The Glory of Family Mart Fami-Chicken

It’s late. You’ve been out drinking. Or studying. Or chasing crows in the park. Either way, you’re hungry. Not hungry enough for a full meal, but you want something fresh, something that satisfies. Look no further than to possibly the most-beloved convenience store food in Japan: Family Mart’s Fami-Chicken.

Costing only ¥180 (and with regularly running specials that bring the price even lower) this is a much more affordable option than picking up take-out.

Coming in a wide variety including Healthy, Spicy, and Premium you’re bound to find the Fami-Chicken love of your life. However, today, we choose to honor the Original Fami-Chicken.

First, each chicken comes in a conveniently sealed paper bag, keeping your chicken hot until your ready to consume this delectable treat. And when you are, the bags are fitted with a perforated line for you to tear it in two, still allowing you to have an easy to use paper holder to keep your hands clean. Check out that engineering.

Just in case you don’t know, ‘I’m Chicken.’

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After the first bite, you’ll see where all the hype is coming from.

There it is.

Second angle for accuracy.

And maybe this isn’t the healthiest thing to eat, but coming in at 211 Calories, 11.7g of Fat, and 16g of Protein, it’s better for you than a late-night bowl of ramen.

If you haven’t yet fallen in love with this convenience store hot snack, one bite, and we guaranteed, you’ll be hooked!

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  1. Maro
    June 14, 2019

    Family Mart has some very tasty dishes, indeed, at reasonable prices.
    What would this country be without convenience stores? : )

    1. GetAroundJapan
      June 17, 2019

      Convenient stores definitely have started setting the pace of life and changing people’s diets in Japan. Any favorites you would recommend to visitors who have never been to a konbini? 🙂

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