First sushi festival comes to Westbroekpark, Den Haag from 9-11 June 2017

First sushi festival comes to Westbroekpark, Den Haag from 9-11 June 2017


As I have not been to a food truck event in the Netherlands, I simply had to go to this sushi festival. My daughter and I went on the first day and as we approached the entrance, we thought we might have to pay an entry fee as there were attendants standing at the entrance. It turned out entry was free and the attendants were there to check people’s handbags and bags which I thought was good idea in light of the recent terror attacks in England.

It was an enjoyable evening with numerous food  trucks, music in the background and bars to buy drinks. It wasn’t too crowded and there were tables for you to sit and enjoy the food you bought. A food truck that I particularly liked was “Pass the peas” truck which had Korean style fried chicken with Asian pickles and it was really delicious. I wanted to try his veggie tempura but that was sold out.

That was a takoyaki stall and numerous sushi trucks. There was even a sushi sit down place where you could pick up sushi from a conveyor belt. I tried the “Crispy Sushi” stall that had an incredibly long queue. You had a choice of 3 fillings: salmon, California and vegetable. I loved the way the soya sauce came in a pipette!


Another interesting truck was the Yokohama truck that sold ramen. You could choose either their pork or vegetable ramen. Two guys literally prepared the ramen by hand while singing along to the music at the festival. Meanwhile, the chef prepared the ramen bowl with fastidious care. I loved the fact that they were clearly enjoying making the ramen.


There were some food trucks that didn’t really fit the “sushi” theme. For example, there was a brownie stall but as it was the only stall that sold dessert, it had quite a long queue. All in all, it was a fun experience and I am glad we went to the festival. On 10 & 11 June, it is open from 14:00. For more details, you can check out http://www.festival-joy.nl/