Well, this marks the first year in over a decade that I won’t be visiting Japan. 🙁
Here are some of the new or limited-time-only culinary marvels I’ll be missing…
The Aka Samurai Burger! You have a choice of fried chicken or a beef patty served with lettuce, tomato and “red” cheese served in a “red” bun – the red hue courtesy of tomato powder. It’s served with a red hot sauce.
Ben & Jerry’s Strawbearry! Strawberry ice cream with white chocolate polar bears and marshmallow sauce.
The insanity of Taco Bell Japan!
Lotteria’s potato chip burgers! You have choice between the Zeppin Cheese Potato Chip Burger and the Salad Chicken Potato Chip Burger. Top with you favorite shaker flavors: Wasabi Beef, Consommé with Punch, Rich Salt, or Dark Nori Seaweed Salt.
Ramen ice cream topped with freeze-dried beef!
Ice cream cigares! These pricey ice cream-stuffed cookies come in a box of twenty and will set you back about $50!
Unagi (grilled eel) soda!
Salmon-flavored soft candy! With real salmon flakes!
Tom Yum Pizza! Apparently, it tastes just like the Thai soup!
Burger King fondue burgers! Choose between the chicken or beef. Both come with a side of melted cheese.
Momotan Aged Meat-Flavored Snacks! A manju cake that tastes like old meat!
Kimchi-flavored Ramune soda! Apparently, it’s great!
Super Sour Lemon Potato Chips!
The Mos Burger/Mr. Donut collaborative French Cruller Burger with Chorizo! The chorizo spiral sausage is topped with hot sauce!
Pizza Hut’s cheddar cheese crusted dessert pizza topped with mini marshmallows and milk caramel sauce!
Waffnuts & Chounuts! The former is a waffle/donut hybrid that comes in three flavors: strawberry, chocolate-frosted almond, and cereal-coated Uji Matcha green tea. The latter is a cream puff-donut hybrid comes stuffed in double caramel or lemon (cream) cheese.