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9 Interesting Character ‘Man’ Buns from Japan

It’s finally ‘nikuman’ (steamed bun) season in Japan. When it’s cold here, we all feel like eating nikuman. We’ve made a collection of the strange nikuman being sold/that have been sold in Japan. Also, they’re mainly ones sold in convenience stores. Which do you wanna eat the most?

 

1. Doraemon-man

Doraemon-steamed-buns
Custardhttp://togech.jp/

 

2. Madoka Magica: Kyubey-man

Kyubey-steamed-buns
Mabo (spicy tofu chili), http://nlab.itmedia.co.jp/

 

3. Frozen: Olaf-man

Olaf-steamed-buns
Chocolatehttp://gigazine.net/

 

4. Hello Kitty-man

HelloKitty-steamed-buns
Cheese & pork at USJ,  http://tabelog.com/

 

5. Funassyi-man

Funassyi-steamed-buns
Nikuman, http://photo.sh/photo-i927429880411361082_608515034.html

 

6. Slime-man

Slime-steamed-buns
Nikuman, http://57835121.at.webry.info/

 

7. Gundam: Haro-man

Gundam-steamed-buns
Nikuman at Gundam Cafehttp://yattarjapan.com/

 

8. Kinnikuman Series

Kinnikuman-steamed-buns
From left to right: Ramen-man (tantan style), Kin-nikuman (gyudon style), Wars-man (black curry)

 

9. Hatsune Miku: Sakura Miku-man

MikuHatsune-steamed-buns
Red bean (anko), http://sranngurenn.blog70.fc2.com/

 

Many of these are made in limited numbers so be sure to look for new ones when you’re in a Japanese convenience store and give them a try! Convenience store nikuman are a must-try.

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