By Debbye Abe
Chicken teriyaki, Spam “musubi” riceballs, rice curry and other crowd favorites will return to the Tacoma Buddhist Temple Fall Food and Crafts Bazaar on Sunday, Nov. 3.
Diners can also shop at a craft and rummage sale featuring Japanese-themed items and enjoy a display and sale of sumi-e watercolor paintings by the Puget Sound Sumi Artists.
A bake sale will offer a variety of sweets including “mochi” cupcakes and the always popular “daifuku mochi,” a confection made of sweet rice flour and red azuki beans.
The luncheon menu will feature a variety of freshly prepared items from $1 to $9, including: kabobs, chicken teriyaki, chow mein, rice curry, udon noodles, several types of sushi (“inarizushi,” “maki zushi” and Spam “musubi”) and several desserts. Some items will be available in vegetarian versions.
Each fall, the bazaar draws hundreds of community members. Come early before the favorites sell out!
Tacoma Buddhist Temple Fall Food & Crafts Bazaar
When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013
Where: Tacoma Buddhist Temple, 1717 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma, 98402.
Three blocks up the hill from the University of Washington Tacoma.
More info: www.tacomabt.org,
Cost: Free admission. Menu items, $1 to $9