Top 10 Japanese Beverages in Malaysia

When talking about japanese beverages, there are beverages from coca cola to alcohol. However, there are more than that. Exploring Japanese culture or enjoying their beverage by looking at this top 10 list to choose your favourite one and enjoy with your friends or family. 

1. Japan Hatakosen Soda Drink

Japan Hatakosen Soda Drink
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Ramune is widely known for the distinctive design of its bottle, often called Codd-neck bottles after the inventor, Hiram Codd. They are made of glass and sealed with a marble; the codd head is held in place by the pressure of the carbonation in the drink. To open the bottle, a device to push the marble inward is provided. The marble is pushed inside the neck of the bottle where it rattles around while drinking. The drinks are often called “mabu soda” in Japanese, for “marble soda”.

Ingredients: Water, isoglucose, sugar, acidifier, and flavouring.

Size (measurement): 200ml

Price: RM5.46

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

2. Japan Sangaria Grape with Pulp Juice 380g

Japan Sangaria Grape with Pulp Juice g
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This drink contains whole white grapes, without skins and seeds. It is a fruit juice drink with 20% juice, with the texture of the grapes.

Ingredients: Water, Grape, Fructose Glucose Syrup, Fruit Pulp, Acidulant, Flavouring, Calcium Lactate, and Vitamin C.

Size (measurement): 380ml

Price: RM6.80 (each)

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

3. Kirin Afternoon Milk Tea

Kirin Afternoon Milk Tea
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“Kirin afternoon tea” is a famous tea brand in Japan. This milk tea drink has a rich milk tea flavor and gives you a relaxing feeling.

Ingredients: Water, milk, sugar, tea, whole milk powder, skim milk powder, dextrin, salt, flavouring, emulsifier (E475), E300. 

Size (measurement): 500ml

Price: RM8.28

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

4. MARUSANAI Health Organic Soy Milk Series (Soymilk Original Calorie 45% Less 1000ml)

MARUSANAI Health Organic Soy Milk Series
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Calories are reduced by 45% compared to standard prepared soymilk beverages (Food Standard Composition Table in Japan 2015). In addition, low-carb prepared soymilk has a refreshing texture and taste you can drink daily without getting tired of.

Ingredients: Soybeans (Canada) (non-GMO), salt/calcium lactate, flavoring, and sweetener (acesulfame potassium, sucralose).

Size (measurement): 1000ml

Price: RM12.95

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

5. MARUKOME Koji drinks Amazake Series (matcha)

MARUKOME Koji drinks Amazake Series matcha
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A combination of the yuzu (Citrus junos), and koji amazake, which is naturally sweet as a result of breaking down the starches in rice and rice koji. Uses yuzu from Umaji, Kochi Prefecture. Enjoy the sweetness of amazake and the fresh tartness of yuzu. Containing no added sugar and 0% alcohol, it’s easy even for small children to drink and a good way to prevent heat stroke. With a straw included, it is quick and easy to drink for adults and children alike.

Ingredients: Amazake (rice, rice koji), milk, matcha, stabilizers (cellulose, polysaccharide thickener), and emulsifier.

Size (measurement): 125ml

Price: RM6.59

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

6. Pokka Houjicha 500ml

Pokka Houjicha
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Pokka new Houjicha is 100% real brewed from premium Japanese tea leaves. The drink does not contain preservatives and is free from sugar.

Ingredients: 100% real brewed from premium Japanese tea leaves that do not contain any preservatives and sugar. Made with water, Houjicha Tea leaves (30%), antioxidant: Ascorbic Acid, Acidity Regulator: Sodium Bicarbonate, and Flavouring.

Size (measurement): 500ml

Price: RM2.69

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

7. Authentic Tea House Da Hong Pao (Ayataka) Japanese Green Tea

Authentic Tea House Da Hong Pao Ayataka Japanese Green Tea
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Authentic Tea House Ayataka Japanese Green Tea delivers the taste of premium matcha carefully blended for that unique cloudy texture, similar to a pot-brewed tea.

Ingredients: Water, green tea, sodium ascorbate, matcha powder, sodium bicarbonate, contains permitted food additives of non-animal origin. 

Size (measurement): 1.5 L

Price: RM5.90

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

8. Japan Fujiya Nectar Drinks (Crushed Peach)

Japan Fujiya Nectar Drinks Crushed Peach
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The puree of white peach and the pulp of white peach are used, so you can enjoy the melting texture and the crushed texture of white peach at the same time.

Ingredients: Peach, sugar (fructose-fructose syrup, sugar)/ fragrance, acidulant, calcium lactate, vitamin c. ALLERGY INFORMATION: Contains Peach.

Size (measurement): 230ml  (380g)

Price: RM2.69

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

9. Yobick Yogurt Assorted Flavour 180ML

Yobick Yogurt Assorted Flavour
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Yobick is an ambient yogurt-flavoured drink, which means it does not need to be refrigerated. The drink is made in Thailand by Toyo Seikan (Thailand) Co., Ltd. and is distributed in Malaysia by DyDo Mamee Distribution Sdn Bhd and distributed in Hong Kong by Jagger International Co., Ltd. Yobick comes with the Malaysian halal certification.

Ingredients: Water, sugar, skim milk powder, non dairy creamer, contains acidity regulator, soybean polysaccharide and flavouring. It contains pasteurised yogurt powder (whey, streptococcus thermophilus and lactobacillus bulgaricus), honey and insulin as well as colour (E150a).

Size (measurement): 180ml

Price: RM2.50 (each)

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

10. MARUSAN Roasted Almond Milk Unsweetened

MARUSAN Roasted Almond Milk Unsweetened
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Sugar-free almond milk with a pleasant texture and the sweetness and richness of roasted almonds. Contains vitamin E and dietary fiber for those concerned about beauty. We pursued a flavor that is delicious and easy to drink every day. Perfect for cooking use as well as drinking it straight.

Ingredients: Made by raw materials, which contains almond paste, dietary fiber (polydextrose), salt, vegetable fats and oils/emulsifiers, flavoring, pH adjuster, stabilizer (gellan), and vitamin e.

Size (measurement): 1000ml x 6

Price: RM23.50

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

Disclosure: This list was compiled by the team at My Weekend Plan after extensive research and shared opinions to suggest helpful recommendations for the public. The sequence of brands is in no particular order so if you have any other great suggestions too, please email us [email protected]. For more information, kindly refer to our copyright, privacy & disclosure policy.

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