• Like a Kid in a Japanese Convenience Store

    27 days ago - By Eater

    Conbini are a way of life in Japan. Now, chefs are bringing their katsu sandos, egg salads, and onigiri stateside In Japan, the convenience store is more than just a sporadically used urban amenity, visited for snacks, beer, and slushies - it's a neighborhood institution, offering everything from banking and photocopy services to bento boxes and clean restrooms. It's starkly different than the spartan North American equivalent: convenient for beer and snacks, but often more of a stopgap between visits to a take-out joint or an actual grocery store.
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