1. Mie 'Mansai' Bento
The big item on the list is the Mie Mansai Bento, or "Mie Fully-Loaded Bento." This is big bento features rice with six different sides, including salted sesame mackerel, tonkatsu made with Mie pork, and a tofu steak mixed with Mie hijiki seaweed. Priced at ¥580 with tax, the bento is designed to reflect both the region's bounty of the mountains and its bounty of the sea.
2. Owase-Style Skirt Steak with Yuzu-kosho
Owase is a city on the east coast of Mie Prefecture, located about two hours by train southwest of Ise. This quick bite from Lawson features Owase-style skirt steak flavored with yuzu-kosho, a seasoning made from fermented chili peppers, yuzu (bitter citrus) peel and salt, all wrapped in an onigiri rice ball for ¥238.
3. Ise Shoyu Yaki-udon
Thisyaki-udon (fried udon) is made with Ise soy sauce, or shoyu, and is available for ¥399.
4. Okonomiyaki with Ise Shoyu Yaki-udon
This okonomiyaki, or savory pancake, is filled with Ise shoyu yaki-udon. The sizable dish goes for ¥510.
5. Ise Hijiki Neba-neba Salad
This sticky (neba-neba) salad is made with hijiki, a kind of thick, stringy seaweed, from Ise. It's based on the common harusame salad, where harusame is a kind of transparent noodle made of bean starch. This limited-edition salad also includes okura and mekabu, the flowering part of wakame seaweed. It's ¥198 with tax.
6. Ise Green Tea Cream & 'Tsubuan' Sandwich
This is a long bread roll filled with cream made using Ise green tea, as well as granular red bean paste. ¥134 with tax.
7. Premium Ise Green Tea Roll Cake
This variant on Lawson's classic Premium Roll Cake features Ise green tea mixed with Hokkaido wheat, creating a slightly bitter cake ring around a whipped cream filling made with pure Hokkaido cream. ¥195 with tax. This one is actually available nationally from May 17!
8. Ise Green Tea Cream 'Daifuku'
Daifuku is a premium Japanese confection consisting of a ball of mochi (pounded glutinous rice) with a sweet filling. This limited-edition Lawson daifuku features mochi combined with Ise green tea powder, with its center made of whipped cream and smooth red bean paste combined with Ise green tea. ¥130 with tax.