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Question Konbini chatter

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

  1. Ramenman

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    I like this one. It's "Seven Premium Gold", so it's expensive one(7/11 have Premium Gold series and they are luxury).
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    It's ice cream.
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    Japanese ice cream is typically good & good value.:thumbs:
     
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  4. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    And bizarrely a great choice for a post ski munchie attack LOL
     
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    Muesli flavoured ice cream?!
     
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    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    when daimaru was a department store in melbourne, the fast food was fantastic. especially liled those onigiri

    there was also a very good japanese lunch restaurant. so sad when they closed down
     
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    Speaking of Seven Premium Gold ice creams, I like this one too.
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    Both are 7/11's Milk Vanilla Soft Creams, but the right one = Seven Premium Gold one is more expensive(The normal one = the left one is about 190 Yen and Seven Premium Gold one is about 300 Yen). I like eating it after it starts melting a bit.
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    When I tell people from Australia that half our meals this last trip were from 7/11. They look at me like I'm weird.
     
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    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    They do not understand.
    Dinner tonight was Seicomarto.
    Everyone was very happy.
     
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    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    No they don't...
    *but a double sized 7*11 in hirafu would slay it.
    ** arguing with the owner of DPT on FB is a exercise in futility. Bit of a tool is Dale.
     
  12. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    LOL
    Gotta keep myself amused.
    (Plus I’m diplomatic not argumentative :p)

    We’ve got a 7-11, two Lawson’s and Seicomart now!! Not to mention 188 - the go to for training day quickie lunches for cheapo yennies just across the road from the office for video sessions.
     
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    Seems so nice walking around at night after dinner, eating an ice-cream,
    and it's -10.
    Even after beer.
     
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    I'm about to head out for my first on-the-road conbini breakfast of the trip.
    Onigiri...here I come!
     
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  15. Ramenman

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    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    What! First day of Spring already? That's way too early.
     
  17. Ramenman

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    Major Konbinis such as Seven Eleven, Familymart and Lawson have some different kinds of tongue. Recently, I'm a bit addicted to eating them at ski resorts as "second dinner" around 9 - 10pm at the lodges.
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    Highball with tongue or karage (like the girl in the video) as "second dinner" is my recent ski resort routine:p(It's a tv ad of Suntory's highball)


    Speaking of highball, it has been popular in Japan in recent years. About Highball from Wikipedia:
     
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  18. Ramenman

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    Haha, it comes from "old Japanese calendar", so the original Setsubun was not February 3rd. Plus, in Japan, January 25th - February 5th is usually the coldest period of the year, so after February 3rd = Setsubun, it's slightly getting warmer week by week. In that sense, you can still call Setsubun = Feb 3rd "First Day of Spring":p
     
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  19. Tonester

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    Tongue? Umm. No thanks
     
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    Whats wrong with ox's tongue?
     
  21. Ramenman

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    Tonester-san, please just give it a try!. I have never seen people who hate tongue. I mean, if they don't like it, they don't hate it either. So, it's not something terribly yuck. I like the texture too, not only the taste. And it goes well with alcohol beverages:)
     
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    The best sausage I ever had was in Dresden made out of horse blood and tounge.

    I'll keep an eye out for the stuff in the next conbini I visit.
     
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    Looking forward to this..

    Mountain tax.. Y410...
     
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    We had some of that a few days ago with cheese and crackers. Was ok. Wouldn’t buy again, but mainly because I was the only one who would eat it.
     
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    Typical meal choices.
     
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    I had stone baked sweet potato last night for the first time. Game changer.
     
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    Yaki Imo
    Oishiii desu ne!!
     
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    That was 10 times better than the Woolworths crap that I never buy any more.. Half the price too..
     
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  29. Tonester

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    Sorry. No can do. I have an aversion to offal. My parents were right into tongue, lamb's brains, liver, tripe, etc. Maybe it was how it was cooked, but that shit scarred me for life!
     
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  30. Ramenman

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    Then, I should not recommend Mimigaa to Tonester-san:p. I mean, I like trying "strange" local foods when travelling and I thought Mimigaa can be a good cultural experience but now I think it's not for Tonester-san. Mimigaa is Okinawan dish of pig ears and it's also a snack food eaten while drinking. It's also available at major konbinis:p
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    You’re too funny
     
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    Ditto!
     
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    I love Ishi Yaki Imo(Stone baked sweet potato):D.

    Japanese farmers keep inventing new species of vegetables and fruits. We are part-time farmers(it's still hobby, rather than business), and we have a lot of sweet potatoes in our farm. Each sweet potato tastes different and the texture is also different. I like Annou Imo. It's sweeter and the texture is more creamy. There are some other new sweet potatoes that I like but they are "too new" to be seen at konbinis / supermarkets. Annou Imo is more easily available.

    Annou Imo : https://www.specialtyproduce.com/produce/Anno_Imo_Potatoes_10005.php



    Average / Normal sweet potatoes that can be seen in Japan.
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    Annou Imo
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    You never cease to amaze @Ramenman
     
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    For the record, I think I have now made more visits to Family Mart than 7-11 this trip. Not for any reason other than they are placed in convenient spots along the route that I happen to take each day.
    I still rate 7-11's onigiri as the best though.

    Also, I want to talk bananas. From conbinis. They actually taste like bananas. In stark contrast to the carboard generally available back home.
     
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    Funnily enough I rarely eat banana (too many calories for me normally) but today I was starving after training and downed one that PB had bought at the supermarket.
    Tasted disappointingly like a QLD banana (bet it actually is one!)
    I was expecting decent flavour. Nope.
    I will normally go for a Carnarvon banana over a QLD banana any day on flavour - they’re smaller and sweeter and way more flavourful.
    Maybe I need to see what banana are at the conbini rather than let his nibs shop at MaxValu
     
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    Speaking of bananas at Konbinis, there was a kind of "Banana war" between major konbinis (especially Familymart and Lawson) several years ago (or even further back). It is said banana grown at higher altitude becomes sweeter and high altitude banana is actually sweeter and more expensive. Japan is too cold for planting bananas, so major Konbinis (as far as I remember, Lawson and Familymart) bought high altitude banana farmlands in Philippines and Ecuador. A friend of mine told me banana in Konbini became yummier but I don't know because I don't eat banana. I like fruits (and we have some different fruits in our farm), but I personally think fruits should be "sour" not only sweet. The balance of sweetness and sourness is important for me. I don't dislike banana but banana lacks sourness for me, so I don't buy bananas and I don't know if banana at Konbinis are good or not:p
     
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    You should try Lady Finger bananas. My favourite. Smaller and sweeter. Might be an Australian thing though.
     
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    The only bananas worth eating, the rest are compost improvers.
     
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    Lots of Banana Republic bananas in japan.

    Similar to NZ
     
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    ewwww no, way too sweet for me, I am with @Ramenman and like my fruit with a good dose of acid. favourite fruit is the tangelo.
     
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    Plenty of potential for that in Japan.
    Home of the diverse citrus
     
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    Japan is making new citrus hybrid fruits every year. I really like tangor(Tangor = The name "tangor" is a formation from the "tang" of tangerine and the "or" of "orange"). Setoka is a well known new Japanese tangor. Satsuma mandarin is one of ancestors of Setoka and Satsuma mandarin is seedless and it's easy to peel. Setoka is also seedless and easy to peel, and it's sweeter than Satsuma mandarin, so it's popular. There are even newer and yummier Japanese citrus fruits but it takes 15 - 20 years to spread new fruits nationwide(farmers can't increase annual harvest of citrus fruits a lot in a short period of time), so they aren't available at supermarkets nor Konbinis nationwide yet(You need to buy online or you need to visit orchards)

    About Setoka : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Setoka

    About Setoka and new Japanese hybrid citrus fruits


    I love citrus fruits, so we plant a lot of citrus fruits in our (hobby) farm. But there is a problem. Our place is a bit too cold for many citrus fruits, so we have to choose proper citrus fruits( = cold‐resistant ones). I love 津之輝 = Tsu no Kagayaki, very new tangor (hybrid of mandarin and orange). It's very sweet, nicely sour, seedless, easy to peel and -5 C is okay for the very new citrus fruit, so we plant it(our place can be -5 degree C ).

    津之輝 = Tsu no Kagayaki (it's seedless and you can peel it without a knife)
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    The land of Japan is hilly and the wage in Japan is higher than most Asian countries, so it's very difficult for Japanese fruit farmers to win the price competition against farmers in the other Asian countries. The only way of fruit farmers in Japan to survive is to produce yummier high quality fruits. If you are interested in Japanese fruits, visit Senbikiya:)

    Senbikiya : https://www.sembikiya.co.jp/lang/en#en-1
     
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    Finally located in Canberra!!!

    Smarts a bit paying $9 a pop though, compared to the $1.50 you pay at family mart.

    Still, stoked to finally find them here, just need to convince the owners to get the grapefruit ones in now!
     
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    Got curious the other week and tried to buy Chu Hai on Ebay, was just looking, anyway they are available, at USD$50 a can plus freight !! didn't buy as i will be in Japan next week anyhow.
     
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    Wow, and I thought I got taken to the cleaners paying upwards of $35 for four of them. Yikes.
     
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    I paid $13.50 for a three pack of strongs in Sydney.
     
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    That's crazy, why so much here??? Even the various sweet fruity 4% Suntory ones are $8.90 here, which is bizarre given they're less than half the alc vol than the suturongu.
     
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    No idea.
    Though I did go looking at the local for more Chi Hi. Alas they had sold out.
     
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    Alcohol tax? Especially for the STRONG chu hais