Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Family Mart konbini has a promo campaign for Ultraman. I found this advertising card on the sidewalk one day.
A few days later, I went into Family Mart and noticed that they were selling Ultraman niku-man. Niku-man are Chinese-style steamed pork buns ("niku" = "meat", "man" = steamed bun"). Hence, "Ultra-man".
The "ultra-man" is a simple steamed pork bun, and the colored bun parts don't have any special flavors. It's pricy, at 200 yen, including tax ($1.80 USD), so it's only worth getting once for the novelty value. Ultra-man did not come out of the encounter unscathed.