\Savor the past winners of "Ekiben Grand Prix"!/

Categories
Events
Shops
Keio Department Store Shinjuku
Area
Kanto Tokyo
Period
2022-01-07 10:00 - 2022-01-20 17:00
Venue
7F Event Space・4F Special Event Space

At Keio Department Store Shinjuku, ”Ekiben & Japanese Local Gourmet Fair" is currently in full swing! Approximately 300 different ekiben (lunch box sold at train stations) gather from all over Japan at this super popular annual event!

Among them, you can savor the past winners of the "Ekiben Grand Prix" held by East Japan Railway Company (An annual event to decide the No.1 ekiben in Eastern Japan by fan votes)! Here are the winners of YEAR 2012 to YEAR 2019! (All can be purchased at 7F Event Space.)


[Ekiben Grand Prix Winner of Year 2012]

鱈めし (新潟県)

Niigata Pref. Hokuriku Shinkansen/Joetsu-Myoko Station
Tara Meshi (鱈めし): 1,200 yen
*Limited to 200 boxes per day.

A cod-filled lunch box including codfish stewed in sweet soy sauce, Oyakozuke (vinegared cod meat with cod roe, ginger, and wood ear muchroom), and grilled cod roe! Also, herring roe pickled with wasabi and Nara-zuke (vegetables picked in sake lees) adds some accent. With this ekiben, you can enjoy various unique Japanese flavors!


Ekiben Grand Prix Winner of Year 2013]

牛肉どまん中 (山形県)

Yamagata Pref. Ou Main Line/Yonezawa Station
Beef Domannaka (牛肉どまん中): 1,250 yen
*Limited to 1,000 boxes per day.

Plenty of flavored ground beef and simmered beef are topped over Yamagata Prefecture's rice "Domannaka" (means "right in the middle"). The meat flavored with special sweet & spicy sauce goes perfectly well with rice!


Ekiben Grand Prix Winner of Year 2014

米澤牛 焼肉重 松川辯當

Yamagata Pref. Ou Main Line/Yonezawa Station
Grilled Yonezawa Beef Matsukawa Bento (米澤牛 焼肉重 松川辯當): 1,600 yen
*Limited to 500 boxes per day.

Enjoy Japanese black beef, "Yonezawa Beef" in 2 ways: grilled meat and meat ball! The grilled meat seasoned with special sauce and the meatball flavored with sweet & sour sauce will make you addicted!


Ekiben Grand Prix Winner of Year 2015

鶏めし

Akita Pref. Ou Main Line/Odate Station
Tori Meshi (鶏めし弁当): 900 yen
*Limited to 500 boxes per day.
*Available until JAN 13 (THU).

Japanese chicken thighs simmered in sweet & spicy sauce are topped over Akita Prefecture's rice "Akitakomachi" cooked in special broth. This perfect match will make you smile!


Ekiben Grand Prix Winner of Year 2016

比内地鶏の鶏めし (秋田県)

Akita Pref. Ou Main Line/Odate Station
Hinai Jidori Chicken Rice (比内地鶏の鶏めし): 1,200 yen
*Limited to 100 boxes per day.
*Available until JAN 13 (THU).

Have you tried "Hinai Jidori" before? It's one of the most famous chicken brand in Japan. This Hinai Jidori chicken is cooked in 2 ways: "salt-grilled" and "flavored ground chicken." Both brings out the deep strong flavor of Hinai Jidori.


Ekiben Grand Prix Winner of Year 2017]

えび千両ちらし (新潟県)

Niigata Pref. Shinetsu Main Line/Niigata Station
Shrimp Senryo Scattered Sushi (えび千両ちらし): 1,380 yen
*Limited to 200 boxes per day.

Open the lid and you'll be surprised of the thick slices of Japanese egg omelet covering the surface! Underneath are Unagi (eel), kohada (gizzard shad), squid, and shrimp are beautifully lined up over viegared rice! A gorgeous ekiben that is fun to look at and delicious to eat!


Ekiben Grand Prix Winner of Year 2018]

海苔のりべん (福島県)

Fukushima Pref. Tohoku Main Line/Koriyama Station
Dried Seaweed Bento (海苔のりべん): 1,000 yen
*Limited to 600 boxes per day.

This ekiben takes us Japanese back! It reminds us of mom's cooking! The rice consists of 2 layers. The top rice layer is covered with flavored bonito flakes and dried seaweed with picked plum in the middle, and the bottom rice layer is covered with dried seaweed and sweet soy sauce flavored simmered kelp. The side dishes including grilled salmon and Japanese egg roll also make a good match with the rice! One bite will lead to another!


Ekiben Grand Prix Winner of Year 2019

さけめし (新潟県)

Niigata Pref. Hokuriku Shinkansen/Joetsu-Myoko Station
Sake Meshi (さけめし): 1,200 yen
*Limited to 200 boxes per day.

Ekiben with plenty of grilled salmon and salmon roe! Enjoy this best buddy with rice cooked with kelp stock.


[Event Info]
Ekiben & Japanese local Gourmet Fair
From JAN 7 (FRI) to JAN 20 (THU) 2022
10AM to 8PM
7F Event Space & 4F Special Event Space
*Closes at 5PM on JAN 13 (THU)(7F only).
*Closes at 5PM on final day. (Both 7F & 4F)

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