My friend who recently came back from Japan somehow managed to brought back this goodies! Tokyo Banana KitKat! The queue in Tokyo Station is very very long, you need to expect a 20-30 minutes wait, however the store does have plenty of supplies for everyone.
The packaging Design is really well done, it prominently features Tokyo Banana illustration in front of the KitKat packaging.
The inside of the Tokyo Banana KitKat is slightly different from a normal KitKat, usually a KitKat won’t have a joined section on the side. My guess is that they’re trying to give a space for the Tokyo Banana Silhouette. It looks pretty cute though, it’s almost too good to be eaten.
But alas, with any KitKat, you need to break it to have a KitKat. So here you go, I broke it in half.
Taste wise the Tokyo Banana KitKat is pretty delicious, there is definitely a strong banana flavour that reminds you’re eating a Tokyo Banana version KitKat. Maybe we should compare it with normal Banana KitKat to get a clearer comparison.
If you have been to Tokyo, Japan you must have heard about Tokyo Banana, the must buy souvenir banana flavoured soft cake from Tokyo. Also if you have been to Japan, you must have heard that you need to get fancy flavoured KitKat to buy as souvenir back in your home country. Now you can get the best of both as Nestle Japan just released a new product, KitKat with Tokyo Banana Flavour!
It’s a perfect Omiyage to buy whenever you come back from Tokyo or when you visit someone that’s not from Tokyo
A bix filled with 8 of these goodness sweet will set you back 702¥ (before tax). While the 15 pieces box will set you back 1296¥.
You can find them in the Tokyo Okashi Land.
Nestle Japan even went out of their way to create a short video that explains the origin of this fantastic product.
Source: Nestle Japan
Gudetama Cafe has just opened at Ikebukuro, Tokyo. Now if you know Gudetama, then you must know that it is a cute egg who is very lazy. Now it has it’s own cafe where all of the food has itself as it’s main theme. One of their main dish is actually pretty dark.
The name of the dish is:
Okaasan…(Maybe not) with White Stroganoff Sauce
It features a roast chicken leg with the famous Gudetama character next to it crying over the (maybe not) his dead mother.
It’s actually similar to a traditional dish Oyakodon where you serve egg and chicken on top of a rice. The dish name is literally parent (oya 親) and child (ko子).
If you have the heart to consume this Okaasan Gudetama meal, this meal will cost you around 1,290¥ (before tax).
Source: Gudetama Cafe
Onigiri or also known as omusubi or rice ball, is a Japanese staple food made from white rice formed into triangular and wrapped in nori. You can find it everywhere in Japan as this is a very typical food for Japanese. In every convenience store you can find Onigiri-s being stacked and they are also very cheap!
It’s hard to find one in Sydney though, except in one place, Conveni8! Conveni8 is a Japanese convenience store located very close to Town Hall. They’re a bit hidden though so not many people know where it is.
You can use this map to find Conveni8.
They sell lots of different Japanese snacks and most importantly, Onigiri!
The price for the Onigiri are relatively pretty cheap, especially for Sydney standard, a Tuna Mayonnaise Onigiri will set you back $1.5 AUD (130¥). A bite of these and you’ll soon feel like you’re back in Japan! 🙂