Very soon, when you walk into a McDonald’s in Japan you will be able to purchase what has to be the largest size fries on the planet. It’s called the Mega Potato and replaces the also huge but not quite as insane Share Potato. Just how big is it? You get two large size fries in one container. You’d need about a dozen of those little ketchup cups to finish off this monster!
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Yesterday, Sanyo Foods released Iron Man-themed Ramen to Japanese markets:
“Appearing in limited packages “RED CHILI NOODLE” was adopted design of the movie “Iron Man 3″ from “KING CUP Sapporo Ichiban” King prime vertical cup noodles of about 1.9 times regular size volume ratio. Ingredients: good combination color cabbage, minced meat, star fish paste, red bell pepper.”
Although Ramen has the power to save you money, the Iron Man version will not give you superior intelligence, super-human strength or the ability to fly… just thought I would throw that in there.
For a limited time starting on April 24, McDonald’s locations in Japan will be giving away these “potato holders” to anyone who orders a value meal. The product is made to look like a regular McDonald’s fry container and is touted as a great way to eat fries while riding in a car or bus, or on a bike. However, with the possibility of delicious, fat and salt soaked food porn tempting your eyeballs, the company deemed it necessary to advise people to “refrain from eating and drinking while driving.”
March 14 is White Day in Japan – a special occasion when men are supposed to give candy back to those they received them from on Valentine’s Day. However, as we previously reported, some women chose to give chocolate versions of their own faces, so a personal touch will probably be a requirement.
Thankfully, Shibuya’s FabCafe is giving men the opportunity to have their bodies scanned and converted into gummy people for a mere ¥6,000 (US$64). This will likely be the only time you can say “eat me” without getting a fist in the face.
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A Tokyo-based French restaurant called ” Ne Quittez Pas” (“Please Don’t Leave”) decided to turn dirt into a $110 delicacy by offering a “dirt course” consisting of a potato starch and dirt soup, salad with dirt dressing, aspic made with oriental clams and a top layer of sediment, a dirt risotto with sauteed sea bass, dirt gratin, and dirt ice cream.
Rocket News recently tested the food and described the taste as “delicious” and “divine”, noting that a dirt flavor was absent. However, the obvious question is whether this stuff is safe to eat. According to Saeko Torii, a rep from the dirt manufacturer Protoleaf, “the dirt is called Kuro Tsuchi and it’s volcanic ashes mixed with soil and plants from the Kanto District in Japan. It has good bacteria, healthy minerals, and is natural and pure.” But that likely won’t help dirt food land on U.S. menus.
Dirt isn’t regulated for human consumption so it’s hard to know the effects it would have on a person,” says Rebecca Scritchfield, a Washington, D.C. based registered dietitian. “Food gets its nutrients from soil, but one does not eat the actual soil. What’s more, countries have different safety regulations—people in Scotland eat sheep brains but that’s not allowed in the U.S. Protoleaf says their soil is safe to consume but is it safe to eat by American standards? We don’t know because we don’t really know what’s in it.
Whatever the case, Japan was recently developing food from human turds, so the use of dirt is actually a step up. Hit the jump for additional pics.
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With February 14th fast approaching, Shibuya’s DIY-style restaurant FabCafe has offered women the opportunity to have their faces scanned and transformed into a mold that can then be used to make face truffles.
Why only women, you ask? Because in Japan women traditionally give chocolates on Valentine’s Day. Men won’t have their their chance until White Day rolls around in March.
(ITM via Kotaku)
Domino’s Japan is experimenting with several new pizza flavors in an attempt to satisfy the country’s insatiable appetite for mayonnaise. First there’s the Mayo Potato Pizza (seen above), with onion, corn, potato, pancetta, paprika and mayo, followed by a Avocado Shrimp Pizza with shrimp, avocado sauce, tomatoes, pancetta and mayo; and finally a Chicken Teriyaki Pizza with chicken, broccoli, corn and mayo. There’s also a Giant Quattro supreme pizza with quarters for meat, teriyaki, pepperoni and mayo fans.
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Domino’s Japan apparently ditched their crazy plans for a moon location and moved on to this Kobe Beef Pizza topped with high-end marbled meat, potato, onion, and deluxe steak sauce. As for taste, it has been described as “pizza ecstasy” that “sets off a chain reaction inside the cerebral cavity.” Here’s another:
“The pizza was filled to the brim with flavor, so much so that it was almost too much for me to handle! It took me back for a while, and I was admittedly a little lost for words; such culinary expertise in a pizza has got to be a first!”
Check out RocketNews24 for a full review.
If you’ve always wanted to peer inside of Ronald McDonald, you now have the chance thanks to this “Super-Sized” figure that was recently added to the stream of weird crap coming out of Japan. For roughly $116, you can own a transparent, neckless clown with glow in the dark innards that apparently serves no purpose other than to baffle you with its existence – and possibly serve as the origin of someone’s Coulrophobia.
Product Page: ($115 IS via Technabob)
Japan is moving in on the crucial “I want to eat my iPhone case” market by creating this baffling Survival Senbei Case made with some sort of brown rice cracker substance. As I’m sure you’ve already guessed, this thing will likely offer your device the same amount of protection as a single layer of wet toilet paper. In fact, it needs to be kept away from humidity and sunlight, and probably won’t even make it to your mailbox in one piece.
If you’re still intrigued, you can battle the language barrier and order one below.
Product Page: ($48 TH via CNET)