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Valentine's Day In Japan Has Gotten Completely Out Of Control

Chocolate ramen, anyone?

Posted on February 12, 2016, at 7:07 a.m. ET

So, in Japan, Valentine's Day is a little different. The women give men gifts. Also, in terms of crazy stuff you can buy, they definitely have America beat. For instance...

You can buy a romantic heart made of sea urchin.

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Fish eggs are optional.

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Sea urchin not your style? Try some heart-shaped salmon roe.


You can get heart-shaped regular salmon too.

@saito_airi あいりー*\(^o^)/* 2月になってバレンタインの話題ばっかだねー笑 さっき歩いてたら魚屋さんでハート型の鮭とば売ってたwwwやっぱり甘いものより鮭とばだよね😏 バレンタインデー鮭とば🙄

In terms of chocolates, things get even crazier. You can get chocolate-filled croquettes.

【第1食堂】こんにちは!とーーーっても先のことですが… バレンタインに便乗して、チョコレートコロッケが帰ってきます!! バレンタインウィークの2/9-13の1週間限定で提供させていただきますので、大切な人にプレゼントしてみては?笑

Chocolate-covered ramen.


There's a place that does chocolate ramen with meat, too.

【栃木・宇都宮】牛チョコ肉肉ラーメン@バードメン ビターなチョコソースの濃厚さと味噌が生み出す深みとコク。3種類のチャーシューにもマッチ☆最終的には味噌風味のココアのように感じました。Happy Valentine's Day!

There's chocolate-covered Japanese curry, too...

Looking for something classier? How about chocolate-covered steak.

There's also a pop-shop in Tokyo doing chocolate-covered takoyaki. Takoyaki are octopus balls, by the way. 🐙🐙🐙

「パティスリー・サダハル・アオキ・パリ」の「TAKOYAKIショックショコラ」。生地の中には、濃厚ショコラ。抹茶とフランボワーズのマカロンをトッピングしたら完成✨ #サロンデュショコラ

But if all of that is too boring for you, there is a Tokyo department store currently letting couples come and mine for sweets at a chocolate mountain.

Oh, and bonus, this is a more of a DIY project, but a Japanese blogger made chocolate-covered KFC and it looks absolutely horrific.

彼氏をびっくりさせよう → 【革命グルメ】KFCをチョコレートでコーティングする「チョコケンタ」が意外とイケる!!

💖💖💖 Never stop being you, Japan! 💖💖💖

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