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Buy Morinaga Pancake Drink

Canned milkshakes? Nothing special. Canned Pancakes? Bizarre. Put 'em together and you've got something that's especially bizarre: Hotcake Milkshake from Morinaga!Pancakes or hotcakes ("hotto-keiki") made from Morinaga's powdered mix are a Japanese institution much like Bisquick or Aunt Jemima in North America. Undoubtedly, more than a few Japanese long for the buttery, maple-infused taste of a Morinaga hotcake breakfast at inconvenient times and places. The solution, sort of, is this semi-literal variation on Carnation's popular Instant Breakfast drinks.It's not the same, of course - Instant Breakfast comes in flavors like Chocolate, Strawberry and Vanilla containing what Carnation says are the average vitamins, minerals and calories you'd get from an average healthy breakfast.

buy morinaga pancake drink

Morinaga, on the other hand, simply strives to imitate the taste of breakfast (and a Morinaga Hotcake breakfast at that) without worrying overly much about vitamins and so forth. They're not seeking to provide a substitute for brekky, in other words, just a reminder of its glorious, soothing flavor.Each can of Morinaga Hotcake Milkshake contains 280 grams (10 oz) and costs 120 yen or about $1.40 when it goes on sale September 8th. It's unknown whether the product will quickly fade from Japan's ever-changing bizarre soft drink scene like countless other offerings but if Morinaga is smart they'll export it to the USA and add a little bacon flavoring - it'll be a huge hit, and not just to the waistline! (via TokyoMango and Walker Plus)

3. Triple sec: Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner! This was a fantastically delicious drink. The orange and pancake flavors melded to yield a surprising result: caramel. With egg nog in mind, I had sprinkled cinnamon and nutmeg on the top of the drink. As I sipped, the scent of the spices and the orangey-caramel flavor added up to a wonderful dessert experience. It was like drinking a spice cake.

A strange combination which you might not expect to find in a vending machine is Salted Lychee. Okinawa, a prefecture in Japan is known for the chef-quality salt. Kirin came out with a Salted Lychee drink that swept the nation! The salt is said to give this drink a pop of freshness and breaks up the sweetness of the lychee. It sounds strange but I really loved it and think you need to give it a try.

Many Asian cultures have a tradition of drinking yogurt-based drinks. Yogurt is excellent for your gut, and these drinks help with digestion. In Japan, the most popular brand is Bikkle, produced by the Suntory group. Its not too thick and if you like that zing which fermented foods give you, then this is for you!

I Lohas is another famous brand, from Coca-Cola Japan, with flavours like white grape, orange, peach and lemon. But one unique thing about I Lohas is that they have regional flavours, which you can only find in some prefectures of Japan. In Hokkaido, you can drink blue honeysuckle. In Nagano, you can find apple, and in Tohoku, you can even drink blueberry!

Pocari Sweat is probably one of the worst English translations you could get for something you are expected to drink. And even more shocking is the actual taste of the drink, which is surprisingly salty! Pocari Sweat is one of the most popular energy drinks sold in Japan. It is a flavoured drink containing electrolytes, but that tastes like thick sweat. But I will say, on a hot day when I was feeling dehydrated, it really worked to put me back together!

Ever wondered what drinking raw pancake mix would taste like? Well, Morinaga has just the drink for you! I saw this in the vending machine and thought, hmmm pancake flavoured milkshake, that sounds good. Big mistake. It is nothing more than actual raw pancake mix in a tin.

A guest blog post by a colleague in Japan who sent me the following a picture she took recently of new drink by Morinaga. Thanks M. I wish I was still in Tokyo because I would have also loved to try this very sweet drink.

I also bought a can of this from a vending machine in Hiroo/Roppongi (on the street between the Grand Hyatt and National Azabu.) It is the greatest milk drink I have ever tasted. I call it McGriddle in a can.

The most popular Japanese pancake mix brand is Morinaga, and these are used not only to make pancakes (or lovingly called hot cake - ホットケッキ - in Japanese), but also cakes, bread, and so much more. Since it is not easy to find Morinaga pancake mix outside of Japan, and even when it is available, the price is crazy expensive compared to the more commonly found buttermilk pancake mix from Krusteaz. My experiments to substitute buttermilk pancake mix instead of Morinaga pancake mix has been pretty successful, and one such experiment is to recreate this beloved matcha muffin recipe. If you have a huge back of buttermilk pancake mix sitting pretty in your pantry, give this recipe a try so you get to make something new and fun with it and not just pancakes and waffles.

How do you like your pancakes in the morning? Personally, I like them to be gently fluffed with just a hint of chewiness, topped with hot butter and a little drizzle of maple syrup. Japan has been undergoing something of a fluffiness renaissance when it comes to baked goods, with packaging extolling how fuwa-fuwa (fluffy soft) and funwari (light and fluffy) its contents are.

The key ingredient is kind of shocking. Rather than introducing a chewy ingredient like mochi, as one would typically think to do, Morinaga instead suggests substituting the milk you use to make the pancake batter with water. We decided to put this theory to the test, and prepared the following ingredients for our experiment: 041b061a72


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