Archive for the category Drinks

Flying Fish Soup Vending Machine

Por kirai el 12 de July de 2015 en Drinks

Sergio Lorenzi sends me these photos of a vending machine he found in Nagoya with flying fishes inside a bottle. The text say that the flying fishes have been grilled and are ideal to use as a soup (dashi) to give flavour to udon, nabe, oden or any other slow cooked recipe. Each bottle, in […]

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Water Offerings in Meiji Jingu

Por kirai el 19 de June de 2014 en Drinks,Traditional

In Meiji Jingu there’s always a lot of barrels donated as an offering by many distilleries around the country. The funny thing is that last weekend I also found water bottles as offerings. In addition to being a donation to the Shintoist shrine, they are useful so that the kami-gods bring good luck and good […]

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Coffee Art Evolves

Por kirai el 13 de June de 2013 en Drinks

The popularity of the art of “drawing” on coffee foam has quickly spread all over the world. There’s already a World Latte Art Championship (which is usually won by Japanese artists). The coffee foam art techniques are evolving fast; now artists can create 3D coffee foam art and some artists can even add colors to […]

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Oi Ocha – 伊藤園お〜いお茶

Por kirai el 23 de July de 2012 en Drinks

The Oi Ocha brand was launched by ITO EN in 1989, following the success of its “Canned Sencha” brand that debuted in 1985. The brand is derived from the Japanese phrase, “Oi, ocha!” brand which is a way of calling out, “It’s tea time!” or “Tea, please!”– part of the warm, everyday conversations heard in […]

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Pocari Sweat

Por kirai el 24 de May de 2012 en Drinks

The first time I tried Pocari Sweat I thought it would be some kind of copy of Aquarius by The Coca-Cola Company. Pocari Sweat has a somewhat milder taste than Aquarius and if you fill two glasses with both, Pocari Sweat is more transparent; but in general they are very similar. But it turns out […]

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Most Popular Teas in Japan

Por kirai el 30 de November de 2011 en Drinks

One of the first things that caught my attention when I arrived for the first time to Japan was that many people drank bottled green tea: Suntory and Coca-Cola are two of the largest bottled green tea producers in Japan. Soon, my curiosity lead me to a drinks vending machine in Shibuya, and instead of […]

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Pepsi Pink strawberry and milk flavor

Por kirai el 21 de November de 2011 en Drinks

I have just tried the new Pepsi Pink with strawberry and milk flavor. I can feel the strawberry flavor but I don’t really taste any milk in the drink. Reading the label it turns out that the main ingredient of the drink is… grape juice! Almost every year Pepsi launches a new “weird” drink in […]

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Power Squash, the Dragon Ball Kai drink

Por kirai el 19 de May de 2011 en Drinks

The other day my friend Zordor recommended me to try the new drink “Power Squash”, whose can designs are based on Dragon Ball Kai. He told me that the taste is similar to “Lifeguard”, another one of those unique weird Japanese drinks. Yesterday I finally gave it a chance and bought one can, I got […]

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