Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Tamagoyaki Garigari-kun

On a different post, I talked about Garigari-kun, which is a “soda-flavored” popsicle that Japanese people enjoy. I also talked about how this popsicle is infamous for coming in outrageous flavors.

Just recently, a new “tamagoyaki” popsicle caught my eye.

I was lining up to pay for breakfast at a convenience store. I was standing right next to the cold treat freezer when I saw a yellow-packaged Garigari-kun popsicle.

“What could this be?” I thought to myself.

Well, upon closer inspection, it turned out that I was looking at a recently released “tamagoyaki” flavored popsicle.

For those of you who don’t know what that is, “tamagoyaki” (玉子焼き, たまごやき) is a Japanese rolled omelet. Depending on the region and simply personal tastes, the omelet can be sweet or savory. Some people add sugar to it, others add soup stock, soy sauce and/or other condiments.

I personally don’t like it sweet and prefer it cooked with a nice soup stock. I can enjoy it piping hot or cold and fresh.

It’s hard for me to picture this dish as a popsicle, but there have been crazier attempts by Akagi Dairy, such as “yakisoba” flavor.

So when I saw it, I just knew I had to give it a try.

I bought myself a bar and gave it a try.

 One can clearly see the tamagoyaki on the package

 Garigari-kun stuffing a piece of tamagoyaki in his mouth...

 Garigari-kun in hand, I'm ready for the challenge!

 What the heck is this thing!

I took a bite...


Yeah, I think I could eat this.

You could see the slush inside...

The taste was actually enjoyable. It was like a nice custard; nothing like "tamagoyaki" at all.

I think what Akagi Dairy was going for "shock value," as you do in Japan.

That's it for this blog post!

Check out another related post on other outrageous mashups in Japan below!

Until next time...