LIGHT MEALS & BEVERAGES

A seasonally changing light meal menu

Each season we utilize a variety of ingredients from locations along the route to provide premium food and beverages.
*Service not provided on “Gran Class (No Beverage or Light Meal Service)” trains.

Light meals

Light meals are available. Enjoy the flavors of the locations along the route.
*Service not provided on “Gran Class (No Beverage or Light Meal Service)” trains.

Light Meal Menu (from April to June)
[Tohoku and Hokkaido Shinkansen] Close

*We hope that you will appreciate that only a limited number of light meals are available.
In cases where we are unable to offer a light meal or the like, we will provide the passengers concerned with a substitute item which they will be able to use after they have disembarked.
*The menu is served from Wednesday, April 1, 2020.
*The menu is planned to be changed seasonally.
*Please note that the menu may change due to product availability, etc.
*Light meal menu may be altered due to scheduling and stocks. The Light meal menu is fixed and requests cannot be accommodated.

Menu
[Tohoku and Hokkaido-Bound]



(Top row)

  • Grilled soy milk skin rolled and simmered in a soy sauce based, Stock, simmered carrot
  • Tender octopus simmered in a soy sauce based stock、French beans
  • Shao‐mai, Sautéed cabbage
  • Tuna rice boiled in a soy sauce based stock (using Seiten-no-Hekireki rice, grown in Aomori Prefecture)

(Bottom row)

  • Small eggplant boiled in a soy sauce based broth, Eddoe stems pickled in sweet vinegar
  • Mashed soy beans and rice cake
  • Kaga-age (Minced fish paste mixed with vegetables and deep-fried), Wasabi-pickled coleseed greens
  • Rice flavored with tomato and topped with scrambled egg

Menu
[Tokyo-Bound]

[Morning trains departing from Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto and Shin-Aomori Stations]

(Top row)

  • Braised cubed pork
  • Kaga-age (Minced fish paste mixed with vegetables and deep-fried), Wasabi-pickled coleseed greens
  • Hokkaido salmon pickled in sake lees
  • Rice (grown in Hokkaido), Wakame stems simmered in soy sauce

(Bottom row)

  • Small eggplant boiled in a soy sauce based broth, Eddoe stems pickled in sweet vinegar
  • Mashed soy beans and rice cake
  • Herring wrapped and boiled in kombu seaweed, French beans
  • Hokkaido octopus rice (using rice grown in Hokkaido)
[Afternoon trains departing from Shin-Aomori and Morioka Stations]           

(Top row)

  • Small eggplant boiled in a soy sauce based broth, Eddoe stems pickled in sweet vinegar
  • Sanriku amberjack yuan-yaki (marinated and grilled), Kaga-age (Minced fish paste mixed with vegetables and deep-fried)
  • Sanriku krill boiled in soy sauce, Rapeseed buds pickled in soy sauce
  • Sakhalin surf clam rice boiled in a soy sauce based stock (using Seiten-no-Hekireki, grown in Aomori Prefecture)

(Bottom row)

  • Ponzu-flavored grilled chicken skin, Sautéed cabbage
  • Mashed soy beans and rice cake
  • Sasa kamaboko (steamed fish paste), Tamagoyaki made with Miyagi Prefecture eggs
  • Rice (Seiten-no-Hekireki, grown in Aomori Prefecture), Pickled Takada plum, grown in Fukushima Prefecture

Indicators for food containing allergens

* Allergic substances contained in this product are shown by filling in the box.
* This information is current as of March 18. If we make changes, we will notify you each time.

Menu “Tohoku and Hokkaido-Bound”
Menu “Tokyo-Bound” [Morning trains departing from Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto and Shin-Aomori Stations]
Menu “Tokyo-Bound” [Afternoon trains departing from Shin-Aomori and Morioka Stations]

* In the event of an unscheduled menu change, please ask a Gran Class Attendant for more information.

Light Meal Menu (from April to June)
[Hokuriku Shinkansen] Close

*We hope that you will appreciate that only a limited number of light meals are available.
In cases where we are unable to offer a light meal or the like, we will provide the passengers concerned with a substitute item which they will be able to use after they have disembarked.
*The menu is served from Wednesday, April 1, 2020.
*The menu is planned to be changed seasonally.
*Please note that the menu may change due to product availability, etc.
*Light meal menu may be altered due to scheduling and stocks. The Light meal menu is fixed and requests cannot be accommodated.

Menu
[Hokuriku-Bound]

(Top row)

  • Grilled soy milk skin rolled and simmered in a soy sauce based stock, French beans
  • Japanese Spanish mackerel yuan-yaki (marinated and grilled), Lotus root pickled in sweet vinegar
  • Kaga-age (Minced fish paste mixed with vegetables and deep-fried), Wasabi-pickled coleseed greens
  • White rice (Fukui Ichihomare), Clams and burdock simmered with ginger

(Bottom row)

  • Small eggplant boiled in a soy sauce based broth, Eddoe stems pickled in sweet vinegar
  • Beef croquette
  • Cucumber roll sushi
  • Braised cubed pork

Menu
[Tokyo-Bound]

(Top row)

  • Small eggplant boiled in a soy sauce based broth, Eddoe stems pickled in sweet vinegar
  • Butterbur stems simmered in a soy sauce based stock, Chicken with an Eiheiji sesame and miso dressing
  • Beef croquette, French beans
  • Fukui salmon rice (using Ichihomare, grown in Fukui Prefecture), Bamboo shoots with a Japanese pepper and miso dressing

(Bottom row)

  • Habutae mochi (rice cake, matcha flavor)
  • Wasabi-pickled coleseed greens, Kaga-age (Minced fish paste mixed with vegetables and deep-fried)
  • Pickled rapeseed buds, Sea bream pickled in vinegar and garnished with yuzu
  • Heshiko rice (using Ichihomare, grown in Fukui Prefecture)
    *Heshiko is fish pickled in salt and then rice bran

Indicators for food containing allergens

* Allergic substances contained in this product are shown by filling in the box.
* This information is current as of March 18. If we make changes, we will notify you each time.

Menu "Hokuriku-Bound"
Menu "Tokyo-Bound"

* In the event of an unscheduled menu change, please ask a Gran Class Attendant for more information.

Beverages

Over 10 kinds of beverages, including alcohol and soft drinks, are available.
Feel free to ask the attendant for available snacks or tea cakes .
*Service not provided on “Gran Class (No Beverage or Light Meal Service)” trains.

Drink Menu
“Tohoku and Hokkaido Shinkansen” Close

*The menu is served from Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

Alcohol

Sake

Hakurakusei, Junmai Daiginjo 180 ml
Niizawa Jozoten, Miyagi Prefecture

Crafted by a brewing collective led by international sake award-winner Nanami Watanabe and founder of Hakurakusei brand and brewery owner Niizawa in pursuit of the ultimate sake to accompany dinner.
Red wine

2018 Merlot, Izutsu Wine
Izutsu Wine, Shiojiri City, Nagano Prefecture

It is characterized by a ruby color that contains hints of black tones. Enjoy the herbal bouquet and fruity sweetness of this wine. A light to medium body red wine.
Sparkling Wine
[White wine type]
Yoshi Sparkling Chardonnay
Takahata Winery, Higashiokitama District, Yamagata Prefecture

This dry sparkling wine has a refreshing bouquet of citrus fruits with crisp acidity and delicate carbonation for a clean taste.
*Our white wine is sparkling.
  • Other alcohol
  • Beer
  • Whiskey
  • Cider


Soft drinks

  • Hot
  • Green Tea
  • Tea
  • Coffee



  • Cold
  • Green Tea
  • Black Oolong Tea
  • Coffee
  • Apple Juice
  • Diet Cola
  • Mineral Water

Drink Menu
“Hokuriku Shinkansen” Close

*The menu is served from Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

Alcohol

Sake

Tengumai, Junmai Daiginjo 50 180 ml
Shata Shuzo, Ishikawa Prefecture

This sake is produced under the leadership of Kenji Okada, the top pupil of chief sake brewer Saburo Naka, who won the Contemporary Master Craftsman award. A relatively light flavor with a low degree of maturation. Boasts a light taste and clean acidity that make it very easy to drink.
Red wine

2018 Merlot, Izutsu Wine
Izutsu Wine, Shiojiri City, Nagano Prefecture

It is characterized by a ruby color that contains hints of black tones. Enjoy the herbal bouquet and fruity sweetness of this wine. A light to medium body red wine.
Sparkling Wine
[ White wine type ]
Yoshi Sparkling Chardonnay
Takahata Winery, Higashiokitama District, Yamagata Prefecture

This dry sparkling wine has a refreshing bouquet of citrus fruits with crisp acidity and delicate carbonation for a clean taste.
*Our white wine is sparkling.
  • Other alcohol
  • Beer
  • Whiskey
  • Plum wine sparkling


Soft drinks

  • Hot
  • Green Tea
  • Tea
  • Coffee



  • Cold
  • Green Tea
  • Black Oolong Tea
  • Coffee
  • Apple Juice
  • Diet Cola
  • Mineral Water

Tea cakes

We offer tea cakes made with local ingredients along the route by Hitoshi Iwasaki, who serves as culinary supervisor for TRAIN SUITE Shiki-shima and executive chef at HOTEL METROPOLITAN EDMONT.
*Service not provided on “Gran Class (No Beverage or Light Meal Service)” trains.

Information for “Gran Class (No Beverage or Light Meal Service)” trains

In order to make the calm and refined premium cabin space readily available, “Gran Class (No Beverage and Snack Service)” trains offer seating only.
These trains do not have a Gran Class Attendant on board and do not offer Light Meal, drinks or wet towel service, etc.

Applicable trains

Tohoku and Hokkaido Shinkansen (Series E5 and H5)

  • All “Nasuno” trains
  • All “Hayabusa”, “Hayate” and “Yamabiko” trains departing from Tokyo and bound for Sendai or departing from Sendai and bound for Tokyo*
  • All “Hayabusa” and “Hayate” trains departing from Sendai, Morioka or Shin-Aomori and bound for Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto, and all “Hayabusa” and “Hayate” trains departing from Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto and bound for Sendai, Morioka or Shin-Aomori
  • Some special trains

* The sections of line are indicated by the train’s starting point and final destination.
* See the latest timetable for information on special trains.

Hokuriku Shinkansen (Series E7 and W7) and Joetsu Shinkansen (Series E7)

  • [Hokuriku Shinkansen] All “Asama” trains
  • [Hokuriku Shinkansen] All "Hakutaka" trains departing from Nagano and bound for Kanazawa, and all "Hakutaka" trains departing from Kanazawa and bound for Nagano
  • [Joetsu Shinkansen] All "Toki" and "Tanigawa" trains operated on Series E7

* The sections of line are indicated by the train’s starting point and final destination.
  • See the latest timetable for information on special trains.

About amenities, on-board sales, etc.

  • A blanket is available in the hat rack in the cabin.
     *Please refrain from taking the blanket with you when you leave.
  • Shoehorns, eye masks, etc., are not available.
  • On-board sales are not offered on some trains. Check the timetable, or listen for announcements on the train for the availability of on-board sales.
  • Please be advised that attendants and on-board sales are not available, even if you press the attendant call button on your seat.

Attendant call button

How to distinguish “Gran Class (No Beverage and Light Meal Service)” trains

Look for the Gran Class icon on the JR timetable to see whether service is provided on the train or not.

Gran Class (with Beverage and Light Meal Service)

On-board service (Light Meal, drinks, wet towel service, etc.) is provided.

Gran Class (No Beverage and Light Meal Service)

There is no Gran Class Attendant on board and services such as Light Meal, drinks and wet towel service are not provided.
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