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13 Delicious Things From Japanese Convenience Stores

In no particular order, because my taste buds are going crazy just thinking about the stuff. I miss you already, Japan.

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1. Green Tea Latte

I was guzzling this perfect combination of sweet milk and bitter matcha twice a day.
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I was guzzling this perfect combination of sweet milk and bitter matcha twice a day.

2. Ramen eggs

In many countries, eating perfectly done ramen-style eggs (firm whites, melty yolk, beautifully seasoned throughout) is a huge deal. In Japan, you can buy them off the shelf.
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In many countries, eating perfectly done ramen-style eggs (firm whites, melty yolk, beautifully seasoned throughout) is a huge deal. In Japan, you can buy them off the shelf.

3. Dorayaki

Japanese red beans paste between sweet slices of pancake- perfect for dessert (or breakfast).
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Japanese red beans paste between sweet slices of pancake- perfect for dessert (or breakfast).

4. Sushi and sashimi set

Look at all that fresh, fishy goodness waiting for you. How does one ever choose?!
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Look at all that fresh, fishy goodness waiting for you. How does one ever choose?!

5. Various other pasta/ramen/rice bowls

How can chicken taste so tender and egg so creamy and pasta so buttery and everything so fresh?
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How can chicken taste so tender and egg so creamy and pasta so buttery and everything so fresh?

6. Meltykiss

Chocolate and matcha together cures any sort of PMS.
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Chocolate and matcha together cures any sort of PMS.

7. Fruit sandwiches

They look kinda strange but taste surprisingly refreshing (the fruits in Japan belong to a class of their own).
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They look kinda strange but taste surprisingly refreshing (the fruits in Japan belong to a class of their own).

8. Onigiri

Balls of rice wrapped in seaweed with different fillings make a yummy, handy snack.
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Balls of rice wrapped in seaweed with different fillings make a yummy, handy snack.

9. Pocky midi

Stop crunching down those regular Pocky-s. The truly luxurious Pocky midi is here: shorter biscuit stick with a thick, delightful sink-your-teeth-in chocolate coating.
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Stop crunching down those regular Pocky-s. The truly luxurious Pocky midi is here: shorter biscuit stick with a thick, delightful sink-your-teeth-in chocolate coating.

10. Tonkatsu sandwich

I've never been a fan of fried pork but this is simple, homely, and absolutely addictive. Had this whenever I could find it- it was forever sold out thanks to all the salarymen who love it like I do.
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I've never been a fan of fried pork but this is simple, homely, and absolutely addictive. Had this whenever I could find it- it was forever sold out thanks to all the salarymen who love it like I do.

11. Sakura Kit Kats

How does the sakura flower even taste like? Find out with this, and various other funky, Japanese flavours.
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How does the sakura flower even taste like? Find out with this, and various other funky, Japanese flavours.

12. Oden

Baby it's cold outside... so go ahead and grab a steaming stick of deliciousness.
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Baby it's cold outside... so go ahead and grab a steaming stick of deliciousness.

13. Bonus: Mister Donut

Their pon de ring is unlike any other doughnut I've tasted. Mister Donut is a chain doughnut shop, but almost as ubiquitous as convenience stores in Japan.
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Their pon de ring is unlike any other doughnut I've tasted. Mister Donut is a chain doughnut shop, but almost as ubiquitous as convenience stores in Japan.

It's definitely time to head to Japan

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