Sunday, 8 July 2012

Konbini Food Are Pretty Decent Too

 

They are cheap. There are plenty of selection from rice to noodles to pasta to sandwiches. Plus a total lifesaver when we arrived to a city late at night and not really keen to venture out foraging for our late night dinner. I feel like we can find a konbini every 15 steps we took so finding one is very convenient.

Did I mention they are cheap too?

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  1. Thanks for highlighting konbinis. I have never heard of them but they do sound like a lifesaver, just the kind of thing every city could do with.

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    1. Konbini is actually a convenience store. Japanised way of saying that English word. ^^ Like a "supa" is a supermarket. :)

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  2. I often eat them and indeed, they are cheap. :)
    The taste isn't bad..

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    1. They are pretty decent and an option for those trying to save some yen. :)

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  3. Another plus point: their food selection changes according to the season. Snacks change even more often. That, however, is sometimes frustrating. As soon as I've discovered a new nice chocolate, it's whooshed away!

    They heat up your food, they have hot water that you can add to your noodles, more konbini now sell fresh fruit and vegetables, and Natural Lawson (my favourite) has a great selection of healthier options.

    PS: Salty Watermelon Pepsi expected on 24 July.

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    1. I guess the only thing you can do to keep enjoying that "limited edition" chocolates is to hoard them! For your emergecy pack. You have to! ;p

      A review of that salty drink... PLEASE! ;p

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    2. Yes, ma'am!

      PS: I've now started adding only food I don't like to the emergency bag. That way I don't eat it! :-p

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    3. Think of it this way, you eat your emergency ration as a way to rotate expiring stuff from being... expired. (Even if the expriy date is 3 years on) hahaha

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  4. I love konbini too - especially the cakes and ice cream!

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    1. I love the drinks! 1L drinks for 105yen. Super duper value! ^^

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  5. Konbini are good places for a quick meal or snack in Japan and are very reasonably priced. The prices only differ slightly from the prices you would find in a supermarket. My favourites are Mini Stop for their Belgium Chocolate soft cream and panini, and Lawson for their karaage. The seasonal specials are also great with nikuman and oden in winter and the drinks and ice-creams in the summer.

    Japan Australia

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    1. Plenty of choices! And we can even try oden at the konbini too... ;p

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  6. Konbini food delicious too. I was in Hokkaido for 4 days. They were various kind of local food in konbini in Hokkaido.

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    1. I saw your phots in Hokkaido and they were lovely! How nice to be spending time there. :)

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  7. Maybe I'm the only one but I don't really like Konbini food, at least the bentos. I prefer supermarkets as they can be cheaper. Plus, it feels like Konbini bento are loaded with salt. Maybe I just ate too many in my life. ^^

    However, Konbini are great for drinks and snacks when travelling. Plus, I always go for a can of beer for the hotel every night I travel. I really can't argue that they are super convenient when you are visiting a city for the first time and have no idea where to go and what to eat.

    Favourite Konbini? 7-11. The 7&i brand is pretty good and much cheaper than other major brands. Usually the main difference is just a few things in the packaging.

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    1. Sueprmarkets are great and I agree better. Life, Sanpei & Seiyu are our choice when in Tokyo. ;) But they close early so if we get peckish after 9, konbinis are a godsend.

      I agree on that konbinis are super convenient when one is in a strange place and had no idea yet where to go.

      I love the snacks at 7-11. May have "accidentally" eaten stuff we were not supposed to eat, buying 105yen snacks with total wanton!

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    2. A lot of supermarkets open pretty late, at least in Tokyo. Most of them closed around midnight at the latest. Some are open 24/7. Depends on where you are in Japan.

      Eating stuff by accident is always the adventure. ^^

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    3. Yeah... I have had plenty of "adventure" compared to my hubby when it comes to puttig stuff in my mouth. ;p

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  8. Konbini = 7-11??

    But 7-11 is selling at a higher price. Konbini's price is reasonable, yes, no?

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  9. I try not to get my food fix at convenient store, 7-11 or whatsoever here. They are not fresh, just like the other day I bought a pack of "speedy" nasi lemak from Giant hypermarket out of convenient. The aftermath, I cirit birit until 10pm.

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    1. Japan vs Malaysia. Totally different.

      BTW, their food standard is very strict. I have a post about that years ago in this blog.

      Kobini = convenience store : 7-11, Lawson, Family Mart, etc

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  10. But I enjoy looking at the ready made bento in Japan. So healthy, balanced and yet colourful and attractive!

    Why we can't have it here??

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  11. Ok, I'll take note about Konbini when I visited Japan one day. At least I don't have to bring along a whole carton of instant noodles there. So scared of hunger, kekeke~

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    1. It'll be such a waste to go holidaying in Japan and having to resort to eating instant noodles brought from Malaysia esp since cup noodles originate from that country!

      You have no problem eating there lah, Yvonne. You can eat cheap ramen, cheap kare raisu, cheap tonkatsu... but don't just eat cheap food there! Enjoy yourself and indulge! :)

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  12. I feel happy that you like Konbini in Japan. Some of them started to deliver food to any individual house. When my wife and I will become old, we will choose food delivey service too.

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    1. We have food delivery service catering to those elderly and those at home as well as office workers. They are quite reasonably priced and is quite convenient. :)

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  13. Are these eaten cold or are they microwaved? Looks tasty when you're in a pinch for late night food or short on money.

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    1. They can microwave it for you. Standard question will be asked whether you want it heated up when you are paying. Just nod in agreement. ;p

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  14. It increases my appetite by only looking at the image! >u<

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    1. Time for a Japanese themed meal soon? ;)

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  15. ああ、いいな! コンビ二に行きたいな (*^_^*)

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