Food Trip To... Review - Japan Box - Canadian Meal Preparation Subscription Box + PROMO CODE

This box was provided complimentary for review.
What is it? Food Trip To...
How Much? $39.90 for single box (no subscription). $37.90 every 2 months. Save 25% off a year subscription (6 boxes). Tax extra. Shipping free within Quebec. Shipping extra for other provinces and based on location. Prices in Canadian dollars.
What’s in it? A surprise destination in a box, featuring 6 products and 4 recipes to make an authentic meal for 6, cultural facts and trivia, and a small surprise. 

Food Trip To... is a Canadian subscription box, based in Quebec. Every two months, the Food Trip To… team will introduce you to a surprise destination thanks to a box filled with tantalizing treats, delivered right to your home or office. Boxes can be purchased a la carte (single purchase) or as a recurring subscription (Around the World plan). With the Around the World plan, you will receive a new country in a box every 2 months. There is no obligation. You can cancel any time through your account page. Food Trip To... also donates 10% of proceeds from the sale of each box to Oxfam Quebec!

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The October/November 2016 box takes us on a Food Trip to Japan!
Immediate departure for the land of mangas, video games and wasabi! The most fascinating and creative archipelago in the Pacific Ocean! Food Trip To... is taking you on an exploration of Japan. Marvel at the bright lights of the world’s largest metropolis, attend a traditional tea ceremony in the ancient capital of Kyoto, head to the city of Nikko perched high in the mountains, dip your toes in the Kamakura Sea, take part in a sumo tournament at the Osaka dohyō, wander underneath blossoming cherry trees at the foot of Mount Fuji and relish the delicious moki prepared fresh before you.
This month, we’re off to… Japan!
All my inserts are in French, so they e-mailed me PDF versions in English.

On the menu... a cocktail, an appetizer, a main dish, and a dessert. The cocktail is a matcha green tea wine spritzer, served with a side of wasabi peanuts. For the appetizer, we're making "Hosomaki Mori Awase", which is an assortment of sushi rolls made with pickled diakon (radish), cucumber, salmon, and tuna. The main dish is "Okonomiyaki", or Japanese omelette. It's served with a spicy sweet sauce. Dessert is Japanese White Chocolate and Matcha Tea Souflee. Sounds delicious!

We also received some cards that include a few key facts about Japan, a few Japanese words and phrases, some trivia, and a few movie suggestions.

The last items included are a grocery list, tips for preparing the meal, and nutrition facts and ingredients for all the items included in this box.

Dried Bonito Flakes
Bonito is a type of fish, related to Tuna. These dried fish flakes are used in the Japanese omelette recipe.

Wasabi Peanuts
These peanuts are to serve with your cocktail to start the evening. The card warns to use sparingly. They're spicy!

Togarashi Spices
Shichimi Togarashi is a blend of 7 Japanese spices. We use this in both the maki appetizer and omelette main dish. This crispy chicken recipe using togarashi spices is a fave of mine!

Pickled Daikon Radish
This is called "kiriboshi daik-on" in Japanese. It's the famous white Japanese radish, but pickled so it turns yellow. I was not expecting this in the box! It's big, and kind of oddly textured. This is used in the maki appetizer, and I'm sure there will be lots left over.

We also received 6 sets of chop sticks, a bamboo sushi rolling mat, and a rice spoon.

What is an evening in Japan without some Japanese green tea? To go along with the loose leaf tea, we received a bamboo tea infuser. It infuses your tea while preserving the aroma.

The last item is a sweet surprise. Items may vary, but I received what looks to be little sandwich cookies.

The Japan Box from Food Trip To... includes nine products to help you host a Japanese themed dinner party. The box also includes four recipes and a loads of information, tips, and trivia to get your dinner guests talking. The recipes in this box are great and I'm glad they went with something other than Western favourites like teriyaki and miso soup! The dishes are authentic, but not too adventurous. This is a great box for those looking to experience new cuisines and new cultures. 

If you are interested in trying Food Trip To..., you can save 25% off your first box with an Around the World plan (recurring subscription). Use promo code CDNBOX25 at checkout, and your first month will be only $28.43, plus tax and shipping!

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  1. Some neat things in this meal preparation box.

  2. A Canadian company, free shipping (for moi) and 10% going to Oxfam, love it! Thanks for sharing this beautiful company that cares.


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