This huge, garishly lit shop is a veritable supermarket of Hokkaido food and drink. The dairy section is especially well stocked, with a bewildering variety of cheeses, lots of butter, and something called "wild milk." The nearby drinks corner carries around forty types of sake and roughly the same amount of wine. They also stock the excellent North Island craft beer, with four types priced at Y525 per bottle.
Browsing the aisles, you'll run into numerous ramen variations, a surprisingly big assortment of powdered soups, jars of scallops in mayonnaise, pouches of soup curries, pickled melons, lots of dried fish, and of course Hokkaido potatoes in every size and shape.
This book will introduce you to more than twenty of Japan's favorite specialty foods that are less well known abroad, along with a guide to the best places in Tokyo to try them and expert tips on what to order. From Bento.com.