Conbini food review: French Toast with butter

I've had good French toast a handful of times. I've had soggy, wet, bad French toast two armfuls of times. We're looking at six or seven handfuls of poor French toast experiences in my lifetime. A veritable loaf of rubbish, with the rare slice, literally, of goodness. So how does this offering from the good … Continue reading Conbini food review: French Toast with butter

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: 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

Conbini food reviews: soy sauce cup noodles

For the second ever Conbini food review I'm trying something a little more ordinary than the fruits sandwich I had last time: cup noodles. Now before we start, a short sidenote: it took me two attempts to do this review. During the first attempt I managed to clumsily knock the entire cup of just about … Continue reading Conbini food reviews: soy sauce cup noodles