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Hi Louisa, do you have any allergies or preferences? I find the onigiri (rice balls) and the soba noodle bento varieties are cheap but delicious. Much better than the so-called convenience stores back home. If you’re looking for healthier, natural-type options, Natural Lawsons has to be my favorite konbini here – they have these delicious, macrobiotic chocolate brownies that serve as great snacks – very filling too! Let us know how you go and what you find :-)
No allergies, really. I guess I’m just trying to stay away from anything too terribly unhealthy. There’s a lot of stuff that looks good but is probably way too many calories! haha
Natural Lawson sounds good but I don’t know where to find one. So far I’ve only been the Family Mart nearby…
Yeah and the salads sometimes don’t come with dressing either. haha
Though you can get other veggies but it’s probably cheaper to buy those at a grocery store! I guess you could buy a lot at the grocery store if there’s an inexpensive one nearby. But I don’t find the onigiri as delicous.
I second on the tuna-mayo onigiri, the taste is more accessible than some of the others to many Western people. The katakana to look for are ツナマヨ.
I also like those rolls they do, seaweed with rice and a filling like negitoro. If you don’t like seaweed or fish, then the pre-cut fruit or steamed edamame are a good not too unhealthy option.
I see you haven’t written on here for a while but I have to share my love for conbini food! Of course onigiri are one of the world’s best snacks, along with the niku man and pizza man that you can get at the counter. My favourite sweet snack has to be the mochi icecream (Yukimi daifuku) – they have a special chocolate and brandy flavour at the moment which is increeedible!
Then there’s the alcohol which is perfect for drinks in the park in summer :) Japan has the most convenient convenience stores I’ve ever experienced (^^)