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As amused and amazed as we are about all the instant food at 7-11, the true blue unique and crazy items can only be found in Asia. 7-11 is basically the one-stop convenience shop we always make a stop at in every country; well, just to see what they have to offer.
We have had amazing Thai Basil Chicken Rice with Omelette in Thailand, and fragrant tea leaf eggs in Taiwan; there is just nothing to complain about, especially when it comes at a friendly price. Of course, our only gripe stems from the fact that most of these dishes contain preservatives.
Here are 5 Cool & Unique 7-11 Food From Around Asia To Try.
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#1 JAPAN – ODEN
You have a higher chance of spotting this during winter. Oden is considered a winter dish as it is most commonly eaten during this period because of the comforting and warm soup. Oden usually consists of ingredient such as fish cakes, boiled eggs, vegetables and more.
Having it in 7-11 only adds to your convenience. Oden is also a great hangover food, don’t you agree?
#2 KOREA – HUGE BULGOGI BURGER
Bulgogi generally means Korean-marinated meat and the Korean 7-11 stocks up on a lot of these tasty Korean snacks.
Our eyes were immediately drawn to this burger aptly named ‘Big Bulgogi Burger’. It serves as a fantastic and quick way to satisfy your bulgogi and/or burger cravings. Sure, they are very filling!
#3 SINGAPORE – HAINANESE CHICKEN RICE
We totally love this. They are not commonly found, though. Only selected 7-11 stores carry these, and if you see it, grab it!
The set comes with fragrant rice, chicken, and a side of chilli, black sauce and sesame oil. Yes, you get the entire package instantly for less than S$4. How amazing is that?
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#4 TAIWAN – TEA-LEAF EGGS
Tea leaf eggs are a childhood favourite, and we sure love Taiwan for its convenience for they always have a pot of boiling eggs. You basically get tea leaf eggs at any time of the day!
These are our favourite supper when we are in Taiwan, and they are usually priced around NT10.
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#5 THAILAND – STICKY RICE BURGER
Bangkok’s 7-11 stores stocks up some of the best instant food ever. We have had Shrimp Omelette Rice, Thai Basil Chicken Rice, Sticky Rice Burger and more for no more than S$1 – S$2.
The one thing we loved was that it actually tastes really good. Also, 7-11 is everywhere in that Thai city, so that only adds to your convenience. Shopping at a late night market? Stop by 7-11 to grab a warm and delicious supper!