04 May 2010

A little bit of Japanish - Asian Snack Challenge!

We have three weeks left of the Asian Snack Challenge. Tonight's one was successful.

My friend saw some pocky-like vanilla dipsticks.
'Mmm a vanilla dipstick. That's me', he said.

We saw many interesting things, again. I am more and more drawn to things that look cute, but are unidentifiable - with little English description on the packaging.

These are chip-like snacks with sushi-like images on the packaging. I bet they look nothing like the packaging suggests.

This is green pumpkin juice. After last time's pumpkin seed debacle, my friend was not touching this drink.

This is something with a frog on. I don't know?

This is maybe apple juice? Maybe tomato juice?

These are mini icecream cone looking sweets.

This is a cat that likes pineapple.


We made our choices.


My friend bought these delights. I love his fusion food direction.


Ola! Jack and Jill Piattos and orange sangararia! Ola!

We termed his snack 'A little bit of Japanish'! Japanese crossed with Spanish.

I thought his choices were a little boring at first. After all, he did just pick a packet of potato chips of the shelf without much consideration or commentary. But he reminded me 'I went Japanish'.

Due to me eating a ridiculous amount of junk food before and during uni today, clearly too disgusting to spell out in separate words - onesmallboxofpotatomashies,threekfcdrumsticks,bottleofcoke,lordofthefrieswithcheeseandgravy -I was not up for much food at the Asian Snack Challenge tonight.

I was drawn to the cute, impractical dust collecting toys.

A chicken, as featured in Get that sausage!

This thing here is a duck with a plant stem in its head. The stem moves in the light.

'Flip Flap is a cute flower bud which moves by light. Please grow your Flip Flap in your mind and bloom your own special flower. Please do not give water'.


And some Krispy Kreme-esque chips.


Disappointingly, but predictably, the chips looked and tasted nothing like Krispy Kreme donuts.

They tasted like sweet peanut flavoured popcorn.

I ate three of them, dropped one on the floor, and shared one with Plastic Chicken.


Plastic Chicken both makes a squeak, and has eggs inside its bum. I will need to unwrap the eggs so I can make it lay.


As the train pulled into North Melbourne station, we did a bit of a pantomime with Plastic Chicken, and we were reminded of that other chicken on video incident. Boris the Chicken, a video made by the North Melbourne Football Club. Coincidence?

Here is our pantomime. Much more g-rated.

Plastic Chicken ate a Jack and Jill Piatto and said 'mmmm cheesy, mmm Japanish'.






And just like in all other Asian Snack Challenges, we laughed and laughed.

13 comments:

  1. oh my lordy.
    the photos with the chicken with snack in mouth are so funny.
    its all in his weird little eyes.
    and he poops eggs.
    how funny!
    hahahahah
    i love asian snacks.
    they are much more creative than our snacks.

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  2. You are still in Australia, right? How come you have so many Japanese lollies!? I miss them!
    The frog one is a candy bag with a Japanese cartoon on, called Keroro (croaking sound) Sergeant. Don't worry, it does not contain any frong.....

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  3. the plastic chicken - a true mark of quality!!

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  4. ahaha! what a funny chicken! I like Qoo, they make nice peach juices too. I like the idea that you guys are trying something unfamiliar and having a ball.

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  5. HAHAHA Hilarious. I love your asian snack challenges, they get funnier each time.

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  6. Hahah thanks everyone, glad you enjoy them. I really have to work on the text to go with the pictures!

    Chiyomi - yes, I'm still in Australia but in Melbourne now. There are many Asian grocers around and the one we go to is really large. Thanks for the explanation about the frog. Croak!

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  7. thank you so much for the kind comment and follow on my blog, it means a lot! im looking forward to more of your posts also as i now follow you too :)

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  8. What a fun challenge Carly! Love reading about it and the pictures with the chicken are priceless!

    The "cat that likes pineapple" is Doraemon and he was (and still is) a big hit in Japan. His favourite food is actually Dorayaki (Japanese Red Bean Cake).

    This post is making me hungry ...

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  9. there are so many things I want to try in this post!

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  10. That chicken if AWESOME. Nothing more to be said!

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  11. Piattos is from the Philippines. There is far more to Asia than Japan.

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  12. My goodness that chicken is going to haunt me, Carly!! :O creeeeeepy. Love it.
    Heidi xo

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