Monday, April 8, 2013
In Japan, bringing back snacks from your vacations to your coworkers is serious business. It's also called Omiyage. Everywhere you go in this place, there's shops just full of boxes of omiyage. And every town is known for a particular snack (much like we might associate Canada with maple, Seattle with coffee, etc. etc.)
And for some unknown reason, Tokyo's most famous omiyage is the "Tokyo Banana": more or less a banana-flavored Twinkie, as pictured in these photos. I'm still not really sure about the whole Tokyo and bananas thing.
'Kinda makes you wonder what a Pittsburgh omiyage would be.