Sunday, August 16, 2015

♡Sushi Fest in New Orleans♡

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Today Nhu took me to Sushi Fest !  We had tons of fun, ate great food and I can't wait until next year to go again!
ヾ(。・ω・)シ
There were two parts to the festival, upstairs were the concession stands/food vendors; the different stands were different local Japanese restaurants, sushi and hibachi spots. 
Downstairs in the arena area was the entertainment and merchandise.
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Besides eating, there was a live band, I didn't know them but my friend Dom knew of them! There was other entertainment like dancers and a stilts performer!  Some other companies had tables set up to sell merch like Kawaii Nola! (if you remember that post I did ages ago lmao)
What everyone really anticipated was the raffle drawing on the trip to Japan; Nhu bought 5 raffle tickets but still didn't win 
੨( ・᷄ ︵・᷅ )シ
she didn't expect to but still . . . we were sad for a few seconds lol
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this is the dancer, she was in a box above the bar
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And here's the lady on stilts! She saw me taking a picture of her and decided to strike a pose! (this was so cute ^^)
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I had to visit Kawaii Nola's booth and I wanted to cry everything was so cute! I didn't get to take a picture of the clothing they had ;;
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aagggg I want a bento box but Nhu said "you don't cook what's the point" so I felt discouraged but tbh I didn't reeeaally need it so~
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I've wanted sushi socks for so long but I passed on them ( I slightly regret this)
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Nhu wanted the totoro with the no-face mask but she didn't get it either
But here's what I did get!
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they're so cuuuuute ヽ(´ω`○)ノ.+゚*。:゚+
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Now onto the food
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The first roll we tried was the "Black & Gold roll"!
  • shrimp tempura, cucumber, kani, baked with spicy mayo, crawfish and scallions, Tsunami & tsurai sauces

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This one was one of my faves! I love crawfish and any sushi with spicy mayo is great to me!
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Next was the "Bonsai BBQ Pulled Pork"
I don't remember what everything is on top but it was also good!
I do remember that it was marinated in sake though
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 We spotted a table that had a lot of food but the line was entirely too long !  I wanted to try the "Herro Kitty Bento Box"
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( that was literally the name they had on the banner) but we sneaked a picture of it!
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the festival was from 2 to 5pm and we stayed the entire time, so around 4:30pm there were no lines and the booths were knocking the prices down so we went back to this booth.  They had plenty Herro Kitty boxes left but I changed my mind and Nhu wanted to try the Pikachu Roll but they were sold out :((( however she was able to try their Honda Roll
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Then we tried a "Crawfish and Seaweed Salad"
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It was really good!  I questioned why was it cold but then I remembered it was a salad, it's supposed to be served cold lol
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After that, we tried "Crab Meat Ravioli"
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holy shit this was so good ( like , the bomb dot com good)
I wanted a second bowl but I was down for the count and full as hell
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Nhu bought the "Cajun Sun Roll"
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It had raw tuna on the top so I had to pass on it
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And lastly we had dessert!  Cake balls!!!
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  • the yellow is "green tea", the orange is "sriracha" and the blue is "red bean"
The red bean and green tea were so good !  I let Nhu have the sriracha because I was too afraid to try it lol  she said you couldn't taste it really but I think she was trying to trick me !

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I wish I would have tried more sushi but I was so full after the ravioli and cake I couldn't even think about eating again .   But I'm glad I got to try all of this yummy food!
Do you guys like sushi?  What's your favorite roll or sushi spot?
I want to try more~~
(ノ・д・)ノ
See you next post !
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2 comments:

  1. I never knew about such a festival, I wish we had one here in The Netherlands it looks like so much fun. Also, those little charms you got are so cute

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    1. Awww (๑´╹‸╹`๑) This was my second time hearing about it so I'm not sure how long it's been running/happening or if other places have the same festival :/
      Oh and ikr! There were so many hello kitty things at that booth and the charms were only $3 each!

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