TOP 10 Must-Try FOOD in a JAPANESE Convenience Store

so in this video I’m gonna show you my top 10 convenience store food in Japan [Music] how’s travelers coming to Japan I know people want to go to all these different cool restaurants and shops and go out but sometimes you just want to stay in the hotel or maybe the Airbnb and just have a snack as a local I’m gonna show you my favorite can be any food that I buy when I go home and just want to chill all right let’s get started it’s come on curry pan number 10 fried curry bun from daily pon means bread and Japanese daily is owned by a big bakery company called Yamazaki usually convenient store sell pre-made packaged bread but daily does it with a freshness so I just heated it up a little bit put it on the toaster it’s actually got a little bit burned a little bit still freaking ready to go let’s just open this bad boy up now there’s a strong strong curry smell it’s a little bit oily like you can tell us well it’s coming from my fingers I just know that it’s been fried and pride and for I want enough it’s amazing it’s almost like like a donut really really crispy fried donut with curry inside and if you like fried food and you like hurry then you’re definitely gonna love this thing no need to haul in the oneness I’ll clip it on there like I can hear how crispy it is super super crispy like a thin crust you would think this is really heavy cuz like fried it is oily but it’s super light curry is really good serious you’re like a sweet Japanese curry which I really like look look look for divine on that what about it I get it didn’t you go hmm number nine eat CUDA onigiri from Lawson what I like about Lawson is that they also have a health-conscious line of food and check out these healthy packaged side dishes and Lawson farm vegetables yes they have their own farm so there’s so many types of onigiri in all the different companies this one is actually Michael’s favorite I’m not much of an onigiri fan because she recommended it this is gonna make our top 10 list now this in fact is one of those more premium ones and there’s 100 in Tony giddy this one is 162 yen which is kind of like a great above it comes in a spring in package what else can you ask for it little insider tip this line of onigiri usually uses koshihikari rice from Niigata it’s like the rice version of Wagyu beef there’s so much you could in here gonna take one half and eat it and give the other half to Mike on let’s take a bite of this look at that I love how the equator just like pops in your mouth and then all of that the juices and the flavor just like burst and explode a little like saltiness of the equitable you would think that the rice and the seaweed would like really be bad but still pretty fresh so usually the seaweed wraps and rice are packaged separately to keep it crisp like this I guess this is why like in Japan people love on EGD you know if you need a snack you just pick up annointing idiot so you like put it in your pocket put it in your bag and then like an hour later when you get hungry just like eat it it’s like the one of the most convenient foods here in Japan it’s like better than should I say a sandwich so this is my favorite it’s like go-to and I don’t know what to get mm-hmm good up it’s not really like put your pudgy but um it’s really like mild I think it’s marinated it’s really mild and like this rich base it’s like soaked into the rice it’s just so good a lot of like different company does sell it we don’t get it but this place is the best one and this premium package makes me feel better number eight side dishes from Family Mart Family Mart is my comfort convenience it always has something I want their hot deli always shows up plus they’re known for unique side dish is called okaasan shokudo which means Mama’s kitchen all right what’s also cool about convenience stores is you don’t need to get you know the full meal deal you can actually get some little Kaiser’s for just snacking and maybe even drinking I wanted to show you my favorite this is spicy iike which is spicy squid and this is now coarser yucky look at that it’s its own freaking tray it’s amazing so ingenious but it wouldn’t be complete without a beer the thing is right now I’m not really drinking so much so I wanted to tell you guys about my little secret Suntory all free hmm I’ve tried other non-alcoholic drinks this one is my favorite so if you ever come to Japan and you’re looking for a non-alcoholic beverage Suntory all free is the freakin bomb mmm look you can see the cartilage there’s like some meat there – oh the cartilage I love cartilage it chewy crunchy right it’s like one of those really salty salty snack so they put the peppers it with the salt and it just goes well with the freaking beer and then let’s try the squid mmm really soft and they’ve added kind of like a pepper to it by the Chili Peppers so it’s a little bit fuzzy but not so much and this is still really really moist up you can see it’s like dripping so I used to get this little side dishes when I’m not that hungry but I do have to eat something for dinner like afterward you know we have a lot of pepper and so sleep is perfect for Pierre doesn’t stop Christian nuggets on it this is you can stop good like my mom used to make the broiler for like long hours and like the taste is like suck picking the meat so good it’s not Sophie at all it’s like yeah I see like nice homemade kind of taste number seven oh yeah codone from 7-eleven so 7-eleven is definitely the largest convenient chain in Tokyo and recently they’ve upped their variety game I mean look at all these scrumdiddlyumptious treats [Music] definitely smell the chicken in this one you can also smell the no D that’s nice and kind of melted when we cooked it it looks still pretty good it’s what’s nice is like to keep the rice fresh they have a little like this tray for just the meat and the egg and for the sauce and then after you cook it and you take the toppings and then you put it on top of the rice all right I can eat chicken all day so no matter what it has chicken in I’m probably gonna love it hmm then chicken is nice and tender it’s it’s not breast meat it tastes more like thigh meat which I really love I really love dark meat the meat isn’t dry at all the egg is pretty nice itself man I really like the smell of like this Japanese home cooking kind of smell like a mass mmm mmm I just had like a really good bite mr. Park has a lot of yoga me Nippon the niche niche a step on it yeah Chiquita has a strong taste ah no wonder like everything else was it really like a light flavor but like that’s to go with this like strong taste chicken which it’s really good no I’m gonna buy dinner from no no good next give it to me Oh Dan number six Oden from Lawson every convenience Oden in the winter but Lawson is my favorite because I love their selection and the soup dashi is light yet rich one of the things I really like about Lawson is it has a lot of toppings that you can actually get to it it’s all free for example you have green onions you have a yuzu Kosho kadhai she looks like a mustard yeah yuzu which is kind of like a citrus taste to it Deli sauce smoked kun say miso Tata so I’m gonna put some musical show what’s nice is they have this lip right here to put your sauces and then let’s put some karashi I love yakitori one of my favorite things in your catotti is says sette and they actually have says Sethi at this Lawson check this off so Sethi is actually the neck part of the chicken and it’s super good because it’s in the odor they’re just soft and tender and I also like scoonie it’s like kind of like a chicken meatball mm-hmm it’s super juicy and then when you bite into it you can feel like the little cartilage little crunchy parts and so I really really love that part of it all right let’s try that with a yuzu mmm it’s good to have the user – all right so let’s taste the soup so it’s kind of like a fish broth it’s very very light so you know it’s not doesn’t overpower all of the ODE in here slowly cooks over time so all of the juices from all the different pieces blend in together and mixed together so you kind of get like this interesting and delicious wouldn’t taste I also picked up a fish cake with gobo root and Chicka wah a bamboo shaped fish-paste cake all right so let’s take this and dip it into the Karachi which is a mustard get that in there you can see mm-hmm a little kick run the mustard really good tofu I love it I just love how you can get all of this food at the convenience store it is so convenient really convenient I’m Don Jon I missed it yeah it’s like you know the way back in the bottom I think my favorite Gordon is daikon so like Mesa they use not have missile intercarrier only in Aichi cuz that’s how we eat mighty I’m for my team but like maybe I think it’s getting more common [Music] honest opinion you don’t like it you say no it’s good number-5 menchi-katsu from Lawson so I love Lawson’s fried food karaagac hoon is delicious roasted chicken hits a spot but like the kid who sends money home I love men she cuts in the most like of that it’s just golden-brown still warm to the touch it’s actually kind of like hefty pretty heavy like you can feel like this is going to be like very very filling so crispy I’m gonna build a crunch and you can see the juice is still flowing inside it’s like so juicy I can just suck the juices out super soft and you can taste this is just a little bit sweet follow that melt there’s nobody oh wow it’s super soft usually like a mint you cut too but meat is packed in but like it’s really soft like almost gooey looks good mm-hmm good taste the onion and black pepper it’s a really flavorful I really like it I usually don’t like ride food at conveniently it’s always like really creepy but this is a really crispy number four carbonara from 7-eleven ah I feel like I’m smelling a lot of cheese and butter I’m gonna smell the bacon too and it’s kind of like that pepper bacon ah so excited for this one when you first bought this you look like a bunch of cheese on pasta and now that we’ve heated it up you can see that’s melted and kind of liquefied a little bit let’s take the first bite Wow look creaming hmm when the bacon is really nice with it too you can touch a little bit salty but I think that’s kind of accept expect it well I just got all of myself so I have a problem with getting all of my choice it almost tastes like there’s just a lot of different cheeses in here so it’s like really hard to tell it’s really good and when you’re at home who my favorite have asked us us maybe just a little bit of pepper but definitely you can taste the calories in here this is not the healthiest meal but still pretty good this fellas most favorite pasta I’m gonna eat it’s a good choice that you put the Tabasco in there a little kick bacon no so holy I hate oily bacon you really meaty smoky number three men taiko carbonara who don’t from Family Mart as you guys can see I love carving our up but this one is a little bit different because this is food Oh noodles which is very very Japanese and it has some meant ICO you can actually smell the mint ICO a little bit but you can actually smell the cheese even more and was super cool is you just put that egg there’s an onsen tamago which means that it’s half cooked egg and you just drop it in there and you mix it inside and then it creates this like awesome master I love how the meant ICO mixes in well with an egg and then you have the Carbonaro cheesy sauce and then a new donor the thick noodles I also like the little pieces of bacon and adds meat flavor to it which is nice delicious I like dieudonné especially the one at Family Mart it’s like safe noodle – by going in New York super cheesy I don’t really do cement back home I’ve been much it the noodles out then there Alicia can taste more maple oh hi mister – tanta that was a really good number to get a katsu sandwich from Family Mart here a katsu Sando it’s really nice cuz it comes in like this premium wrapping there was actually two different here that cuts through the sandwiches there was just a regular one and this is a premium one look it inside see the heated cuts it there’s a pretty freakin thick piece it’s actually cold to the touch it just came from the refrigerator section so I mean it’s not super cold but you’re not actually supposed to heat this up which it says in the package so let’s take the first bite like a big freakin vitamin [Music] hmm it has a layer of the country sauce which is a little bit sweet but then you have the bread layer which kind of not balances out the taste and then the meat is really thick it’s not so juicy but it is like very meaty this will fill you up it’s almost like a gut bomb suanne your salsa coughs ah if by salsa liked it hmm let the sauce it’s the Shires worst worst – Cyrus off worst desire sauce where is this entire sauce we’re good sisters oh yeah and that’s really good outer layer is like soaking back all the sauce the cockles pretty crispy – and number one fried chicken from daily I love fried chicken so every community has their own version of fried chicken this is from daily what a lot of people say is that bummy chicky is the best chicken in all of the convenience stores but my favorite is actually from daily I would say that Fahmy chicky is actually pretty freakin good but I kind of like the daily fried chicken a little bit better that daily fried food selection is a so freaking big so when I want to get my fried food on I go today Lee [Music] oh no it’s and juicy it’s nobody it’s so delicious it doesn’t even need any sauce they just eat it just like this it’s really good amazing paint like ten were these okay so I don’t really care about fried chicken but all it’s good right is bad tasty outer layer you can see like spices mixed in so that’s probably like well the flavor is coming from which is pretty good I like it all the way to the bone no soldiers left behind so that wraps up my top 10 favourite combini food now obviously it’s not as healthy and if you were to make it yourself and it maybe you could probably make better food on your own but if you’re in a pinch and you just want to try some Japanese food you don’t have a lot of time and convenience store food is pretty friggin convenient so if you like this video help me out and hit that like button if you have any questions or comments leave it in the comment section below and like always if you want to see more of my ventures in Tokyo and in Japan hit that subscribe button I’ll see you guys soon

100 comments on “TOP 10 Must-Try FOOD in a JAPANESE Convenience Store”

  1. Paolo fromTOKYO says:

    My Top 10 Convenience Store Sweets

  2. Monk says:

    It takes some courage to eat oden from konbinis, since they are open in the front and a lot of people pass through everyday.

  3. angel alonsozana says:

    Its good, yeah?….. hmm.. its crispy & tasty… 😀

  4. Chris 673 says:

    Your arteries are going to be fried. Lol. Hahahahha🤣🤣🤣👌

  5. emptywithuu says:

    2:24 Bigbang in the background

  6. gяιмм яєαρєя says:

    Since I’ve been living for 10 years in Italy , the pasta Carbonara has been made by the population of Central Italy for the American soldiers in ww2 , since the Italians are only good at making Pasta mostly , they had to make a fat heavy meal for the soldiers to keep fighting , so they combined Pasta , egg , cheese and bacon . Also , you’re eating the pasta wrong xD , you’re not supposed to “suck it” lol xD either way , nice food there in Japan

  7. Quality Of Life With Andy says:

    Been staying Tokyo and going to 7 Eleven every morning to pick up something nice for breakfast

  8. GringoRican says:

    I've been watching quite a few of your videos, thank you !!! Taking my daughter to Japan in June for her graduation & we are so stoked!! I was born in Naha, unfortunately this will be my first trip back to Japan since I was too young to remember. If Maiko is available to get married at the end of June, that would be great 😉  Kidding, I luv her insight and voice. Great job you two… P.S. – I have a multi page spreadsheet of your recommendations.

  9. LOL Rainbows & Unicorns says:

    What if you don’t speak jappense and you went to Japan

  10. Captain Bibbles says:

    The way this guy eats makes me want to vomit.

  11. Milton M. says:

    Maiko is so funny! "How did you hold it? You have like an iron hand." haha

  12. tony barlow says:

    7 eleven in the US suck!

  13. frogperspective says:

    The girl is so cute

  14. RandomGuitarNote says:

    Came back from
    Japan about 5 days ago, and man i cannot tell you how much i miss these convenience stores, i used to wake up at 4am with my friend because we were so jet lagged the first few days and we would walk around the block and try everything 7eleven had, good times, i miss you 🇯🇵!

  15. Jessilly says:

    I will never not be jealous of the quality of the food from japanese convenience stores. the closest i've seen to the quality is cumberland farms' hot food, but thats just basic reheated frozen concession stand fare. the idea of being able to buy a whole meal from a convenience store without consuming twice the reccomended daily amount of calories and fats in a single bite, plus also the fact that it's delicious is crazy to americans lol

  16. Ann USA says:

    2:21 i saw Big Bang i liked it.

  17. JJames666male says:

    she doesn't like carbonara? let me be alone with her for 30 minutes and I'll knock her socks off

  18. Bernadette Lucero says:

    Both of you are so adorable.

  19. Sleepy Dog says:

    in taiwan, 7 eleven > family mart

  20. william viljoen says:

    talk after chewing bro

  21. MegaTinni says:

    I wish you had a video 'What foods do not contain cartilage'. This video had me watering, until the first mention of cartilage…and now I am not sure how I will survive my vacation.

  22. Cactus Jack says:

    When he say it’s curry bread I thought it’s would be so juicy or something but it comes out dry 😂😂😂

  23. Melissa Horn says:

    I’m obviously going to be limited as a diabetic, so many carbohydrates 😕. Eggs and tofu….

  24. Kevin Gandhi says:

    Love the videos you and your wife post! Thank you for all your hard work!

  25. trueblueclue says:

    Carbonara at 7/11 damn…

  26. Alma AR says:

    What about “top ten vegetarian convenience store food”?

  27. Jay C says:

    Do the convenience stores have microwave ovens that you can use to heat up the food that needs it?

  28. doinks SRB says:

    Your girl caught me of guard

  29. Danielle Shuford-Mack says:

    Paolo! Today I tried a kimchi onigiri with spam and seaweed at a local farmers market in Arlington, Virginia! I was so excited to see a taste of Japan right here on my way home from work! After watching so many of your videos I HAD to try it! They are SO GOOD!! Thank you!!

  30. Miriam Prell says:

    Meanwhile in California… Just returned from a 3 week trip to Japan 2 days ago… And I MISS the konbini food so much! I'll have to rewatch this episode over and again until we return. Thanks, you two ❤ for your great content! It really helped my husband and I plan our trip to Japan to celebrate 35 years married!!

    (Curious: Why don't the soft-boiled eggs 🥚 in Japan run all over the place like it does in America? To me, soft-boiled eggs in Japan are the perfect consistency!)

  31. Ma. Cybil Malipot says:

    Paolo, you pinoy?

  32. Arnis R. says:

    This is amazing. In uk best you can get is sandwich and fresh pastries

  33. Judy Telles says:

    Worcestershire pronounced wooos te shaa.

  34. Infovest says:

    Maiko has a weird old lady face. I can tell what she will look like when she's old. welp

  35. Infovest says:

    Japanese chic who speaks like a valley girl…. UGHH…

  36. MilkByCow says:

    Clicked on this video specifically for instructions on how to buy oden from convenient stores. But no …

    I know it’s priced by piece, so do you just take whatever, fill up with broth, and let the cashier do the math? Or are you supposed to tell the cashier what’s in the bowl? Or are you supposed to print out a label of the contents that the cashier can scan (like in parts of Europe)?

    I travel to Japan often, and have most of everyday function figured out except purchasing convenient store oden!! As a result I’ve never had it 🙁

  37. glowtotchi says:

    If you like dessert the choux on 7/11 taste amazing for only 130 yen.

  38. dosetti says:

    Do you have any discussion about plastics in general? Seems you use a lot of plastic, is there recycling for it?

  39. Ramachm says:

    Squid and peanuts… Perfect with a beer.

  40. jerva8 says:

    Number 4 and 3, any
    time people eat one of them…somebody in Italy dies

  41. Lilia Ben Abdeslem says:

    Love your channel and your videos … have been twice to japan with my husband and we sometimes struggled finding what we wanted from combinis 🙈 can u share more vegan food choices or places without porc, beef and alcohol? Plzzzzzzzzz will keep on watching 🥰

  42. Lil Blin says:

    Why does that girl look like suga 😂

  43. SutorippuDotCom says:

    Over here, we pronounce Worcestershire sauce as "Worst-er-sheer". But I always just call it "Shire Sauce", as in the Shire with the hobbits. XD

  44. Kyle Strickland says:

    It all looks good

  45. So Cool Staff says:

    Love your videos but you say shire wrong it should sound more like sheer. 😁

  46. Sister says:

    The whole 18:17 video, I’m just drooling 🤤

  47. nickdavidelijah says:

    Was that dog meat or squid meat ?

  48. James says:

    Conbinis in Japan are one of the biggest things I miss about Japan. They are so awesome compared to the ones in North America.

  49. sandra drumm says:

    Good to stop drinking

  50. timothyscott07 says:

    is there dairy in curry bread?

  51. Diana Gonzalez says:

    Idk why I'm watching this after dental surgery, when I know I can't eat this😭😂

  52. Strange Fruit says:

    3:57 – LOL, That happy face !! 🤗

  53. Ranks Productions says:

    Lovely video thanks for sharing have a blessed day 👍👌

  54. Mark says:

    OMG, seven eleven in US feels so fake after watching this video..
    Nice Video!

  55. Bobby Fleck says:

    Paolo can you do a food adventure? Show us some really abstract food in Tokyo or some vegetarian/vegan food, fusion, etc – what's the community outside traditional like over there?

  56. D K says:

    Sounds you enjoyed that food a little TOO much. Lol

  57. Spoopmyboop says:

    Ok but Big Bang an Lawson did a collab??? Wh-attt???

  58. raz gaz says:

    some people will get this but "meat juicccccccces!"

  59. LT R says:

    KatsuSando not number 1, opinion DISCARDED.

  60. David Flanagan says:

    In the states its almost a trope to stay away from convenience store food. But in Japan it looks like a delicacy.

  61. Paulazo7 says:

    Nice video 😃can I copy this video ? Lol 😂

  62. gunterm2009 says:

    Convenience store food in Japan is way better than in America. And it doesn't have that "gas station " store food feel to it. Looks like restaurant food . Unlike here options are very limited to mostly Hot dogs or sausage dogs.

  63. Eric Joseph says:

    Your girlfriend seems to have nice big jugs. Congrats.

  64. Gooster X says:

    My top favorite is “Yokubari Neapolitan” from Lawson 😁

  65. nowaijose says:

    In North America, you can get taquitos and slurpies.

  66. Goat on Molly says:

    Who drinks a non alcoholic beverage Lmao

  67. Alicia says:

    This made me miss Japanese konbini SO MUCH RIGHT NOW. Not only is it convenient for the stuff, but also LOCATION!

  68. Federico Guglielmetti says:

    If you come to Florence call me; i will cook for you a real and italian and magic carbonara!

  69. Kevin Löffler says:

    #0:004 lol he sounds like TRUMP and his hair is weird too

  70. Zeph says:

    WEST TUR SURE sause.

  71. Dejan Milovanović says:

    No one ever said. Can I go to Japan with euros (eu money) or only dollars are accepted in exchange places.

  72. Sheila Holder says:

    I can't eat noodles with a fork. I have to have chopsticks or I feel weird.

  73. Troy Clark says:

    Thank you for the video, Thumbs up.

  74. BULL1TRC Jr says:

    That nigga be groaning so aggressively 😂

  75. MrRetroentertainment says:

    That's alot of plastic.

  76. EARTH FOOD says:

    Great but seems like it's pretty hard to go to Japan if you are vegan!? Can you do a what vegans can eat in japan video that would really help us out?

  77. ヴィンセント says:


  78. nataasha riah says:

    Do some vlogs on the famous Japanese cheese sponge cake

  79. paradox empty? says:

    Your 7-Eleven is so much better then mine!

  80. supererik man says:

    I love katsu!!!!!

  81. supererik man says:

    how can you eat all that food in one sitting and not get fat? I mean, I have a pretty fast metabolism but damn even I would put on a few pounds if I ate that much in one sitting

  82. Santiago Jung says:


  83. 1 Hour of Epicness says:

    everything is so cheap there..

  84. Twist mula says:

    I like dark meat as well, touché my friend.

  85. ernesto raad says:

    How the hell can you shelf ikura?

  86. OtakkuAnimeGeek says:

    As many guides as I've seen and articles none have informed me and entertained me like paolo does

  87. Bigdigz says:

    Pronounced wu-ster-sher.

  88. Blue Steel says:

    Vacationing in Japan right now and I love their egg and katsu sandwiches.

  89. pasma lo says:

    Japan will sink from Jul.24.2020. Sink start after finish Tokyo Olympic opening event at 11:12pm. after first huge earthquake, start whole Japan sink under ocean. its fixed future.

  90. Pato S says:

    why buying a plastic fork

  91. J Santos says:

    I love chicken too! Subbed. Much love from the Philippines 🙂

  92. paul latina says:

    Subbed. Really enjoying your videos, interesting to see a part of the world I’ve always wondered about but may never make it to. 👍🏻

  93. J W says:

    Am I the only one that finds Maiko super annoying?

  94. GORE illa says:

    "worstsociety sauce" lol
    (btw carbonara is made with eggs)

  95. asianhipppy says:

    Maiko’s blue hair 😍

  96. zane shepherd says:

    ohhh God somebody please open a convenvience store selling this type of food in Australia!

  97. Ceeboy ForLife says:

    Eat that chicken!

  98. Trang Anh Phạm Nguyễn says:

    The ikura onigiri got me impressed. I had it as a gift from my sister when she got back from Tokyo. She bought it before the flight and put it in a heat-protected bag. After like nearly half a day when I finally got it on my hand, it was still in perfect condition. The rice itself didn't fall apart and still remained flavorful. The ikura inside surprisingly wasn't popped! The onigiri was awesomely fresh like you just took it out from the konbini a minute ago! That onigiri is definitely a must-try!!

  99. palkia dialga says:

    i love your channelllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

  100. Felix Lorrain smith says:

    I love the channel and all its content but i HATE the hoast idk why hes just obnoxiously annoying and extra

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