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Let’s eat some official Evangelion emergency rations!【Taste test】
Ever wonder what Tokyo-3 does for dinner when they have to evacuate for an Eva-versus-Angel fight? One of the ways Evangelion sets itself apart from other anime is by taking an unflinching look at the mental trials and tribulations a teenage mecha pilot tasked with defending humanity would face. But life is no picnic for […]
▼ The heating agent packetTake the packet out of the pouch, then place the packet at the bottom of the clear plastic heating bag that also comes with the kit. Then put the rice container and topping pouch into the bag and place the bag back inside the box, which is heat insulated (that’s why we said not to tear it). There’s also a liquid heating agent pouch, marked 発熱溶液. Open the pouch and pour the contents into the clear plastic heating bag, then close the bag’s Ziploc-like top. The heating agents will start working right away, and you’ll see moisture form inside the heating bag and steam escaping from its venting slot. Then all that’s left to do is sit back and wait for the cooking process, which takes about 30 minutes, to be complete.
▼ As noted on the box, there are also English instructions inside.As weird as it felt cooking without turning on an oven, stove, or microwave, half an hour later, our meal was ready to eat! Peeling back the covering for the rice container, we were greeted by hot, freshly cooked pearly white grains, to which we quickly added the contents of the beef curry topping pouch. The kit even comes with a spoon and paper napkin, because when you’re running out of your house because aliens are attacking, you probably don’t have time to worry about grabbing cutlery to take with you. So how does it taste? As with just about any instant rice, it’s not quite as fluffy and flavorful as a batch made in a rice cooker, but it gets the job done. After mixing it with the curry roux, though, we found the resulting combination tasty and filling, just the sort of thing to help fortify your body and mind during tough times. We also got to try out the Evangelion ration beef bowl, and here again they’ve done a great job with the toppings. The simmered beef and onions are more heavily seasoned than what you’d get with a regular order at, say, Yoshinoya, and make for a great combination with the rice. With the Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time movie currently playing in Japan, many theaters are selling the Eva rations in their attached gift shops, and they can also be purchased via the online Evangelion Store and Forica’s website (here and here, respectively). And if you’d rather wait to eat them until you’ve seen Thrice Upon a Time for yourself, don’t worry, because they’ve got a shelf-life of three years and six months. Photos ©SoraNews24 ● Want to hear about SoraNews24’s latest articles as soon as they’re published? Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
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