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Now that the weather is starting to warm up, there’s nothing like going on a drive to check out some off-the-beaten-track cherry blossom spots. While there are tons of famous cherry blossom viewing or hanami spots around Tokyo, beat the crowds by going beyond the 23 wards or surrounding prefectures. 

Rent a car, prepare a road trip playlist, pack some snacks and you’re good to go. If you prefer something a bit heartier than a bag of chips or sandwiches, why not bring along a portable, car-mounted rice cooker? 

For long drives and traffic jams, this Thanko rice cooker is sure to keep you full as you spend hours on the road. It can cook up to half a cup of rice in just 25 minutes, hassle-free. Just add water and plug it into the cigarette socket. Selling over 150,000 units, it’s safe to say that this portable rice cooker is as handy as it is ingenious. 

Priced at ¥6,280, this rice cooker is available online and in-store. 

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why not bring along a portable, car-mounted rice cooker? 

Because I cook my rice at home.

Can't wait for the portable car-mounted air fryer, though. We only eat oily food outside, you see.

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I’m waiting for the in-car bath and shower…

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Last year it was the portable microwave:

https://japantoday.com/category/features/new-products/portable-handheld-microwave-shoots-to-the-top-of-our-cooking-gadget-wish-list

The guy in the picture needs some sliced cabbage to make the 焼き物 slip down.

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What do the wife and two kids get to eat?

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12-volt portable in-car air fryer with English manuals. Many models.

https://youtu.be/ixtYn0Mb1TQ?feature=shared

Good for picnics and disasters.

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Very expensive for what it is, and without batteries.

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Buy an inverter and use the fryer you already have.

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A range of 12V cookware designed with truckers in mind.

https://www.amazon.com/12-volt-cooking-appliances-truckers/s?k=12+volt+cooking+appliances+for+truckers

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I wonder what a rice ball cooked in an airfryer would be like? Our local izakaya do good grilled ones on the 炭. Would they be like that?

Imagine, you could cook your rice in the car and then use the airfryer in the trunk for a really wonderful cherry blossom season

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The 12V appliances for truckers will also work in the domestic cars. Great for having a picnic where open fires and B&Q are not allowed. Good for those who enjoy camping.

Grilled rice balls can be made in the kitchen gas grill, an oven, an air fryer, a Dutch Oven, and B&Q.

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Great for having a picnic where open fires and B&Q are not allowed. Good for those who enjoy camping.

Sounds like a completely pointless venture, having a picnic or going camping with an airfryer. May as well pitch a tent in the garden. Have you ever been camping with an airfryer?

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Sounds like a completely pointless venture, having a picnic or going camping with an airfryer. May as well pitch a tent in the garden. Have you ever been camping with an airfryer?

I wasn't thinking just about air fryers. That's your topic from your first comment. I was thinking about the 12V cookware range which is now available.

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I like a good rice ball whilst viewing cherry blossoms

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I'm the oldest gaijin in this village!

Harvest your own wild rice from a traditional kayak,then slowly cook it in a traditional bamboo case over an artisanally approved charcoal fire.

FFS.

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Just as (they do) in China! In fact, made in China!

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I like grilled rice balls using the rice cooker to make the rice with a soft rice setting.

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