A good survey of some interesting Japanese foods. In particular it was interesting to see that the Squid Ink Pasta referred to in Nagi no Asukara may well be a case of Truth in Television. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TruthInTelevision

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Speculative OP

Japanese food is famous worldwide. In fact, it is listed as one of the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Treasures: teishoku meals are probably what most people think of when Japanese cuisine is mentioned, but other types of food such as sushi or ramen have been welcomed around the world. In Japan itself, practically every region has some food they believe is better there than anywhere else, and these regional specialties (like jakoten) often attract a good deal of pride. In general Japanese food is tasty, healthy, and cheap; even if it sometimes seems a bit strange to western palates it’s hard to go too far wrong when ordering.

But let’s imagine you’re in a Japanese supermarket or drugstore, and looking to grab something quick and easy to fill a gap or keep in the fridge or cupboard. If you’re wondering which convenience foods are worth grabbing, here are my opinions.

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