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  • Most people go to amusement parks to escape from reality; they want to distract themselves from the doldrums of their lives. Last year I returned to Nijigen no Mori to attempt to face reality, and my own mortality. (more…)

    General // September 4, 2022
  • Way back in August of 2019, I had a chance to revisit Universal Studios Japan for the second Universal Cool Japan attraction that would feature Godzilla—Godzilla vs. Evangelion the Real 4D (ゴジラ対エヴァンゲリオン・ザ・リアル・4−D). Looking back, I regret (again) not writing about the ride when it was all fresh in my mind, but at the time… actually, quite often, I just enjoy attending Godzilla and kaiju-related events, and it can feel like a pain in the bottom to write down every detail. As a fan, it’s nice to sometimes just enjoy. (more…)

    General // July 20, 2022
  • Released as a Valentine’s day exclusive, this now out of print hot sauce by Jade City Foods is devoted to Biollante from the 1989 film. In a bit of creativity, the hot sauce syncs up very well with the character, actually featuring rose petals among the ingredients. This, combined with red bell peppers, give the sauce a fitting red tint. Meanwhile, the heat from the sauce comes from good old habanero chilis.

    Now this review is tardy, very tardy. I was given this hot sauce as a gift from my best friend months ago, and wanted to do a few taste tests before giving my thoughts. Well a few taste tests turned into months, and here we are with this hot sauce now long unavailable. Regardless, let’s cover the heat, taste and overall thoughts of this sauce.

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    Kaiju Kuisine // July 7, 2022
  • A collection of quick reviews for the 2nd wave of Hot Sauces from Godzillafoods.com.

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    Kaiju Kuisine // May 21, 2022
  • Back in 2018 and 2019, I had heard about the VR Zone in Shinjuku, and more specifically about the Godzilla VR game that they hosted there at the time. I had had some experience with VR games at other locations, and found them rather gimmicky, but as an avid Godzilla fan, I really wanted to check out Godzilla VR (ゴジラVR). I even saved their website, and regularly checked it to make sure the place was still open and (I thought) in no danger of closing before I might get a chance to attend. I remember at the time I was paranoid about the attraction just closing shop, though I don’t remember precisely why; I think I had missed some other event I had meant to attend and was determined not to miss out on Godzilla VR as well. Thus and so every few weeks I would check the website; maybe once a month I would be thinking of going and having a look; every time I felt too tired or too busy or you can check off the excuse here. (more…)

    Kaiju Kuisine // March 30, 2022
  • I was fortunate enough to be sent over the SpaceGodzilla Astro Crystal Blueberry/Ghost pepper hot sauce by the kind people at Godzillafoods.com for review. I’ll be reviewing this very limited edition hot sauce, which was announced way back in November. How limited is this hot sauce? Well the initial claim was there was only “100 bottles on the planet”… or does that mean 99 if we factor out the one for this review? Either way let’s take a look at how the hot sauce stacks up.

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    Kaiju Kuisine // February 11, 2022
  • I bought the Godzilla Mint Can “Tokyo” (ゴジラ ミント缶) back in 2019 or so, figuring I could write a review of the little guy for some time… but I was never quite sure what to say about the thing. Unlike some of the more elaborate Godzilla foods from yesteryear (like the Valentine’s sweets), the Godzilla Mint Can is quite… normal, and the actual mints are thoroughly unremarkable. Not bad—they are serviceable mints and taste fine, but the main attraction to this product is the steel can itself, and what you can come up with to use it for after the mints are gone. (more…)

    Kaiju Kuisine // October 15, 2021
  • Back in the day when I more frequently reviewed Godzilla snack foods, one of my favorites was the Godzilla Gaufrette—a really tasty Neapolitan wafer sandwich with white cream between thin crackers. The Godzilla Mini Gaufre (ゴジラ ミニゴーフル) is very similar, with the biscuits this time more like waffles in shape, and the inside being strawberry flavored, and the sweets coming in collectible, reusable cans. This year, on a trip to the Osaka Godzilla Store, I picked up this trio of sweet confectionary goodness in order to review them for Toho Kingdom. And I have to say, these are some tasty cookies, with packaging not lacking in monster flare. (more…)

    Kaiju Kuisine // September 27, 2021
  • These are brief reviews of the Nijigen no Mori Godzilla Curries (ニンゲンノモリゴジラ カレー), aka the Awaji Island Godzilla Curry line. I bought these boxed at the Godzilla Interception Operation Awaji attraction last year. There are four curry options in total, each based around a specific Toho kaiju and having a different flavor to them. I hope you enjoy them! (more…)

    Kaiju Kuisine // September 4, 2021
  • I have been reviewing Godzilla curries for almost five years now, so it has begun to feel as if it is something of a standard dish—whenever I see a boxed Godzilla food item, I always assume it is another instant curry. Such was the case when I picked up the Tokyo Oshima Godzilla Mabudofu Mix (ゴジラ麻婆豆腐)—the box looks just like one of the many Godzilla and kaiju curries out there. The box design of this one looks especially like the first Godzilla curry I reviewed—the Yokosuka Godzilla Curry back in 2016. (more…)

    Kaiju Kuisine // August 28, 2021