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Discussion in 'Japan' started by Crispy013, Dec 30, 2017.
This is one of chocolates I keep in a pocket when skiing.
This with Chuhai
The hard part of Ika? And with Chuuhai! Must be moved to "Only in Japan"
Pickled squid = Ika and squid cartilage. It's one of nibbles for drinks that most konbinis have.
And this is sakura wood smoked boiled quail eggs. Many Konbinis have it, not only Familymart. This is 7/11's one.
Konbinis have a lot of Japanese traditional nibbles for drinks. Chuhai with them is great. But I guess you'll dislike 60 - 70% of them, so It's like a lottery for you to choose the rest 30 - 40%. I mean, many of them are acquired tastes. But when in Japan, you should try some of them, travelling abroad = cultural experience
I could not agree more. That's what travel, in part, is all about. It's a big world out there and there's lots of wonderful things to experience and people to meet. Japan is definitely in my top 3 places. I love it on so many levels.....I just seem to keep returning, year after year.
Have to look for that one, daughter loves that sort of stuff
Lawson's new Wagashi = 165 Yen
7/11's new Wagashi. Cocoa powder strawberry chocolate Mochi = Rice cake. 129 Yen.
My son just tried this salty lichy flavoured water. He thought it said yoghurt flavored on the translator app. Anyway apparently it was tasty
Lychee? And salt?
Or is it “salts” like a rehydration drink?
Maybe thats what it is
Majority chocolates at Konbinis are less than 200 Yen and most 100 - 170 Yen Konbini chocolates are yummy enough for me, so I rarely buy chocolates at Konbinis which are more expensive than 200 Yen. A lot of people around me like "Meiji The Chocolates". I also like them, but I still keep buying 170 Yen chocolates at Konbinis. It's because I don't have a keen sense of taste?. Please someone tries Meiji The Chocolates and compare them with cheaper chocolates. I think all Konbinis have Meiji The Chocolates now.
About Meiji The Chocolate : https://www.meiji.co.jp/sweets/chocolate/the-chocolate/en/awards/
Meiji's new range of bean-to-bar chocolate is a hit
My daughter loves the pancakes injected with maple syrup.
This is my deadset favourite - I ate at least one of these each day whilst in Japan recently
This one?. Most Konbinis have similar ones. I also like them but I make it a rule not to eat them before skiing because whenever I eat it, I get to feel thirsty and tend to drink green tea too much. Drinking too much water before skiing will result in,,, you know
That's one of my ski-jo chocolates!. But, you should not overeat it if you drive on the day. I mean, the alc/vol of Rummy is 3.7%, so there is a risk that the local police arrest you for drink driving if you eat Rummy too much before driving. Lotte produce and sell Rummy only during wintertime, so you can't buy it in green season.
I know right! Luckily I dont drive in Japan (& its generally a post ski treat). I didnt know it was only a winter snack. Will need to ensure I only go to Japan in winter
I DO drive in Japan.
I was going to add Rummy to my list of “must try” from your recommendation, but thank you @Ramenman, I’ll make sure it’s eaten when I’m not planning to drive
If it’s special for Winter I might bring a few home for gifts
Many alcohol-in-chocolates at Konbinis are Winter-Only. I heard it's because alcohol evaporates more when temperature is higher and the quality of the chocolates deteriorate in summer. Plus, I think It's because Japanese people tend to want more alcohol in winter than summer.
I think you don't need to worry too much about alcohol in Rummy. I mean, Konbinis display them at a snack area that kids can pick up and buy, which means, kids can eat them. 20 and older are allowed to buy and drink alcohol beverages in Japan and shop assistants in Japan always ask your age even if you look like 25 years old(They don't ask you if you look older than 30, though). Some shop assistants still ask me my age when I buy alcohol beverages at Konbinis, but they have never asked me my age when I buy Rummy
Even so.. you don’t want to be the Gaijin suspected of driving with alcohol in your system.
I ate this today, salmon wasabi mayonnaise sushi roll. I like the balance of wasabi and mayonnaise.
My new favourite chocolate snack.....
You can buy them in different supermarkets throughout Japan and 7-11 also have their own brand.
I've had to touch OK (or whatever it was) on the screen to verify I was over 20 a few times when buying Chuhis or Umeshu at konbinis and I'm well beyond that age. Had to laugh.
Lawson also has a similar one. Lemon flavored smoked beef tongue. This with Chuhai =. Edit: Sorry, it seems it is not beef tongue but pork tongue. I like both beef tongue and pork tongue, especially beef one. The texture is great, not only it's delicious
Haha, in recent years, it just pops up automatically at major konbinis whenever you buy alcohol beverages. You should ask the shop assistant "Jyudai ni mie-masuka?" = Do I look like a teenager?
Familymart's steamed sukiyaki bun!
I never get to touch.
Normally assistant number 3 does it
It's always a race to press that button. The shop attendant assumes that you don't know about it and always goes for it, you've got to have the reflexes of a cat to beat them. It's all part of the game.
Depends if they are bagging my Karaage
Not quite Konbini related but ice cream so hopefully close enough for this thread.
In summer this year I found Strawberry and White Chocolate Parm (ice cream) - Best. Ice Cream. Ever.
I had a new box of 6 in the freezer when the earthquake hit and I lost electricity for 3 days.
By the time I realised that they were in danger it was too late - I scoffed 3 of them just in time but sadly, the other 3 melted. So sad.
Anyway, now they do not seem to be available. I have searched high and low but can only find Strawberry without the White Chocolate which is nowhere near as good.
Does anyone know if they were a limited flavour? Or only available in summer?
@Ramenman? You seem to be somewhat of an expert on snack related issues.
Japanese companies tend to sell new beverages, confectioneries, ice creams, onigiris, etc very frequently and they stop selling them soon as well. If a company sold 10 different Chuhais in 2018, 5 of them are replaced by new Chuhais and you can't buy them in 2019. It's very common in Japan. I like it in that I can always find new foods & drinks whenever I go to Konbinis & supermarkets, but at the same time, it's a bit sad if my favorite foods & drinks are replaced by new ones and they are not available any longer.
Yes that's the one. Thanks @Ramenman
They were so very good. That is the worst news I have had all week.
This should be "Drugstore Chatter", not Konbini Chatter, but some drugstore tips.
I'm basically quite healthy person but I suffer from migraine once a month and often suffer from constipation. Not only migraine but also constipation can ruin my ski holidays (What happens if a sudden bowel movement attacks me when backcountry skiing after long-lasting constipation!), so I always carry two specific medicines. In most major train stations, there are drugstores, so you can buy them there. There are 4 medicine categories in Japan and you can buy Category 3 and Category 4 drugs at Konbini but only licensed pharmacists are allowed to sell Category 1 and Category 2. Konbinis don't have those pharmacists, so you need to go to drugstores to buy them. Category 1 = the most effective (but higher risk of side effects). I always try to find Category 1 or Category 2 ones.
The image below is Loxonin S plus, my most favorite painkiller(for migraine, etc). You see "第１類医薬品" on the bottom right corner of the box. It means "Category 1 medicine". I recommend you try to find 第１類 = Category 1 or 第２類 = Category 2 because I think most Category 3 and 4 medicines are useless.
One tablet per day.
This コーラック2 is 第2類 =Category 2 medicine for constipation. Take three tablets (only one for kids) at 8pm, then you'll 99% have bowel movements between 3am and 7am = before you leave the hotel to ski
7/11 keep selling new cream puffs. The one above was 新発売 = new item last month, but now it isn't. 7/11 started selling another one this month. This is the one and I prefer this one.
The cream puffs tend to be good but a lot of the custard puffs (from most shops) tend to have a filling that is not quite thick enough.
When you bite into them the custard spills out and ends up down the front of your shirt. You must eat them with extreme care.
So, normally I wouldn't buy such things but in an effort to support Ramenman I am making an exception (did that sound believable?)
Cream puff from Seicomart.
And whilst on the topic of Seicomart: Why is it the only shop I've ever been into that doesn't use the money tray system? You have to actually hand the money to the cashier directly. So uncivilised.
The one in Hirafu?
I’ve always used the tray in years past.
Maybe they got sick of explaining the tray to people
Nope, I'm a Furano boy. Several fine Seicomart establishments, no money trays.
HAHA, I didn't notice that, mostly because I need google translate to survive and can only point my phone at so many things.
Don’t think I went into Seicomarto when we were in Furano.
Did make a laughable attempt at the drive though burgers for the boys though! My Japanese is much more suited to face to face
Ah ha, "for the boys"
I never eat those drive through burgers at home but for some reason I do partake in the odd one or 2 when I am here.