“Konamon”, a popular Japanese flour dishes, contest will be held from 6th to 7th October in New York
Have you heard “Konamon” ? Konemon refers to a dish made from flour. Konamon is a general term for dishes such as takoyaki and okonomiyaki, with flour as the main ingredient. It refers mainly to those baked with flour with water, but also broadly includes udon noodles, soba, dumplings and rice cakes, dumplings and cakes.
And a “Konamon” contest will be held in New York from October 6th to 7th! It’s 2nd annual contest and two-day competition between Japanese flour shops from Japan & NYC. Konamon dishes is the third Japanese food boom that follows Sushi and Ramen, so don’t miss this event!
Help Crown the Ultimate Konamon Champion at the JAPANFes Konamon Contest 2018
Date: Sept. 26, 2018
NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2018 – This Oct. 6-7, JAPANFes will host a collision of Konamon (Japanese Flour Dish) cultures in a two-day contest for New Yorkers to indulge and try as much takoyaki, okonomiyaki, and yakisoba as they can handle. Each Konamon shop will be hitting the streets hard and dishing out some of the most inventive, flavorful, and succulent Konamon NYC will ever feast upon.
Participating Konamon Shops:
The following 4 shops will be coming all the way from Japan to participate:
- Takoyaki-doraku WANAKA:
A takoyaki speciality shop based in Osaka, Wanaka currently has 13 shops all across Japan.
Boasting a mighty 68 locations across the country, this okonomiyaki speciality shop hails from Osaka.
Emanating from Hiroshima, this Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki vendor has locations not only in Japan, but in Los Angeles as well.
Founded in 1967, this longstanding okonomiyaki shop has 14 stores all across Japan’s northernmost island of Hokkaido
The following 4 participating shops are based in New York:
The winner of the first ever Konamon Contest. While they don’t have their own store yet, they regularly participate with JAPANFes.
- Karl’s Balls:
A popular takoyaki shop. Karl’s Balls frequently takes part in not only JAPAN Fes., but a plethora of other events ranging from the Queens Night Market to POP UP NEW YORK.
Specializing in yakisoba, okonomiyaki, and takoyaki, this shop opened up in the East Village in 2017.
A bento-box vendor with 3 locations in New York. This time, they’re bringing their yaki-soba to the fight.
Date, Location and Time
Oct. 7: East Village (on 4th Ave btw 9th & 10th street) (10:30AM – 6PM)