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Ever Had a Japanese-Mexican Taco?

Japanese Cultural Bazaar 2009 features a mix of cultures

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    Ever Had a Japanese-Mexican Taco?
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    2009 Japanese Cultural Bazaar welcomes back the thunderous taiko drum group to the event June 7. The free, family-friendly event features unique food including Japanese-Mexican tacos and hard to find Cantonese-style noodles plus performers and Japanese arts and crafts.

    If you've never had a Japanese-style Mexican taco then you haven't been to the Japanese Cultural Bazaar. And this year's event  on Sunday is bringing back the high-energy taiko group  at the Buddhist Temple of San Diego.

    Taiko are Japanese drums that often have been compared to the sound of thunder.

    "It's very exciting and very significant to Buddhism", says Joyce Teague, spokesperson for the  annual bazaar, which began in the 1960's.

    It's a free event and family-friendly. There will be contemporary R & B with a Hawaiian flare and other performers.

    "The second most popular part of the bazaar is the food", adds Teague.

    There will be old-fashioned pan-fried noodles Cantonese-style, which is hard to find these days she says.  Sushi and beef curry are also popular grazing items. But one of the highlights is Japanese-Mexican tacos and tofu tacos made by "Angie" who is Japanese-American, born south of the border says Teague.