Monthly Archives: July 2007

Rinkya Reviews the Double Roll Pizza from Pizza Hut Japan!

The double roll pizza was first discussed in the blog post here

After our shipping staff in Japan saw the pics, they insisted on a taste test (all for the blog, of course…) Five tasters provided the following info and pics!

This is the pizza was it was received by delivery:

Close up of the cheesy rolls:

Close up of “pigs in a blanket” rolls:

The accompanying condiments (honey maple syrup and ketchup )

Ingredients of the ketchup: Tomato, Carrots, Red Bellpeppers, Onions, Apples, Pineapples, and Grapes

Remarks for the condiments:

Maple Syrup
“Disgusting s#!+”
“Maple Syrup is strange (to be adding to pizza)”
“good to have a sweet bite just a change”

“Well, its not like you can’t consume it” (A new slogan for Pizza Hut perhaps?)
“Makes your pizza sweet, like the syrup.”

The “Gourmet Half”

Ingredients are bell peppers, Ham, Bacon, Onion, Basil, Mushroom, Bacon bits, black pepper, sliced tomatoes, Italian sausages, and garlic chips.

One Reviewer’s Remarks:
“Definitely the better of the half. Black pepper and garlic chips added to the spice which made the tangy tomatoes taste pretty good.”

The “Hamburg” Half:

Ingredients are Hamburgs (made from pork/beef), Green soybeans, corn, red bell peppers.

The consensus from all our reviewers is the meat was horrible: “Its like they combined things that taste and feel like meat” (but nothing was actual meat).

This side of the pizza was no one’s favorite- the corn and cheese taste was overwhelming and the meat was inedible.

The ending comments and overall impression of pizza:
“My stomach is full”
“It was peculiar”

All would get rid of the rolls, they liked the rolls but not on a pizza.
All preferred the “Gourmet” Side over the new “Hamburg” Side. The only new topping that was liked was black pepper. All prefer the traditional pizza toppings.

If you have tried the new Pizza, leave us your comments and reviews below!

Calorie Info from Pizza Hut:
A medium pizza is 1943 calories and a large is 2809 calories.

Casio G-Shock Anniversary Editions!

Casio Japan celebrates their 25th anniversary with the release of G-Shock special edition watches.

The four special watches are white and gold, the LCD is black background and the numbers are shown in gold.

Only available in Japan and packed in exclusive boxes.

G Shocks on BuyRinkya– buy today!

G-shocks are popular sellers on YJ:

G- Shock
G Shock Limited Editions
Baby G Limited Editions

I-Sobot- World’s Smallest Humanoid Robot!

For those who may miss Sony’s beloved discontinued dog the Aibo, Tomy has created i-Sobot, the world’s smallest humanoid robot created by Tomy.
The robot stands only 16.5 centimeters tall.

The i-Sobot will be controlled via remote control and will perfom such activities as
push ups, hula dancing, somersaults, air guitar and more. The i-Sobot can speak and recognize commands.

More Japan Robots:
Japan Creepy Robot
Vinegar Robot
Robot Butler
Beer Pourers
Wine Connoisseurs
Musuem dedicated to Robots!

Search Japanese Robots here and bid today on your favorites:
Beer Robots
Sony Aibos


Sony & Swarovski Make Beautiful Music Together!

Sony’s new Walkman Abiste E010 music players are adorned with Swarovski Crystals and a variety of colors to choose from- black, blue, gold, pink and purple.

1GB, 2GB and 4GB are the sizes available and a mini LCD will list what is playing.

They will only be available in Japan and when they hit stores in September, Rinkya will announce on BuyRinkya for sale!

Pick up the newest trendy colors and crystals that look straight out of Hollywood- but ONLY available in Japan.

YJ Links:


Murakami & Vuitton Collaborate Again!

The Museum of Contemporary Arts located in Los Angeles is running a Takashi Murakami retrospective beginning October 29th.

Louis Vuitton will release exclusive limited edition merchandise for the event created by Murakami.

Murakami and Louis Vuitton collaborations have proved quite successful in the past- Murakami’s colorful spin on the LV icon was a popular bestseller.
His innovative art mixed with Vuitton’s classic style created a fashion sensation.

These exclusive items are sure to be flying off shelves. Cannot wait to see the first images!!

Takashi Murakami is a well renowned contemporary Japanese artist but is nationally better known for his work with Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton.

YJ Links of Interest:
Louis Vuitton
Takashi Murakami
Marc Jacobs