Recap: The 2020 Japanese Food Expo

It’s about time this blog become, well, a blog again, right? Now that I’m full-time job-less and on the hunt for my next adventure (hire me!), I’m trying to devote time to the things I’ve neglected for the past 2 years due to full-time, all-consuming employement…including this blog. But enough about me. I was lucky enough to attend the 2020 Japanese Food Expo, hosted by the JFCA on Jan. 25, 2020, thanks to my friends at the Sushi Chef Institute in Torrance. Held at the Loews Hollywood Hotel, the event was filled with tons of food representing many different regions of Japan, including street food, green teas, honey, sushi made by a robot, hand rolls, and so much more.

Check out a recap of all the delicious eats from the Japanese Food Expo below!

Savory Eats

  • Chicken Karaage with a marshmallow
  • Myojo Vegan Noodles (Beet and Kale)
  • Japan House's Omuri Rice demonstration from Bar Moga Chef Shintaro Eleazar Okuda
  • Curry in cup
  • Okonomiyaki from Otajoy
  • Yamachan Ramen


  • Sushi made by robot by Suzumo
  • Chirashi Bowl
  • Kanefuku's Mentaiko
  • Amazing tuna from Riviera Seafood Club
  • Tuna hand roll from Riviera Seafood Club


  • Strawberry mochi
  • Houji-cha Roasted Green Tea Vegan frozen dessert (made with coconut milk)
  • Green tea ice cream
  • Hatcho Miso ice cream
  • Kondo Honey Factor's Ginger Honey

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