Stay Home: Simple Onigiri Rice Ball Recipes Using Cheap Ingredients From Lawson Store 100
22.April.2020 | FOOD
Lawson Store 100 is a branch of Lawson convenience stores where most of the items are priced at ¥100, including fresh fruit and vegetables, bread, eggs, frozen foods, snacks, drinks, and more. Today, we’re looking at simple onigiri recipes made using ¥100 ingredients from Lawson Store 100.
Super Simple Recipe: Dried Bonito x Mayonnaise
This takes the classic “okaka” onigiri and adds a whole new depth of flavour to it by using mayonnaise which adds a richness that matches perfectly with the taste of the dried bonito. Every bite is delicious, and is a perfect way to change up a simple okaka onigiri.
・Satsuma Katsuobushi Pack ・Mayonnaise ・Marudaizu Soy Sauce
1: Sprinkle salt over hot sushi rice and mix
2: Pour one pack (2g) of the katsuobushi dried bonito onto a small plate. Add soy sauce and mayonnaise to taste and mix. Add to rice and roll.
The perfect springtime rice ball made with okonomiyaki ingredients that make it seriously eye-catching. The scent of the seaweed invites notes of the seaside. Each bite treats your taste buds to sweetness and sourness from the red ginger, delicious shrimp, and rich mayonnaise. The tenkasu deep-fried dough adds a satisfying crunch.
・Mayonnaise ・Tenkasu ・Aosa Powdered Seaweed ・Red Ginger ・Shrimp
1: Add the tenkasu, aosa, red ginger, and shrimp to hot rice.
2: Squirt on mayonnaise to taste and roll.
South Korean Style Packs a Punch
This bright-red onigiri is made using a spicy kimchi from Lawson Store 100. The spiciness of the kimchi seeps into the rice and marries gorgeously with the melted cheese. After giving you a kick from the spice, your mouth is treated to the cheese in all its smoothness. It’s a flavour combination of South Korean cuisine and pickled daikon radishes which give great texture to the rice ball.
・Ru San’s Kimchi ・Mozzarella Mix Cheese ・Korean Seaweed ・Ume Katsuo Pickled Daikon Radish
1: Chop the kimchi and daikon radishes to an edible size.
2: Add the chopped kimchi, radishes, and your cheese to hot rice and mix until everything melts together.
3: Roll into a shape of your liking and finish by wrapping with the seaweed.
*It’s recommended to use only a little or no kimchi if making for kids
The Devil’s Onigiri
While naughty, mixing together butter and tenkasu makes for a seriously delicious combination. It’s effectively the devil’s onigiri at this point, with the mouth-watering flavour of the butter, the crunchy tenkasu, and to finishーsalted kombu for the perfect balance.
・Salted KombuVL ・Tenkasu ・Butter
1: Add your desired serving of salted kombu and tenkasu to hot rice, then melt in butter and mix.
2: Roll into the shape of your choice.
Get creative with your onigiri and enjoy.
Lawson Store 100: https://www.e-map.ne.jp/p/lawson/
Drama Series Zenra Meshi, Starring Yutaro, to Get Official Photo Book in June
The Kansai Television drama Zenra Meshi, starring Yutaro, is getting an official photobook release on June 23, 2023 titled Zenra Meshi Official Photobook -Our Recipes Start Here-.
The unusual romantic comedy follows an elite businessman hiding an incredible secret–he loves to eat naked to relieve his stress. One day, this habit is revealed, and Ichijo finds himself quickly falling in love.
The official photobook will include over 30 pages of gravure photos of Yutaro (Miki Mahiro) and Shori Kondo (Futa Ichijo). Set as an epilogue taking place after the main story shown in the series, Futa and Miki can be seen enjoying a picnic date with a handmade bento and spending cozy time together in PJs at home.
Also included are 20 pages of solo photos of Futa wearing a suit and posing in front of a beautiful night scene and Miki wearing a hoodie in a restaurant that smells of spices. Both shoots were intended to look as though a lover snapped the images. The photobook also includes Mizuchi’s Recipe Notebook, highlighting recipes from around the world with comments by popular cookbook author Yummy. Fans can also look forward to plenty of interviews with the cast and crew along with behind-the-scenes filming and production details.
Zenra Meshi Official Photobook -Our Recipes Start Here-
Release Date: June 23, 2023
Publisher: Tokyo News
*The book may be released on a different date depending on the area.
Amazon: Limited Edition Cover
We! Premium Limited Store: Photo (Shori Kondo)
Seven Net Shopping: Autographed Photobook (Shori Kondo or Yutaro)
*The start date and time for orders may vary depending on the store. Check each company’s website for details.
*Purchase bonuses and limited-edition copies are available while supplies last.
*Additional retailers and special offers may be added in the future.
*Availability will vary by store. Please check with each location for details.
Official Photobook Release Event
Date: June 24, 2023
More details will be released later in TOKYO NEWS magazine&mook (https://zasshi.tv/)
FamilyMart Starts Pokemon Campaign, Pikachu Pineapple Frappe Now Available
23.June.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD
FamilyMart stores nationwide have started a campaign in collaboration with the free-to-play mobile game Pokemon Cafe ReMix! From June 21 until July 18, visitors will be able to pick up some special treats and exclusive merchandise.
A new addition to the Frappe series, customers will be able to enjoy Pikachu’s Pineapple Frappe starting June 21, featuring Pikachu in a cute cafe uniform. Made with golden pineapple pulp, the drink is perfect for summer, offering a refreshing sweet and sour taste. There are three cup designs available–one with Pikachu in red, one in blue, and another in green.
Original Merchandise Campaign
Part I: June 21, 10:00~ / Original PP Coaster (4 varieties)
Part 2: July 5, 10:00~ / Cafe Menu Design Original Memo Pad (4 varieties)
A goods campaign is also underway. Customers purchasing three qualifying products will receive exclusive merchandise–while supplies last, of course! The event will run from June 21 at 10:00 through July 18.
Left: 5 stamps, Original Lunch Bag / Right: 10 stamps, Original Plates (Set of 3)
Collecting stamps on the FamilyMart app can also net fans some special prizes! At the same time, Pokemon fans can use the app to win tickets to Pokemon GO Fest 2022 Sapporo.
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©2022 Niantic, Inc. ©2022 Pokémon.
©1995-2022 Nintendo/Creatures Inc. /GAME FREAK inc.
Pokemon Cafe ReMix ~ Puzzle Campaign
Onigiri Cakes Inspired by Jujutsu Kaisen Character Inumaki Toge Announced
24.April.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD
Online cake shop Cake.jp has begun selling a collection of six onigiri-shaped cakes inspired by the character Inumaki Toge from the popular anime series Jujutsu Kaisen! The items were originally released to great fanfare in December, and are now available again for a limited time.
Inumaki Toge is able to use curses simply by speaking, and in order to avoid hurting anyone close to him, the only words he uses are the names of onigiri fillings.
Inumaki Toge’s Onigiri Cakes
Orange / Chocolate Mint / Rose / Blue Honeysuckle / Cookies & Cream / Green Soybean
The set contains six cakes, each with a different flavor. Each cake is also wrapped in packaging featuring a scene from the series and this new release includes new flavors like orange and chocolate mint. In the warmer weather, try enjoying these cakes without thawing them!
Inumaki Toge’s Onigiri Cakes
Price: ¥3,740 (Including Tax, Excluding Shipping)
Number of Pieces: 6 Pieces, 6 Varieties
Special Page: https://cake.jp/item/3407478/
Official Site: https://cake.co.jp/
Fate/Grand Order Galatea Cooking Project Recipes Available for a Limited Time
09.February.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD
A selection of recipes inspired by the Fate/Grand Order mobile game are now available until February 11, 2022! These were developed by FGO Project and supervised by the popular site Cookpad.
FGO Original Apron Design
The cooking project is being held to commemorate the in-game Valentine’s event going on for a limited time. Five recipes inspired by the game’s armor will be introduced on social media, the game’s official site, and Cookpad for five consecutive days, from February 7 until February 11. In addition, 50 people who respond to the Cookpad recipe will be selected by lottery to win an original FGO apron.
Don’t miss these costume-inspired recipes!
©TYPE-MOON / FGO PROJECT
Fate/Grand Order Galatea Cooking
Available until February 11, 2022
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/cookpad_jp
Official YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXBgKqFxSjKADEuMLkc1Bpg
Attack on Titan and NewDays Collaborate for Second Time
25.December.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD
To celebrate the final season of Attack on Titan, NewDays, a convenience store chain in Japan, has started a special campaign until January 10, 2022. Plenty of collaborate snacks will be available for the next few weeks.
Special Attack on Titan Packaging
Special Attack on Titan Packaging, “Exterminate Every Last Grain!”
Luxury Seafood Onigiri (Special Packaging)
Luxury Seafood Onigiri
Nine Titan Bento
Bonus (Round 1)
Bonus (Round 2)
A Prize: Signed Poster (3 Winners)
B Prize: NewDays Original Illustration Blanket (50 Winners)
Super-sized luxury onigiri are now available as part of the collaboration, along with special bread and bento featuring images of popular Attack on Titan characters. Seven types of original merchandise will be available at participating NewDays locations, and those spending over ¥600 including one or more Suntory beverages will be entered to win a poster signed by the cast. Don’t miss it!
NewsDays × Attack on Titan Present Campaign
December 21, 2021 – January 10, 2022
Where: Participating NewDays Locations Nationwide
Second Pokémon Room Summer Vacation Project comes with Original Themed Recipes
05.August.2021 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT
Cosmos Hotel Management have announced a new Pokémon Room option at APARTMENT HOTEL MINIMARU, complete with special Pokèmon original recipes. APARTMENT HOTEL MINIMARU is a hotel service that offers spacious rooms and kitchen spaces, ideal for families and large groups.
You can make lasting summer memories as you cook adorable themed meals as a family in their incredible new Pokémon themed room.
Original Recipe (preview)
The dining and sleeping areas of the impressive new room are covered in Pokéball motifs, while the cute Pokémon appear to be playing hide and seek throughout the wallpaper. You’ll be greeted by a giant Snorlax plushie on the bed and have your food served on Pokèmon themed plates and cups – Perfect for Pokèmon lovers! The room will be available at MINIMARU in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka.
Following their Pokémon Card Game Sword & Shield / Family Pokémon Card Game free summer vacation project, MINIMARU have prepared several original recipes for guests of the new Pokémon Room. Try making some cute Pokémon dishes and desserts in the kitchen for yourself, with recipes including Pikachu Omurice and more!
The Pokémon Room offers 7 special dinner and snack recipes for parents and children to make during their stay. The ingredients are easily obtained at the local supermarkets and cooked in the kitchen space. You can even share your handmade masterpiece on social media using the hashtag #ポケモンルームレシピ (pokémonroomrecipe).
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Pokémon Room Summer Vacation Project #2
Availability: July 29 onwards
Location: Pokémon Room in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka
Disney’s Lilo & Stitch and Donald Duck Recipe Kits Revealed
20.July.2021 | FOOD
Japanese online supermarket Oisix released its “Donald Duck Summer Nasi Goreng Mountain” meal kit on July 15, and will release the new “Lilo & Stitch Hawaiian Loco Moco” version on July 29. Both are part of the “Kit Oisix” series of recipe kits which lets people cook up a meal inspired by characters.
Kit Oisix Donald Duck Summer Nasi Goreng Mountain
Kit Oisix Lilo & Stitch Hawaiian Loco Moco
Recipe book contents page
Recipe book step example
Summer Challenge from Donald section
Summer Challenge from Donald work sheet
A child taking on Donald’s summer cooking challenge
The ingredients and recipe book delivered with the Donald Duck Kit Oisix
The ingredients and recipe book delivered with the Lilo & Stitch Kit Oisix
Both meal kits arrive with all the necessary ingredients and condiments needs to make delicious themed meals. They also come with a recipe book which features step-by-step breakdowns of how to prepare the meal as well as other fun bits such as a work sheet. The kits are aimed at parents and children and fostering their relationship, but if you love Disney, anyone can enjoy these cooking experiences.
Kit Oisix Donald Duck Summer Nasi Goreng Mountain
Order Window: July 15, 2021 – July 29, 2021
Product Page: https://www.oisix.com/donaldduck/press/
Kit Oisix Lilo & Stitch Hawaiian Loco Moco
Order Window: July 29, 2021 – August 12, 2021
Product Page: https://www.oisix.com/liloandstitch/press/
Kaori’s Easy Recipe: Learn to Make a Rilakkuma Banana Cake
With just a small bit of ingenuity, turn everyday food into something cute using Kaori’s Easy Recipe! With a few simple ideas, an ordinary recipe magically transforms into a cute dish.
In this recipe, I’ll show you how to make a delicious banana cake that is tasty even if refrigerated!
Makes a 18cm pound cake
2 ripe bananas
100g unsalted butter
50g granulated sugar
100g weak flour
Bring the butter to room temperature and mix it with the sugar until it becomes white. I used unsalted margarine for this.
Gradually add both the egg whites and yolks and pour slowly into the mixture while mixing. Mash the banana with a fork, add to the bowl, and mix.
Sieve in the flour and mix lightly.
Bake at 160℃ for 40-45 minutes and it’s ready! I used a 15cm pound cake tin and muffin tin to make mine. If using a muffin tin, bake for 30 minutes.
Leave to cool and use the edge of the pound cake tin to cut ears. Finish by using a chocolate pen to draw on Rilakkuma’s face.
Kaori invites you into her world of character-themed food dishes in her recipe series. Be sure to check out her Instagram where she has uploaded many pictures of her character dishes!
Kaori Kubota (@kaopan27)
I live in Hokkaido and I love to make character themed foods, desserts and pastries♡
I want to see my family smile, so I enjoy putting in a bit of effort to make character foods and changing food into something cute♡
You can see more of my character foods and character bento boxes on my Instagram page → @kaopan72
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Turns Into Confections at Japanese Convenience Stores
19.June.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD
Bandai’s character-inspired Japanese confectionery series Tabemas released a new collection of traditional Japanese wagashi confections and tarts inspired by the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba anime series at Lawson convenience stores across Japan on June 15.
Tabemas Demon Slayer
‘Tabemas’ is an abbreviation of the Japanese words taberareru masukotto, meaning ‘mascots that you can eat.’ It is a Japanese confectionery series that combines well-known characters and Japanese sweets made from ingredients like red bean paste, sugar and rice flour.
Their line-up of three confections are based on Tanjiro, Nezuko, and Zenitsu from the series, each of which captures their charm points in terms of colour and design. Tanjiro is chocolate flavoured, Nezuko is strawberry, and Zenitsu is custard.
Tabemas Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 2021 | ¥285 Each (Tax Included)
Demon Slayer Tarts
Tabemas has also baked up some no-baked cheesecake tarts featuring designs of Tanjiro, Nezuko, Zenitsu, Inosuke, Tomioka, Kyojuro, and Shinobu.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Tarts | ¥249 Each (Tax Included)
Tabemas Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 2021
Released: June 15, 2021
Available: At the chilled sweets section of Lawson convenience stores in Japan
*Natural Lawson and Lawson Store 100 stores not participating
Pompompurin’s 25th Anniversary Celebrated With Limited Edition Dessert at FamilyMart
15.June.2021 | FOOD
Sanrio teamed up with the convenience store chain FamilyMart to commemorate the 25th anniversary of their popular character Pompompurin with a special soufflé and macarons that hit shelves up and down Japan on June 8.
Pompompurin Soufflé Pudding | ¥276 (Before Tax)
Pompompurrin & Cinnamoroll Macarons | ¥350 (Before Tax)
Pom’s Kitchen Campaign
The Japanese pudding-style soufflé is made with smooth and velvety custard and caramel. It’s sold in a cup in three different original designs. Also available as part of the celebration is a set of macarons made to look like Pompompurin as well as Cinnamoroll, another one of Sanrio’s most popular characters. They are wearing cute king and queen crowns respectively.
A campaign is also being held where you can win some special Pompompurin merchandise by posting a photo of a rice dish inspired by Pompompurin on social media. More details can be found on the campaign website below.
Pompompurin Soufflé Pudding
Released: June 8, 2021
Where: FamilyMart (Japan)
Campaign Details: https://www.pompompurin25th.jp/
FamilyMart Official Website: https://www.family.co.jp/
Morinaga’s Milk Caramel Turns Into Delicious Desserts at MINISTOP
15.June.2021 | FOOD
MINISTOP Japan released three new desserts in collaboration with Morinaga on Tuesday: the Morinaga Milk Caramel Baumkuchen, Morinaga Milk Caramel Pound Cake, and Morinaga Milk Caramel Roll Cake.
Morinaga Milk Caramel Baumkuchen
Morinaga Milk Caramel Pound Cake
Morinaga Milk Caramel Roll Cake
Morinaga’s “Milk Caramel” is a long-selling product that has been sold for over 100 years. The triple dessert release coincides with Milk Caramel Day, a day by Morinaga that falls on June 10 to commemorate the flavour. The tasty caramel delights make as the perfect accompaniment during coffee breaks, when working, when studying, or just as a little treat.
The desserts are now available at all MINISTOP convenience stores in Japan.
MINISTOP x Morinaga Milk Caramel
Released: June 8, 2021
Available: MINISTOP Japan
Official Website: https://www.ministop.co.jp/
Make a Winnie the Pooh Themed Disney Dinner With This Meal Kit
04.June.2021 | FOOD
Japanese organic food delivery service Oisix released a cute new Winnie the Pooh tomato curry meal kit on Thursday.
Kit Oisix “Winnie the Pooh” Tomato Curry
Make Pooh’s face easily with a stencil sheet
Message cards come with the kit
Lunch mats and pick
The story of Winnie the Pooh follows the titular character who lives in the Hundred Acre Wood and his adventures to find honey. The meal kit was designed with friendship and bonds in mind: in a time when we can’t travel as often to see the people we love, Pooh is the perfect comrade and the embodiment of friendship perfect .
Pooh’s yellow face is made from rice seasoned simply with saffron-infused sofrito. His face, which would be a lot of effort to try and create from scratch, can be made easily with the stencil sheet and paprika powder provided.
The meal kit is made to capture the feeling that your friends and loved ones are always with you. In the kit, you’ll find a recipe card detailing how to make the food, a lunch mat with an illustration of Pooh and his friends on it, and a message card which you can mail to someone special.
To promote the kit, Oisix is holding a social media campaign. If you tweet a photo of your completed meal on Twitter or Instagram to someone you love with the Japanese hashtag #いつも一緒だよ you’ll receive a free virtual background you can use on Zoom and other services.
Kit Oisix “Winnie the Pooh” Tomato Curry
Order Window: June 3, 2021 – June 17, 2021
Price: ¥2,950 (Tax Included)
Product Page: https://www.oisix.com/winniethepooh/press/
#いつも一緒だよ Social Media Campaign
Running: June 3, 2021 – June 24, 2021
How to Participate
Step 1: Post a photo related to the curry along with a message to someone you love (the photo can be the completed meal, a photo of you cooking it, the message cards, and so on)
Step 2: Add the following hashtags to your post on Twitter or Instagram: #いつも一緒だよキャンペーン #プーさん #tablefortomorrow