Hot on the trails of their last ramen festival, Japanese supermarket chain Mitsuwa Marketplace is holding a Umaimono Gourmet Food Fair (roughly translated as “yummy stuff” food fair), complete with two very different types of ramen along with other “gourmet foods.”
For the ramen lovers, you get your choice of “scary” (scary?!) shark fin ramen from Tokyo’s Chibakiya, present at the ramen festival, and shina soba from Kanagawa’s Kujiraken Honten (“Love for the noodles, and soul for the soup.”)
For everyone else, there’s beef tongue from Sendai, takoyaki from Osaka, and various sweet potato snacks.
Chibakiya: available 5/15 (Thu) – 5/18 (Sun) at the Torrance, CA Mitsuwa, and 5/22 (Thu) – 5/25 (Sun) at the New Jersey Mitsuwa
Kujiraken: available 5/15 (Thu) – 5/18 (Sun) at the Costa Mesa, CA Mitsuwa, and 5/22 (Thu) – 5/25 (Sun) at the San Jose, CA Mitsuwa
Update 05/14/08 9:10PM Gulp, I just found out that the shark fin ramen is $18! I guess they’re using real shark fin. The shina soba’s a more reasonable $7. If anyone’s rich enough to try the shark fin, please let us know how it is!