Enjoy the local Gero Cuisine
Review by siningy
Part of Re-Ment's popular Petit Sample line of miniature replicas, the Gero Cuisine set comes as part of the Hot Spring Meals series. Like most Re-Ment releases, this set has a name that’s more in line with a sentimental experience than what actually comes in the package. "Enjoy the local Gero cuisine" tells you this meal is from a hot spring in Gero, one of Japan's three most famous Onsen located in the Gifu prefecture. What this set doesn't tell you is that the meal you are looking at is Hida Beef; grilled beef with miso on top of a magnolia leaf. This only took about half an hour to figure out…
While small, Re-Ment’s petit sample set are still intricately detailed and come with many small parts.
The largest piece of the set is the bamboo mat.
Hida Beef is grilled on a traditional Japanese charcoal grill called a Konro. A small grill top is included and some burning Binchotan charcoal.
Not this Binchou-tan.
The Hida beef comes in two pieces; the large magnolia leaf and a solid piece of beef slices topped with miso and what looks like onions.
You really can’t have barbeque without some alcohol so a Sake decanter and cup are included as well.
I think this is a cup of tea with clover in it? I’m honestly not sure.
Some chopsticks and chopstick holder, favorite utensil of white people awkwardly trying to eat rice.
And finally an autumn leaf to accent your display.
At loosely 1/12 scale, the Gero Cuisine set is a great little accessory for your 1/12 scale and Nendoroid sized figures. It’s still a little large, but it’s good enough to add some variety. These really aren’t for everybody, but I love unique little toys like this that are cheap and incredibly detailed. I bought this particular one 6 years ago at some store in LA so honestly I don’t remember exactly how much I paid for it. The original price was 350 yen, though I think most current sets are about 500 yen or so. If you want to add some variety to your Figuarts, you really can’t go wrong with any of the wide range of Petit Sample sets available. Even toys need toys.
|Posted 26 June, 2015 - 08:12 by siningy|