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Kelly Loves Katsuo Udon Noodle Cup Review (Costco Box of 6)

 I like Kelly Love Udon noodle cups!  Yup.  Came out and said it.  Actually, I'm glad I like them because I bought a box of six from Costco....

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Roxon KS2E and Flash S803E Elite 2024 Multi-tool Review

Roxon is a relatively new multi-tool vendor that I have reviewed a few times before.  They have some innovative designs that don't copy othe...

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Acecook Drink Up Sendai Spicy Miso Ramen Review

I have another of the regional instant ramen from Acecook.  This time it is a Sendai Spicy Miso noodle cup from their "Drink Up" line up whe...

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Free Gundam Anime to Watch on the GundamInfo Channel on Youtube

Hi everyone.  This is probably a poorly kept secret for Gundam fans.  Many of the series reboots and newer Gundam series have been available...

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Myojo Garlic Zanmai Instant Mazesoba (Yakisoba) Review

I'm not sure why Myojo went with this particular style of art for the packaging of this garlic yakisoba instant noodle, but its pretty cool....

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Ace Cook Fried Udon Mocchichi Dashi Shoyu Review

This Fried Udon Mocchichi with Dashi Soy Sauce is an instant yakisoba style noodle.  Unlike the round or square trays, this one comes in a r...

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Ace Cook CoCo Ichibanya Spicy Curry Instant Yakisoba Review

I found this instant yakisoba at T&T last year and bought like four of them as these types of collaboration noodles don't show up much in Ca...

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My Brief Review of the Art Book "Hokusai Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Fuji" by Prestel

I've always liked Hokusai's ukiyo-e paintings / woodblock prints.  They have an amazing beauty about them with dynamic lines and depictions ...

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Why Visit Japan - An Different Take on What To See and Do?

Dynamically Adjusting Grid What kind of tourist are you?  This affects the type of experience you are going to have in Japan…

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Typhoon Shelter Style Instant Noodles (Hong Kong, Taiwan) Review

What are Typhoon Shelter Style Instant Noodles?  I have to admit that the dish didn't sound familiar to me.  I might have had a similar styl...

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Yamadai New Touch Onomichi Chinese Soba Review

This was the sixth and last of the ramen bowls I had from the " Yamadai New Touch Amazing Noodles Summer Fukubako Western Japan " ramen box ...

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Yamadai New Touch Nara Tenri Stamina Ramen

This was the fifth of the ramen bowls I had from the " Yamadai New Touch Amazing Noodles Summer Fukubako Western Japan " ramen box of six ki...

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Yamadai New Touch Yawatahama Champon (Ramen) Review

This was the fourth of the ramen bowls I had from the "Yamadai New Touch Amazing Noodles Summer Fukubako Western Japan" ramen box of six kin...

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Yamadai New Touch Kyoto Backfat Soy Sauce Instant Ramen Bowl Review

This was the third of the ramen bowls I had from the "Yamadai New Touch Amazing Noodles Summer Fukubako Western Japan" ramen box of six kind...

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Yamadai New Taste Amazing Toyama Ramen Bowl Review

This was the second of the ramen bowls I had from the "Yamadai New Taste Amazing Noodles Summer Fukubako Western Japan" ramen box of six k...

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Pokémon Bonsai Blind Box Dioramas 2022

This is a review of the Pokemon Bonsai 2 that was released by Rement in the latter part of 2022.  Like all collectable releases of figures /...

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Yamadai New Taste Aged Hakata Tonkotsu Ramen Bowl Review

This was the first of the noodles bowls I tried out of the "Yamadai New Taste Amazing Noodles Summer Fukubako Western Japan" ramen box of si...

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Roxon Flash S803 and Bibury 22 in 1 Pliers Multitools Comparison and Review

The Roxon Flash and Bibury 22 in 1 pliers are both budget multitools that are intended for outdoor work.  Both could be considered cheaper c...

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Myojo Mengami Tonkotsu Dark Soy Sauce Cup Review

For some reason, the Japanese noodle cups from Myojo or Ace Cook are easier to find in Canada than anything from Nissin.  I picked up a coup...

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Yamadai New Taste Amazing Noodles Summer Fukubako Western Japan Ramen Box

Finding these instant noodle bowls was a real surprise for me.  I was wandering through the old Asian supermarket after playing Pokemon Go i...

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Myojo Ultimate Kitsune Udon Cup Review

Myojo calls this the "Ultimate Kitsune Udon" cup noodle.  It is definitely an impressive udon noodle cup.  So what makes it so "ultimate?"  ...

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Maruchan Ginger Shoyu Nagaoka Style Ramen Bowl Review

I have a tasty instant noodle bowl to review today.  I'm trying out Maruchan's Gold Bowl, Ginger Shoyu Ramen made in the Nagaoka style.  Nag...

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Japanese Figure Haul - Fall 2023. Lycoris Recoil, Laid Back Camp, and Evangelion Anime Concept

This is my second order from Japan this year.  I previously ordered a few figures in the spring of 2023 ( Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Ju...

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Anime Figures From My 2022 Japan Trip

I visited more than a few toy / anime stores during my December 2022 Japan trip.  While I saw plenty of merchandise I would love to have, so...

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Myojo Megami Cup Dark Soy Sauce Garlic Ramen Cup Review

I saw this bright red, instant noodle cup on a shelf in a Japanese food store. A closer look revealed that it was from Myojo of Japan and…

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Nissin Cup Noodle Cup-less Camping Ramen - Chikin and Regular Shoyu

 Nissin Japan has a line of Cup Noodle instant ramen products without the cup, so they are cup-less!  They are pretty much just like your re...

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The Roxon KS2 Pocket Tool Compared to Victorinox Huntsman SAK

The Roxon KS2 and the Victorinox Huntsman are both quality pocket knife style multi-tools.  There are no pliers here and they have enough ...

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Ace Cook Black Garlic Oil Tonkotsu Soy Sauce Cup Ramen Review

This Ace Cook cup noodle is one of the more unusual cups I have reviewed.  This Black Garlic Oil (black mara or mayu) Tonkotsu Soy Sauce ram...

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Day 15 - Travelogue - Museums Close Monday - Ueno Park - Narita - Flight Home

Back to Day 14 - Underground to Ginza, Shopping, Ginza GoldFish Aquarium, and Tokyo Skytree   My last half-day in Tokyo and my flight out wa...

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Comparing Gerber, Nextoool, and Leatherman Keychain Pliers-based Multitools (Squirt, Dime, Flagship Mini, Sailor Mini)

I took a look at keychain multitools a year ago and there have been a few changes to the market since then.  My previous post can be found…

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Day 14 - Travelogue - Underground to Ginza, Shopping, Ginza GoldFish Aquarium, and Tokyo Skytree

Back to Day 13 - Travelogue - Back to Tokyo - Akihabara - Shinjuku at Night Today is a Sunday and my last full day in Japan. …

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Nissin UK - The Ramen Masters Cup Noodle - Nissin x Shoryu Review

I picked up the Nissin x Shoryu Cup Noodle at the Japan Centre supermarket in London on Leicester Square.  Japan Centre bills themselves as ...

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Day 13 - Travelogue - Back to Tokyo - Akihabara - Shinjuku at Night

Back to Day 12 - Osaka Aquarium (Whale Sharks!), Den Den Town, Shinsekai, and MOS Burger It was a bit hard to believe that thirteen days ha...

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Nissin UFO Negishio Ushi Karubi Review - Salt Beef and Green Onion

UFO Koi Negishio (salted beef short rib and green onion flavour) yakisoba is a new summer flavour for 2023 and it is probably just for the s...

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Tasting Calorie Mate and Soyjoy. Energy Bars from Japan

CalorieMate is a Japanese energy bar, of the biscuit variety, that has been around since 1983.  It is a well known food supplement/replaceme...

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Nissin Big Cup Noodle BBQ Spare Ribs Review

Nissin Big Cup Noodle BBQ Spare Ribs is a new flavour introduced in the spring of 2023.  I think it is a limited edition run for the lead-up...

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New Chips at Asian Supermarkets - Summer 2023

Went out to some Asian supermarkets today.  It must be summer as a number of the potato chip flavours seem to be festival themed.  I bought ...

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Self-heating Chinese (Cantonese) Braised Beef Stew With Potato Review

I was pretty surprised to find this at T&T market earlier in the year.  The full translation of the name comes out at Beef Stew with Potato...

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Day 12 - Travelogue - Osaka Aquarium (Whale Sharks!), Den Den Town, Shinsekai, and MOS Burger

Back to day 11 - Himeji Castle, the Most Beautiful One in Japan, and the Umeda Sky Building I started the day with the hotel breakfast buffe...

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Tasting Kendal Mint Cake, Cliff Builder Chocolate Mint, and Honey Stinger Energy Bars

This post started out as a simple one just about Kendal Mint Cake.  The Internet is full of roadside attractions that distract you from your...

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Nissin Big Soba UK Classic (Wok Fried Edition) Review

It's BIG SOBA time.  Nissin EU has a line of Cup Noodles that are like the UFO yakisoba (fried noodle) versions you would get in Japan.  Wh...

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Airline Cup Noodle - Ramen de Sky and Soba de Sky Review

When I went to the Nissin Cup Noodle Museum in Yokohama I bought these cute little miniature cup noodles in the gift shop.  The gift shop at...

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Ace Cook Super Cup 1.5x Butakim Ramen Review

This instant ramen bowl called "Butakim" was something I had to try it out.  Buta means pork while the kim is short for kimchi (spicy pickle...

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Myojo Foods Karaage Shoyu Ramen Cup Review

Karaage with your instant ramen is a combination of two favourite foods that sounds a little fatty and very tasty.  These looked very appeal...

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Day 11 - Travelogue - Seeing Himeji Castle, the Most Beautiful One in Japan, and the Umeda Sky Building

Back to Day 10 - Osaka - Seeing Osaka Castle, Pokemon Center, and Dotonbori   I was really looking forward to my visit to Himeji Castle.  I ...

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Day 10 - Travelogue Osaka - Seeing Osaka Castle and Dotonbori

Back to Day 9 - First Visit to Nara for Deer, Pikachu Donut, Daibutsu Temple, Kasuga-Taisha, Kohfukuji Temple   I was ready to head to Osaka...

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Day 9 - Travelogue Nara - Deer, Pikachu Donut, Daibutsu Temple, Kasuga-Taisha, Kohfukuji Temple

Back to Day 8 - Kyoto Part 1 - To Fushimi Inari Shrine and The Mountain Summit I had a giant bowl of instant udon noodles, buttered raisin…

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Finishing a Chapter Where My Heroine Vanquishes a Bat-Dragon

 I've been working on a novel for the last three years.  The book is close to finishing, but is still months out from being done.  I have ap...

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Day 8 - Travelogue - Kyoto Part 2 - Kennin Ji Temple and Evening at Kyoto Station

Back to Day 8 - Kyoto Part 1 - To Fushimi Inari Shrine and The Mountain Summit After spending the morning at Fushimi Inari, I headed back…

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Day 8 - Travelogue - Kyoto Part 1 - To Fushimi Inari Shrine and The Mountain Summit

Back to Day 7 - Kyoto Part 1, Kiyomizudera, Kyoto Station, and Yasaka Shrine I woke up refreshed for my first full day in Kyoto.  My main…

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