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I got one of those parcels of random WIN today from Kichigai full of food she nabbed for us in Japan. And yes, i think she actually filled a spare suitcase with it *lmao* I love playing guess the food when i get non english packaging. I love ramen and sugar candies and jelly cups and chocolate and NONOMNOMNOM sorry. Here is photos. I'll let you all know what each thing is in detail when I'm halfway through eating it. Though i think one of the noodle pots requires 4 minutes in the microwave which we don't actually have >_> hahahah.

I WILL LIVE ON NOODLES AND CHOCOLATE AND BE HAPPEH! <3

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^Well it's either seafood pudding or some kinda rice mix XD

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^Phone straps! <3 Like rainbow Gemons. DiGi stole the green one. Non edible. Though i could try.

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^sugar candies and plums! Man the Japanese always make food look so pretty!

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MY LUNCH FOR THE NEXT YEAR.



*races off for the kettle to make some Miso Ramen*

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Woo! Hooray for getting a ton of awesomeness!
Japanese food is funtimes! I like ramen that comes with dried bean curd? And adding veggies to my ramen so I can pretend it's healthy. Also drinking Pocari Sweat after working out? I really want to try melon bread because that is a pretty crazy flavor combo.

Also the last time I went to an Asian supermarket I saw a bag of jellyfish that you apparently just empty onto a frying pan and eat. This looks like MADNESS and I am tempted to try it...

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Wow! I've never been to Japan, but that stuff looks really neat!
I really should go there one day...

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*having fun trying to read the the packaging*

Ta...r-something...Ko?

I remember when my mom was a flight attendant she used to come back from Tokyo with all sorts of crazy and delicious candies. And Pokemon merchandise. Unfortunately, most of it has been lost to the sands of time... And the candies to my stomach. :D

...Tarako! That's what the first pink thing says. Yay for Japanese class!

*googles it*

It's some sort of fish meal, that is traditionally made to be red. That explains the pink.

Edit: It's made from roe, which is basically unsalted caviar.

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Should probably left some instructions in the box. XD *lmao*

You can put the furikake (The pink fishy flakes!) on top of rice and eat it simply like that, make onigiri (rice balls), or make ochazuke (rice with green tea poured on top. Eat like soupy rice!)

Your right Sierra! :D Tarako! I looooooove the mentaiko version but this is pretty much the same. Very yummy!

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hahah just as well you guys told me it was fish! I thought it was strawberry pudding and would have probably shoved milk in it and ate it with a spoon..... Furikake icecream

I love the little swirly naruto things in the ramen pots :D so arty! Everything is in a million little packets. Japan must have huge dustbins. Loving these ricecakes!
Are the plums pickled like savoury pickled or sweet?

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Don't quite remember what type this one is. XD;;; They are probably the sweet sour-like ones. You can eat them with rice too or eat them alone. My mom always makes me eat them when I get sick. I guess it's good for the tummy too!

Edit: Most of the time you don't need a microwave to make these ramen. When I cook the block ramens I just pour hot water and put a plate on top as a cover. Wait for a few minutes and vola! You can probably do the same method with the microwave-needed ones with boiling water. :3

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That is a very win parcel. I feel so left out here in the south ;~~; We dont have things like asian supermarkets or crazy things packaged with bad english (aside from the extremely fake knockoff toys you see at flea markets) or even legit japanese restaurants. -sigh-

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Something i've always wanted to ask but felt too stupid is what is bubble tea?

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Someone asked me that before. :D *lol* It's either from taiwan or China. Not quite sure. A sweet cold milky tea drink with chewy blackish tapioca balls. I've rarely ever seen it in Japan.

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Chewy Tea D: ....

I'm convinced i heard about some Japanese version of cola with chewy gummy things in but it got banned because people were choking on it XD

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Chewy Tea D: ....

I'm convinced i heard about some Japanese version of cola with chewy gummy things in but it got banned because people were choking on it XD



Ha! That's believable. A bunch of weird drinks are popping up like jelly coffee in a can. Taste ok but the texture.... so.... strange. @~@

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....Jelly.......Coffee?

The Japanese truly have no limits to their zanyness.

Tell us more, Kichigai sensei!

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Hey, hey, I'm going to the anime convention in Utah in two weeks, and they sell this strange stuff every year. It's sweet, and soft, and covered in sugar.... and has a doughy consistency... what's it called? Dai-something, I know that much...

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oh WOAH WOAH WOAH! Just ate the tastiest thing ever! You know when you get bored of eating the same flavours regular food (for me recently it's been nothing but lemon and cheese!) well i decided to have one of those big UFO pot meals for lunch and arrrgh it was so nice! I managed to follow the instructions (thank god for numbers!) and marveled at the complete non care of everything ever being individualy wrapped. The pot design was very clever, it had little water drainage holes on one side!

It smelt a bit like spicy curry but i think it was soya sauce. And the little packet of garnishings! It had bits of cabbage and radish in (i think). It was so utterly lovely and i now know what i'll be living on when i go to Japan >_> and yayyyy it got rid of my hurty tummy! Theres just something much more apetizing about eating with chopsticks because it stops you from wolfing it all down in 3 seconds. Though i did eat that pretty damn fast... and there's 2 more of them, hohohoh!

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Chewy Tea D: ....

I'm convinced i heard about some Japanese version of cola with chewy gummy things in but it got banned because people were choking on it XD

We used to have a drink with floaty things in it called Orbitz. Not sure if it's the same thing you are referring to.
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O_O yeah it looked like that! But it was in a seethru can like Tab Cola was.

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Orbiz! I miss that drink SO MUCH!
And Tab Cola in a see-through can? Weird! I only had Tab once and it tasted like poison.

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what ARE the floaty bits in Orbitz?

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If memory serves, they were gummy.

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Loufren: Sounds like daifuku. Sweet things like bean paste, chestnuts, cream, or fruits wrapped in mochi.

Trippy: YAKISOBAAAAA! <D One of my absolute FAVES! I could eat that stuff all day~ Try it with spicy chinese mustard and mayo!

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ooooh mayo is great on anything :D Is the flavor soy sauce or curry? because it was a bit like both.

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ooooh mayo is great on anything :D Is the flavor soy sauce or curry? because it was a bit like both.



Ummm... It does have soy sauce but it also has sauces like mirin I think (oppisite of soy sauce). It's kinda a flavor of it's own. It's like inbetween soy sauce, curry, or even cinnamon nutmeggy. XD;;

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KICHI THIS PLUM SMELLS OF VINEGAR. DOES NOT COMPUTE. DOES NOT COMPUTE.

In other news these crisps are AMAZING. It's like bigger versions of UK crisps but MASSIVE and made of rice. The cheese ones are the best, there's some mad weird unexplanable flavored ones that seem like sugar at first but end up being salty... but not! invisible crazy flavour. Taste great though XD

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Loufren: Sounds like daifuku. Sweet things like bean paste, chestnuts, cream, or fruits wrapped in mochi.

Trippy: YAKISOBAAAAA! <D One of my absolute FAVES! I could eat that stuff all day~ Try it with spicy chinese mustard and mayo!


That was it, that was it! Thank you, thank you!! ...But... what's mochi??

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Chewy Tea D: ....

That is...distressing...

The Japanese definately have a knack for making food (and anything for that matter) totally cute.

My experience with *real* Japanese food is limited, but I do love my Pocky. I could survive on Almond Crush Pocky and Rice. :lol:

(Well, I'd also need tea, but preferably not of the chewy variety)

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Currently eating this exact flavour here and trying to figure out what it is XD

Its like spicy curry beef? Chicken? It has a really nice sesame seed flavour going on.
http://www.maruchan....h/1652.html?t=b

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Ooh yess, the Japanese have some very interesting (and tasty!) snacks. I used to eat nori maki as a snack in high school and everyone thought I was disgusting for eating seaweed. Sucks to be them, it was tasty!! I really like having furikake sprinkled on rice too. Yummyyy.

I like green tea, so I tried making genmaicha a while ago and thought it was really good, all you do is toast some brown rice in a pan and steep it with some green tea. It has a nice toasty taste! Toasty tea... haha :D

Maybe I should send you a care package of American/New England snack stuff? My family makes our own maple syrup some years, I bet you'd like that XD

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I went to japan two years ago and sampled some pretty nice stuff while i was over there though i stayed away from anythignthat had fish in it as i hate fish.

I got one of those parcels of random WIN today from Kichigai full of food she nabbed for us in Japan. And yes, i think she actually filled a spare suitcase with it *lmao* I love playing guess the food when i get non english packaging. I love ramen and sugar candies and jelly cups and chocolate and NONOMNOMNOM sorry. Here is photos. I'll let you all know what each thing is in detail when I'm halfway through eating it. Though i think one of the noodle pots requires 4 minutes in the microwave which we don't actually have >_> hahahah.

I WILL LIVE ON NOODLES AND CHOCOLATE AND BE HAPPEH! <3

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^Well it's either seafood pudding or some kinda rice mix XD

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^Phone straps! <3 Like rainbow Gemons. DiGi stole the green one. Non edible. Though i could try.

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^sugar candies and plums! Man the Japanese always make food look so pretty!

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MY LUNCH FOR THE NEXT YEAR.



*races off for the kettle to make some Miso Ramen*


Some nice stuff there TRiPPY i like the UFO noodles they sell them up london and i tend to buy them every time i go up there amoung other things. Its called the Japan Center and its in Piccadilly if you ever go some time.

However the best japanese food IMO is...

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<3 Nuff said.

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Almond Crush Pocky shall rule the world some day.

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It's tied with the Galaxy Ripple for the best chocolatey product ever. *nods*

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wait Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat!? I didn't know the Japan Center DONE UFO noodles! FFFFFF! I shall have to go there tommorow with Becky and buy confusingly labled foodstuffs! Thanks for the tip! XD; (we walk past the store a lot)

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wait Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat!? I didn't know the Japan Center DONE UFO noodles! FFFFFF! I shall have to go there tommorow with Becky and buy confusingly labled foodstuffs! Thanks for the tip! XD; (we walk past the store a lot)

I think they are still there its been a while since i've last been.

heres the location of the place hope it helps

http://www.japancent...md=hlp&page=loc

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X) yeah i know where it is, i always kinda hang around that area of town when i'm up there. We eat at Soba noodles a lot too, you should go there, it's just off Oxford Street, lovely MASSIVE bowls of ramen and udon omnomnom.




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