Japanese Street Food!
For our third Slow Food Supper of 2014, we are so pleased to be working with Chef Courtney Contos, who has generously offered up her space to showcase this incredibly fun theme!
Asia’s top street destination is alive and well in Japan! Think Ramen, Yakitori, Gyoza, Bacon Maki, Tsukune, Motsunabe (hot pot), Okonomiyaki. Very colorful yatai or “street food vendors” offer little bites of regional delicacies from the local area.
- You may have a choice of rice crackers, dried fruits, salty seeds like peanuts and pumpkin in spicy flavorings, along with dried squid, small smoked fishes or various dried seafood. The snacks are all very interesting and flavorful with a variety of spices, soyu, ginger and wasabi based flavorings to give them a different taste.
- Okonomiyaki is a regional specialty fast food offering a savory pancake style food filled with different meats or seafood and toppings. It can be filled cabbage and vegetables with anything from pork, chicken beef or seafood and topped with an egg or ham like the vendor display above. Other variants include noodles or udon (yakisoba) and piled high in a layered effect.
- Another favorite street food is Yakisoba with cabbage,carrots, ramen noodle, meat, egg and furikake flakes topping.
Yatai food venues have so many local specialties and the stalls tend to be very colorful and festive with delicious foods and wonderful aromas. So come out and enjoy the evening visiting with friends as we celebrate Japanese comraderie and enjoy each other’s company!
If you need to warm your street food we will have a warm
and hot oven along with a hot grill outside.
If you need use of the stove please bring a pot that will work on an induction cook-top.
We will provide plates, utensils, and napkins.
Slow Food Suppers are potlucks, and they are always free to attend. Just RSVP to this ticket so we know how many people we’ll be hosting. This year, each Slow Food Supper will take place in a different location, across the state – this one will be in Shelburne. These events are always packed and promise a good time, so if you haven’t attended one yet, please do!
We look forward to seeing you there!