Thursday, April 24, 2014

Taste of Little Tokyo 2014

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In celebration of Little Tokyo's 130th Anniversary, a restaurant event will take place April 25 to May 4, 2014 at many restaurants and shops in Little Tokyo.  As a fun way to track your visits at various Little Tokyo restaurants, pick up a stamp sheet in the April 2014 issue of Little Tokyo magazine. 


130th Anniversary of Little Tokyo

When I think of Little Tokyo,
I think of the small family owned places
that just served good food.

Many have been here a long time
and others are somewhat new.


An anchor at the Japanese Village Plaza for
many years...

They have a great sushi selection
and a favorite in Little Tokyo


Spanish Mackerel Sushi


So, how does this Taste of Little Tokyo work?

Pick up The Little Tokyo magazine
at a one of the many Little Tokyo locations.

Visit a participating restaurant between
April 25 and May 4, 2014.


The participating restaurants range from
Izakaya to Ramen... 

Izakaya Fu-ga
on San Pedro Street

serving modern style izakaya
and cocktails.


Shin-Sen-Gumi
on Central and 2nd Street


Hakata Ramen

Tonkotsu-style Ramen 

One of my favorites, love it with
lots of red ginger.


The BEST thing about Shin-Sen-Gumi,
for 95 cents, you can get an additional noodle.


The MORE you eat, the MORE stamps
you can acquire for the drawing.
(see magazine for complete details)

Get stamps when you visit a participating Little Tokyo
business and get a stamp.  Get 5 or more stamps
and you can be entered in a drawing for many prizes.

Drawing will be held on May 2nd to May 4th, 2014
at Noguchi in front of the Japanese American Cultural
Center and Community Center, 244 S San Pedro.
(see magazine for complete details)


OK, here are a few more
places and MORE places to get stamps.


 Kula Sushi
on 2nd Street

It's a conveyor belt sushi place,
the sushi goes around the restaurant
on a track.  Just take the one you want
and you are charged by the plate.

The BEST thing about this place, 
All Plates are $2 each,
unless noted.


Tuna Trio
(SPECIAL)


For me, a must stop is Mitsuru Cafe
in the Japanese Village Plaza.

REASON?


Imagawayaki

A pancake with red beans inside.
They've been making these since 1968.


Looking for MORE STAMPS?

Pick up the Little Tokyo magazine
for stamp sheets and a list of all
of the participating businesses in Little Tokyo.


Tsurumaru Udon Honpo
Little Tokyo Galleria Shopping Center
3rd Floor

Udon, tempura, and onigiri.


Beef Udon
$5


Pick up a Little Tokyo magazine
and enjoy the Taste of Little Tokyo.

Celebrate the 130th Anniversary of this historic
area and the area of one of the first Japanese
restaurants.


By the way, keep reading JayEats.com!

I want to take this opportunity to thank all of
my worldwide audience in
China, France, Japan, Russia, Ukraine, United Kingdom,
just to name a few.


Whatever you do or eat,
take the time to
enjoy historic Little Tokyo!


I thank the Issei and Nisei
(1st and 2nd generation)
for building the path
for generations to come.



Photos by Jay Terauchi
Jay Eats Worldwide
©Jay Terauchi

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