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Happy Kitchen - Okasama Lunch DIY kit - Review and experience!Happy Kitchen - Okasama Lunch DIY kit - Review and experience!

MaakieMaakie1 year agoReview
Hello and welcome to my walktrough/review of the 'Okasama Lunch' Do It Yourself candy kit from the Happy Kitchen line!

Packaging

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/DoB4QzETDGgzAqn3oZSAJtdbh2yRYBx7DcdFKbqk4DY-Af8bFeeRV58W5gFmgKuHXOwqXKNEcYDXbrogM5-GUqwxnb9CqBnw19YUV3SV_H_4XBkIBGFv8vlB4LgUtPDbdXQ-h1PxcJI7s6YP54nE9H0SLUiIu30TySeeYMI4vAS3NbwyuHG3C48wR6M3G55x8WfKMy9auqbeiRErM6adUfK2PPJ1Oy-BCIsz_brD_26jsldJvypvcnIwhoJ44cD8YE67OURwS8aNYj-56K3aqDaRMYnX0ssga36DfN-qpZHp2RS4q4HhLBG0IBQyA9qrd8gY9g2wRCi57UqKPaqUvRF4nD6TLnKDDGIyyWtf3A2DfMv7OdKt6OTCdQ-UuZcVm8B2Z-3179mOqQaZfXDQ5Fk97hJqImoZ2PgSHD8Axw3aLugQSTY2JU3h6teTVNMJFlkKzH-TVEMXaCXko2yLfD14vW0pa36V-4TfcZtzLUMGRgLb8rD321FcwKT5x5xWpgOFlvB7HelLzdKoOUtro5jSwI6mstWjJQ-1f9Ay9Sx6A6hLoeqEQBhY8FwiyYiVI5MsrzHOK5yhkCr0IF4lJnKC0csOC9vgG9PdcxnwBQ=w1291-h968-no?.jpg

The packaging is bright and colorful and shows the lunch-set you can make. It's a very extensive lunch, I must say! It contains of a vegetable omelet, a fried shrimp, meatballs with tomato sauce, some french fries and a small mountain of chicken rice.

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The backside shows instructions that are also easy to follow if you can't read Japanese. But like with all the other sets, the manufacturer also has extensive English instructions on their website: www.nerune.jp/p... It's recommendable to keep these at hand while you make the kit!

The contents

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/4NP9lNybqJY-_x3yjP5CJ6EGce_RXsiRISSJhd-LZQUheu9ZqAYspliIWeGkYA1XAdYCqbA6wE9IdmOpEJ2vWqreexLn_6jfgAaQE-0tzIr-VaEku4BatfMTx7kZBJh2_bVJW9JhRcVakuO31BC0hCGe19Rb_SjNH8tHM0nBILs9NMGMInN80uXd7sHFgMdyPZ9E8Itvj3L5cIwVPDFYsyF3l4_PQ3xaOfbAIFGy9Q0-mKdgVVnGwQte8cargwYU2YZvO6URoB4NW4EITu_9p1mz7CFEYFp1jrHmXPLMIb6jwMTzD2xBvUJww1r59XZu1OzFsqfIk3XvtCXx9_gC2WXGw3RiUxNpDygeiNQzX55FQD2sTyf2zBniJa68e_bLXkGp5iiI3vr19urWrxHSRMoBkLRQoHVvHBnAkgRxjZJrsYgyNbkTSlvcoKU4OpUj77HdNnM6f5SwIW00h4zCOQ3Xp6rAlk2aaQsBpQ-BwM9fWqjnqtorFMLR2jZE3G7kvxYsw3nq3Em8qN4J_s-do0uV-l9POePFm5QWXSObGqTIMaiwC8efk8dTCRIGrKyRwskl8LXVGta4Xe_wF4F8bohKPe5pfJ2owGYdjyop9g=w1291-h968-no?.jpg

The inside has cut-outs to make a display dinner plate, a chopping board and the flags that will stick out of the rice.

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For the flags you need to provide your own skewers. I'm not sure what the official way is to make these, but I used see-through tape to get them together.

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The kit comes with a huge amount of parts:
- Plastic mold with measuring piece for the water.
- French fry powder (apple flavor)
- A bag of corn and peas (chocolate candy)
- Chicken rice powder (soda flavor)
- Ketchup powder (strawberry flavor)
- Batter powder (orange flavor)
- Plastic spoon
- Omelet powder (fruit punch flavor)
- Shrimp powder (orange flavor)
- Meatball powder (chocolate flavor)

Making the kit

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I started off with making the omelet! It needs to be mixed very well and then left to set for 10 minutes. It has a jello-like structure, similar to the candy apples from my previous DIY kit BLOG #35225 .

While I was opening the french fry powder bag...

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*sigh* Be careful with opening these packages, even better, cut them open instead of tearing them open. This powder was not salvageable from my clothes.

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The french fry mix is a lot more grainy. I pushed it in the mold, where it will set to get the right shape for the fries. I later cut the fries (forgot to photograph it), the process was the same as a lot of other DIY kits with fries I've made, such as BLOG #35225 .

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/vkEpqP05WTU1y0m-sxl_TXAq2rGIrFOacTLog38JHVeOxP44pCUwAPCsYEQ2lbLQIl3wFGv14mYdg4jxiE5VgtEH8R0ehkqOF1z10h_YOamSZ7iIAsjVQhwPCJQRbG6V2nNvopt5fcpMRadY7I7gK1VmE1S1Er5pYfc0eG6LB04-e6JD9mxwEA6Bf99B1aPhhQKOk00-_6ka2dw3rOgKLytr3oDS-TAJCzeXkNw274rWhyyYmT37SQz08Vu2qVe1cGajWi6wCMazNch3-msY6QwatLjAF3-Wb85eFrw7BHE9_5iQRDABB-EMeUFbe4dQ27neTHtuS22Tm__Js8G4XQEsYhUPFf6j6rCeD4tlomvzHo34ppfG2hFZ0cfW3GcVpAHLm2fDu80p3rn35G9_5F7Byw0m1BAsGJ1HrQ5lQwWomHgjW4UVgz5MDcgEGsU7iyB9TUW3aXAwy_kIact0vQRR7AQHqMaSsoMmDkmFfyaqudIcQ-rwrYqv-d3-mVblRsIp2YU_GIiXDku-dW1egUhkpWQGdQ1wd5qIN8pKT9aFe8zvJjYCD-CyCgPOB2SzH6iqncMYNKM8Lwj6sci24IHoMNjNz9Bl1Lnb_9Orpg=w1291-h968-no?.jpg

Next up was a similar process to make and shape the shrimp.

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Next up was the chicken rice, similar process.

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Making the ketchup was the first bit of variation. You have to set the bag upright, add the water, mix it and fold it closed.

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The meatballs are very non-sticky, so they are easy to roll into balls. Then add some ketchup on them in the mixing bowl and roll them around to get them completely covered in the sauce.

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Next was adding the 'vegetables' to the 'omelet'. Even though the omelet has set for an even longer time than was recommended on the packaging, I had issues with the consistency. It was too 'wet', but there was no way I could fix it anymore.

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Because of the wet consistency, it was hard to close the omelet and the vegetables were escaping from their jello prison quickly.

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Now, I was supposed to make a smiley face with the ketchup on the omelet. I cut the opening in the ketchup bag as small as possible and made the first line...and it was already this thick. I gave up on making a smiley face from it.

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Now it was time for the last finishing part of the kit! Making the fried shrimp. It was the most fun part! You needed to have two cups, one with batter and one with only water. You take the shrimp from the mold, roll it in the batter and then in the water. The water will start 'sizzling' and the shrimp will get 'fried'. You need to do this a few times.

End result

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And here is my fully assembled plate! The meatballs and chicken rice turned out well. The fries so-so. The vegetable omelet and the fried shrimp did not have the completely correct consistency that they were meant to have. The omelet is too wet and the shrimp not crunchy enough. Maybe I should have 'fried' the shrimp for a shorter time.

The taste

The flavors are:
Meatballs: Chocolate + Strawberry
Omelet: Fruits Punch + Chocolate
Chicken Rice: Soda + Chocolate
French Fries: Apple
Shrimp: Orange

As with most of these kits, the tastes are way too sweet for me. A lot of the pieces of this DIY-kit have (partial) chocolate taste on them, which is quite different from most other kits. Personally I didn't like either of the tastes enough to complelety finish a piece, but if I would have to point one part out, I think the chicken rice was the best in tase and the vegetable omelet the worst.

Recommendable?

A lot of the pieces of this kit were quite similar in techniques to make. Unless you really like the outcome and/or flavors of this kit, I would rather recommend a set such as the 'Popin' Cookin' - Omatsuri (Matsuri Festival)' kit, reviewed in BLOG #35225 , so you can experience more techniques!

Finish

If you are interested in my other Food/Drink/DIY-kit reviews, here are my most recent ones:
Popin' Cookin' - Omatsuri (Matsuri Festival) DIY kit: BLOG #35225
Snack loot with mini reviews: BLOG #35181
Meiji Chocolate Apollo set and some other mini Japanese food reviews: BLOG #34145
Popin' Cookin' - Takoyaki Making Kit: BLOG #32562
Popin' Cookin' - Cake Shop Kit: BLOG #25719
Kracie Gumi Tsureta - Soda: BLOG #25587
Kracie Zoo Animals DIY Gummy Kit: BLOG #25454
Hora Dekita! Ringo Ame: BLOG #25334
Big Loot with small snacks + reviews: BLOG #24995
Kracie Happy Kitchen Hamburger: BLOG #24668


I have gotten the question in multiple blogs if I could translate the ingredients of the food I review. This is not possible for me, as my Japanese is not that good. If you are interested in helping me out with translating, please shoot me a message!

Thanks for reading my blog! My next blog will be an review of Nintendo's Mewtwo Amiibo ITEM #300391 , see you there!
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Raze (1 year ago) #29902991I pass by these funny sets at an Asian supermarket and I like your reviews because they really show that the real life version doesn't look like the sparkly box outcome, LOL. I've been curious about a taiyaki set that seems decent but seeing your reviews for other sets I'm not so sure I want to actually eat it. Do you know if you can get this set to experiment on?

Yeah, even most of the people on Youtube seem to be absolutely pro in them. But most of them are also sponsored reviews, so they would probably get in trouble if the result is not at least 90% of the quality of the picture showing on the box. xD

Personally I'm limited to buying these online, I don't have much in-person possibilities to find them (Asian supermarkets don't stock them and the ones sold at conventions are the same ones over and over, mainly sushi sets). So unless I get a sponsor or coincidentally find the taiyaki set, I'm afraid I can not help. :( But I do know from another user that she made the Taiyaki and Odango set here: BLOG #24681 . I think the technique to make the taiyaki in that one is very similar to the solo taiyaki set, so maybe that helps? :)
1 year ago
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I pass by these funny sets at an Asian supermarket and I like your reviews because they really show that the real life version doesn't look like the sparkly box outcome, LOL. I've been curious about a taiyaki set that seems decent but seeing your reviews for other sets I'm not so sure I want to actually eat it. Do you know if you can get this set to experiment on?
1 year ago
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Stacycmc (1 year ago) #29844674Thanks for the explanation!! Lol, I'd never seen this before! Like I said, turned out great though and nice blog on it as well! :-)

No problem, maybe you have found something new to enjoy! :) Thanks for liking the blog so much! ^^
1 year ago
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Thanks for the explanation!! Lol, I'd never seen this before! Like I said, turned out great though and nice blog on it as well! :-)
1 year ago
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Skellington (1 year ago) #29785223Nice review, had a fun time reading it.
From your notes at the top I have a feeling you're Dutch or Belgian (like me) ;) XD


Ah, fuuuu...was in a rush in uploading this, because I had internet troubles that morning. >.< Forgot to remove my notes, did it quickly now. And yes, I'm Dutch. :)

Thanks for liking the review!

Stacycmc (1 year ago) #29817925I'm so confused as to what this is, I've never seen this!
...so this is basically candy that you make to look like some other kind of food? And is all edible, correct?
Is it basically just for fun, or is it meant to be used as a prop?
BTW...I think your end result here looks pretty legit...good job.


Yes, it's exactly what you described! :) And it's edible, you have to eat it within a short time after you make the set. But, there are also specific sets to make small props, small erasers etc., all inedible of course. Japan loves their miniatures and there are many crazy products there!

Thanks for liking the blog and end result. :)
1 year ago
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I'm so confused as to what this is, I've never seen this!

...so this is basically candy that you make to look like some other kind of food? And is all edible, correct?

Is it basically just for fun, or is it meant to be used as a prop?

BTW...I think your end result here looks pretty legit...good job.
1 year ago
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Nice review, had a fun time reading it.

From your notes at the top I have a feeling you're Dutch or Belgian (like me) ;) XD
1 year ago
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victorviper (1 year ago) #29778597I always wonder with these kits if the picture on the box is actually the product carefully prepared, or if it's just a model made out of plastic or silicone.
The chocolate-flavored peas seem a little weird. Maybe it's just me, but green color+chocolate flavor doesn't seem too appetizing.
The frying effect for the shrimp was kind of neat, but you have to wonder what sort of mystery chemical reaction is going on there :).
Folding that omelet was no doubt really tough! I have reasonable cooking skills, but making an attractive real omelet is challenging enough; I can't imagine trying to fold a little (2 cm?) mini candy omelet!
That made me think of something. For these food reviews, it might be interesting to include a photo showing the items with a more familiar snack item to get a sense of scale of the various items.


That's a good remark, because the pictures on the box are always way too ~perfect~. But also, there are a lot of Youtube channels with people getting way prettier results with these sets than me lol.

The 'frying' reminded me a lot of pop rocks, so it could be the same effect.

If the consistency of mine wasn't that wet, I think it would still be hard to fold it with the small size the omelet indeed has! I actually never fold any real omelettes I make. Just cut them up, haha!

Ah, that is a good point! I don't have any un-photographed sets right now (I do have a backlog of already finished kits their pictures), but that is a good thing to add for new sets I will make and photograph! Maybe put a can of soda next to it or some actual normal-sized cutlery. :) The sets are indeed tiny compared to the real things!
1 year ago
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I always wonder with these kits if the picture on the box is actually the product carefully prepared, or if it's just a model made out of plastic or silicone.

The chocolate-flavored peas seem a little weird. Maybe it's just me, but green color+chocolate flavor doesn't seem too appetizing.

The frying effect for the shrimp was kind of neat, but you have to wonder what sort of mystery chemical reaction is going on there :).

Folding that omelet was no doubt really tough! I have reasonable cooking skills, but making an attractive real omelet is challenging enough; I can't imagine trying to fold a little (2 cm?) mini candy omelet!

That made me think of something. For these food reviews, it might be interesting to include a photo showing the items with a more familiar snack item to get a sense of scale of the various items.
1 year ago
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DYRL (1 year ago) #29775153I lol'd at that omelet fam, it looks exactly like what I can make in real life OTL

What the heck do you do with your omelettes, lol. Mine never look like that. Low fire and slow cooking is the key for a perfect omelet. :)

But your comment actually made me think about my own cooking, which 90% of the time looks better than anything I make out of these sets. xD Interesting how these sets are harder than actual cooking, hrrm.
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