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Obscure Snack Flavor Of The Day

What do you mean, you’ve never heard of a bean and butter sandwich?

It’s late, and you’re jonesing for your favorite midnight snack, but someone ate the last of the red beans and then they left the butter out, so now it’s covered in marks that look suspiciously like they were made by a cat tongue. What to do, what to do?

Well, if you’ve played your cards right and you live in Tokyo, all you have to do is hop down to your corner convenience store and pick up a pack of red bean and butter sandwich cookie snacks!

What next? Peanut butter and green tea?

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Jonelle Patrick View All

Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!

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