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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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Ramen Revolution ’15 Begins! – Ramen Restaurant Rundown

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The biggest celebration of ramen in Singapore; Ramen Revolution ’15; has begun!

With the objective to commemorate and bring awareness to the different kinds of ramen available across the island, 24 brands have participated and are vying to be YOUR top choice.

By voting, you also stand to win amazing prizes. You can read on how to vote in our previous entry.

“Who are these participating brands?” you ask?

Here’s a quick list to help you out.

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Ramen Revolution '15 Begins! – Ramen Restaurant Rundown

02

The biggest celebration of ramen in Singapore; Ramen Revolution ’15; has begun!

With the objective to commemorate and bring awareness to the different kinds of ramen available across the island, 24 brands have participated and are vying to be YOUR top choice.

By voting, you also stand to win amazing prizes. You can read on how to vote in our previous entry.

“Who are these participating brands?” you ask?

Here’s a quick list to help you out.

Continue reading “Ramen Revolution '15 Begins! – Ramen Restaurant Rundown”

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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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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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Japan's Wild Side! – An Introduction to classic Japanese Animals

Tourists flock to Japan year after year for its deeply-rooted traditions, exquisite cuisine, and vibrant popular cultures. However, nature lovers can also indulge in the rich biodiversity that Japan offers. Its vast mountains and forests, coupled with snowy Hokkaido in the north and tropical Okinawa in the south, is home to many interesting and unusual wildlife, as well as their associated cultures.

Here are some unique ones:

Tanuki ( Raccoon dogs)

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How they really look like. | Image: https://flic.kr/p/gfqZ7B

Often depicted in anime, tanuki can be found throughout Japan, even in the suburb of Tokyo. They were thought to be able to change into human form or into objects, and were mischievous but untrustworthy creatures. However, many temples and noodle shops have tanuki statues for good luck! There are 8 traits to note:

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