I had delicious Takoyaki otherwise known as octopus balls. They were pretty good. Not quite what I was expecting as they do not taste fishy at all.
I also had some Kvas - a Russian drink that is fermented (though non-alcoholic) something. The initial taste is fairly unpleasant, but the aftertaste is actually kind of nice.
After the fair we went to the T&T (my favorite Asian grocery story ever). While there I got a steamed mochi cake (in rainbow colors!).
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I don't know Mary, but she makes good mochi! It has a real gentle sweet flavor with a hint of coconut. It is very very soft and rich. Not for eating in one sitting though its only about 4in around and 1/2 inch thick. I may have to buy another then I get back to the T&T!
In keeping with talking about food. I also made myself a pretty delicious lunch.
Both of those are easy to make.
For the Black bean salad I used 1 can of black beans, 2 small tomatos chopped, one avocado chopped, and the juice of one lime. I then salted to taste and added a bit of Mexican hot sauce for spice.
Cucumber salad is just as easy. Take 1/2 and english cucumber. Cut in half the long way and remove seeds. Peel a bit of the peel off to make a nice pattern and slice thinly. Make dressing by combining 1/8 cup rice wine vinegar (white vinegar will work if that's what you have or another form of wine vinegar), 1/2 tsp sugar, and 1/8 tsp salt (or to taste). Stir together until dissolved. Add cucumber and 1tbs toasted sesame seeds.