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Discover the Booming Trend of Hokkaido Soul Food in a Convenient Steamed Bun Form!

In the heart of Hokkaido, where Genghis Khan reigns supreme and lamb meat sizzles on grills, HFD Company has sparked a culinary revolution. They’ve ingeniously transformed this local favorite into Chinese steamed buns, packed with generous portions and bursting with flavor.

At a weight of 150g initially, these buns expand to a satisfying 170g after heating, ensuring a hearty meal that fuels your adventures, whether you’re exploring the zoo or braving the winter chill at the festival.

And the best part?

They’re crafted without any chemical seasonings, white sugar, or eggs, catering to those with dietary restrictions or allergies, providing a worry-free dining experience.

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Originally introduced through HFD’s food truck “WORLD”, which traverses Asahikawa City and its surrounding areas, these steamed buns have quickly become a sensation.

Visitors, including not only Muslims seeking halal options but also those eager to indulge in Hokkaido’s soul food, are flocking to savor these hot and convenient treats.


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Now available at two gift shops within Asahiyama Zoo, they’ve brought a breath of fresh air to the zoo’s dining scene!

These delectable treats can be found at the zoo premises – Asahiyama Zoo Club Main Gate Gift Shop and Bakery (B), conveniently situated right after the main gate entrance, and Asahiyama Zoo Club East Gate Gift Shop (E), located at the east gate.

But the excitement doesn’t stop there. Asahikawa Winter Festival 2024 is just around the corner, and these steamed buns will be making their mark as the only halal food available at the festival. Paired with the magnificent snow mosque, they offer a taste of inclusivity and diversity in the heart of the winter festivities.

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And for those who prefer a plant-based option, fear not! HFD also offers 100% plant-based steamed buns, ensuring that everyone can partake in this culinary adventure.

100% plant-based steamed bun with explosion of flavors

Meanwhile, in the Kanto area, halal lamb steamed bun and plant-based steamed bun are available at the Black Tokyo Store in Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture.

So whether you’re exploring the zoo, embracing the winter festivities, or simply craving a taste of Hokkaido’s rich flavors, be sure to grab a Genghis Khan-flavored steamed bun. It’s a bite-sized delight that’s taking Hokkaido by storm!

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