Posts tagged Japan
Posts tagged Japan
We had some mind-blowing Okinanwan sea salts in Tokyo on our last trip, used in a number of different ways at several restaurants. Picked up several varieties at a salt specialty shop in Azabu-Jyuban to take home and now started testing them for a dinner party we’re having tomorrow. Such amazing textures and tastes!
Funky Danish blue cheese on top of smoked, pickled radish from Akita, Japan… Incredible!!
I’ve eaten plenty of squid “surume”, a kind of jerky, in Japan before, but this was the first time I’ve tried a version that had been dried in its own ink. Simply outstanding!!!
Just saw this truck drive by while walking down the street here in San Francisco! Need to find out where they’re parked…
Remember the McDLT? They kept the hot side hot and the cool side cool? Well, McDonald’s Japan recently started their own Hot & Cool summer campaign, lunching two new menu items last week.
On Hot side, you have the Habanero Tomato Quarter Pounder… a Quarter Pounder topped with cheese, tomato, lettuce and a double dose of a fiery habanero pepper sauce, smeared on the top and bottom of the bun! There is also a chicken option available.
On the Cold Side, you have the BLT Mozzarella & Basil… slices of thick cut bacon, lettuce, tomato, basil pesto and fresh mozzarella, all on a long whole grain bun. Modeled after a Caprese salad, they say.
On sale now nationwide.
Was excited to see Kirin trying to capitalize on the success of their delicious “Salt & Fruit” drinks by releasing “Salt & Lychee” gummies!
Until I tried them.
These are more like “Sugar & Lychee”.
Much too sweet, unfortunately.
My friend Ken just got back from Japan and brought some amazing dried octopus from Shimane Prefecture back with him!
It’s like octopus jerky…
Nestle Japan now selling mini Kit Kat snack bars for about 40 cents each. Available in Dark Chocolate and Green Tea flavors to start.
Finally got my hands on them thanks to my pal @AkiYanagi…
Now wish I never had. Just terrible.
We did a taste test at our creative retreat and not a single person liked them.
The truth is, the Frito-Lay flavor engineers did their job too well… these taste JUST like a sip of Mountain Dew! But in crystalized powder form. And when you add in the crunch of the Cheeto, it’s just off-putting.
For all the interesting, original flavored snack products that Frito-Lay puts out in Japan, this was one of the worst I can remember.
But hey, you can’t win ‘em all.
Better luck next time…
From July 19 to August 31st, Nintendo be opening an exclusive “Pokemon the Movie XY” exhibition in Roppongi Hills in Tokyo. The anime-inspired space will also include a special pop-up PIkachu Cafe, selling Pokemon-themed food and drinks. Here’s a look at a few of the upcoming menu items…
The Pikachu Teriyaki Burger…
Pikachu Beef Curry…
Pokemon Yogurt Drinks, each sold with a special coaster….