Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Family Mart Bububu Curry (product information)



People love to show rarely eaten and even more rarely offered food monstrosities in the U.S. and say, "this is why Americans are fat!" They hold up these foods as if they were commonplace in the Western diet. Similarly, we often see weird Japanese food that is quite uncommon offered as an indication that those wacky Japanese are so strange from the rest of the world.

I say this because I want to be sure that my offering this picture and information is not misconstrued as saying this food is common in Japan in any way, but it is, nonetheless, being marketed by convenience store "Family Mart". The item pictured above is a curry which features bacon, sausage and lunch meat. As a serving suggestion, crushed potato chips are placed on top of it. The information on the left tells you that the chips are not included, but this curry dish is only 530 yen ($5.30), so you can probably afford to buy a bag of chips for 100 yen ($1.00) and perform a do-it-yourself garnish.

I had to search a little hard to find out how many calories are in this. Without the chips, it's 1400 calories, so this is really good if you plan on skipping dinner or have to run a marathon. 

5 comments:

Hirayuki said...

It's telling that "bububu" is the Japanese onomatopoeia for "oink oink oink". Is it because this dish contains three varieties of pork product? Or maybe because you'll feel like a pig if you eat it?

Orchid64 said...

I'm guessing it is both! ;-)

aisyah Chronicles said...

1400 calories in a single dish?? my doctor told me to only take 1200 cal a day to lose weight o_o

Orchid64 said...

It's clearly not designed for dieters. ;-)

The usual calorie count for one day for an average person is 2000, so this is quite a load.

Wally6500 said...

On the plus side of you were low on your daily intake of nitrates (if there is such a thing) this would probably take care of you; for a week.