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Kinnikuman Snack

Posted in Shops, Stuff by tokyobling on February 16, 2014

The convenience store chain Familymart released a limited edition nikuman hot bun snack in the form of the famous comic book super hero Kinnikuman (キン肉マン). It was the third in a series of nikuman snacks in the shape of comic book characters. Kinnikuman is the story of bumbling super hero that has been going since 1979 and has by now sold well over 53 million books in Japan alone. Despite the super hero getting his power from garlic, that particular onion was not heavily featured in the recipe, strangely enough. Although nikuman are usually about 110 yen, this one came in at 180 yen.

You can see another character inspired nikuman at the end of this post, and a couple of photos of the real thing in Yokohama Chinatown.

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  1. Manifest said, on February 16, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    180 Yen per bun. Its more priced than regular bun. Is it only one flavor or two?

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    • tokyobling said, on February 17, 2014 at 12:31 am

      Hi Manifest! I think there is only the one flavor (very similar to the regular one but I am hardly a gourmet when it comes to nikuman). (^-^)

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  2. Dina Farmer said, on February 17, 2014 at 2:00 am

    Love it!! I miss those so much!

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  3. Timi said, on February 18, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    Kinda reminds me of an octopus :D

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    • tokyobling said, on February 27, 2014 at 4:44 am

      Haha… I can assure you there is no octopus in it, although I can see the resemblance when you mention it! (^-^)

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