Yakisoba IDR 20K
This one was also from the same stall with above. The portion was quite a lot, and I actually loved this “yakisoba”. The noodle was nice and chewy enough, not being too soft or too hard. Love it!
Okonomiyaki IDR 20K
For an okonomiyaki with this price, I should have been happy. NOT! The “okonomiyaki” was not even an okonomiyaki, honest. It looked and tasted more like mixed flour and egg. This and the yakisoba were already made and boxed when I ordered, so they were pretty cold when eaten. The okonomiyaki was already a bit dry and hard. EPIC FAIL!
Walking around, we saw many people doing cosplays too, and I wondered how they could bear wearing all those costumes, wigs and bringing props like that? The event was held outdoor and although it was afternoon and the sun wasn’t shining so brightly, it was still pretty hot and humid. Some cosplayers even wore like 2-3 layers of costumes, heavy make-ups and very uncomfortable-looking wigs. Kudos to them, really. Beside cosplays, there were also many stands selling Japanese-related hobbies, anime, arts, bags, fashion stuffs and so on.
Okonomiyaki IDR 25K
This one came from another stand nearby named Tokuni. It attracted our eyes because of the way they cooked. From the process, it looked like Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki just like what Mr. K has been trying to introduce to people here. The okonomiyaki was made per layer, even using noodle. Moreover, I was quite surprised to see the amount of toppings they used, octopus, kani (crab), smoked beef, egg, that was wonderful! Although it wasn’t precisely Hiroshima okonomiyaki, but we all enjoyed this very much.
Jumbo Sausage IDR 15K
An outdoor festival is never complete without a sausage or hot dog, LOL! The sausage was pretty big and tasty, but mine was covered with a little too much sauce. Anyway, it was still enjoyable and didn’t regret I bought it!
|The shooting game stand that was always crowded!|
We managed to catch the Mikoshi Parade and it was very fun to watch!! It almost felt like I were in Japan and I totally loved the enthusiasm of the people and surroundings. It was magical that these cultures exist and people from different races and backgrounds gathered together and enjoyed the festival. *melancholic*
Continuing with the food, LOL!
Ice Cream Wafer Matcha IDR 12K
Almost can never miss this kind of snack, I tried the matcha one and wasn’t impressed. There was only little hint of matcha in the ice cream (which tasted like super frozen ice, BTW), the wafer had chocolate layer in it so the chocolate flavor kind of dominated the whole thing.
|Brought back home 3 onigiris just because the guy was so cute with the onigiri head! XD|
Kakigori IDR 25K
It was very refreshing to eat this ice during such a hot and humid condition like that. I just wished the ice was shaved finer, because this one looked more like slushed ice to me rather than shaved.
Taiyaki IDR 15K each
I was ecstatic when I found the stall selling this, but I had to be disappointed once again because these were not fresh and the red bean filling was dry and hard when eaten. The shape also wasn’t the best so I hardly had any good impression about this taiyaki.
Overall, a very enjoyable afternoon and it was worth the sweat! See you in next year Ennichisai in 2015!!!