Touring Mitsuwa Marketplace

 

Get ready for the first OC FoodFiend Tour! In this post, we’ll be checking out all the great variety of food that Mitsuwa has to offer. One of my favorite places to eat when I’m being indecisive, you’d be surprised what this supermarket food court can offer!

Note that I’ll be listing the names of the individual stalls that offer each item, but all are still located inside Mitsuwa! In addition to that, most of these places ONLY ACCEPT CASH, so I’d visit the bank before heading here!

Mitsuwa Marketplace |  665 Paularino Ave Costa Mesa, CA 92626


 

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  • Hokkaido Ramen Santouka’s
    • Spicy Miso Ramen: $12.99

First off, we have the the ever so popular, Spicy Miso Ramen from Santouka. Every single time I’ve dined here, the line for Santouka’s is always the longest! They’ve got a good variety of ramen and although the lines are long, they do a good job of getting food out as quickly as possible!


 

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  • J. Sweets
    • Sweetened Matcha Green Tea: $1.94 (Refill once more for $1.06)

This business is one of the first  you see upon walking towards the food court, they also sell mochi and other Japanese goodies, but the tea is what I’m aiming for here.

It’s perfectly sweet and a great companion to any of the meals offered in the food court. The deal here is that you can get one refill for only $1.06 more! That makes it $3 for two cups, what a steal!


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  • Sanukiseimen Mugimaru
    • Spicy Tonkatsu Udon + tempura shrimp/egg: ~$12

For the indecisive me, this is my favorite stall in Mitsuwa. The way it works is similar to an assembly line. You grab a tray, order your desired udon, they’ll hand you your bowl, and then there’s a little row of delicious tempura goodness that you pick from. Prices for each tempura item are listed and they’ve got everything from chicken karaage to tempura fried egg.


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  • Miyabi Tei
    • Pork Katsu Curry: $7.50

The plates here are HUGE and extremely affordable. If you’re on a low budget and are just looking to get full in between your lunch breaks, Miyabi Tei is your go to! I’ve also heard that they have a stamp card so definitely snag one of those after your meal.

For me, the pork was a bit hard to chew, possibly because of how thick the cut was. If they were to cut it a little thinner, I think it would be perfect. But next time, I’ll be opting for the chicken instead. In regards to the curry, it definitely hits the spot and I’ve got no complaints there. Actually, it may even be the sole reason why I would try them again.


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  • T.K North Factory 
    • Custard Obanyaki: $2

This stall is only open on weekends and its smack dab in the middle of the way before you run into the food court. Here they make fresh Obanyaki with various fillings such as Custard, Green Tea, and Red Bean. They’re freshly made on the spot and a perfect ending to any meal.


 

That about wraps it up for Mitsuwa Food Tour! There are more stalls inside that I haven’t covered which means lots more delicious foods for you to discover! Definitely check out Mitsuwa if you haven’t and let me know what you liked!

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