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Cao is Starving - Chongqing Spicy and Braised Chicken Flavours of Noodles

The T & T supermarket chain had these Cao is Starving Chinese noodle bowls on sale some time ago.  Two for one deal!  These noodle bowls loo...

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Sanyo Pokemon Cup Noodle 2021 Celebration Tonkotsu and Shoyu Flavours Review

Pokemon!  This anime and gaming franchise has now been around for 25 years.  It has spawned a massive merchandise industry around it and eve...

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Knorr Noodle Cups - Singapore Laksa, Thai Red Curry, Vietnamese Pho, and Japanese Miso Review

I'm not sure when Knorr started selling their Knorr Noodle Cups, but I saw them for the first time in a Canadian supermarket back in May 202...

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Personal Toiletry Kit for Airline Carry On Luggage for Canada / USA TSA

Traveling by plane has always been a bit of a hassle, but it is the fastest way to travel to distant destinations.  After 9/11, the extra se...

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A Look At The Nisaku NJP4165 6.5" Blade Stainless Steel Hatchet

Japanese hand tools for farming, wood working, textiles, and more have some pretty interesting designs and variations from western hand tool...

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Nissin Cup Noodle Mysterious Meat Kimchee Review

Kimchee Cup Noodle from Nissin is probably going to be pretty tasty.  The Nissin site says it is a spicy cup noodle that makes the taste of ...

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Marutai Famous Stores Premium Ikkousha Tonkotsu Ramen Review

The Marutai Ikkousha Premium Hakata Tonkotsu Ramen by Marutai is part of a set of four types of instant ramen in their Kyushu Famous Stores...

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Marutai Famous Stores Premium Seiyoken Tonkotsu Ramen Review

The Premium Seiyoken Tonkotsu Ramen by Marutai is part of a set of four types of instant ramen in their Kyushu Famous Stores Series made in...

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Marutai Famous Stores Premium Nagahamaya Tonkotsu Ramen Review

The Premium Nagahama Tonkotsu Ramen by Marutai is part of a set of four types of instant ramen in their Kyushu Famous Stores Series made in ...

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Cup Noodle Instant Rice - Bukkomi Meshi - Classic Shoyu Flavour Review

Cup Noodle Instant Rice ( カップヌードル ぶっこみ飯  or Cup Noodle Bukkomi Meshi) is part of a line of dehydrated instant rice bowls.  They use short gr...

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Neon Genesis Evangelion. Aged Anime 1995- 1996.

The original anime TV series Neon Genesis Evangelion has aged pretty well with its classic hand drawn animation. This franchise has captured...

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Myojo Noodle God - Shinta Noodle x Miso Cup Review

This Shinta Noodle x Miso noodle cup is part of the Myojo Noodle God line of instant noodle cups.  The Noodle God line of noodle cups have e...

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Tonkotsu Instant Ramen Showdown - Nissin Japan vs HK vs Itsuki

Hi there!  Today I'm writing about a three kinds of Tonkotsu instant ramen that can be found in Asian supermarkets in Canada for $2 - $3 per...

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My VSSL Outdoors Gear, Camp Supplies Custom Build Review

The VSSL Camp Supplies kit contains camping essentials / survival items packaged inside an extremely rugged aluminum tube the size of a larg...

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Spring 2021 Japanese and Asian Snack Haul

It has been awhile since I did one of these treasure trove of snack posts.  Well, I had a boxes come in from Candysan in Japan, Sukoshi Mart...

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Hong Kong Nissin Big Cup Noodle Seafood Curry Review

Nissin Hong Kong produces a Seafood Curry Big Cup Noodle that you can find in Canadian Asian supermarkets (you might need to look around).  ...

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Cardcaptor Sakura. Aged Anime 1998 - 2000.

Cardcaptor Sakura was a very cute and ingenious anime based off of the Clamp manga series.  The manga was very well received in Japan and is...

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Shuraki Trinity. Aged Anime 2007 - 2008.

Shuraki Trinity was an original IP between Good Smile and Red Entertainment back in 2007.  While there wasn't an anime, like Black Rock Shoo...

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Full Metal Panic! Aged Anime 2002 - Mecha Action

Full Metal Panic! was the first mecha anime I had seen in a long time back in 2003.  Prior to this I had seen super robot anime like…

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Aged Anime - A New Series of Posts

Aged Anime.   The concept for this series of posts came about because I was thinking back about what I have seen over the last two decades o...

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Nongshim K-Army Stew Instant Ramen Review

I'm going to start this review off with a WOW!  This particular Nongshim USA instant noodle packet has really impressed me with the packagin...

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Some Personal Anime Favourites From 2020

It is sometimes good to be able to watch anime that have been vetted already.  A check on Wikipedia shows that 158 anime series aired last y...

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Western Movie Stars in Japanese Commercials

I was digging around on Youtube and found a whole pile of Japanese commercials with Western leads selling various products.  Some of these c...

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Nissin RAOH Shirunashi Tantanmen (日清ラ王 汁なし担々麺) Review

The last instant ramen yakisoba I reviewed was the Maruchan Seimen Cup Yakisoba . I'm reviewing the Nissin RAOH Shiranushi Tantanmen noodle ...

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Maruchan Seimen Cup Yakisoba Review

I was at H-Mart some time ago and found a bunch of different noodle bowls.  H-Mart carries a farily regular supply of cup and bowl noodles t...

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Bandai Cup Noodle Model Kit Compared To Nissin Original Cup Noodle

I believe it was in October of 2019 when Nissin Japan's Twitter feed posted a mockup of a Cup Noodle that was assembled as a model kit.  The...

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Merry Christmas With Jin Ramen

Merry Christmas, Everyone. I hope everyone has a joyous holiday season.  Sharing Christmas cheer with the gift of ramen to friends!  This ha...

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Visiting Japan Via Videogames (Persona, Ghosts of Tsushima, Yakuza)

Is reading manga, watching anime, playing Final Fantasy, and blasting bad guys in Call of Duty scratching that travel itch for Japan?  I kno...

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Why I Blog About Anime, Japan, and Tokyo

Life takes funny turns.  Way back in 2003 I really wasn't terribly interested in Japan or anime or manga. This is even though I had grown up...

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Nongshim, New Wok, Big Bowl Chapagetti Noodles Review

Most of my noodle reviews are about Japanese ramen, but I like noodles of all kinds. What I'm reviewing today is the Big Bowl version of Cha...

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All Mapped Out - A new anthology from the Edmonton Writers' Group

Hello!  This isn’t a post about Tokyo or anime or instant noodles today.  I’m excited to let my readers know about a new anthology of short ...

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