The seemingly ubiquitous presence of vending machines in Japan can be a bit surprising for first time visitors, but even more surprising is probably just how much more than simple drinks and snacks can be purchased from them. High quality dashi, spicy mapo soup, and pizza are just a few of the more unusual vending machines found in Japan.
Japanese Twitter user Shin (@shinru72824) may have just discovered one of the most surprising yet. Shin recently caused quite a crowd to race over to Kyoto when he shared photos of a vending machine that offers classic French cuisine!
He shared the photos with the caption “Near the Kyoto Imperial Palace, there’s an authentic French cuisine vending machine!”
The unusual vending machine is stocked with sets of French cuisine meals, and appears to also have salad dressing as well. Here’s some of the mouthwatering dishes we were able to spot on display!
Seared Tamba Highland pork
Marinated Salad and Carrots
Grated Apple in Japanese Sauce
Smoked fish and Chef’s whimsical Hors d’oeuvre Salad
Homemade tender chicken breast
Country style pate
Pate de Campagne
Braised beef cheek croquette
Potato based & braised beef cheeks
Braised beef cheeks in red wine with mashed Naruto Kintoki sweet potatoes
Shin, of course, couldn’t resist the urge to find out what French cuisine from a vending machine tastes like, so he purchased what appears to be the braised beef cheeks in red wine with mashed Naruto Kintoki sweet potatoes. He shared a photo of the meal, saying it was very …continue reading