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Space Food

Side Dishes

Last Updated:October 21, 2020

Detailed data on the Side Dishes (14 items of 8 manufacturers)

※Chronological order of certification
※Explaination of the Certified Foods are based on comments written by manufacturers

Pork and Mushroom Curry

Pork and Mushroom Curry

This product is a high-class curry whose flavor was created by chief chef Koga of the French restaurant Chez Inno in Kyobashi, Tokyo. With his professional technique, the texture and umami of Iberian pork and mushroom along with the mellow scent of balsamic sauce tailored this high-class European-style dark-smooth curry sauce.

Preparation Use the dedicated warmer
Content 180 g (per pouch)
Energy 285 kcal (per pouch)
Manufacturer House Foods Corporation

Fried Chicken (freeze-dry)

Fried Chicken (freeze-dry)

The "Kara-age Kun" (Lawson and Nichirei copyright) is a very familier food in Japan. It is developed freeze drying freez-dried and cut bite-size for good taste in space as same as on the ground. The "Kara-age Kun" (Lawson and Nichirei copyright) bring you good taste and fun in your mouth with biting more and more.

Preparation No preparation needed
Content 12 g (per pouch)
Energy 66.6 kcal (per pouch)
Manufacturer Lawson, Inc.

Horse mackerel smoked salt flavor

Horse mackerel smoked salt flavor

Horse mackerel caught off the coast of Kyusyu is seasoned with salt,fish soy and smoking liquid, then dried by the cold wind.
Eating bone contained in this product together helps take a lot of calcium. In addition, this product containes moderate amount of salt to consider health.

Preparation No preparation needed
Content 50 g (per pouch)
Energy 95 kcal (per pouch)
Manufacturer Kishimoto Co., Ltd.

Chirimen-Sansho (Sansho Pepper Seasoned Small Dried Sardines)

Chirimen-Sansho (Sansho Pepper Seasoned Small Dried Sardines)

Sansho-pepper-seasoned small dried sardines are called "tsukudani" in Japanese. Japanese dried sardines and sansho-pepper are boiled with light-color soy sauce, sugar and seasoning. This product is characterized by spicy taste and favor of small fish and also contains a lot of calcium.

Preparation No preparation needed
Content 10 g (per pouch)
Energy 24 kcal (per pouch)
Manufacturer Takara Foods Co., Ltd.

Grilled Chicken, Soy Sauce Taste

Grilled Chicken, Soy Sauce Taste

Domestically-produced chicken meat is char-grilled and seasoned with a dense sweet sauce. It has the same product grade as the manufacturer's commercialized "Canned Hotei-no-Yakitori." The same food on the ground can be consumed in space.

Preparation Eat as it is or use dedicated warmer to heat the product
Content 96 - 105 g (per can)
Energy 196 kcal (per can)
Manufacturer Hotei Foods Corporation Co., Ltd.

Grilled Chicken, Yuzu Pepper Taste

Grilled Chicken, Yuzu Pepper Taste

Domestically-produced chicken meat is char-grilled and salt / yuzukosho are used to season the meat for a fresh spicy taste. It has the same product grade as the manufacturer's commercialized "Canned Hotei-no-Yakitori." The same food on the ground can be consumed in space.

Preparation Eat as it is or use dedicated warmer to heat the product
Content 91 - 100 g (per can)
Energy 136 kcal (per can)
Manufacturer Hotei Foods Corporation Co., Ltd.

Seasoned Dried Seaweed

Seasoned Dried Seaweed

Seasoned dried seaweed full of flavor, using high-quality dried nori (laver) to which soy sauce and mirin (sweet sake for seasoning) are applied. Nori is a traditional Japanese food with good flavor which contains the three major umami components, good-quality protein and minerals.

Preparation No preparation needed
Content 3.8 g (per 2 pouches = 10 sheets)
Energy 13.8 kcal
Manufacturer Yamamoto-Noriten Co., Ltd.

Canned Mackerel in soy sauce

Canned Mackerel in soy sauce

A canned mackerel developed by students of the Marine Studies department, Fukui Prefectural Wakasa High School. Techniques of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) have been applied to the seasoning and canning of fresh mackerel cultivated at Tagarasu, Obama City. This canned soy-sauce seasoned mackerel is a result of the students' twelve years of studies that had been handed over from generation to generation.

Preparation Eat as it is or use dedicated warmer to heat the product
Content 120±10g
Energy 238 kcal (per can)
Manufacturer Fukui Prefectural Wakasa High School

Mackerel with miso sauce

Mackerel with miso sauce

This miso-seasoned mackerel is one of the Japanese dish using eatable fish "mackerel" which plentifully contains DHA, EPA and other nutritional substances. The soup has a stronger viscosity than similar products on the market. This prevents the soup from splashing under microgravity. A retort technology is also adopted to preserve the delicious taste of the fish at ambient temperatures.

Preparation Eat as it is or use dedicated warmer to heat the product
Content 110 g (per can)
Energy 325 kcal (per can)
Manufacturer Maruha Nichiro Corporation

Sardine with tomato sauce

Sardine with tomato sauce

This tomato-seasoned sardine is one of the Japanese dish using eatable fish "sardine" which plentifully contains DHA, EPA and other nutritional substances. The soup has a stronger viscosity than similar products on the market. This prevents the soup from splashing under microgravity. A retort technology is also adopted to preserve the delicious taste of the fish at ambient temperatures.

Preparation Eat as it is or use dedicated warmer to heat the product
Content 100 g (per can)
Energy 185 kcal (per can)
Manufacturer Maruha Nichiro Corporation

Mackerel with teriyaki sauce

Mackerel with teriyaki sauce

This kabayaki or basted grilled saury is one of the Japanese dish using eatable fish "saury" which plentifully contains DHA, EPA and other nutritional substances. The soup has a stronger viscosity than similar products on the market. This prevents the soup from splashing under microgravity. A retort technology is also adopted to preserve the delicious taste of the fish at ambient temperatures.

Preparation Eat as it is or use dedicated warmer to heat the product
Content 100 g (per can)
Energy 283 kcal (per can)
Manufacturer Maruha Nichiro Corporation

Chicken curry

Chicken curry

This curry is seasoned to be spicy and strong taste to deal with an altered sense of taste under microgravity in spacecraft.

  • Increased amount of turmeric: 1.7 times the amount in the products commercialized
  • Increased amount of calcium: 213 mg / 100 kcal
  • Soybean isoflavone added
  • House Foods Corporation's internal pungency ranking: equivalent to 3 (medium pungency)

Preparation Use the dedicated warmer
Content 140g (per pouch)
Energy 125 kcal (per pouch)
Manufacturer House Foods Corporation

Beef curry

Beef curry

This curry is seasoned to be spicy and strong taste to deal with an altered sense of taste under microgravity in spacecraft.

  • Increased amount of turmeric: 1.7 times the amount in the products commercialized
  • Increased amount of calcium: 213 mg / 100 kcal
  • Soybean isoflavone added
  • House Foods Corporation's internal pungency ranking: equivalent to 3 (medium pungency)

Preparation Use the dedicated warmer
Content 140g (per pouch)
Energy 130 kcal (per pouch)
Manufacturer House Foods Corporation

Pork curry

Pork curry

This curry is seasoned to be spicy and strong taste to deal with an altered sense of taste under microgravity in spacecraft.

  • Increased amount of turmeric: 1.7 times the amount in the products commercialized by House Foods Corporation
  • Increased amount of calcium: 213 mg / 100 kcal
  • Soybean isoflavone added
  • House Foods Corporation's internal pungency ranking: equivalent to 3 (medium pungency)

Preparation Use the dedicated warmer.
Content 140g (per pouch)
Energy 144 kcal (per pouch)
Manufacturer House Foods Corporation

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