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Dining with the Chef in San Francisco! See Japanese super-chef Tatsuo Saito in action!

July 21, 2016

Japanese Cuisine at J-POP SUMMIT!

This event took place on July 23rd and 24th. Thank you to all the people who attended!

With Japanese cuisine winning devoted followers all over the world, ramen, sushi, yakitori and countless other Japanese dishes are entering the vocabulary of food fans everywhere. As one Japanese restaurant after another opens in the world's greatest cities, authentic Japanese cuisine is being consumed half a world away from its country of origin. And while ramen joints are drawing young San Francisco diners in droves, the California Roll is now part of the culinary culture in the home of sushi. The West Coast and Japanese food are a match made in heaven!

Coming to San Francisco this weekend is a unique chance to sample authentic Japanese home cooking at the annual J-POP SUMMIT. Featuring the latest in Japanese pop culture, the J-POP SUMMIT will once again be held at the Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture, with great views of the bay forming a backdrop to mouth-watering Japanese food, live music, fashion shows, anime and games. Japan fans old and new will love this showcase of the latest in Japanese culture.

This year's J-POP SUMMIT has something very special for those who adore Japanese food. Might you already be a fan of the popular TV show Dining with the Chef, broadcast on NHK WORLD? Well, J-POP SUMMIT will be welcoming presenter Yu Hayami and super-chef Tatsuo Saito, who will be cooking in front of a live audience. He's never been to the West Coast with the show before and is looking forward to dazzling San Francisco foodies with genuine cutting-edge knife techniques as he prepares a stunning platter of sashimi. He'll also be offering suggestions for preparing an all-time favorite, Ginger Fried Pork. Tatsuo Saito and Yu Hayami's great rapport should contribute to a very entertaining day, packed with great ways to enjoy Japanese cuisine. Don't miss this unique opportunity! If you're a Japan fan, bring your appetite and visit J-POP SUMMIT this weekend.

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