Montreal will soon play host to a massive "Japanese Street Food" Festival that is totally FREE to attend at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre right by Cremazie Station.
If you live in Montreal, you know this city has no shortage of amazing eateries. Whether you're looking for a quick and dirty poutine or a gourmet meal at one of Canada's best restos, Montreal is here to provide.
On top of delivering a wide array of restos at every price-point, Montreal also has a thriving international food scene, with authentic foodstuffs from across the globe.
So there's no question in my mind that this Japanese Food Fest is going to be amazing.
This is the 18th Annual Matsuri festival being hosted by Montreal's Japanese Canadian Culture Centre.
Admission is totally free and once inside you will be amazed by the entertainment, food, and endless activities planned for the day-long event.
Games planned for the day include Yoyo fishing, Origami, Sumo and other demonstrations of traditional Japanese games. There will also be instructors there to teach traditional dances like the Bon Odori dance that serves as a reminder of gratefulness for your ancestors.
You will also have the chance to learn Japanese archery and Japanese drumming.
But of course, you're probably here for the food. There will, of course, be countless Japanese food kiosks where you can try a plethora of Japanese food staples and street foods.
Typical Matsuri dishes will be available, including dishes like okonomiyaki (pancakes), takoyaki (octopus balls), yakiniku (BBQ beef), kakigori (shaved ice with fruit or matcha).
So put August 3rd down in your calendar, you are not going to want to miss this delicious day!