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Try The World: A Taste Of Tokyo

01/07/2015

“Food, in the end, in our own tradition, is something (special). It’s not about nutrients and calories. It’s about sharing. It’s about honesty. It’s about identity.” Louise Fresco

Try The World: A Taste Of Tokyo

Try The World: A Taste Of Tokyo

Try The World: A Taste Of Tokyo

Try The World: A Taste Of Tokyo

What I’ve enjoyed most, though, is meeting people who have a real interest in food and sharing ideas with them. Good food is a global thing and I find that there is always something new and amazing to learn – I love it! Jamie Oliver

Konnichiwa! This month’s special Try The World Gourmet Food Box comes to us from Tokyo, Japan. What comes to mind when you think of JAPAN, Nippon or Nihon; formally 日本国? This beautiful, island nation in East Asia is – the country of Tea Ceremonies, Temples, Towering skyscrapers, snow-capped Mount Fuji, Sushi, Rice fields, Kimonos, Origami, Ikebana (Flower arranging), Hanami (Cherry Blossoms), Sake, Koi fish, the Bullet Train, the highest life expectancy nation in the world, and a rich tradition that combines modern innovations with traditional excellence. Japan holds dear memories in my heart because my visit there with my kids was both memorable and gastronomically satisfying. We traveled with a friendly group and saw/did everything from visiting Mount Fuji to attending a Tea Ceremony.

In between our daily adventures, we had a chance to meet and greet local people who were welcoming and curious about our travels. They recommended places to eat and sight-see, and we were able to sample a wide range of delicious dishes and desserts. We bought lots of gifts to bring home to friends and took photos of the many, many temples we visited and of everywhere else we went. I would recommend spending at least 3 weeks in Japan and touring as much of this historic and beautiful country as you can handle. I know you will enjoy the Tokyo Box; it will transport you to a place and time that is both ancient and modern.

“When a man’s stomach is full it makes no difference whether he is rich or poor.”Euripides

Try The World: A Taste Of Tokyo

Try The World: A Taste Of Tokyo

Most of us have fond memories of food from our childhood. Whether it was our mom’s homemade lasagna or a memorable chocolate birthday cake, food has a way of transporting us back to the past. Homaro Cantu

When I opened Try The World’s Tokyo Box, I was greeted with an invitation to use my items to do two things: (1) Host a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony, and (2) Make my own Okonomiyaki Dinner Date. Of course, all the ingredients I needed were included in my box. My Japan Guide Book, (a guide book is included in every box with details about the country featured), and a food description sheet were going to make these two events very special. My box held seven wonderful food items to whet our appetite and prepare us to enter this very special gourmet food world. It had Takaokaya (seaweed snack), Ishiguro (yamaimo soba noodles), Kasugai (gummy candy), Wadakan (umami ponsu sauce), Aoi Tea (blueberry matcha tea), Otafuku foods (Okonomiyaki kit), and Morinaga (milk caramels). Do come back as I will dig deep into the food mentioned and put together some recipes to help us create an authentic and divine meal together.

Sign up today and delve into Try The World’s gourmet food items. As an Ambassador for this terrific brand, I’d like to invite you to take advantage of  our special deep discount. SPECIAL OFFER: Try The World has made a special offer of 30% discount off the first subscription box to all my readers. You can use the 30% discount code on purchasing your first $39/box subscription option. Use the coupon code MIRTHANDMOTIVATIONTRAVELS during your checkout to get your awesome discount.

What about pricing?  Subscriptions now start at $33/Box.
A bi-monthly subscription is $39/box charged every two months
A 6 months tour subscription is $35/box charged every six months
A year tour subscription is $33/box charged every year
People have the option to order a gift single box and/or gift tours.

If the Tokyo Box pulls your heart strings, sign up today, save 30% on your first box and the new box will be shipped as soon as it becomes available.

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“The only thing I like better than talking about Food is eating.” John Walters

Try The World: A Taste Of Tokyo

Try The World: A Taste Of Tokyo

Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly. M. F. K. Fisher

The folks at Try The World want us all to try cuisine from other parts of the world. To encourage us to explore other cultures through food, they are offering wonderful opportunities to experience these delicious foods through their deep discounts and 2-for-1 boxes of food. So why not get your first box at 30% off and seize the moment to get your second box for free. You can start your global food trotting with the Japan Box and get your next one as a complimentary box. What’s not to love?  From time to time, they offer a chance to win a free box via their Instagram page. Make sure to take a picture of yourself with your Tokyo Box and when the chance arises, you can submit your photo, follow @TryTheWorld on Instagram and tag your photos with #TryTheWorld. You can visit their Website for more information and also connect with them on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr and LinkedIn.

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Positive Motivation Tip:  Food is a way to connect and build relationships. Start today and enjoy the process

Disclosure of Material Connection: I have received product for review, but all opinions are mine. I have not received any other compensation for writing this post.  I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services mentioned. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

If you have any questions, please leave me a comment. I would love to hear from you. Thank You!

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos: Are from my Personal Collection and/or via TTW – Try The World

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

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85 Comments leave one →
  1. Masshole Mommy permalink
    01/07/2015 3:05 pm

    I would love the chance to try food from different cultures like this. Japanese food is so different from ours.

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  2. Liz Mays permalink
    01/07/2015 6:47 pm

    Oh wow, how cool is this? My daughter took a trip to Tokyo a year ago and ever since then I’ve been curious about the different foods!

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  3. vegetarianmamma permalink
    01/07/2015 8:14 pm

    This is really neat. I would love the chance to be able to explore and sample other cultures. This way makes it very to do that!

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  4. upliftingfam permalink
    01/07/2015 8:46 pm

    This looks like a great subscription box. I love a few Japanese dishes and think that it would be fun to try making them at home.

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    • Esme Sy permalink
      03/07/2015 10:13 am

      It is! I look up the recipes online and surprisingly, most of their dishes are easy to make.

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  5. Nicci permalink
    01/07/2015 8:50 pm

    Wow, there are so many different kinds of food in that box. I’ve never even heard of many of those ingredients before! You are so brave to try and enjoy all kids of foods. I’m a bit too cautious and picky.

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  6. maggiesblog2 permalink
    01/07/2015 8:54 pm

    I can’t wait to see the dinner you make!

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  7. Debbie Woodruff permalink
    01/07/2015 9:01 pm

    What a great idea! It would probably be the closest to Tokyo that I’ll ever get!

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  8. tonygreene113 permalink
    01/07/2015 9:11 pm

    It would be kind of difficult for me to like anything that I couldn’t read the package of.

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  9. Michelle hwee permalink
    01/07/2015 9:18 pm

    Oooh what a fun box! 🙂 At our asian markets near me we have a nice variety of Japanese goods, I love the Kasugai Lychee Gummies!

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  10. laurenpaintsflorida permalink
    01/07/2015 9:54 pm

    I love the Try The World boxes and this month looks amazing! I may have to renew my subscription. 🙂

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  11. asbestrecipes permalink
    01/07/2015 10:39 pm

    I am a Try The World member here in the US some of their products are good yet in my opinion small sizes vs the price and not all boxes contain the same. Has been good in terms of the packaging and the information cards to spark my recipe development creativity.

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    • 02/07/2015 9:48 pm

      TY Adrianne for your feedback! Some of the gourmet items do come in small sizes because the quantities are limited. I think the price is competitive as some of those items aren’t available in stores.

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  12. catherine c. permalink
    01/07/2015 10:46 pm

    i think these are good products even though I have not tried them.

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  13. 01/07/2015 11:20 pm

    I’d manage the tea . . .

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  14. Esme Sy permalink
    02/07/2015 2:07 am

    Lots of Japanese goodies in the box. I love Japanese food and I am definitely checking this box out. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. sriches permalink
    02/07/2015 3:25 am

    I really like the idea of food boxes like this, would love to try one – the Japanese box looks amazing! Sim x

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  16. Papaleng Pagulong permalink
    02/07/2015 4:33 am

    Just asking, is there A Taste of Philippines? Going back to your box, seems all what Tokyo could offer is there. Their invitation is quite cute: Host a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony, and (2) Make my own Okonomiyaki Dinner Date.

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  17. Jerusha permalink
    02/07/2015 4:48 am

    Oh that looks so cool! I used to get Japan Crate before I felt it cost too much, and now I miss it horribly. I’m so fascinated by the Japanese culture that this would have been totally up my alley! – Jerusha, TheDisneyChef.com

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  18. jsmakegreengogreen permalink
    02/07/2015 5:16 am

    I’ve always wanted to go to Tokyo! My brother and his wife are actually there right now!

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  19. Jeanine permalink
    02/07/2015 5:49 am

    I really enjoy these boxes. We got two, and I can’t wait for my husband to post about them because he was so excited for them too. Amazing way to taste things from all over!

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  20. Rebel Sweetheart permalink
    02/07/2015 5:55 am

    Love the contents of this box. I’m a fan of anything Korean and Japanese. Hope you get a Korean box next time! 🙂

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  21. Letty permalink
    02/07/2015 6:13 am

    What a fun and interesting concept. Such a great way to try new foods. I like the idea of sharing food.

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  22. Carol Cassara permalink
    02/07/2015 6:14 am

    Love the Euripedes quote! And the taste idea for Tokyo!

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  23. Jasmine Watts permalink
    02/07/2015 6:47 am

    I heard about the “Taste the World Box” and i think it is a lovely concept. It’s like taking an international food course where tasting is involved. Great post!

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  24. R U S S permalink
    02/07/2015 7:37 am

    I don’t think I’d be okay with just a taste of Tokyo – I’d want to be in Tokyo. Your post reminds me of my Japan trip. I’m sure, this Tokyo Box must be heaven in a box 🙂

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  25. Jessica permalink
    02/07/2015 7:41 am

    This looks very interesting! My mom is going to Tokyo this summer! I think I need to try this box 🙂

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  26. Boho Chic permalink
    02/07/2015 8:04 am

    I love trying food from other areas of our world. Thanks so much for sharing this subscription service and all of the goodies included.

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  27. ronleyba permalink
    02/07/2015 8:30 am

    I would love to try some of those products! I’d take some ramen or noodles if possible 🙂

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  28. R U S S permalink
    02/07/2015 8:50 am

    I love sooo many things about Tokyo, Japan – the people, the culture, technology, their vendo machines, and yes … their food too! With all those goodies there, this Tokyo Box is a good deal.

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  29. Holly @ Woman Tribune permalink
    02/07/2015 8:54 am

    This looks like such a fun box to receive. I would so love to try some food from Tokyo.

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  30. Chubskulit Rose permalink
    02/07/2015 8:58 am

    I love this box! I used everything already, from my box. The Japanese pancake mix is my favorite.

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  31. Keianna permalink
    02/07/2015 9:25 am

    I LOVE subscription boxes. Thanks for this post. I’m gonna go check this out now.

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  32. keiannarae permalink
    02/07/2015 9:25 am

    I love subscription boxes… and good food. I’m gonna check this out now. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. 3sonshavei permalink
    02/07/2015 9:27 am

    What a great way to sample authentic foods

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  34. Tiffany Yong permalink
    02/07/2015 9:30 am

    You are right about the quote “When a man’s stomach is full it makes no difference whether he is rich or poor.” I guess it must be fun unboxing all the goodies and trying them out like “every flavour beans” from Harry Potter!

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  35. sicorra permalink
    02/07/2015 11:54 am

    That is quite a large selection of items. I’m sure anyone who enjoys Japan cuisine would enjoy that box of products.

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  36. Carly Brydon Anderson permalink
    02/07/2015 12:15 pm

    This looks like a really neat subscription box! I can’t wait to try out Try the World!

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  37. erikaawakening permalink
    02/07/2015 4:35 pm

    Oh how cool! I’ve loved Japanese food since I went to Japan in high school for a home study program. Great ideas.

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  38. Agata @ BarkTime permalink
    02/07/2015 5:04 pm

    I don’t have a lot of experience with Japanese food but I would love to discover it

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  39. Fred permalink
    02/07/2015 5:23 pm

    We have several stores in the malls that sell Japanese goodies and it is always so tempting to try even though they can be expensive. The Japanese make such cool snacks. – Fred

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  40. Christina Aliperti permalink
    02/07/2015 5:59 pm

    This is my kind of box. I love trying new and unique foods that I haven’t experienced before and this looks perfect!

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  41. Mystarlight permalink
    02/07/2015 6:22 pm

    This sounds like such a great subscription box. I am a food lover so I know I would get super excited every time it arrived in the mail.

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  42. Marie Shaff permalink
    02/07/2015 6:33 pm

    This sounds like such a neat way to try foods I would probably never try on my own.

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  43. SweetMemoirs Page permalink
    02/07/2015 6:39 pm

    Trying new food is my forte. Just that i am not into subscription boxes. Maybe i should give it a try? 😉

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  44. Nova permalink
    02/07/2015 7:18 pm

    oh Tokyo, Japan the place I’d like to visit someday, and yes they have some stuffs/food I’d like to check myself too. this is great a unique foods they offer and would make everyone who hasn’t tried be able too without leaving their premises.

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  45. Jeana B. permalink
    02/07/2015 7:26 pm

    Japanese culture is very rich and respectful of their heritage. I hope I can go there someday.

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  46. poojakawatra permalink
    02/07/2015 7:32 pm

    This is a great idea and the box is so brilliant. Love to try these goodies and unique food.Some of the japanese food and tea are simply great which I have already tasted here in singapore.

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  47. Beth Williams permalink
    02/07/2015 7:55 pm

    Some of my favorite foods are in there! Glad you get to try them.

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  48. Gilliannong.com permalink
    02/07/2015 8:03 pm

    it’s been such a long tiem since i’ve seen your posts about this . but food.. in subscription boxes? dont think i’d like it.. cuz always tentative about surprises :p

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  49. Beth@FrugalFroggie permalink
    02/07/2015 9:06 pm

    How fun to try food from Tokyo.

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  50. Fatemah Sajwani permalink
    02/07/2015 9:23 pm

    My cousin went to Tokyo for an exchange program last her from her university to Tokyo and she loved it there. After reading this post I want to go there too but finding Halal food there is a bit difficult as I am a Muslim.

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  51. Heather permalink
    02/07/2015 9:53 pm

    This sounds fun! I’d give a box like this a try!!

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  52. Kendra permalink
    02/07/2015 9:56 pm

    I love Japanese food! The goodies in this box look great!

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  53. Louise permalink
    02/07/2015 10:30 pm

    From the boxes I’ve heard, this is by far my favorite. I only found out about this through your blog several weeks (or months) ago and it’s great they brought another country for you to taste. 🙂 I hope we have something similar for our country.

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  54. upliftingfam permalink
    03/07/2015 12:14 am

    Yummy, I would love to try this subscription box. I enjoy Japanese food even though I haven’t cooked any at home.

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  55. Marie permalink
    03/07/2015 1:59 am

    Everything looks so good! I love everything from Japan. So lucky!

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  56. JessicaACassidy permalink
    03/07/2015 4:01 am

    The only time I tried Japanese delicacy when we we flying to Manila. The food is good in the plane except sushi coz I am not a fan. I also stayed in Japan going back when our flight is cancelled and delayed but did not enjoy the meal maybe I am excited to go back to the USA that time after all the stress we been though from the airline.

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  57. Bhuboy permalink
    03/07/2015 4:15 am

    I really love japanese food, even when i am out drinking with friends we use to have sashimi as pulutan

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  58. Nicol Wong permalink
    03/07/2015 4:33 am

    I would love to try this! and also visit japan too.

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  59. April permalink
    03/07/2015 5:42 am

    I love that you can get food delivered from different cultures. Sounds delicious and would be something that I’d want to try.

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  60. Franc Ramon permalink
    03/07/2015 7:45 am

    This would be great especially if you are looking for a Japanese delight treat. This is a good subscription.

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  61. Rebecca Swenor permalink
    03/07/2015 7:55 am

    This sounds like an amazing subscription box indeed and I will have to check Try The World out for sure. Subscription boxes make awesome gifts also. Thanks for sharing.

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  62. Fernando permalink
    03/07/2015 3:11 pm

    Love these food items but it’s very different form here. I think, this is great if available in the Philippines. Japanese snack foods are very good. Fernando Lachica

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  63. Sabrina permalink
    03/07/2015 5:05 pm

    Eating the food of another country is a great way to give you an idea of the flavors and culture without having to visit! I hope to introduce my kids to the food of many different cultures!

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  64. Sunshine Kelly permalink
    03/07/2015 9:44 pm

    I love Try The World boxes, they always surprise with all the goodies and luxuries. I love Japanese tidbits.

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  65. The *New* Classy permalink
    03/07/2015 10:10 pm

    I just love that there are so many boxes out now that make it easy to sample items from around the world. We might otherwise never get to.

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  66. Lisa Rios permalink
    04/07/2015 2:27 am

    Really a fun and interesting concept. I really love this food box idea. My cousin is planning to visit Tokyo for this summer & it will be good to let her know about this food box.

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  67. mythirtyspot permalink
    04/07/2015 9:51 pm

    WOw, this is really interesting. It would be awesome to have a subscription box from places all over the world to try different things. I love this idea! – Erin Kennedy

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  68. 05/07/2015 5:47 am

    These are nice gifts esp for people living in western countries. In japan the vcommon chocolate is kitkat and yakult beauty prodcuts

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  69. I Love Paars by: Lee permalink
    05/07/2015 5:53 am

    These are great gift ideas. Some food popular in Japan are kitkat choclates easp the mint and yakult beauty products

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  70. Papaleng Pagulong permalink
    05/07/2015 7:47 am

    How I wish to savor all the dishes from around the world. Japanese foods , perhaps I should try them too.

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  71. michelle co permalink
    06/07/2015 10:04 pm

    Visiting Japan is next on my bucket list, interesting products you got there.

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  72. Sherryl Mae Vallejo Quianzon permalink
    08/07/2015 3:59 pm

    I really love to travel in Japan. It is known for good food and very accommodating people.

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  73. Papaleng permalink
    08/07/2015 8:58 pm

    Back here! Papaleng’s idea of A Taste of PH is great. 🙂

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  74. Nova permalink
    09/07/2015 5:23 am

    A great idea, you don’t need to travel to Tokyo, Japan to try their cuisine instead you can order this product online and will be in your doorstep in no time.

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  75. Papaleng Pagulong permalink
    09/07/2015 10:23 am

    I am not into Japanese foods but my daughter would be delighted to have one. Just a perfect gift to her.

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  76. magknj72 permalink
    04/08/2015 7:13 am

    I have been wanting to try this but wasn’t sure it was worth it….now I’m convinced!

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