One guy’s road trip snacks in Japan.
Candied strawberry on a cracker
Kirin peach drink
Sushi set from tsukiji fish market (1/2)
Sushi from tsukiji fish market (2/2)
Burger and fried onions from Freshness Burger
Grilled mochi balls with sweet sauce
Pepsi NEX Zero
Fanta jelly "drink"
I was fooled by this product. FOOLED! It's not soda... It's jelly in a can, that you have to slurp.
A konbini is a corner store. I had MANY of these. They are always fresh and delicious. And cheap! They often come with three pieces (here it's chicken, ham and egg).
Suntory I love veggi
Onigiri, Fanta and chips (I Love Veggi on top of the microwave)
This is the first thing I ate in japan, bought from a Konbini store (corner stores like 7-11) Onigiri are pressed rice triangles with various filling, wrapped in nori. The filling is identified according to a specific copor. These make a cheap, delicious and filling lunch. You can find a chart with the color code online and print it out, it will help you understand what filling you're picking.
Supermarket sushi and strawberries
All big department stores have food courts/grocery downstairs. You can get your dinner there and go back to your hotel if you are not up for a night out or if you want to cut costs. I overpaid for these strawberries, but they were well worth it. The sushi was amazing and fresh, and unexpensive for the quality I got.
Fried chicken topped with salad
Just the right amount of heat.
Jasmine tea Kit Kat
This was the seasonal flavor available at konbinis during my first week. Very sweet.
Tempura set lunch
Very popular with shoppers and schoolgirls looking for a snack before heading home. This one is filled with cheesecake, caramel sauce, banana and whipped cream. They cost about 5 bucks and are HUGE.
Sake in my hotel room
Can of C.C. lemon
Fried pork sandwich
No idea what this was.
Part of the blow fish dinner set menu I had in Osaka. This was like a creamy, tofu-esque porridge. Very, very good.
The best melon I ever ate
Aburaage (tofu pouch) filled with shrimp and veggies
Tempura set lunch
This is one of the best thing I ate while in Japan. It looks like tofu, but it's actually a savory sesame paste.
Kaiten sushi - toro
At the conveyor belt, pay-per-plate sushi You get your own personal hot water faucet at your seat.
Tonkatsu set lunch
"Milk and green tea" ice cream
Yatsuhashi (AKA Kyoto crêpes in tourist stores)
Ramen with pork and egg
Fried surimi ball
Apple vinegar Kit Kat
EDIT I was just informed that these are Dorayaki
Cookie with sweet, unidentified filling
Crunchy, salty wheels
Butter-flavor Pringles and Coca-Cola