Ramen from Sendai-based chain Chibaki-ya was the soup du jour at Mitsuwa's autumn food fair in Torrance over the weekend. The festivities coincided with the stateside debut of Chibaki-ya's “cup noodle,” a just-add-water version of their popular ramen bowl. Also served on scene: Osaka-style okonomiyaki (with bacon!), chestnut and green-tea flavor Japanese waffles, and fish cakes on a stick.
Credit: D. Thomas