desserts

Is Kyoto’s raindrop cake as good as the original from Yamanashi?

Japan’s famous water cake now has some stiff competition. 

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Kraft fuses cheese with Japanese dessert ingredients for something very different

The only question is whether it’s even cheese any more.

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How to make a sinfully decadent Apple Pie Bar pie out of Japanese grocery store stuff【SoraKitchen】

We create an apple pie inception that’s as ill-advised as it is appetizing.

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McDonald’s Japan’s Tsukimi “moon-viewing” pie oozes Japanese flavour

The perfect flavour for a traditional Japanese festival. 

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Takoyaki ice cream appears at Japanese convenience store chain

A summer festival for the mouth…but this celebration isn’t suited to all tastes.

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Customers go crazy for Starbucks Choux Cups in Japan

New cream puffs become a sell-out hit!

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McDonald’s Japan’s version of the viral TikTok apple pie hack

How to create the “ultimate dessert” that’s got everyone talking on social media. 

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Got a sweet tooth? Here are our reporters’ favorite new-release convenience store desserts

Try one of these seven tasty treats the next time you have a sweets craving!

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We try a new natto coffee ice cream that took 17 months to perfect

Tokyo cafe finds a way to use natto’s sticky texture to create a dessert like Turkish ice cream.

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Okonomiyaki taiyaki: Sweet and savoury combination confuses the senses

We love okonomiyaki and we love taiyaki, but will we love okonomiyaki taiyaki?

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Blue Bottle Coffee’s limited-time shaved ice dessert is exquisite

Kakigori, Japan’s beloved summertime sweet, gets a Blue Bottle makeover.

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Starbucks Japan’s Afternoon Tea Set: So popular it sells out in minutes

Afternoon tea at Starbucks comes with a surprisingly high price tag.

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We try Starbucks’ new Strawberry Choux Cream Frappuccino

Sure, we love puff pastry, but what’s it like to drink it?

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New Yakult desserts now available at special concept store in Tokyo

Yakult’s first foray into the sweets world proves Lactobacillus can be decadently delicious.

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New Pokémon x McDonald’s collaboration features Pikachu on milkshakes and desserts in Japan!

Limited-edition series is a treat for the eyes and the taste buds.

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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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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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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 dig into Japanese ice cream flavored with iron metal and are wowed by the result【Taste Test】

Unfortunately, this ice cream isn’t a replacement for your daily iron supplements, but it sure tastes good!

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