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How to turn cheap 7-11 food into a Japanese traditional breakfast

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By grape Japan

If your default image of convenience store food is instant meals and junk food snacks, 7-11's in Japan might be a surprise for you. Even on a tight budget, you can find the ingredients to whip up a full course meal. Japanese Twitter user and YouTuber Shiori (@si_yo_ri) is offering some amazing proof of that, having arranged a gorgeous and delicious traditional Japanese gourmet meal using only ingredients purchased from a 7-11.

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The breakfast meal, which looks as if it could be served at a traditional Japanese inn, consists of the following:

Salted grilled mackerel

Dashimaki tamago (rolled Japanese egg omelette with dashi)

Sauced burdock root

Hijiki (a savory seaweed salad)

Sauteed soy pulp and vegetables

Green onion miso soup

Tofu

Takuan (pickled daikon radish)

And of course, some white rice.

Obviously, some expert photography by Shiori adds to the aesthetic of the meal, but even with the impressive staging, it's surprising to know that the tableware is all acquired from Japanese 100 yen shop, Daiso. The breakfast itself clocks in at just 1,127 yen.

In a video below, Shiori guides you through the preparation process.

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The breakfast itself clocks in at just 1,127 yen.

When the tableware costs less than the actual breakfast then how could it be considered value for money?

Even a Japanese set lunch is less than the cost of this breakfast!

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Drop a couple of side dishes and Gusto will make it for you, with a drink bar thrown in, for 600 yen plus tax. Or just 600 yen plus tax if you prefer.

(Gusto needs to up it's dish and photography game)

https://www.skylark.co.jp/en/gusto/menu/menu_detail.html?mid=390_E6955

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Drop a couple of side dishes and Gusto will make it for you, with a drink bar thrown in, for 600 yen plus tax. Or just 600 yen plus tax if you prefer.

I had a look at the Gusto link, and it's nothing like what I'm looking at in the photo here! I'd gladly pay the extra yen for Shiori's brekky, which actually does resemble some of the many Japanese hotel breakfasts (one of the great joys of coming to Japan) I've had over the years.

Of course, unlike the real hotel deal, you can't keep going back for more at no extra cost...

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Cheap 7-11 food? There is no such thing unless its a reference to the quality rather than the price.

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The breakfast itself clocks in at just 1,127 yen.

Now tell me how much the same breakfast would cost buying all the ingredients from the supermarket? Much less than half the price I'd wager.

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MSG. Yum!

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Combini are convenient BUT they are not CHEAP! Opposite in fact, just sayin!

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Not cheap and mostly junk.

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You can get a better breakfast at a kateryori place for less money.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Convenient store food is nothing but...cheap !

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People steal cars and sell it for parts because the parts sold individually can cost more than the car. I guess that the same is true for Japanese food like this bought from a convenience store. Still, it's very interesting if you want to impress your date. Ha!

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