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Question Konbini chatter

Discussion in 'Japan' started by Crispy013, Dec 30, 2017.

  1. Ramenman

    Ramenman One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    創味シャンタン(Soumi Shantan) , the magical seasoning:thumbs:. As you can see in the pic below, it's Amazon Japan's choice and it's nearly 5 stars, very popular seasoning because it makes a lot of foods more delicious easily. You can buy it at Konbinis too. If you are interested in cooking Japanese & Chinese foods at home, I highly recommend it. I use it to make my original ramen at home too;)


     
  2. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Lol!
    It truly was.
    PB and I had been away for a few days at Tokachidake, driving back we called the boys and asked if they wanted anything - it was their request.

    Edit: I did however partake. Curiosity and laziness to source an alternate.
     
  3. d15812

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    Ahh, Shantung seasoning (Westernised pronunciation)

    Raw materials / salt, dextrin, animal and vegetable fats and oils, sugar, meat extract, wheat flour, spice, leek powder, vegetable extract, protein hydrolyzate, yeast extract, seasoning (amino acid etc.), fragrance, acidulant, Including milk ingredients)

    "Soumi" means Finland in Finnish (Like Nihon/Nippon in Japanese) - I'm sure that this is completely unrelated to this seasoning product.
     
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    7-11 Scallop Butter and Soysauce Potato Chips. Best junk food ever.
     
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    "Suomi"
     
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  6. Ramenman

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    This one?
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    That's the one, FTW.
     
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    indeed, oops. :oops:
     
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  9. Ramenman

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    7/11's new ice creams and I like them.
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    I don't recommend "NewDays". Konbinis put importance on Onigiri(rice ball) to differentiate themselves from the other Konbinis. They start selling new Onigiris every month to keep attracting customers. Konbinis that have good Onigiris are good Konbinis. I've been avoiding NewDays, but yesterday, I dropped in at NewDays and bought two Onigiris, and they were nowhere near Onigiris of 7/11, Lawson and Familymart.

    NewDays is a subsidiary of JR Group, so NewDays are located at the best spots of JR stations, so you tend to drop in at NewDays. They are given the best locations by JR, so they can survive, not for their quality. I try to avoid Seicomart too, but sometimes difficult in Hokkaido because Seicomart is too dominant in Hokkaido:p
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  11. LMB

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    Hmmmm, I reckon the conbini at the train station at PyeongChang was a NewDays. Not that I took any notice but it was a shitty conbini and that photo reminds me so much of it for some reason.
     
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    That conbini in PyeongChang had a terrible terrible selection. Probably the worst one i visited in South Korea!!
    Speaking of shit conbinis at stations. Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto was terrible when i arrived last year!

    Newdays arent my favorite (im a 7/11 man!) but they often have those onigiri sandwichs with a chickenkatsu, they go down alright.
     
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    Chocolate, raspberry, more chocolate then icecream in the middle. Limited edition, found these in some Tokyo Family Mart's and I think a 7-eleven. I've gone so far as to email the Australian distributor to see if they're bringing them out over here as I'm suffering withdrawals.
    Edit - also found them at the Yamakazi konbini in Akakura Onsen.
     
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    All I can say is that I walked into a 7-11 back home in Sydney the other day and I wept.
     
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    I like it very much:thumbs:!.

    Most ice creams at Konbinis are between 100 Yen and 160 Yen but Häagen-Dazs is about 300 Yen, so I need an excuse when I choose a 300 Yen ice cream like "I did something good today, so I can choose a 300 Yen ice cream today":p.

    Häagen-Dazs is originally an American company but Häagen-Dazs Japan (Japanese company Suntory jointly own Häagen-Dazs Japan) is a very different thing just like 7-Eleven USA and 7-Eleven Japan are two different things now, Nestle (KitKat is from Nestle) is originally a Swiss company but Nestle Japan sell a lot different KitKats in Japan, etc.
     
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    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Anyone missing Meltykiss?

    One of my boys is Keto and I whipped up a Keto Fudge for him as an alternative fat bomb for a change. Chefs privaleges of course means you get to lick the spoon/bowl. The flavour/texture was so familiar, and yum.... took me until I was driving around town today for the penny to drop. Tastes very very similar to Meltykiss!

     
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    Currently winning best new find this trip.
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    I can't wait for my first conbini breakfast of 2020. Not long to go now.
     
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    the sound track is what really sells it.... pulls the whole clip together.
     
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    ha. yes! I hadn't noticed when I found the clip. I had my lappy on mute
     
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    Nup, not for me, about the only thing I have eaten in Japan and didn't like, found them dry and tasteless o_O
     
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    depends on the filling, I guess
     
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    Also, there is a difference in onigiri between the conbinis. IMO 7-eleven rates the best. Others may differ
     
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    I'm so looking forward to trying it all when I'm over there! LOL
     
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    And here is an empirical analysis of said onigiri!
     
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    Love dorayaki! :yum:
     
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    Two faves.
     
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    Nah paying a bajillion dollars at resort hotel instead
     
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    Alright Tonester, for you I'll give them another go this April :wave:
     
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    Well don’t grumble too much.
     
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    Make sure you report back then with your review!
     
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    Hyst-san likes Anko?. I mean, anko + chestnut inside is the traditional dorayaki as Wagashi, but recently, custard, etc are used instead of anko too.

    Dorayaki : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorayaki

    Edit: Anko = red bean paste
     
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    Yes, I love oshiroku as well - azuki is just a great thing.

    Anman for desert after Nikuman when skiing for lunch! :yum:

    Deep tast.:thumbs:
     
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    Don't have any Yookan just now :cry: - eaten up already! :yum: And they come with many tastes nowadays.
    https://www.toraya-group.co.jp/

    Not really konbini level!
     
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    @Ramenman, thank you very much! You made me look a bit around and look what I found:

    :yum:
     
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    No red bean?:(
     
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    Haha, red bean = anko sweets, I usually buy them at Wagashi shops, etc not at Konbinis:). Speaking of anko sweets of Konbinis, I like this new Dorayaki(anko =read bean paste in it). Familymart made the Dorayaki with a traditional wagashi store founded in 1818.
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    Three weeks in Japan.
    7/11 visits- 48
    Family mart - 2
    Lawson - 1
     
  46. Ramenman

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    sparkling sake
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    Today is my first morning in Japan.
    The count so far:
    New Days: 1
    7-11: 1
    Family Mart: 1

    And, referring back to an old post I can confirm the New Days onigiri is shite! But I was in a hurry to catch the Shinkansen and had no choice in the matter. It was either New Days or starve. In hindsight, I should have had an intermittent fasting day today.

    I should also add that even though I have a Family Mart Lawson loyalty card, I doubt I will ever make good use of it.
    Now...if only I could get a 7-11 loyalty card, that would be a different matter!
     
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    Sapporo started selling Sapporo Magnum(their new Chuhai series) last year. I think it's because Suntory's Strong Zero has been sold well in recent years. The alcohol by volume of Strong Zero is 9% and it's higher than most other Chuhais. Sapporo Magnum's alcohol by volume is even higher, 12%. I basically never drink any alcohol at home alone at all, but somehow, I like drinking in ski resort villages at night.
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    What flavour is it?
     
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