Join us for a Tohoku-style “imonikai” (芋煮会)! What is “Imonikai” you ask? You can think of it a bit like a fall version of “o-hanami”, with families and friends gathering together to enjoy “imoni” in the outdoors.

Imoni” is a kind of hot soup or stew made from taro, and typically includes beef, konyaku, burdock, mushrooms, and the soup base can be made of soy sauce or miso, though there are different variations depending on the region of Tohoku.

We will be making a Yamagata style and Fukushima inspired imoni pot.

Imonikai” are typically held on a riverbank and “imoni” is cooked from scratch in a pot over a fire pit. (Although we’ll be going with the less traditional butane burner for reasons of fire safety.)You are welcome to bring your friends and family to experience a bit of Tohoku at Trout Lake Park, and enjoy this “imonikai” party together!

Date: Monday, November 11
Time: 12:00pm
Place: Trout Lake Park, Vancouver
Cost: $15.00 per person
Please fill in the following form by November 6 (Wed) to RSVP!

We look forward to seeing you there! The “imoni” soup as well as various picnic snacks will be provided. All you need to bring is your own drink and a smile!

Please note: this is an outdoor event, and will be postponed in the case of rainy or poor weather. Should this be the case, a weather cancellation notice will be sent out by 4pm on November 10 (Sun).