Food & Drink

We taste-tested 10 convenience store roll cakes for Roll Cake Day!

June 6 was Roll Cake Day in Japan, and while we’ve never needed an excuse to stuff ourselves full of cake, we took full advantage of the occasion anyway by sampling TEN convenience store roll cakes!

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Man recreates favourite Japanese restaurant set-up in kitchen, internet applauds

Can you guess what’s underneath the plastic bucket at the end of all that aluminium tubing?

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Does Japan’s “body fat-burning” bottled tea really work? Our 30-day investigation 【RocketScience】

Come for the results, stay for the pictures of Mr. Sato in his underwear!

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It’s tempting, but don’t try eating anything made by this artist — you might break your teeth!

What looks like a fish, sits like a fish and fries like a fish? A piece of wood.

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Our reporters Mr. Sato and Yoshio go chasing their youths at a noodle vending machine 【Pictures】

Noodle soup for the soul…served by a machine!

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Hawaiian burger restaurant in Japan offers up a 5-in-1 monster burger

Say “aloha” to this 1.8 kilo (4 lb) bad boy.

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Starbucks matcha marches into the Via lineup with new, Japan-exclusive green tea drink mix

The powdered drink series isn’t just for coffee anymore.

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Wolf Children, Summer Wars on the menu at Tokyo’s new Mamoru Hosoda anime cafe

Shibuya restaurant is ready to give customers as big a smile as the rising anime director’s feel-good movies.

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Japan’s first “naked restaurant” to open in Tokyo with age and weight restrictions

Tokyo’s version of the naked dining experience is slightly different to its overseas counterparts.

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Mouth-watering cheesecake Oreos about to hit stores in Japan

No, not Oreo cheesecakes, but cheesecake Oreos!

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Okinawan citrus is the latest addition to Kit Kat’s awesome only-in-Japan lineup

Special Shikuwasa flavor now on sale to meet summer snacking needs.

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Now you can see how the world’s smallest cookie shot is made! 【Video】

We were totally impressed with this video showing a super-miniature cookie shot dessert being created at the Dominique Ansel Bakery Japan!

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Japanese candy craftsman creates new line of lollipops with traditional summer themes

Designed to resemble traditional uchiwa fans, these exquisite lollipops are amongst the prettiest sweets in Tokyo.

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How does 27-year-old coffee taste? We find out with another fearless taste test 【Video】

What else are we supposed to wash down our 16-year-old ramen with?

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Bandai’s bakery/cafe to offer a variety of character themes — starting with Rascal the raccoon!

Yup, you can never go wrong with adorable character-themed bread and coffee! 

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The Obama Bowl — Hiroshima restaurant’s newest dish salutes visit by U.S. president 【Taste test】

Thanks, Obama (for lunch)!

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Krispy Kreme Japan adds cute anime-style horse doughnut to their range at one store only

There’s just one store in the world that sells these and they’re available for eight days only.

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New Japanese beer brings out flavours of Kansai specialties like takoyaki and okonomiyaki

The new drink is said to pair well with famous dishes from the region.

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Japan’s Oi Ocha green tea keeps going upscale with new bottled matcha costing 1,000 yen a bottle

Third premium offering in line of matcha is set to please the palate while hurting the wallet.

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From Rome to Tokyo: Trapizzino’s Italian pizza sandwiches are delish

Tasty, Rome-style Italian pizza sandwiches have hit Tokyo, and we couldn’t resist shoving several of them in our faces. Nom!

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