Japanese Packaged Foods Taste Test And Poppin’ Cookin’ Tutorial

Americans taste test Japanese packaged foods.
Poppin' Cookin' Sushi kit.
Lizzy Kay pours Japanese soda.
Lizzy Kay and Lisa Keating sample Japanese mystery food products.
On the table; mystery food products from Japan.
EncinoMom mystery food taste test.
Poppin' Cookin' American Meal from Japan: Two double cheeseburgers, fries and a coke.
Two double cheeseburgers, fries and a coke made from Japanese powder and water. Poppin' Cookin' tutorial.
Contents of the Poppin' Cookin' kit unboxed.
These powder packages turn water into food?
Poppin' Cookin' kit requires water and a microwave.
Instructions for the Poppin' Cookin' kits are all in Japanese! lol
Emptying the powder package into the mixer container for our Poppin' Cookin' American Meal from Japan.
Adding water to our Poppin' Cookin' meal from Japan.
Preparing the wrapper for our American French Fries for our Japanese Poppin' Cookin' meal.
Funny instructions for our Poppin' Cookin' meal from Japan.
Slicing Poppin' Cookin' fries.
Hungry? Teeny tiny Poppin' Cookin' fries.
Poppin' Cookin' Coke.
Making cheese with our Japanese Poppin' Cookin' kit.
Itty bitty burgers! Poppin' Cookin' from Japan.

I hope this is as much fun for you to watch as it was for us to make! W

First we stopped off in Little Tokyo and picked up some Japanese prepackaged snack foods and a couple of Poppin’ Cookin’ kits. Since we couldn’t read the labels, we made our purchases based on packaging. We tried to pick a variety and also avoided choosing items that were easily identifiable. The more obscure the better! This proved to be pretty simple, since even package illustrations and photos didn’t always help us figure out what we were buying. We spent about $20. (You could easily spend $100 if you’re not careful.)聽Lizzy Kay wanted to try the Poppin’ Cookin’ kits. We chose two different kinds. They were around $5 each.

Here’s an Amazon affiliate link for the cheeseburger kit we used:

The Poppin’ Cookin’ kits are insane!

We made the “American Meal” (two double cheeseburgers, cola and fries) in this three part series. The first episode reveals our Japanese pre-packaged food taste tests, the second episode is a Poppin’ Cookin’ tutorial demonstrating聽the “American Meal”.

We’ll share the sushi Poppin’ Cookin’ in an upcoming video adventure! This was a perfect rainy day activity for this Mommy/Daughter duo. Have fun, if you try this at home – and don’t say we didn’t warn you! Your results may vary, but we’re pretty sure you’ll be laughing, too! I really should have included this in the Mother’s Day Gift Guide, because it’s such a fun, silly experience to share with your kids. You won’t be full after eating this meal, but it may be better than braving the crowds at brunch on Mother’s Day.

What do you think? Is this the future of molecular gastronomy?

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Click the picture above to watch the taste testing. I didn’t know what I was in for!

 

Click the picture above to watch the Step-by-Step Poppin’ Cookin’ Tutorial video!

Yeah, we don’t read Japanese either.

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Japanese Packaged Foods Taste Test And Poppin’ Cookin’ Tutorial — 30 Comments

  1. I congratulate the two of you for being sooo adventurous with your foods! I think I will pass on the Japanese products (according to your reactions of it)! And, I don’t think that “Shrimp Chips” would be as popular here, as they are in Japan! It was fun watching though! Thanks!!!
    • Hi Kristin,

      lol. Honestly, I did NOT like those Shrimp Chips at all. I can see why some people would like them though, they’re lights and salty and crunchy (and shrimpy). It’s a very strange sensation to taste something without having ANY idea what it’s going to be. We had fun. Glad you enjoyed it!

      xo,
      Lisa

    • Oh Mimz,

      They are so crazy fun! You can order a kit online if you really want to try one.
      We’ve got the sushi kit up next.

      Cheers,
      Lisa

    • Oh Jenna,

      Your comment brought a tear to my eye! We had so much fun doing this together. Thank you and I hope you try this for the pure fun of it!

      xo,
      Lisa

    • Hi Anna,

      We found these in Little Tokyo, but you may even find something in the Asian Foods aisle of your local supermarket. If not, you might look online.

      Enjoy!
      Lisa

  2. I don’t know that I would be as brave as you, to try these different Japanese products! But, I had a lot of fun watching the two of you give them a try!!!
  3. It was great watching. I love that you were adventurous and picked out more than just one item. I had never even heard of the cookin’ pops. Love that idea. Not so sure about the flavor 馃檪
    • Hi Sean,

      Thanks! Yes, I would classify the Poppin’ Cookin’ as an activity more than a food. 馃槈

      Cheers,
      Lisa

    • Hi Melissa,

      My daughter is a big Mochi fan. The Japanese sodas are available in lots of places and may be the perfect next step for him!

      Cheers,
      Lisa

  4. I am definitely not a food risk-taker that you are! I like to stick to the foods I know, and from the same country that I know! I don’t care how much someone likes something, I would not be willing to try it. I enjoyed watching you try it though!!!
    • Hi Kristin,

      Thanks! I wasn’t always so adventurous with food, but I’ve learned that I actually enjoy trying new tastes. By the way, I’m the LEAST adventurous eater in my family! lol

      Cheers,
      Lisa

  5. Thanks for the review! I’m not adventurous enough to try these but I know some people who would love them!
  6. There is a Japanese dollar store in some parts of the country called Daiso, and it sells all Japanese products. Everything in the store is written in Japanese so some times it can be difficult to determine what exactly the item is.

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