Moon Lantern Festival & Quiz Night

1 10 2010

Judging by the difficulty in finding a park, this year’s moon lantern festival was a hit. There were even some vegan asian dishes on sale.

We checked out the lanterns and watched some drumming and fireworks. A couple of days later we ate red-bean moon cakes from Zenhouse.

Our recent quiz night was also a success. We filled the hall with tables and gave away heaps of prizes. M&M bid on these paintings of sakura on our behalf and did a fantastic job in winning the auction for us (since we were the auctioneers we couldn’t bid for ourselves). Let’s hope this year’s Vegan Festival is also a huge success.

Holidays have been lovely so far, with great weather and lots of garden visitors to keep me company while I weed all of our gardens beds that have overgrown in our time away. Say “hello” to Mr stick insect.

Tokyo VegFood Festa

18 10 2009

We started off the Tokyo VegFood Festa for 2009 at Tokyo station. The New York Doughnut Plant didn’t have the same vegan soymilk donut we had first tried. Instead they had 2 totally awesome new flavours – pumpkin and rose flavours. Breakfast thus completed we went to Yoyogi Park for the actual VegFood Festa.

There were a large number of stalls, but not as well placed as the Kyoto festival (which was in a more open space with grassed spaces to sit, opposed to a long narrow street filled with stalls on either side). However, the entire festival was advertised as veing vegan so we could eat whatever we wanted.

We met-up with some other folks from Vegan Meet-ups and slowly worked our way through the food that was on offer.

Then we had dinner at Pure Cafe, which was actually classified as a late lunch on their menu. It was okay, but the desserts were really good.