Yo-Kai Express is known for autonomous restaurant technology for venues such as office campuses, shopping malls and hotels. As people continue to stay home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the company is introducing a multi-function smart home cooking device. It’s called Takumi and includes a coffee maker, high induction hob, and steamer for disinfecting utensils and baby bottles. Takumi is connected to an app with preprogrammed recipes via RFID, which also sends an alarm when the water tank is low.
The company is currently showcasing Takumi in the Taiwan Tech Arena at CES.
If you live in the Bay Area, you might have seen the Octo Chef from Yo-Kai Express, a vending machine that sells hot noodle dishes (ramen, udon, and pho) in places like San Francisco International Airport and San Metreon Mall serves Francisco and company premises. But the company adapts when people stay home. A home meal delivery service was launched in April and is now available in all states.
Takumi’s preprogrammed recipes are designed for people who want a homemade meal but are short on time (and space). You have cooking times of just two to eight minutes. Yo-Kai Express is known for noodle dishes, but the takumi menu also includes rice bowls, dim sum, dumplings, and pasta.