Must Buy’s in Japan (if you live outside of Japan)
I go back to Japan around once a year to see my family, and before I go back to Canada, the land with limited or over priced authentic Japanese food, there are some items I always buy before leaving Japan so I can still have some cheap tasty Japanese food when I come back.
Instant Curry - You just need to boil some water in a pan and put the silver packaged curry inside the boiling water for around 5 minutes. You then take the silver package out, cut the package open and wala! Hot Japanese curry will come oozing out!
Cheese Fondue - Now this requires a tiny bit of prep work, but all you need is some milk and one sliced cheese (if you want the extra cheesy flavor). Put all of those ingredients in a pan with the cheese fondue mix, heat, and you’re done! I know cheese fondue is not a Japanese dish, but this cheese fondue is fast and simple :)
Mabo Tofu (tofu with spicy sauce) - This is a Chinese dish, but very popular in Japan. I don’t have the patience to make the sauce, so this item gives me a pre-packed sauce that I can just mix in with diced tofu’s in a pan for a quick spicy dish. Goes very well with rice.
There are a lot more Japanese instant food items I usually bring back, but since I already ate most of them, I’ll have to wait until my next trip back to Japan for some more pics. :( Can’t wait!