Experience Local Cuisine From Around Japan at “Oishii Nippon Restaurant Fair” in Ikebukuro

21.January.2018 | Uncategorized

 

The Oishii Nippon Restaurant Fair will be held in Ikebukuro’s Sunshine City from February 2nd to March 11th where you can get your teeth into a selection of original menus using local ingredients from different areas around Japan.

 

39 restaurants will participate in the fair including those in Sunshine City Alpa, the Sky Restaurant zone, and Sunshine Aquarium. You will be spoilt for choice with the wide selection of menus containing meals that use local ingredients from across Japan, including “yamagata-gyu” (beef) from the Tohoko area, “Kamakura yasai” (vegetables) from the Kanto area, “uzu-kacho” from the South-west region of Honshu and Shikoku area, “Japanese Black” from Okinawa, and more.

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Kyoto Yoghurt Espuma (¥850) – Kinki Region

Restaurant: Ajio (Alpa 3F)

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Pork Escalope (¥1,058) – Hokkaido

Restaurant: Hokkaido Tokachi Yuutaku (Alpa B1)

*limited to 15 servings per day between 11am-3pm

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Vegetable & Tofu Hot Pot (¥1,490) – Kansai Region

Restaurant: Chuka Shunsai Ryori Hinabe Shu [Alpa 3F]

*Please order together with the hot pot. The hot pot costs a separate fee.

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Yamagata-Gyu Roasted Steak (¥2,160) – Kansai Region

Restaurant: Sendai Gyutan Kyodo Ryori Mori no Mi Tasuke [Alpa 3F]

*Limited servings from 5pm.

 

Those who eat at restaurants from 3 of the seven areas available (Hokkaido, Tohoku, Kanto, Chubu/Hokuriku, Kansai, Chugoku/Shikoku, Kyushu, Okinawa) can also join in the “Gurutto Nippon Stamp Rally” to win local ingredients.

 

Taste local cuisines from all over Japan at the Oishii Nippon Restaurant Fair.

 

■Information

 

Oishii Nippon Restaurant Fair

Address: Sunshine City Alpa B1-1F-2F-3F, 3-1 Higashiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo

Running: February 2, 2018 – March 11, 2018

Times: 10:00-20:00 (Shopping) / 11:00-22:00 (Dining) *select stores only

Contact: 03-3989-3331

Homepage: http://www.sunshinecity.co.jp

 

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    “Before seeing the movie please come to this cafe and immerse yourself in the world of ghouls and then go and see the movie. You might get an affinity [with the ghouls!]” she concluded with a smile.

    The cafe will run from June 6 to July 15. The menu is packed with drinks and dishes inspired by the unique and memorable characters from the series. A selection of new official merchandise of the manga will also be sold.池

     

    ©2019 Tokyo Ghoul S Production Committee ©Sui Ishida / Shueisha

  • Japan’s Devil Onigiri Return Tastier Than Ever & New Gyoza Onigiri Announced

    01.June.2019 | FOOD

    Japanese convenience store chain Lawson Store 100 has announced that it will begin selling its new White Devil Onigiri and Black Devil Onigiri rice balls on June 5. It also unveiled its new Gyoza Onigiri, a whole fried dumpling wrapped in rice, which will be released on June 19.

     

    Lawson Store 100’s “Akuma no Onigiri” (The Devil’s Rice Balls) first hit the convenience store’s shelves back in September 2018 and were a huge hit with people of Japan with around 200,000 being sold in the first four weeks alone. The rice is cooked in a noodle soup base and is packed with simple ingredients like spring onions, tenkasu (deep-fried flour batter), and green laver seaweed. The new releases take it to the next level and are promised to be even better.

    White Devil Onigiri: ¥108 (Tax Included)

    The rice of the White Devil Onigiri is cooked in white dashi stock and is laced with spring onions, sea lettuce, and white sesame seeds. It’s also drizzled in sesame oil for added flavour.

    Black Devil Onigiri: ¥108 (Tax Included)

    On the other side of the coin is the Black Devil Onigiri. This rice is made with extra sweet okonomi sauce and sour Worcester sauce. These rice balls are filled with tenkasu, sea lettuce and spring onions.

    Gyoza Onigiri: ¥108 (Tax Included)

    The Gyoza Onigiri was first seen on the market all the way back in October 2017. This hugely popular food snack sold around 300,000 in the first three days and over 500,000 over a week. This will be the third time it’s sold. Since stock is so limited, sales have ended after just three weeks, making it a rare sight. It was released again in November 2018 with a different recipe which proved to tickle the palate of consumers too. The new version includes soy sauce and egg fried rice.

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