Friday, August 27, 2010

Japan #13 – Only in Japan (food related)

TEMPURA SUPERMARKET
In Japan you can buy fresh tempura in supermarkets


LIQUOR SUPERMARKET
You can also buy alcohol off supermarket shelves!


RICE & LIQUOR SHOP
The Japanese know what their priorities in life are…rice+liquor


BEER & COFFEE
Taken riding up the escalator at the train station, I guess this is how the Japanese deal with their crazy work life.....beer & coffee


MINI SUSHI STAND 
At train station


DRINK TOBACCO


FISH SHAPED WAFFLES


TRAIN STATION CONVENIENCE SHOP
All you need is drink, beer, sake, newspaper and camera.


HEALTHY NAUTS
Fancy mini...healthy nauts?


FRIDGE LOCKERS
For 100 yen you can keep your goods cool in a fridge locker at shopping centres while you stop because you wouldn’t want your Krispy Kreme donuts to go off.


ASAHI
Smallest can of Asahi available at 135ml!


TOWEL WARMER
In Japanese restaurants, you are always given a rolled hand towel.


CONFIDENT FOOD
Rappers…you won’t find snacks anywhere else that can beat ours in confidence, taste and freshness.


Does food have taste? Yes
Can food be fresh? Yes
Is food confident? hmm….I didn’t realize one could characterize food as confident.
I didn’t try a rapper but I have some doubts over its claims.


CALORIEMATE
A brand of energy-supplement foods produced in Japan. I took this photo because of the ‘mate’ reference and then I tried one to experience the novelty of it all….I couldn’t finish it, give me real food anyday!

3 comments:

  1. Those fridge lockers are such a good idea! Well, I tend to manage quite nicely by just buying my chilled stuff after I've done my other shopping, and really could rather do with a fridge in my car, but I love the idea nonetheless. You could fill one up with mini Asahi cans and just keep going back to sustain yourself through your shopping day.

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  2. I think that fridge lockers would work great in a food festival environment, so many times I have bought some cheese and had to carry it around with me the whole day worrying that it's probably getting spoiled in the heat.....I would also like some sort of portable fridge locker, one that I can wheel down the road to my local shops/grocers and then wheel back home.

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