Gundam Hot Pockets are Yummier Than Chewing Space MetalRight outside Akihabara Station's Electric Town exit is the Gundam Cafe. Every day, countless Gundam fans line up outside the small restaurant to catch a quick bite as they explore Tokyo's otaku paradise. But with a usual wait line of 45 minutes or more, some people just can't stop shopping for that long.


Luckily, right next door to the cafe (and its model-filled gift shop) lies a small window selling Gundam hot pockets. Alright, technically they are not Hot Pockets, but rather a form of taiyaki (a lightly-toasted bread crust, typically filled with red bean paste and shaped like a fish). But I say once you fill a bread shell with ham and cheese, it pretty much becomes a Hot Pocket™.
And unsurprisingly, that is exactly what it tastes like. While creatively shaped like the original RX-78 Gundam (as opposed to a fish), I had no trouble envisioning a Hot Pocket fresh from the microwave as I chowed down.

For a second one, I tried the hotdog and curry-flavored Gundam. Yeah, think about that—a curry chili dog. It was just as awesome as it sounds.

While both tasted fine though, neither was filling nor were they really worth the 200 yen ($2.49) price tag on their own. Still, for novelty's sake, it was worth my purchase just to bite off my Gundam's head and arm so that I could (SPOILERS) re-enact the final scene from the original Gundam.

Gundam Hot Pockets are Yummier Than Chewing Space Metal

Gundam Hot Pockets are Yummier Than Chewing Space Metal

Gundam Hot Pockets are Yummier Than Chewing Space Metal

Gundam Hot Pockets are Yummier Than Chewing Space Metal