These Rugby-Inspired Dishes in Japan Will Pump You Up for the 2019 Rugby World Cup
These are offered for a limited time only!
The 2019 Rugby World Cup Japan Tournament is about to begin this September. This summer, as the competition nears, it has been attracting a lot of attention making it possible for gourmet meals, inspired by national team uniforms and rugby balls, to launch one after another. This time, we are introducing a few rugby gourmet dishes that you will surely enjoy this summer break, or before or after you watch a rugby match to get you in your best cheering mood!
Rugby Beer Garden
Inspired by Japan team’s “red” and the New Zealand team’s “black” colors, these hamburgers are just Instagrammable.
Shinagawa Prince Hotel’s Food Court Shinagawa Kitchen is holding a rugby-themed beer garden called ICHOZAKA BEER GARDEN OUTDOOR TERRACE which will only last until September 14, 2019. The place is also decorated in theme with two-meter-wide rugby ball-shaped balloons and parasols. To match the motif, you have to try the special menu prepared for it. Particularly the RED SPICY CHICKEN BURGER (¥1,000), which is inspired by the color “red” of Japan’s team, and the BLACK & BLACK BURGER (¥1,200), which is inspired by the color "black" of New Zealand’s team. This Insta-worthy hamburger is quite a heavy meal and goes great with beer!
A total of seven underground commercial facilities, including GRANROOF and GRANROOF FRONT at Tokyo Station, are holding a Rugby Fair until September 30, 2019. At the fair, they will serve a wide variety of dishes that are only limited to Tokyo Station.
Spicy Challenge! Goal Conversation Kick Ramen (¥1,200)
Famous for serving a new style of yum cha, Kamukura Yamucharo has prepared a new menu called the Spicy Challenge. The Goal Conversation Kick Ramen (¥1,200) is inspired by a rugby field. The spicy Taiwanese ramen plays the role of the field with a seasoned boiled egg (rugby ball), and green onions (lawn) to finish it off. This dish is perfect for the hot blazing summer!
The Japanese yam and the red flesh of tuna serve as the Japanese team’s uniform.
Takewaka is a restaurant with its main branch in Tsukiji. One of its branches, Tokyo Kome Baru Takewaka, serves its dishes bar-style and is particular about the rice they use. Yamato-don (¥1,280) is a rice bowl made from Japanese yam. The red flesh of the tuna represents the Japanese team’s uniform.
Aside from these, the Rugby Fair gathers different kinds of heavy gourmet meals. Tokyo Station is a stop where you can easily drop by when traveling or going back home, so go try to look for a dish that you’d like.
Rugby Omurice (omelette rice)
The Rugby Ball Omurice is inspired by a rugby ball and field.
Hotel Continental Fuchu's Cafe & Bar Colt, which is part of the Rugby City Fuchu, will offer rugby-inspired gourmet food and cocktails made from ingredients collected from the company’s private farm, Tohoku Bokujo, for a limited time only. The Rugby Ball Omurice (¥1,620) reenacts a rugby ball and a field. This luxurious dish makes use of three eggs and herbs, which were grown without the use of any pesticides or chemical fertilizers. In addition, Cherry Blossoms (¥700) is inspired by the Japanese national team's nickname Brave Blossoms. This cherry blossom liqueur cocktail has a base of homemade cherry blossom syrup from Tohoku Bokujo. Both will be sold until November 2019 only, so don’t miss the chance to stop by before or after watching a match at the Ajinomoto Stadium!
Power up your cheers and team spirit by trying out these dishes as the 2019 Rugby World Cup Japan Tournament is fast approaching!
Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Tokyo Walker™ (19 August 2019)