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9 Onigiri you must try in Japan’s Konbini !!!

とにかく、ウマいから、食べよ~
[Anyway, since it is good, Let’s eat ~]

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Nowadays in Japan, you can get Onigiri easily at convenience store (コンビニ、Kobini) at nearly every part of Japan. They are satisfyingly delicious, affordable to your pocket and rich in variety for your picky mouth.

If you have no idea what an ONIGIRI is, no worries, very simple,  in short, it is a rice ball that come in either a triangular or round form that usually wrapped in seaweed (のり、Nori). Traditional types often favored with a little seasoning of salt or some pickled ingredients and with the high demand and popularity, various creative fillings and flavors are developed for the mass.

While I was visiting friends in Tokyo last March, I tried many different types of onigiri, from traditionally popular ones, to the latest ones that are just released to the shelves. I like to explore new taste whenever I’m in Japan but I still have my favorites.

 

Check out them out now:

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When classic villains return – Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ Review

If you’ve got even the slightest bit of knowledge on anime, manga, or Japanese pop-culture in general, then the name of Dragon Ball Z (also affectionately known as DBZ to many fans) will no doubt be familiar.

Having prevailed for so many years and possessing such a rich history and immense amount of lore, deciding what the ‘best’ story arc of DBZ is highly debatable. But one of the first major plot points is definitely when protagonist, Son Goku and his friends took on the nasty alien tyrant, Frieza.

Dragon Ball Z Resurrection FPhoto courtesy of ODEX Private Limited

More than 20 years later, Toei Animation and series creator, Akira Toriyama, have worked together again to release Dragon Ball Z Resurrection ‘F’, the 19th DBZ movie and sequel to 2013’s Battle of Gods, featuring none other than the resurrection of the purple-and-white baddie himself.


Let’s get this started!

We were fortunate enough to be invited to catch a sneak preview of the movie and this will be a spoiler-free review.

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Japan’s Unlikely Food Treasures #2 – Starbucks

Whether if you’re a regular visitor to Japan or if it’s your first time there, the following scenario might sound familiar to you – being tired from hours of walking from place to place, feeling thirsty from trekking long distances and just wanting to sit down to rest and recharge.

Yet, choices can be surprisingly limited at times; restaurants in a glitzy mall are expensive and roadside stalls are made for quick, eat-and-go experiences with little time for relaxation.

What’s a tired traveller to do?

What if I told you that there is a location that is easy to find, great to relax in, and offers lots of interesting little perks that are unique just to Japan? That place is none other than Starbucks!

key-indexPhoto source: Starbucks Japan

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Ramen Revolution ’15 – A Taste of things to come

It felt like yesterday when all Ramen fans had to choose from were just a small handful shops.

01There are now over 100 ramen stores in Singapore!

Today, ramen restaurants have sprouted all over the island, with dozens of stores in not just the central areas, but the east and west as well. With so many choices now available, it’s only natural that one would have their own favourite.

Now, here’s your chance to let YOUR beloved ramen joint shine.

Presenting – Ramen Revolution ’15.

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Ramen Revolution '15 – A Taste of things to come

It felt like yesterday when all Ramen fans had to choose from were just a small handful shops.

01There are now over 100 ramen stores in Singapore!

Today, ramen restaurants have sprouted all over the island, with dozens of stores in not just the central areas, but the east and west as well. With so many choices now available, it’s only natural that one would have their own favourite.

Now, here’s your chance to let YOUR beloved ramen joint shine.

Presenting – Ramen Revolution ’15.

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The ‘Kawaii’-est Souvenirs ever – LINE Friends SHOP @ Harajuku Tokyo

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Who doesn’t know about the famous Harajuku??? I will be introducing one of the latest additions to this fashion district & one of the ‘Must-go places’ that’s loved by both Japanese youngsters and tourists all over the world.

Welcome to
LINE FRIENDS STORE HARAJUKU  (LINE フレンズストア原宿)

I believe LINE is a very familiar word that we all know by now. Everyone is using this app, whether if it’s messaging or calling  or playing games and of course, using their character stickers. Starting in Japan from 2011, it now has an international network of 350 million users.

On 13th December 2014, LINE Corporation, owner and operator of the free call and messaging app LINE, opened Japan’s first

“LINE FRIENDS STORE” @ Tokyo’s Harajuku District Offering over 400 Exclusive Official LINE Character ProductsLINE_06

Woooh!!!! IT is AMAZING.!!!!!!
すごいねぇぇぇ~

While I was shopping at Harajuku with my Japanese friend, I didn’t know about the shop until she told me. I was really excited and just had to get her to bring me there.

Now, Let’s take a look at what this store has to offer.

行くぞ~💛

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The 'Kawaii'-est Souvenirs ever – LINE Friends SHOP @ Harajuku Tokyo

LINE_03

Who doesn’t know about the famous Harajuku??? I will be introducing one of the latest additions to this fashion district & one of the ‘Must-go places’ that’s loved by both Japanese youngsters and tourists all over the world.

Welcome to
LINE FRIENDS STORE HARAJUKU  (LINE フレンズストア原宿)

I believe LINE is a very familiar word that we all know by now. Everyone is using this app, whether if it’s messaging or calling  or playing games and of course, using their character stickers. Starting in Japan from 2011, it now has an international network of 350 million users.

On 13th December 2014, LINE Corporation, owner and operator of the free call and messaging app LINE, opened Japan’s first

“LINE FRIENDS STORE” @ Tokyo’s Harajuku District Offering over 400 Exclusive Official LINE Character ProductsLINE_06

Woooh!!!! IT is AMAZING.!!!!!!
すごいねぇぇぇ~

While I was shopping at Harajuku with my Japanese friend, I didn’t know about the shop until she told me. I was really excited and just had to get her to bring me there.

Now, Let’s take a look at what this store has to offer.

行くぞ~💛

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