I’ll explain more about Konbinis (convenience stores) in another post, but this is more of a dump for all my small but memorable moments and purchases from 7-11, Family Mart, Lawson, Mini-Stop, Sun-K-us, and all those convenience store chains across Japan. Konbini is bae. One love.
I was in bed at the capsule hotel (separate post about capsule hotels coming). Suntory has these fruit flavored beers called Horoyoi with only 3% alcohol, so it’s like a carbonated fruit beverage with the bitterness of beer. This was a red-grape flavored drink, and the drink was purple. It was cloyingly sweet, so it was not my favorite.
Fruit flavored water. This was peach flavored. It was sweeter than I thought it’d be, so I switched to real water after.
Ah, the classic pink sausages, found in every Asian country. There’s barely any real meat in these sausages, but they’re so, so good.
Ermahgerd, the self-serve oden section at 7-11. Family Mart, Lawson and 7-11 all sell oden. Not all locations carry it, but all the bigger ones do.
Soft-boiled eggs, individually packaged. Also a nice selection of cheeses and meats to go with wine and beer.
These are all appetizers to go with alcohol. Heaven. You can have a drinking party at home if you don’t feel like going out to an izakaya.
No need to go to a bakery if you’re looking for a quite bite of bread. All konbinis carry a wide selection of bread and pastries. The one above is from 7-11, I can tell from the packaging. This was a corn-mayo bread, and the mayo was artery-cloggingly heavy. Do not recommend.