595 River Road, Edgewater, NJ 07020
Yesterday, some friends, Will, and I drove to Mitsuwa in Edgewater, New Jersey as early as 9:30AM as we were afraid if we drove any later, we would not make it for what's left on the last day of the Japanese Gourmet Fair. Luckily we were first on the ramen line and there was plenty of tables free to choose from.
A friend of ours and I decided to walk around the different booths to see what was cooking. We came across the booth that sold the Inari (tofu skin) with crab & lotus root. It was so hard to resist, so we picked it up.
|Inari with crab and lotus root $11.90|
|Kesunnuma Ramen , $11.90|
So we spent almost $12.00 on our bowl of ramen. The Kesunnuma Ramen had the usual ramen ingredients; bamboo shoots, crab meat, pork, seaweed, scallions, and a hard-boiled egg. I liked the broth. It was nice and light.
|Salmon Rice Bowl|
Matcha Ice Cream with white rice balls, red beans, and wafer
There was a small booth that sold exclusively matcha desserts. Two of the desserts that looked really good were sold out already, so Will and I ordered the #1 which was matcha ice cream with white rice balls, red beans, and wafer. Oh my goodness! This was literally one of the best ice creams I've ever had. It was light, a little bitter, but rich and creamy. The white rice balls were sweet, tasted like tong yuan.
Overall, I felt the food at this event wasn't the best especially since the ramen wasn't too special this time. I felt the only item that really stood out to me was the Inari with crab meat & lotus (expensive stuff) and the matcha ice cream.
If you're interested in attending or checking out another one of Mitsuwa's events, they are having one next month -- http://www.mitsuwa.com/event/eevent.php?e=45