Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Snacks @ Konbiniya

May 14, 2014

Shirakiku: Monaka (bean cake) w mochi - 2+

J's comment > more mochi than crisp exterior; mochi texture evident, but not too heavy in the centre; red bean flavor not very strong, but not bad at all; exterior crisp could have been even crisper and thicker for the perfect balance

Nestle, Kit Kat: Baked Pudding - 2+

J's comment > baked version: very crisp all the way through; exterior has a slightly flaky tart texture; not too sweet, not exactly a 'pudding' flavor as advertised, I'd say it's more of a denser white chocolate flavor

unbaked version: your regular Kit Kat texture, but w the flavor described above

the way to go about this is to unwrap the Kit Kat's and stick it in the oven @ about 350 degrees Farenheit for about 3 mins to 'bake' it (I find that it's just best to watch it as it 'bakes' cause it can go from golden brown to charred in a flash)

I first came across this item on the Rocket News 24's Mar 28, 2014 posting; this is a new type of Kit Kat just launched in Japan in March, so I was very pleased to see this offered at the Konbiniya

Now let's try baking the regular chocolate Kit Kats... :D 

Tohato, Super Caramel Corn: Corn Potage - 2+

J's comment > kinda like a fluffier version of Corn Pops but slightly savorier; the advertised flavor is "Corn Potage" which = Corn soup - Tohato nailed this flavor but the flavoring wasn't quite mixed well, some puffs were more corn soup, others were more just Corn Pops flavor; BTW, I just had to try this to compare it to the Umai Bou corn puffs which are my official fav corn puff snack

Other Caramel Corn reviews
Feb 15, 2014 (Milk Cocoa)
Mar 20, 2013 (Mango Yogurt)

Glico, Pocky's friend Pejoy: Chocolate cream filled biscuit sticks - 2

J's comment > not bad; the Fran sticks still reign, but this was essentially an 'inside out' Pocky stick

Chiroru Choco: Matcha Mochi Choco - 2

J's comment > sadly not as good as the azuki/sakura version (see below); not enough matcha flavor, just an overwhelming white chocolate flavor; at least the mochi texture in the centre is still good

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Mar 14, 2013 (sakura version)

Riska, Umai Bou: Takoyaki corn puffs - 2

J's comment > signature puff texture present; takoyaki flavoring also present, but together it just didn't work

Other Umai Bou reviews
Oct 28, 2013

Tohato, Caramel Corn: Azuki (red bean) milk - 2

J's comment > red bean flavor not very strong, definitely emphasis on the 'milk' part

Tohato, Caramel Corn: Matcha (green tea) milk - 2

J's comment > matcha flavor not very strong, definitely emphasis on the 'milk' part; in relation to the Azuki above, this version was equally subdued in terms of the main flavor advertised

Morinaga, Choco Flake: Mix berry yogurt - 1

J's comment > Looks like cereal, tastes like really sweet white chocolate covered cereal; not for me

HK Dragon Beard Candy: Black sesame - 1

J's comment > first dragon beard candy I've had outside of Kam's @ the night market; really brittle and crunchy, not at all soft and chewy/stringy like Kam's

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