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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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    By the way, the one skifree-san chose is 爽(Sou). Many people (including me) consider Sou as ice cream for summer. I mean, there are small ice particles in it and it's a typical ice cream to make you feel cooler in hot summer. If picking three vanilla ice creams to eat in winter that we can buy at Konbini, I'll choose these ones.

    Glico's 牧場しぼり(Boku-jo Shibori). It's about 130 - 140 Yen at Konbini if I remember correctly (cheaper at supermerket)

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    Morinaga's バニラモナカジャンボ = Vanilla Monaka Jumbo. It's about 140 Yen at Konbini (cheaper at supermarket)
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    Seven Eleven's 金のバニラアイス = Golden Vanilla ice cream. It's Seven Eleven's original ice cream and it's Premium Gold series, so it's expensive, about 260 - 270 Yen(It's Seven Eleven's original product, so you can buy only at Seven Eleven).
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  2. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    Mmmmmm, cat poo and beer!

     
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  3. Ramenman

    Ramenman One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    It seems this new red Kirin beer is popular in Japan recently. I also like it, if not one of my most favorite ones, though. And, the alc/vol of the beer is higher than most other major Japanese beers. It's 6% (usually Japanese major beers are 5% or 5.5%)
     
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  4. skifree

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

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    Enjoy Your Good Time With Kirin Passion.


    You know it makes sense.
     
  5. skifree

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

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    Rusutsu
     
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  6. Hermannator

    Hermannator One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    What's the go with cans of Strong? Never noticed them until this year...
     
  7. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Surely you jest good sir!
     
  8. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ha! Been around for years. Good stuff. 9% and around Y200 for a 500ml can. Hard to go wrong.
    I also like the 1L cardboard cartons of Umeshu for around Y800, though usually have to get them from a supermarket.
     
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  9. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I think the 8% is the sweet spot. Especially for flavours.

    9% was a bit too much alcohol taste...and 12% was rocket fuel.

    I think Chu Hi "strong " -196 was first seen 10 seasons ago ? around the Tsunami.
     
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  10. Hermannator

    Hermannator One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Only just noticed... that Japanese konbini rock I've been under...
     
  11. Melskius

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    Ok so I love chocolate and I love ice cream, so I had both. The ice cream off set the richness of the chocolate dessert.
     
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  12. Melskius

    Melskius One of Us

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    Currently eating my way through some favourites we brought back from Japan
     
  13. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'm guessing Konbinis will now be even more important than ever, assuming Japan also goes down the path of closing restaurants, pubs and cafes. An essential service.
     
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  14. Tonester

    Tonester Lift Line Nazi Ski Pass: Gold

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    Help needed. I am experiencing withdrawal symptoms of my two fave conbini staples, pictured below (in this case I'm referring to the snacks, not the beer. Although, arguably beer is a favourite snack food of mine as well!!)

    Any clues as to where I might be able to pick some up in Sydney. Especially the Calbee stick snack thingies.

     
  15. Scoober

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    I'd try any of the Daiso stores in the city, theres also Tokyo Mart in Northbridge which has a good variety. Not guaranteeing but I say they would have them.
     
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  16. shabu_shabu

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    Have you tried Tokyo Mart in Northbridge Plaza? I know they have some Calbee snacks (eg, chips) but not sure about the stick thingys. Whatever you do don’t go into the alcohol section. The prices will make you faint.
     
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  17. Scoober

    Scoober One of Us

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    Just got back this week from Japan with a few bottles of Shochu under my arm. Goes well with Sugar free Solo. Ratio 1/5 Shochu 4/5 Solo.
    Strong Zero was my most drunk drink on this trip. My local Supa had it at 154yen with tax ($2.20aud) each :cheers:

     
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  18. Tonester

    Tonester Lift Line Nazi Ski Pass: Gold

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    That's a negatory for Northbridge Tokyo Mart
     
  19. Tonester

    Tonester Lift Line Nazi Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep. I was there last weekend. My eyes watered at the cost of cans of Ebisu Premium
     
  20. Scoober

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    Bugger!
     
  21. teletripper

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    Been loving this thread over the last few days, bringing back many great memories of our Japan konbini exploits and adventures. Nothing like buying something for dinner or a snack without much idea of what your going to actually get once you open it and bite into it. Although makes me bloody hungry and thirsty. Thanks Ramenman and others for all your insights, info and suggestions . Keep it coming.
     
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