Conbini food review: Sakura red bean bun

Cherry-blossom season has all but drawn to a close in Japan, but there is just time for one more Sakura themed Conbini food review before the long wait until next spring. Given the relative disappointment of the Cherry Blossom-Flavored donut from the last review, we hope for better things from this Sakura red bean bun. … Continue reading Conbini food review: Sakura red bean bun

Conbini food review: Cherry Blossom-Flavored doughnut

First, an issue of terminology. Is it doughnut or donut? As someone required to teach American English for work, I would normally be required to say donut. But, obviously, the actual answer is doughnut. Sakura season has come to Japan, and with the beautiful pink flourishes of blossom coated trees dotting the days of March … Continue reading Conbini food review: Cherry Blossom-Flavored doughnut

Conbini food review: 7-Eleven Nikuman

The last two Conbini food reviews, Ketchup-flavored Spaghetti and Garlic Cheese Fondue Cup Noodle, were very poor experiences. So for this edition I am reviewing something I know I enjoy immensely. Let's have a Nikuman. This particular Nikuman (meat bun) came from 7-Eleven, the pinnacle of convenience store Nikuman excellence. I first ate one of … Continue reading Conbini food review: 7-Eleven Nikuman

Conbini food review: Ketchup-flavoured Spaghetti

I've had more than my fair share of microwavable pasta dishes from convenience stores in my time. I like to think of myself, somewhat, as an expert in the art of ready-to-eat spaghetti available at all hours. This ナポリタン offering from the good folks at Lawson is translated as "Ketchup-flavored Spaghetti". On the face of … Continue reading Conbini food review: Ketchup-flavoured Spaghetti

Conbini food review: Garlic cheese fondue Cup Noodle

We're back trying out some instant noodles from legendary brand Cup Noodle. These noodles are often on the more premium end of the instant noodles scale, so they come with a certain level of expectation. I was also told repeatedly by people I know that this new flavour is extremely good, and, well... I was … Continue reading Conbini food review: Garlic cheese fondue Cup Noodle

Conbini food review: Butter Chicken Curry Tortilla

We're finally venturing into the world of convenience store wraps, there's a lot to say here but I'll try not to get too wrapped up in the details. This range of wraps comes from FamilyMart and I decided to go with butter chicken curry to give myself something a little out of the ordinary to … Continue reading Conbini food review: Butter Chicken Curry Tortilla

Conbini food review: Karage-kun

Full disclosure is very important, and with that in mind I must mention that this is not the first time I've eaten Karage-kun. I have had them plenty of times, and tried all but maybe one flavour. For this review I'm having the regular flavour, so as to experience the original intentions of Karage-kun's creators. … Continue reading Conbini food review: Karage-kun

Conbini food reviews: Brown Edamame Snack

In the fourth ever Conbini food review we've got a product from Lawson the last (and definitely the worst) of the big three Conbinis. We're looking here at something from their Natural Lawson product line. I'm going to refer to these as Brown Edamame Snack, because that's what the English says on the packet. But … Continue reading Conbini food reviews: Brown Edamame Snack

Conbini food reviews: Weiner

The first Conbini Food Review from Family Mart, the second of the big three (and in some opinions the best) convenience store. Family Mart has plenty of excellent food, and we will be reviewing lots of it in the near future, but for now we're going for a relative unknown: 大きいウェイナー or, literally, Big Weiner. … Continue reading Conbini food reviews: Weiner