Soon we’ll be driving our Akiba-style graphics adorned truck all across to various Los Angeles locations to serve up favorites like crispy Japanese fried chicken (J.F.C.) – prepared either classic style (served with mayo and lemon) or Okamoto style (served with our special glaze, sesame seeds, and green onion garnish), our deep fried sweet and sour chicken Nom Bomb Sandwich, or the savory satisfaction of a good ole plate of Japanese-style curry with chunks of beef served over rice (our twist: garnishing with shredded gouda cheese, adding another note of umami!).
You’ll also find our bright red truck at a few special Japanese related events scheduled throughout the summer.
The Okamoto Kitchen truck is proud to be a special guest of Tokyo Status, a summer festival in Little Tokyo. Designed around an airline theme, the 8 hour event includes various artists and musicians, a fashion show, short film screenings, a karaoke contest, and various vendors selling wares. The airline theme was born out of the organizers love for steampunk fashion and airships of yesteryear, the fantasy theme extending even to the event’s “boarding pass” tickets and staff airship costumes. We’ll be there serving up Japanese fare throughout the day on Saturday, July 18, 2015. Additional information about Tokyo Status Summer Festival at their official page.
Two weeks later we’ll be driving down to participate in the Moshi Moshi Nippon Festival, a Japanese pop culture event happening August 1-2 at the Downtown LA Magic Box. Part of an eight international city tour designed to spotlight the best in Japanese pop culture – planned with the hopes of wooing travelers back to Japan for more – the Moshi Moshi Nippon Festival will play host to live music, Japanese food (including Okamoto Kitchen), exhibition booths, and vendors galore. For more information check their official website.