What’s your thought?

Posted March 13th, 2015 in Perth WA 5 Comments »

Yakisoba and Okonomiyaki


If you’ve been to Japan in matsuri (festive) season (most likely in summer), you know those stall food that add more excitement and energy to the atmosphere.  Yakisoba, takoyaki, okonomiyaki, kakigori, crape, grilled corn, just to name a few.   Here in Perth, I get to see some stalls that sell Japanese food at festivals (I saw Fumi’s Okonomiyaki & Yakisoba stall at  Chinese NY festival in Northbridge last month) but not so many kinds.

City of Melville is organising a Japanese festival, which is a charity based event, in October this year.  The details are yet to be confirmed, but there will be some stalls selling food and also Japanese goods for children.  I hear taiko performance will be played at the beginning of the festival, and they will show a Japanese movie “paper plane”.

It sounds exciting as I love matsuri!  I know it’s a charity based event and I can’t expect too much, but I hope to see some stalls selling Japanese stall food there.

Here is a question:  What do you want to see at this kind of Japanese festival?  Food? Activity?  I want to hear your thoughts so I can probably pass this to people who are organising this festival in Melville.


5 Comments on “What’s your thought?”

  1. 1 Megan said at 3:03 pm on March 15th, 2015:

    Definitely food!! Anpan would be awesome, okonomiyaki, warabi mochi? The crafts from Fukushima were also lovely at the recent festival.

  2. 2 umepontarou said at 3:37 pm on March 15th, 2015:

    Hi Megan,
    Thanks for sharing your opinion. 🙂
    Anpan (and other kashi-pan), okonomiyaki, warabi mochi… I will forward these to my friend who is organising the event!
    By the way, did you try Anpan at the recent Japan Festival in Perth?

  3. 3 Jesse said at 7:25 pm on March 19th, 2015:


    do you by any chance know where is Kazu located now?

    I called up St James but he’s not there anymore 🙁

  4. 4 umepontarou said at 12:52 pm on March 20th, 2015:

    Hi Jesse,
    I have been contacted by few people asking the same question!!
    I’m sorry but I do not know where Kazu the hair dresser is.
    Wish you find another great hair stylist 🙂

  5. 5 SC said at 4:20 pm on April 9th, 2015:

    I’ve heard that Kazu is at another salon in Northbridge…. just not sure which one!

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