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Thursday, 19th November 2009
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Japanese food festival tempts US sushi lovers

Japanese food lovers in Los Angeles flocked to a food festival in the city on Sunday (November 15th), it has been reported.

Writing for the blog the Laist, Lindsay Williams Ross said that Japanese food and drink fans were tempted to the event by the promise of free and unlimited sushi.

It was held at the Kyoto Grand Hotel and Gardens in the Little Tokyo district of Los Angeles.

Among the food on offer was sushi, tempura, ramen and yakatori and those who cannot get enough of sushi were given the chance to show their love for the food in an eating contest in the hotel.

As well as the sushi eating competition, attendees to the event could watch demonstrations of how sushi is made, including a "giant tuna" cutting demo by specially trained sushi chefs.

Furthermore, those at the event were allowed to try their hand at making their own sushi rolls with the help of a sushi making machine.

Those who want a taste of real authentic sushi could head on a holiday to Japan and sample the food of the country - and with sushi bars ranging from top-flight Michelin-starred eateries to casual and cheap places for a cheap bite, there is something to suit any holiday budget.

Written by Kimberley Homer.

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