Japan, thanks to its obsession with limited-edition and seasonal foods, has come to be known for its unusual drinks and snacks that come out throughout the year – matcha-flavored Kit Kats, purple sweet potato milkshakes, and sakura flavored hamburgers to name but a few.
Soda is no exception in the world of weird flavors, what with shiso and salted watermelon flavors having graced store shelves in the past. But here’s an even crazier one for all of you adventurous eaters out there: grilled eel flavor soda.
Yes, you read that right: eel.
吉永龍樹（ヨシナガ@僕秩） (@dfnt) July 03, 2015
▼A platter of kabayaki
The soda is flavored with eel extract, which is said to give it an after-taste of kabayaki, which is grilled eel that has been marinated in a soy sauce base. How will that hold up as a soda? I guess we’ll have to find out later this month!