Wendy’s Launches Lobster And Caviar Burgers In Japan

Last year, Wendy’s both left the Japanese market – then relaunched the brand.  Their re-entry to the Japanese market was heralded by the release of a foie gras hamburger.  Things must have gone fairly well for the brand.  They’re now back with a new Lobster Surf & Turf Burger and the Premium Caviar & Lobster sandwich.

Apparently there’s been a record haul for lobster this season, which has drastically reduced prices on the meat.  Sensing a deal, Wendy’s is offering both of these sandwiches for ¥1,280 (which works out to a tad below $16.50.)Wendy's Launches Lobster And Caviar Burgers In Japan

The Lobster & Caviar sandwich (seen on the left in the photo above) includes both claw meat and lobster salad, topped with a mustard mayonnaise and sprinkled with caviar!  The Surf & Turf Burger is Wendy’s take on the classic dish: one of their square Wendy’s burgers topped with whole pieces of said cheap Canadian lobster.  On an Atkins kick?  There is also an Ocean Premium Salad, which contains both whole lobster chunks and lobster salad which will set you back ¥1,580 yen (a few pennies more than $20.)

Fridge Monster Stickers – Have The Coolest Fridge In The Neighborhood

Fridge Monster Stickers - Have The Coolest Fridge In The Neighborhood

Whether you’re looking to scare off potential moochers or just to have the coolest fridge on the block, these stickers will get the job done.  Fridge Monster Stickers are Inspired by Japanese Kawaii monsters (this took a bit of google-ing but Kawaii is the quality of cuteness in context to the Japanese culture.)  Like Hello Kitty, for example.

Fridge Monster Stickers - Have The Coolest Fridge In The Neighborhood

These Fridge Monster Stickers inspired by the Japanese kawaii aesthetic are reusable and their simple stylized shapes will help you turn your fridge into a cute, charming and friendly little monster. You can use the stickers to make dozens of different combinations and move them around whenever you want.

The Fridge Monster Stickers include three different shapes you can use to make eyes, tongues and sharp fangs and easily create your cute little monster: just choose your favorite design (you’ll find a few suggestions on the back of the package) and put the stickers on your fridge…, you can remove the stickers or change them whenever you like without leaving a single trace…

They’re about $10 a set – pretty reasonable for making your fridge attractive.  There’s even a video, which you can watch below.

Teriyaki Chicken Onigiri

Teriyaki Chicken OnigiriOnigiri, also known as omusubi or rice ball, is a Japanese food made from white rice formed into triangular or oval shapes and often wrapped in nori – which is the seaweed used to make sushi rolls.  Traditionally, onigiri are filled with all manner of ingredients you’ve probably never heard of.  Sushi like stuff.  Because of the popularity of onigiri in Japan, most convenience stores stock their onigiri with various fillings and flavors.  There are even specialized shops whose only products are onigiri for take out.  It is however, definitely not sushi.  If you’d like some more info on onigiri you should hop over here.  Chances are they’ve answered any questions you might have.

Given that we’d made a whole ton of sushi rice the other night, we used that.  If you were making this for yourself the best bet would be to just fire up the rice cooker or follow the directions on the package of rice that you have.  Medium grain rice, just like sushi rice, is the way to go.  Basmati, Jasmine, long grain rice – all wrong.  There’s not enough gluten and it won’t stick together. Continue reading