Thursday, October 27, 2016

Quick Bites: Halloween, Japanese-Style

Posted By on Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 9:30 AM

click to enlarge nyoshisoto-1.jpg

Yoshimatsu Healthy Japanese Eatery might be the last place you’d expect to be serving Halloween-themed eats—but you’d be wrong!

This locally owned, super-vegan-friendly restaurant is so authentically Japanese that the menu is written in choppy English and it serves some stuff that some Americans would find, well, not so yummy-sounding—like squid salad or fermented soybeans. But this place serves up so much variety that you’re sure to find something you like, be it the low-cal stir-fried tofu noodles or the more decadent bacon-and-onion Kushi Yaki skewers.

Anyway, in honor of All Hallows’ Eve this year, in mid-October Yoshimatsu started offering a Halloween Special: pumpkin ramen—a unique but great idea!—as well as Yuzu Miso Dengaku, or miso-glazed eggplant (whose relation to Halloween we’re frankly not sure about, but which we’ve heard is heard is delicious).

And if you haven’t been to Yoshimatsu for awhile, you might not even know two very important things about the place:

1. Yes, it’s open again—it reopened right across the street from its old location last spring!

And…

2. It’s apparently one of Bernie Sanders’ go-to Tucson eateries: He was spotted there just last week, when he spoke at the university. We’ll get back to you if we get the scoop on what he ordered. (Politicians: They’re just like us!)

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Anna Mirocha

Today | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat
DO(OM) Yoga

DO(OM) Yoga @ Floor Polish

Sundays, 8-9 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

Saturday Tour & Tasting

Visit Hamilton Distillers every Saturday at 3 pm for a tour of the distillery and malthouse, plus… More

@ Hamilton Distillery Saturdays, 3-5 p.m. 2106 Forbes Blvd #103

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. UA's 'Freedom School' Isn't Free Of Costs Or Hiring Restrictions (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Laughing Stock: Laff’s and Tears, Plus New Mics (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Claytoon of the Day: A Cosby Sweater (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. The Weekly List: 22 Things To Do In Tucson This Week (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. 'Educators Support Fund' Is Helping Out Tucson Area Educators (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2018 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation