2013 was a year to remember in Japanese food. I want to visit Japan. Hopefully, in a year. (*wishful thinking*)
Food photos! Family Mart
, Japan's Largest Convenience Store chain is finally here. They offer fairly decent Sushi. I can just come here for the sushi!
Their own version of cro-nut. Krispy Doughnut in green tea. It's decent. I guess you really won't expect a lot for Php 55.00 a piece, right?Calbee
The year of the Kit-Kat and other Japanese snacks. Some are available in Family Mart. by the way.
I will never forget this apple from Osaka that my dad brought home. It was as huge!
It was also the year of the Collagen drinks. Meiji
Collagen, to be exact, but I heard of other reputable brands like Lotte
cashing in on the collagen craze
with refills so you don't have to buy another can.
Just late this year, I fell in love with Blendy
. I get these from online stores using Instagram as their platform. Don't add to much water even if you are tempted to because it will taste weak. 3/4 of a regular mug will do.
I used to stay away from curry when I was younger but I really liked this Nissin Cup Noodles in Curry flavor. I wonder where I can get bigger sizes of these good Cup Noodles here in Manila other than SM or Konbini. Makati seems too far from where I am but I told myself that I'll try to pay that area in Makati a visit where the Japanese groceries are allegedly cheaper.
I got these from Konbini in Greenhills. Their instant noodles are priced on the hefty side so I just bought drinks.
I will be floored (in joy) if I see any of these in our humble shores anytime soon.
Bourbon Fettucine gummy candies
I know it says "New York" under the brand but I like the idea of having a "twist cap" for canned beverages. I suspect the Japanese created this type of can.
who can forget the Coke in a cute can?
and Saboten tonkatsu (which I still prefer than Yabu if I was made to choose)
Trends (in food, at least) may come and go, but Pepper Lunch will still be one of my to-go Japanese comfort food. Kahit walang hamburger and cut steak in pepper rice! Basta Spicy Tuna or Seaweed shake shake salad lang and I know I will be OK.