japan and japanese vending machine drinks26 Sep 2010 08:43 pm

Because Japan is well known for its vending machines and because Okinawa is steaming hot and I have occasion to drink many different drinks in a day, I will start a new feature about the different drinks I try here: drink-a-day

I read about this drink in the news, oddly enough. The company (DyDo) that makes it released it as a special edition after teaming up with Morinaga, a company well known for its pancake mixes. I spent a few days combing vending machines looking for it. Finally, down a side alley in Naha I found this elusive drink: pancakes and syrup in a can.

It was cold and thick, tasting vaguely of vanilla and maple syrup. Not chunky, just smooth; like a milk shake. Pretty forgettable to be honest, but the oddness of breakfast in a can obviously worked on me, and they got my 110 yen. Maybe it is better hot?

One Response to “drink-a-day: pancake drink”

  1. on 16 Nov 2010 at 9:33 pm beth

    It’s awesome hot! just take your can, and put it in simmering water for about 10 minutes. Be Careful!