Edamame lovers! Take part in the World Edamame Speed-Eating Championship preliminaries in Tokyo

This year, the preliminaries are part of a larger edamame festival showcasing a popular style of serving soybeans from Niigata Prefecture.

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Bonten Kaoru green soy beans win 2nd National Edamame Championship in Ehime

The judges were full of beans for this event.

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Mos Burger’s new “Tobikiri Avocado Croquette Burger” teaches us how great potatoes are

Lots of vegetables are all well and good, but when it comes to a burger, it’s gotta come with potatoes!

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Japanese KitKats now come in edamame milkshake flavour

New Zunda Shake variety perfectly blends chocolate with sweet soybeans. Read More

Häagen-Dazs new zunda mochi ice cream gives us a lot of delicious things to think about

Japan’s mysterious “hazy-tasting” confectionary joins the Häagen-Dazs ice cream team.

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Häagen-Dazs Japan releases mochi rice cake covered ice cream with green edamame soybean topping

Two new ice creams feature soybeans as their star ingredient this summer. 

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Just looking at these beautiful edamame and beer candles will make you hungry and thirsty!

Who doesn’t love beer and edamame? But you can’t eat or drink these … because they’re candles!

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Eat your beans the doubly delicious way with this mushiyaki edamame recipe 【RocketKitchen】

Edamame – young, green soybeans and (in this writer’s opinion anyway) the food of the gods – are usually prepared by boiling the beans in the pods, before draining and sprinkling with salt. While some people might think of edamame as an appetiser, or a side dish to sushi, in Japan the mighty green soybean has a special purpose – edamame’s best friend and soulmate is a cold beer.

And the writing team over at our Japanese sister site Pouch have their own special method of cooking edamame that they swear is doubly delicious. All you need is edamame, salt, and a lot less water than you might think.

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Google’s three most-searched Japanese foods in other countries surprises Japan

Last December, while conducting a study on the number of characters input into Google’s search engine, the company compiled various statistics on people’s search habits between January and November, 2013. Among them were the most-searched Japanese foods outside of Japan.

We’ll get number one right out of the way because it’s not really a shocker: “sushi.” Number two, however, was a little more unexpected. Can you guess what it is?

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