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A FREE Japanese food festival is happening in Montreal this week

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DH Montreal Staff Jul 18, 2018 9:49 am 2,950

The Mile-End’s Marché des Possible will host Yatai MTL, a Japanese food festival that kicks off tomorrow.

Yatai is a small, mobile, street food stall that is popular in Japan, dating back to the 1630s. The food shop specializes in ramen noodles, fried Japanese delicacies and dumplings.

Yatai MTL will bring exactly that to Aire Commune at Marché des Possible until the end of this weekend.

The festival will host a slew of activities that best represent Japanese culture including music, dancing, sake drinks and live cooking workshops.

The festival will specialize in ‘yakitori’ (which literally translates to “grilled bird”), while also cooking by ‘karaage,’ a traditional Japanese frying technique.

Street vendors will also sell the popular snack, ‘korokke,’ a mashed potato, onion and beef dumpling.

For dessert, there will be ‘taiyaki’, a pancake batter cone stuffed with ice cream and fruit.

Japanese food festival

Yatai MTL/Facebook

Japanese food festival

Yatai MTL/Facebook

Japanese food festival

Yatai MTL/Facebook

Japanese food festival

Yatai MTL/Facebook

The festival will host dozens of authentic street shops and prices vary depending on the selected item.

Yatai MTL

When: July 19 – 22
Time: 5 pm – 10 pm on July 19; 12 pm – 10 pm on July 20 and 21; and 12 pm – 7 pm on July 22
Where: Aire Commune – 5705 Rue de Gaspé
Price: Free admission

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DH Montreal Staff

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