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KFC Japan adds one of Japan’s favorite winter drinks to its menu

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By Casey Baseel, SoraNews24

Japan gets a lot of much-deserved love for its seasonal cuisine, and as crisp autumn weather starts to turn to winter chills, people are craving warming dishes like stews and hotpots. Japan also enjoys a slew of hot drinks in the winter, with tea and coffee being the most common, but now KFC Japan is offering another of the country’s winter favorites: hot lemonade.

To clarify, in Japan hot citrus isn’t seen as a wellness tonic, but rather a refreshing, enjoyable drink in its own right. It’s usually mixed with honey, but because it’s less sugary than chilled lemonade KFC also makes a point of choosing a lower-acidity variety of lemon for a flavor with a touch of invigorating tartness that’ll leave you licking your lips, but not so much sourness that you’ll be sucking in your cheeks.

Of course, warm honey does soothe sore throats and some extra vitamin C is something most people are thankful for during cold and flu season, so hot lemonade is a drink that both tastes good and makes you feel good, and that goes for feeling good emotionally too, KFC says. “At this time of year, when the wind gets cold and our schedules get busy, how about warming your heart and body with a cup of hot lemonade?” the chain invites.

With a squirt of lemon being a popular addition to fried chicken recipes in Japan, KFC says its hot lemonade, which goes on sale November 10 for 220 yen, makes a great pairing with its marque menu item, but that it’s also a satisfying mid-day break beverage by itself. If you ask us, though, we’d really like to sip on it while munching on one of KFC’s new Japanese sweet potato pies.

Source: PR Times via Entabe

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Last few times I've had KFC I've regretted it. More expensive than other fast food, and the chicken was wet and sloppy. Few fried potatoes with the order too.

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Last few times I've had KFC I've regretted it. More expensive than other fast food, and the chicken was wet and sloppy. Few fried potatoes with the order too.

I gave up on Japan KFC 15 years ago.

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KFC in Japan is garbage -- it's actually WAY oilier than it's American counterpart, and if you put leftovers in the fridge, the chicken actually turns blue. No joke. Read it was because cheap garlic is used.

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KFC in Japan is garbage -- it's actually WAY oilier than it's American counterpart, and if you put leftovers in the fridge, the chicken actually turns blue. No joke. Read it was because cheap garlic is used.

Didn't know that. Wow! I usually go to NeNe Chicken, not oily, juicy, and they have different flavors. Way better quality!

https://www.nenechicken.jp

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Seems you would need this citrus drink to wash it all down. Btw: is JKFC’s oily, soggy chicken domestic or imported ? If domestic, let’s hope Akita Prefecture can contain that avian flu or 2021 will be a disappointing KFC Christmas for most Japanese.

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Thanks, @bass4funk 9:15pm will try Nene’s in Kyoto next week.

Btw: still waiting to hear how/where you got those various pepper seeds in Japan ? :

*- @bass4funk Oct. 14 7:46am: [Note: MOST Japanese products advertising a Western named ingredient is usually an “oil, essence, extract of flavoring”. Som even have a small, disclaimer: “Not Made with actual ___*]

“Yuck. I actually grow peppers in Japan, jalapeños, habaneros, Trinidad Scorpions, ghost, grim reapers because I can’t buy really hot peppers in Japan. I like salsa and most of the salsa they sell is sweet and watery, so years ago I decided to grow them and now I have all the spices I need to make a lot of fantastic dishes that require these peppers. So I always prefer the real thing over an oil essence”

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Is it me or does their coleslaw taste terrible.

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Btw: still waiting to hear how/where you got those various pepper seeds in Japan ? :

I ordered them online and they were also sent to Japan. Which pepper are we talking about again?

Check this out, this might help, I find it has the best info.

https://peppergeek.com/buy-pepper-seeds-online/

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Awesome @bass4funk 10:31pm It was the “ghost peppers”(not really) featured by Domino’s on Oct 13. Thanks, again. I be looking into it this weekend.

https://japantoday.com/category/features/food/the-final-boss-is-ghost-pepper-in-domino’s-japan’s-4-level-spicy-halloween-pizza-challenge

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Damn I wish I didn't get excited about that nene chicken before checking where it was located. No where near me.

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