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From Pasta to Curry! 5 Select Freeze-Dried Foods Sold at Japanese Supermarkets and Convenience Stores

Has Japanese freeze-drying technology really come this far?! This article will introduce five of the newest delicious freeze-dried foods that are perfect either as souvenirs or to keep in your cupboard. Rean to learn more about what these interesting products taste like and where to buy them!

1. Freeze-Dried Nyumen with Chicken Meatballs

Nyumen is a hot noodle soup made with wheat flour noodles called "somen" and large chicken meatballs. The flavor of the chicken stock perfectly complements the ingredients of the soup, giving it a hearty and warming flavor. Just simply add some hot water and your meal is ready! Perfect when you want a quick, easy, and delicious Japanese meal.

Price: 178 JPY (excl. tax)
Where to purchase: Any 7-Eleven store
* May not be available at all stores

1. Freeze-Dried Nyumen with Chicken Meatballs

2. Freeze-Dried Zosui with Crab Meat

"Zosui" is a Japanese rice porridge made cooking rice with seasonings like soy sauce or miso. This product uses crab, bonito, and Japanese seaweed soup stock called "dashi", as well two essential parts of any zosui dish: beaten eggs and green onions. This aromatic meal comes with plenty of ingredients to enjoy. Just add hot water and your delicious zosui will be ready in around a minute!

Price: 148 JPY (excl. tax)
Where to purchase: Any 7-Eleven store
* May not be available at all stores

2. Freeze-Dried Zosui with Crab Meat

3. Mitsuboshi Kitchen Cream Pasta with Edamame and Salmon

This authentic tasting cream pasta comes with a generous serve of edamame and salmon. The cream sauce is made from milk and fresh cream from Hokkaido, while gouda cheese adds a rich flavor to the sauce. A small amount of lemon juice is the secret ingredient here, adding a touch of freshness to the rich sauce.

Reference price: 198 JPY (excl. tax)
Where to purchase:
・Amano Freeze-Dried Station Tokyo, Yokohama, Sapporo, and LINKS UMEDA stores
・Supermarkets across Japan, such as Bunkado
* May not be available at all stores
* Prices may vary between stores

3. Mitsuboshi Kitchen Cream Pasta with Edamame and Salmon

4. Chicken Cutlet with Egg

This freeze-dried chicken cutlet tastes just like it's freshly fried! Made using Japanese chicken and dashi, this item has gained a lot of fans for its high quality. In fact, you won't believe it's freeze dried! To prepare, just pour hot water over the cube and wait 30 seconds. Fried food can be a hassle to prepare at home, but with this, you can easily enjoy cutlets at home.

Price: 500 JPY (excl. tax)
Where to purchase:
Amano Freeze-Dried Station Tokyo, Yokohama, Sapporo, and LINKS UMEDA stores

5. Hatake no Curry Vegetable and Chicken Curry

Enjoy the depth of flavor created by the ingredients and 17 different spices used in this curry. You'll enjoy five vegetables in this curry, including baby corn, fried eggplant, onion, broccoli, and red bell pepper, and a hearty serve of chicken as well. This is an authentic curry that takes no time to make!

Reference price: 260 JPY (excl. tax)
Where to purchase:
・Amano Freeze-Dried Station Tokyo, Yokohama, Sapporo, and LINKS UMEDA stores
・Supermarkets across Japan, such as Bunkado
* May not be available at all stores
* Prices may vary between stores

5. Hatake no Curry Vegetable and Chicken Curry

Did you see any freeze-dried products that you want to try? All the products in this article are easy to find at convenience store or supermarkets, so why not give them a try?

*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.

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