This Is the Perfect Pasalubong for People Who Don’t Have Time for Long Lunches

It's healthy, too!

Sometimes, the simplest things make for the best souvenirs, like this cool grocery store find in Japan. A product of Daisho Co., Ltd., this pasta soup made from germinated brown rice comes in two variants: Kream Potaju (Cream Potage) and Kinoko Butter Shoyu (Mushroom Butter Soy Sauce).

Kream Potaju is a creamy soup with carrots, parsley, and cheese. Its risotto flavor makes it the perfect complement to bread. Kinoko Butter Shoyu, on the other hand, is a Japanese-style soup that is made up of ingredients like chicken, shiitake mushrooms, hiratake mushrooms, green onions, and butter—great for when you’re having onigiri (rice ball).

While both variants have very distinct flavors, they’re becoming equally popular among the health-conscious for various reasons. Germinated brown rice is known to be rich in GABA (y-Aminobutyric acid), vitamin B1, dietary fiber, and calcium.

You don’t even have to worry about calories because Kream Potaju and Kinoko Butter Shoyu only contain 55 kcal and 33 kcal per serving respectively. It’s the best pasalubong for friends and family who don’t have a lot of time to prepare their meals.

Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, Tokyo Walker™ (27 March 2017)

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