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Dragon Quest's Slime Is Now Available As Meat

By Kevin on Dec 04 2011 03:44 AM
I really do love living in Japan, everyone. There are so many video game related occurrences it's not even fair. Things I've seen over here, I wouldn't even imagine seeing in North America. The Japanese are most definitely fanatical when it comes to iconic game franchises. Specifically, in this case, Dragon Quest. Not only is the Dragon Quest franchise one of the most popular video game franchises known to Japanese video gamers, but it's also very well known amongst the public. This article displays just how popular Dragon Quest is over here in Japan.

There's something over here (and I just learned what this was) called nikuman, which translates to "steamed meat bun." Well, there's a popular Japanese convenient store chain called Family Mart...and those things are everywhere over here...literally. In fact, there's one about 4 tenths of a mile east of where I live and another about 6 tenths of a mile in the west direction. So, what does Family Mart, Dragon Quest, and nikuman have in common?

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Family Mart is currently promoting these Slime nikuman and have limited quantities. I haven't figured why they're promoting Dragon Quest's most notable iconic foe, but I'm going to try my best to find out. At first, I thought it may have been the celebration for the 25th anniversary of Dragon Quest but that was back in May. The only other possible thing I can think of is that the Japanese just, simply, love Dragon Quest.

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Despite the edible Slime's appearances, the eyes are, apparently tasteless and said to be made from the same dough as the bun. Additionally, Family Mart assures customers that no artificial coloring is used in the dough. Each Slime nikuman bun is retailed at 170 yen (approx. $2.19 USD) and is packed with pork, flavored with soy sauce, oyster sauce, bamboo shoots, and onions. I'm going to be heading to one of my local Family Mart stores to see if I can nab one of these scrumptious Dragon Quest delights. If I'm able to get one, I'll post my own images and maybe even a video!


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Comments: 7

Well, brings a whole new meaning to slime draws near
Did you actually eat it Kevin?

View PostBuffinator, on 09 December 2011 - 11:46 PM, said:

Did you actually eat it Kevin?

If you mustn't read the entire, short article, at least read the last two sentences. :P
I did read it a few days have past since this was posted so I was just wondering. :P
Hahaha. Wow I wonder how that can look that color without dyes. Interesting and I would expect no less from Japan than to come out with things of that nature. Dragon Quest is a great franchise. Honestly VIII was my favorite and I wish it was released for Wii or 3DS.
kinda gross :s
Poor slime...

But at least it brings things back from the Dragon Quest!

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I don't know. They look cute to me.