Japan always has a lot of different foods and snacks to offer, so obviously people always try to create something new or simply re-adapt some old ideas to make them resurface again.
Last November Toshiyuki Tomoda, a small shop owner in Kumamoto, decided to install a snack insect vending machine outside of his shop. Little did he know that he would sell over 500 packages of insects in a month!
Eating insects is very common for some areas of the world, but not everyone is familiar with them and it usually takes some nerve to get over the initial reluctance of biting into some crawling animals.
From salted grilled crickets to chocolate-coated beetles, Tomoda was curious about the appeal such edible insects would have, also taking into consideration any possible food crisis, and ended up encountering a huge success, generating more than $4,500 in a single month.
People have obviously responded in a positive way to this new kind of snack in their area. Would you try any of these out if you had the chance?
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Instant noodles were invented in the 1950s by the Japanese inventor Momofuku Ando, then marketed by Nissin under the name Chikin Ramen (Chicken Ramen).
Japan has so many amazing drinks with unique flavors. With new products being available in Japanese supermarkets and convenience stores weekly there is too much to try!
Yakisoba (stir-fried noodles) – it’s eaten and enjoyed in many parts of the world and has quickly become Japan’s most beloved comfort food. A typical yakisoba recipe usually features classic Japanese noodles, vegetables, meat, and a salty, sweet, and sour sauce.
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Some street foods and festival foods seem to jump out at us with their delicious scents or delicious appearance. Japanese crepes and yakisoba (Japanese fried noodles) tend to have this down.