will take place from 14 – 16 July at Tobacco Dock.
Hyper Japan aims to celebrate Japanese culture through food, drink and entertainment. Food exhibitors include: Sticky Bundits; Peko Peko; On Café; Kitchoan; the Wagashi Japanese Bakery; the Tsujiri Matcha House; Miso Hungry; the Sake Experience; and Sam Sake.
Sticky Bundits will be serving sushi burgers – a healthier alternative to traditional burgers, with buns made of rice.
For a traditional taste of Asia, Peko Peko offers street-food dishes such as: chilli chicken, Takoyaki (Octopus dumplings), Korokke (Japanese-style croquettes), Ebi Fry (battered and fried shrimp) and gyoza.
On Café offers traditional Chinese dim sum alongside french patisserie such as macarons the infamous Baoger – a bao and burger hybrid.
Kitchoan offer healthy, natural, Japanese confectionary called Wagashi, which combines red kidney beans, sweet potato, rice, sesame and agar-agar.
The Wagashi Japanese Bakery will be offering Dorayaki (filled pancakes) in traditional Japanese flavours, such as sweet bean paste, chestnut, matcha mascapone and sesame cream. The bakery will also be serving ice cream in classic oriental flavours, such as wasabi, golden chestnut, black sesame, roasted green tea, cinnamon and almond.
Matcha tea fans are urged to visit the Tsujiri Matcha House, a producer of 155 types of Matcha from Kyoto.
The Instagram-friendly bubble waffles will be available from Miso Hungry.
Drinks stands offering traditional sake include the Sake Experience, which will give visitors the chance to sample a variety of sake brands. Fruity sparkling Mio Sake is available at the MIO Station, while specialist sake distributors Sam Sake will be serving up craft sake.
General entry tickets for Friday and pre-2.30pm on Saturday are £15, tickets for post 2.30pm on Saturday and all day Sunday are £17, and a three-day pass for the full weekend costs £43. Buy tickets here: hyperjapan.co.uk.
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