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Vending machines in Japan are known for conveniently being just around every corner, but they might as well be known for carrying just about everything as well. While standard beverages go without saying, recent years have seen vending machines in the country dishing out drinkable ramen broth, pizza, and even fancy French gourmet meals.

Twitter user Hirotaka (@tabi_gari) recently stumbled upon a vending machine in a surprising place that has many clamoring for it to be installed throughout the country. While visiting Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Hirotaka found a vending machine that dispenses international airline cuisine!

Source: @tabi_gari
Source: @tabi_gari
Source: @tabi_gari

While at Haneda airport, I went to check out the “in-flight meals of the world” vending machines that launched this month. You can get a total of five different meals for 980 a person, including Coq Au Vin from France, Paella from Spain, and Gapao rice from Thailand. It’d be great if you could warm it up right there and eat in the airport. Then you could feel international even on domestic flights.

羽田空港来たついでに、今月誕生した「世界の機内食」の自動販売機を見に行った。
🇫🇷コック・オー・ヴァン、🇪🇸パエリア、🇹🇭ガパオライスなど、5種類の機内食を1人前980円で買える。
正直、その場で温められて空港内で食べられたらいいのに…と思う。そしたら国内旅行でも、国際線の気分を味わえそう✈️ pic.twitter.com/C0hAmQKiWt

— Hirotaka (@tabi_gari) June 7, 2022

To the surprise of many on Twitter, Haneda Airport has a specific vending machine that dishes out international themed airline food. While airline food may not top many Michelin lists, something about the novelty of gourmet options from different international flights such as Coq Au Vin (France), Paella (Spain), Gapao rice (Thailand), Massaman curry (Thailand), shrimp with yuzu black pepper and cream sauce (USA and Japan) being available in a vending machine to take home has gotten a very positive response. …continue reading