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Ekiben of the year

lost squirrel Jul 5, 2009 08:08 PM


Don't let Uncle Yabai see the tonkatsu sandos!

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    tjr RE: lost squirrel Jul 5, 2009 09:49 PM

    Mmm... The only thing I wouldn't eat is those disgusting potato smilies. Terrible pseudo-food product!

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      flylice2x RE: tjr Jul 5, 2009 09:55 PM

      Missing some great food. You gotta at least try something new once. Then you really can say that you don't like it...

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        tjr RE: flylice2x Jul 7, 2009 05:42 AM

        I've tried them, and they are indeed disgusting.

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      prasantrin RE: lost squirrel Jul 6, 2009 04:08 AM

      I've had the 5th place pad gai krapow. It was decent for ekiben, though not nearly as flavourful (in a Thai way) than I would have liked.

      My favourite ekiben was gyudon that had a heating element. You pulled a string, closed the lid of your box, and after maybe 5 minutes you had a warm donburi. I hate cold rice, so it was perfect.

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        exilekiss RE: prasantrin Jul 7, 2009 08:41 AM

        Hi prasantrin,

        That Gyudon with the Heating Element sounds awesome! :) Which station did you have it at?

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          prasantrin RE: exilekiss Jul 7, 2009 01:58 PM

          Actually, it was special ordered by the travel agency in charge of our tour (I was on a trip with students). It's from a company based in Kobe, and you can order them online (looking at the website, I had the sukiyakidon). (They have some cool bento, including ones that come with wine!)


          It looks like you can only buy them at stations in the Kobe area.

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        Uncle Yabai RE: lost squirrel Jul 6, 2009 03:15 PM

        Those are some special abominations, call them abominations-squared. Cheese? Insult to injury, salt to the wound.

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          curiousgeo RE: lost squirrel Jul 7, 2009 05:07 PM

          Both the kaisen kiwami and kaisendon from Takewaka look delicious, as does the gyuniku bento from Imahan. Thanks for the link.

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            snaporaz RE: lost squirrel Jul 7, 2009 09:14 PM

            On my next trip to Japan, where would I go about buying the “Hirekatsu to tamago no poketto sando” ekiben? I still salivate thinking about Maisen tonkatsu.

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