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Japan’s new Melon Pan slices: Simply pop them on bread and heat and eat

Making Japanese melon bread at home is now easier than ever before!

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Agedashi…doughnuts? Traditional Japanese tofu dish gets a sweet twist from Mister Donut

Official recipe makes us question everything we thought we knew about Japanese food.

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Level up a convenience store curry pan to a depachika gourmet meal

Japanese curry bread has never looked, or tasted, this good!

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How to make edible slime with just two ingredients

This easy food hack from Japan is just waiting to go viral.

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How to make a shaved ice dessert out of instant noodles

Spoiler alert: We won’t be making this ever again. 

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How to cook rice in a Ziploc container【SoraKitchen】

Turn your Tupperware into a rice cooker with this simple cooking hack from Japan. 

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How to perfectly heat steamed buns in the microwave【Cooking Hack】

Simple trick will give you light, supple, restaurant-quality buns every time!  

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We try making red-bean rice using an ice cream bar【SoraKitchen】

Celebrate even the smallest of victories with this red-bean rice shortcut.

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Clever cooking hack shows how easy it is to make sushi with an ice cube tray

This is the fastest and easiest way to make sushi we’ve ever seen.

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Floppy bacon got you down? We’ve got a bacon enhancement secret for you

Bacon is a bit of a misnomer in Japan. When you say the word bacon to a foreigner, they often imagine crispy, tasty strips of goodness; you also might need to wipe up a bit of their drool. However, when confronted with “bacon” in Japan, the disappointment is immense. What is labeled as bacon looks like strangely cut pre-cooked ham.

Even when you attempt to bring home the bacon and cook it yourself, as much as you attempt to crisp it up, you will still have supremely floppy frustration. Or you overcook it and end up with black burnt inedible garbage. There is a little trick that has been making its way around the Internet that is turning floppy disappointments into crispy deliciousness. All it takes is one little secret ingredient!

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