Oona McGee

Half-Japanese Oona McGee hails from Sydney, Australia, where she worked as a journalist and copywriter before making the move to Japan over a decade ago. Now she spends her days exploring the streets of Tokyo with her laptop and camera, always in search of new cafes, restaurants, events and stories to share with our readers. As an experienced food and travel reporter, Oona has travelled extensively through all 47 prefectures of Japan, and is constantly researching new destinations and drawing up itineraries for her next adventure.

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Starbucks Delivers: New service expands in Japan with exclusive sets for delivery customers

Doughnut and matcha sets you can’t buy in stores.  

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“Drinkable pistachios”: A nutty matcha lover’s dream beverage

Pistachio and matcha are a match made in green tea heaven! 

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Ikea Japan adds epic matcha sweets to its menu for a limited time

Gorgeous celebration of matcha includes a very unusual tunnbröd you won’t find anywhere else in the world.

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We visit a Japanese cafe famous for John Lennon and epic pancakes

A Beatle and a Nobel Prize-winning writer is just the start of what makes Iwata Coffee Shop so famous.

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KFC sells rice bowls in Japan, but are they finger-lickin’ good? 【Taste Test】

We try the little-known Kentadon, sold at select stores around Japan.

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Don Quijote opens new sake and sweets stores at Tokyo Station

Famous discount chainstore dedicates one store to sweets and one to drinks, with popular products for tourists.

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Kappa Sushi rents out conveyor belt for diners to use at home

Popular restaurant chain lets you take a conveyor belt home with your takeaway!

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We try McDonald’s Japan’s new teriyaki burgers

A celebration of local flavours to mark half a century of the Golden Arches.

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Magic gummy candies become a viral hit on social media

We try the Japanese confectionery that everybody’s talking about right now.

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Mt Fuji Curry Bread: Worthy of the award and the long waiting list?

Curry breads so popular it took us two months to get our hands on them.

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Move over, garlic gyoza — it’s time to try squid ink, habanero, seaweed, and taco dumplings

We play Russian Roulette with some surprising flavours.

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Original McDonald’s character Speedee makes a comeback in Japan

Before Ronald McDonald, Speedee was the mascot for the fast food chain, and now he’s back for a limited time. 

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We try Japan’s new French toast ice cream

Could this be the dream ice cream we’ve been searching for?

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The Japanese train station with torii gates on its tracks

Spirit yourself away to another world at this off-the-beaten track destination. 

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Yakult opens a dessert store in Japan and releases a new ice cream in supermarkets

Ice creams and parfaits filled with good bacteria for gut health.

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We try Domino’s Japan’s new pizza rice bowls

Chain’s first-ever dough-free pizzas remind us of another popular Japanese-fusion dish. 

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Should you turn your bowl upside down after eating at a Japanese restaurant?

Japan’s etiquette police weigh in on an unusual trend spotted amongst diners.

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Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki shares secret to help improve your anime art skills

Often-overlooked detail reveals why Studio Ghibli films connect with audiences on such a deep level.

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Coronavirus gives birth to new “Screambulance” haunted house delivery in Japan【Photos】

When you can’t go out during the pandemic, this company will bring the terror to you. 

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McDonald’s Japan adds five teriyaki items to the menu, including fries and a spicy new burger

A celebration of traditional Japan, with some surprising new flavour combinations.

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