True World Foods, one of the world’s largest seafood distributors, is bringing an enormous sushi festival to NYC this weekend.
Following a two year hiatus, the True World Foods Expo 2022 will celebrate sushi and Japanese culinary culture. The event is expected to bring in nearly 2,000 New Yorkers, featuring around 50 food-related companies from the U.S. and across the globe.
Delicious tastings will take place from various seafood offerings such as Bluefin tuna, yellowtail, sea bream, salmon, sea urchin, and scallops, to popular Japanese items like Hida wagyu (a prized variety from Japan’s Gifu Prefecture), matcha green tea, yuzu, wasabi, and nori seaweeds. For vegetarians, samplings of new plant-based products from vegan ramen to sake ice cream will be available.
If that’s not enough food for you, there’s even more! “Yatai” street foods like takoyaki octopus balls and gyoza dumplings will be served by Osho and True Foods will have its own tasting booth with premium sushi.
However, the main attraction is sure to be the Tuna Cutting Demonstration. Attendees will be able to watch a 400-pound bluefin butchered and sliced in real time! The show will begin around 1:30pm, followed by a sushi preparation of toro, chu-toro, and akami cuts from top sushi establishments including Blue Ribbon Sushi, Hatsuhana, ICCA, and Sushi Ryusei.
And if you’re so inclined after watching such a spectacle, you can purchase high-end Japanese kitchenware from knife brand Aoki Cutlery and Arita porcelain to explore the culinary customs at home.
Tickets are on sale for $100/person. You can find out where to buy them here.
When: Sunday, September 18th from 12pm-5:30pm
Where: The Metropolitan Pavilion at 125 West 18th Street, New York