One thing that I really love about the San Francisco are all the street fairs that take place throughout the year. When I lived in Garden Grove, the only things I had to look forward to were the annual Strawberry Festival and the Orange County Fair.
But here in the city, there are a lot more events that are in closer proximity which gives me all access to delicious food all the time
Last Sunday, the Boyfriend and I went to the Cherry Blossom Festival, a two-weekend event in San Francisco’s Japantown. The festival itself was only 3 blocks long, but there’s lots of food, booths and shopping vendors to make it a full afternoon event.
One of my favorite things about the Cherry Blossom Festival is the selection of food. Yes there’s the typical fare you’d find like nachos, hot dogs and burgers, but in addition to that, there’s loads of Asian and Japanese-inspired dishes.
Spam Musubi, a sushi-like treat made of a block of rice and a slice of Spam on top and held together with nori all around it.
Takoyaki, a traditional octopus dish but in this case made with beef. These made-to-order Japanese dumplings are topped with pickled ginger and green onion. They looked really yummy but I didn’t get to try one, maybe next year since I’m eating meat again!
A photo op with the Sapporo lady!
It was a sunny day but not too warm where I couldn’t enjoy a piping hot bowl of udon noodles. I was surprised how they were able to keep the broth so hot! It really hit the spot
The Boyfriend grubbed on a really yummy-looking Gyudon bowl, or Japanese-style beef and rice bowl.
After all that hot food, a cup of flavored shaved ice would have been completely refreshing but I was too stuffed to eat any more!
Have you been to the Cherry Blossom Festival? What are your favorite dishes to munch on when you go to your local festivals?
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