Food

A bit confusing.

A collaboration project of interesting burgers called - MOSDO! - between the Japanese burger chain, Mos Burger, and the doughnut chain, Mister Donut, was just released today.

These new burgers are created under the theme of "Swap items between Mos Burger and Mister Donuts".

Japan Airlines is going to start offering a special in-flight meal jointly developed with Kumamoto prefecture which is located in the southern island of Kyushu. The name of the in-flight meal is (of course) named after THAT famous bear character mascot, "Air Kumamon".

We believe that some people were quite intrigued by the release of Japanese burger chain Lotteria's "Tsukemen" ramen burger that we reported on recently, but many others must have felt sick just by looking at the photos in the article.

McDonald's in Japan is going to release 4 burgers, 3 side dishes, 6 drinks/desserts, and 1 breakfast dish, which are made in the image of 8 FIFA World Cup participating countries, starting on May 27. That includes burgers with soccer ball shaped buns.

Soccer ball buns are cute!

Each item will be available for a limited time only (dates are subject to change).
 

Yoriko Takahashi - May 16, 2014

Probably for someone who likes chocolate mint flavor. But not for me!

Lotteria is going to release the new Hatsuzumi Mint Shake (Lotte Green Gum Flavor) on June 5. Hatsuzumi means "first picking" in Japanese.

Green Gum is a long-selling product that has been sold by Lotte, Lotteria's parent company, since 1957. It has fresh peppermint flavour with a pleasant cooling sensation.

World Cup 2014 in Brazil is just around the corner starting on June 12. To warm up to the international festival, Nissin unveiled 3 cup noodle products from their new "Brazilian Chicken" noodle series.

The taste of "Brazilian Chicken" series is based on char-grilled Brazilian BBQ, Churrasco.

- Cup Noodle Brazilian Chicken Noodle
Soupy noodle with grilled chicken, cabbage, red bell pepper, scrambled egg and spicy soup flavored with oregano, basil, black pepper and so on.

Takara Tomy Arts is going to release a beer server called Premium Beer Server Gokurei (gokurei means "super cold") on May 22.

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Lotteria did it again. They made another ramen burger.

The last one was a ramen burger in collaboration with the famous Menya Musashi, and this time it will be a Tsukemen (ramen noodle with dipping soup) burger in collaboration with Taishoken, which is well-known for its delicious Tsukemen dishes and customers lining-up outside.

Yoriko Takahashi - April 28, 2014

It seems like one of the main Japanese convenient store chains, Ministop, is into Okonomiyaki menu items recently.

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