What is Honkaku Itame Chahan ? | Commentary by Japanese webmaster | Common in Japan #28

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I wrote this article to clear your question about ‘Honkaku Itame Chahan’ , as very popular product in Japan.

I would like to explain about the topic with mainly two parts.

  • Basic knowledge of Honkaku Itame Chahan in Japan
  • Deep Diving with answering questions
    • Available places
    • Price
    • How to cook
    • Strong points, etc

In first part, you can get basic information about Honkaku Itame Chahan in Japan.

And next, I would like to introduce more details, with style of answering questions. You can get information with cherry pick style, in stead of reading long article.

I hope you will have proper information about Honkaku Itame Chahan in Japan, after reading this page.

What is ‘Honkaku Itame Chahan’ ?

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‘Honkaku Itame Chahan’ is very popular food in Japan. It’s frozen fried rice. ‘Honkaku’ means ‘authentic’, ‘Itame Chahan’ means ‘fried rice’.

‘Honkaku Itame Chahan’ is with number one sales in category of frozen Chahan, in 20 consecutive years, since 2001. This product is listed on Guinness world record as Frozen Chahan with largest sales in the world.

Manufacturer is NICHIREI, one of large maker of frozen food, in Japan.

What is Honkaku Itame Chahan
  • Manufacturer is Nichirei
  • Honkaku means authentic
  • Itame Chahan measns fried rice
  • No.1 sales in 20 consecutive years in category of frozen Chahan
  • Frozen Chahan with Largest sales in the world

Deep Diving into Honkaku Itame Chahan in Japan

I would like to introduce more information about Honkaku Itame Chahan in Japan, in this paragraph with Q & A style, so that you can access information easily.

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Honkaku Itame Chahan is available in various places in Japan

  • Supermarkets
  • Drugstore

It’s not available at convenience stores, who have own private brand of frozen foods, e.g. Lawson, Seven Eleven, FamilyMart.

Author’s research in Yokohama city

Honkaku Itame Chahan is around JPY 280 per pack (450g).

Author’s research in Yokohama city

Honkaku Itame Chahan has more than 20 years of history in Japan.

  • 2001 Started sales of Honkaku Itame Chahan
  • First non-sticky frozen Chahan in Japan
  • 2007, 2015 Upgrade of the products
  • 2017 10 billion yen of sales in a year
  • 2001 – Keeping no.1 sales of frozen Chahan in Japan

Nichirei started sales of ‘Honkaku Itame Chahan’ in 2001.

Before sales of this product, there was frozen Chahan already in Japanese frozen food market. The strength of ‘Honkaku Itame Chahan’ is non-sticky rice.

‘Honkaku Itame Chahan’ succeeded to differentiate from other products. In large upgrade of products in 2007, 2015, and continues minor improvements,

‘Honkaku Itame Chahan’ keep no.1 sales long time.

Reference : Nichirei webpage

We can cook ‘Honkaku Itame Chahan’ easily with two way.

  • With heating microwave
    • Transfer to dish
    • 500W 8m30s (450g)
    • 600W 7m10s (450g)
  • Stirring fry with pan
    • Medium Flame 6 min

Reference : Package description

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It’s really easy to cook !

Honkaku Itame Chahan have 3 strong points.

  • Easy to cook
  • ‘Para-Para’ rice
  • ‘Goro-Goro’ grilled pork

‘Para-Para’ means ‘non sticky’, which is very important factor of fried rice. This product is with ‘Para-Para’ rice.

‘Goro-Goro’ is the word to describe large size of ingredient. ‘Goro-Goro’ grilled pork is the strong point of this product.

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I really like ‘Para-Para’ and ‘Goro-Goro’ !

Reference : Nichirei webpage

Calorie of Honkaku Itame Chahan is 213kcal per 100g.

Calorie and Nutrition Facts (per 100g)

  • Calorie 213kcal
  • Protein 5.7g
  • Lipids 7.6g
  • Carb 30.5g
  • Salt equivalent 1g
  • Potassium 51mg
  • Phosphorus 62mg

Sauce : Nichirei webpage

Postscript

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