Food lovers and cultural adventurers from all over the city are gearing up for the 3rd annual Delicious Little Tokyo taking place Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21.
The event, put together by Go Little Tokyo, invites foodie experts, travel seekers, and first-time explorers alike to experience unique culinary demos, food tours, workshops and one-of-a-kind activities at various Little Tokyo shops and restaurants.
Sake on the Rocks, the 12th Annual Sake & Food Tasting Event presented by the Little Tokyo Service Center, kicks-off the Delicious Little Tokyo weekend on Friday at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center Plaza. The 21 & over event invites attendees to become sake experts as they sip and savor more than 50 types of traditional Japanese sake.
On Saturday, various food tasting and culinary workshops will take center stage. Kasih, Little Tokyo’s newest hotspot, is hosting a live cooking demonstration, along with a tasting of bites of Indonesia’s rich culture and cuisine.
Enjoy an immersive and traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony with a private viewing of the James Irvine Japanese Garden at the Japanese American Culture & Community Center. Learn the art of making adorable rice ball characters, with the Onigiri Workshop, a popular Japanese snack, presented by Table for Two.
If a more hands on approach is your thing, then Delicious Little Tokyo will having something for you throughout the weekend. Put your green thumb to work and create a traditional floral centerpiece with Kuragami Little Tokyo Florist, or play with your food in Food on First: A DIY Art + Film Workshop.
From +LAB Artists in Residence, Tina Takemoto and Susu Attar, will use local fresh food sourced in Little Tokyo to bring out each attendee’s inner artist using DIY art making tools in the kitchen to create experimental drawings and film. Then, watch Kuniharu Yoshida as he uses his body and found objects mixed with hip-hop dance to create exciting, giant calligraphy artwork with a Live Art Calligraphy Performance at the Japanese American National Museum Plaza.
For further information about demo and food tour registrations, parking and more event details visit golittletokyo.com/delicious.