Food & Drink

Gluten-free ramen now on the menu at Japan’s ramen museum

An aversion to gluten doesn’t have to interfere with your gluttony for ramen at the collection of prestigious restaurants specializing in the delicious noodles.

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Spirit of Ghibli lives on in gorgeous short anime promoting locally-sourced Japanese food 【Video】

Animators with ties to Studio Ghibli and Walt Disney Japan team up for mouth-watering anime ad.

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Nyaran the travel mascot cat goes edible and the results melt our hearts!

From cakes to rice rolls, these delicious looking food items inspired by popular mascot cat Nyaran are almost too cute to eat!

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We try a dish from Japan’s Michelin-starred ramen restaurant…at the convenience store!

Convenience stores in Japan really do have everything, including a meal from the world’s only Michelin-starred ramen restaurant.

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Singapore’s favourite jerky coming to tantalize taste buds in Tokyo this summer

Foodies in Japan are about to get a well-barbecued piece of Singapore this coming summer.

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Tokyo curry restaurant refuses to serve any customer with a strong odor

If you’re a smoker or enjoy wrapping yourself in designer fragrances, Kyobashiya Curry’s doors are not open for you.

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Now you can have churrasco style barbecue as rice cracker snacks!

The tasty rice crackers known as Kaki no Tane (literally “persimmon seeds”) have long been a favorite Japanese snack, but would you be willing to trying them in this bold new flavor?

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Japan creates Umeboshi Pickled Plum and Takuan Pickled Radish colas to pair with rice dishes

The unusual new flavours are designed to go down well with traditional Japanese meals.

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Fortune smiles upon thee, Sir Sato. Thou hast found the 30th Anniversary Dragon Quest sake

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the legendary RPG series Dragon Quest, a limited edition bottle of sake is released. But for Sir Sato, a hangover draws near!

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McDonald’s Japan offers customers the chance to win a chicken nugget made from 18-karat gold

The gold prize is part of a new campaign that involves searching for clues left by a yellow-suited “Nugget Thief” at stores around the country.

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McDonald’s Japan’s new McFlurry comes in a unique hyuganatsu citrus cheesecake flavour

Say hello to summer with the sweet tang of a new cheesecake McFlurry made with a very special Japanese citrus fruit.

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Six Japanese foods you won’t want to miss trying in Ise

Taking a trip to Mie Prefecture and Ise Shrine? Don’t forget to bring your camera, and your appetite too.

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We go to bed with Coca-Cola’s new Sleep Water to test its snooze-inducing effects

Coca-Cola claims its new drink will reduce stress and anxiety while promoting drowsiness and restful sleep, but does it deliver on its promise?

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The treat you’ve been waiting for: watermelon chocolate chip cookies!!

If you like watermelon, you’ll definitely want to sink your teeth into these unique treats…and you won’t even have to worry about getting your fingers wet with juice!  

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Spicy Japanese potato snack Kara Mucho is now 800% spicier

Blast your taste buds to hell and back this summer with extreme spicy Japanese snacks.

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Does the new Lemongina taste like medicine and dirt? Mr. Sato investigates

Not since New Coke has a soft drink lowered the bar of expectations quite like Lemongina and its great taste of topsoil.

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Are they quackers? Foie gras potato chips, with “real foie gras” flakes, may ruffle feathers

Beef and foie gras potato chips, with “real foie gras flakes”…  *ducks*

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New “Sleep Water” from Coca Cola Japan promises to help you drift off, wake up refreshed

The latest way to get a good night’s sleep in Japan is, apparently, by drinking water made by Coca Cola.

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This South Korean cafe has the most fashionable coffee cups we’ve ever seen

Even coffee cups have a wardrobe these days.

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Mr Sato takes a trip to Twitter Japan’s lunch room, gorges on their special menu

Our man Mr Sato was recently granted access to the offices of Twitter Japan—and it turns out they put on a great spread every Monday!

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