Friday, October 18, 2013


Today I finally got a chance to try the KISS-themed steamed bun. (See previous post for more details.)

Sadly the logo on my bun was rather off-centre...

I didn't get the rare design (which features all four of the other regular designs) for the wrapper, but I think I got Gene Simmons? (Other than the name and a vague image, I know absolutely nothing about KISS, in case you couldn't tell...)

The chili inside was quite shockingly bright red. There was chicken and some veggies (green pepper? sorry, can't remember!) inside so it felt heartier than I expected.

All in all, quite a tasty bun. It costs 128yen regularly, but until this Saturday, October 19, 2013 Circle K/ Sunkus has a steamed meat bun sale where all buns under 150yen are only 100yen (anything over 150yen is 20yen off) so it's a pretty good deal. Definitely worth a taste test. I might even go back for another one...

(See RocketNews24 for another fun review of the bun.)

Sunday, October 13, 2013

KISS themed steamed bun on sale soon!

A KISS (as inthe band) themed steamed bun will go on sale at Sunkus/Circle K convenience stores on October 15, 2013.

The dough is black (apparently it has charcoal made from bamboo mixed into it) and is imprinted the the band's logo. There are 5 different paper wrapper designs, one of which is supposed to be "rare." The filling is 激辛チリトマト (gekikara chilli tomato)  which translates literally as "puking hot chilli & tomato."

Not a fan of the band, but I kind of want to try it just to see how spicy it actually is. =P

See RocketNews24 (article is in Japanese) for images and more information.