Massive Japanese, Asian food market part of festival this weekend in Mississauga


Published August 19, 2022 at 12:56 pm

Visitors to the largest Japanese cultural festival in North America, taking place this weekend in Mississauga, will have plenty of delicious Asian food dishes to choose from as more than 20 vendors will be on site.

To be exact, 21 food vendors will set up at Celebration Square in the city’s downtown core for the huge two-day Japan Festival Canada that runs Saturday and Sunday (Aug. 20-21).

Hosted virtually the last two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Japan Festival Canada returns to the square for a weekend of fun, food, culture and a thrilling entertainment lineup.

Festival organizers, who hope this weekend’s turnout will top the 90,000 visitors who attended in 2019, say the following 21 food vendors are confirmed for the event:

  • Kinton Ramen
  • Neo Coffee Bar
  • Ryu’s Noodle Bar
  • Happy Twist Inc.
  • Shao Bing Ge
  • Ichifuku Ramen
  • EDO Japanese Restaurant
  • Fisherman’s Plaice Fish and Chips
  • Crafty Ramen
  • Uncle Tetsu’s Japanese Cheesecake
  • Bao Bar
  • Chun Wing Trading
  • Fuwa Fuwa Pancakes
  • Cheese Garden
  • Eggette Hut
  • Fried Chicken and Grill Squids
  • Golden Bubbles
  • BBQ Skewers and Oysters
  • Poke Poke Mississauga
  • Happeace

Organizers say the festival’s goal, simply stated, is to “introduce and promote genuine Japanese food, culture and technologies.”

They add that after two years of hosting the festival virtually, they’re looking forward to returning to an in-person, live event in the heart of the downtown core.

Japan Festival Canada, first held in 2016, also seeks to further improve Canadian-Japanese relations, organizers note.

To that end, they add, the festival will provide “…exciting entertainment such as traditional and modern performances, pop culture stage performances, as well as delicious Japanese foods and much more.”

Japan Festival Canada 2022 will be emceed by publisher Khaled Iwamura.

For more information, visit the festival’s website.

North America's biggest Japanese festival back in Mississauga this weekend

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