Did this: Taste of Marukai

This year’s Taste of Marukai proved to be another delightfully quirky food and sake fest, with hundreds congregating Thursday evening at Marukai Wholesale Mart for the eighth-annual event. As in past years, tables were stationed throughout the store, allowing attendees to graze and sip from dozens of sake and dishes. The sold-out event, which supports several local charities, featured entertainment by Keith Nakaganeku, taiko drumming, a soba-making demonstration and the cutting of a 103-pound ahi (see video below).

Taste of Marukai 2013

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It’s one of the city’s most popular food fests — and it all takes place in a supermarket.


Cutting of a 103-pound ahi