Monthly Archives: June 2013

Candy w/ a Bonus

One of the more popular candies is Puccho. They are bite sized with a taffy consistency and are usually fruit flavored; although they also have soda and cola which are delicious. They are near the registers at almost every convenience store, so I frequently take a quick look to see if there is a new/seasonal flavor or the occasional ‘bonus’ item. This week the quick look paid off.

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The flavor of this version tastes like a combination of pineapple and mango; and, as for the free gift…a phone charm of some little bear-like guy wearing a sash. Asking around, it turns out his name is Kumamon and he is the mascot of one of the rural prefectures, Kumamoto. Why?…because every prefecture has to have a cute little mascot.

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Giant Robot

Today I needed to run some errands in an area called Odaiba; which is just across the Rainbow Bridge and a little to the right. It is a shopping, dining, and entertainment area with…um…well…this guy!

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Limited Time Onigiri Flavor

Once again, the story begins at the convenience store. Looking for a quick snack I stumbled upon an onigiri flavor that I had not seen before (which is typical in this world of seasonal items). With no idea of what I was going to taste (a situation a little like Bertie Bott’s for you Harry Potter fans), I took a bite and … delicious! It turned out to be slightly spicy, kinda bbq meat (maybe beef?). Anyway, chalk one up on the good side of experimentation.

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Taco Stick

I must miss Mexican food more that I thought. I am almost embarrassed to admit that I found these at the convenience store and plowed right through them. Yep…behold the ‘taco stick’.

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Father’s Day

First, a quick “Happy Father’s Day” to all the dads! With the family on their way back to the States for the summer, I spent mine enjoying some good ‘ol American baby backs at Tony Roma’s in Roppongi with our neighbor and his brother (both also dads and on their own for the day).

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Tiger Tail

At Tokyo Disney Sea in the Arabian Coast section, there is a snack that is themed to the little tiger, Chandu, in the Sinbad ride at the park. It is basically a chicken pot pie with corn inside of dumpling dough shaped to a tiger tail. It is one of my favorite snacks at TDS. It is very delicious and wonderful-when-warm snack to share with friends or have for yourself.

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