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Deep-fried delight – Taste testing the menchi katsu from four Japanese convenience store chains

Four chains, five cutlets, and one very full stomach.

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Japan’s Family Mart selling rainbow socks, rainbow-package fried chicken as show of LGBTQ support

Portion of revenue to be donated to advocacy groups.

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Family Mart convenience stores will stop offering plastic forks, recommends chopsticks instead

Family Mart sticks a fork in forks.

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Family Mart’s new Hotcake Soufflé Pudding proves Japanese convenience stores have the best sweets

New release serves up three delicious desserts in one cup.

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The difference between onigiri rice balls in Tokyo and Osaka

There’s a reason why this convenience store staple tastes different in these regions. 

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Which Japanese convenience store has the best plain onigiri rice balls?

Lawson, 7-Eleven and Family Mart go head-to-head in this konbini battle but there can only be one winner.

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Which Japanese convenience store has the best premium pork buns?

This steaming hot showdown between Family Mart, Lawson and 7-Eleven produces a very surprising result.

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Which convenience store sells the best Japanese Christmas cakes?

Ho ho…huh?

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Which Japanese convenience store has the best steamed curry buns?【Taste test】

Family Mart? 7-Eleven? Or a dark horse contender? Join us on this steaming hot konbini odyssey.

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Which Japanese convenience store sells the best pizza bun?【Taste test】

Lawson, Family Mart, 7-Eleven and Mini Stop are all in the running for the top spot.  

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Which Japanese convenience store has the best steamed pork buns?【Taste test】

We visit Japan’s big three combini, plus one dark horse contender, on our search for nikuman bliss.

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Which Japanese convenience store sells the best butter chicken?【Taste test】

Lawson, Family Mart and 7-Eleven go head-to-head in this curry showdown!

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Which Japanese convenience store sells the best beef stew?【Taste test】

Lawson, Family Mart and 7-Eleven battle it out for victory over our taste buds.

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Which Japanese convenience store sells the best onigiri rice balls?【Taste test】

Mr Sato gives us his verdict, and stumbles upon the Onigi Remix — a new way to combine them and eat them all! 

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Which Japanese convenience store sells the best pizzas?【Taste test】

Lawson, Family Mart and 7-Eleven go head-to-head in a cheesy showdown. 

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Japanese convenience store chain running out of fried chicken, takes precautions to save Christmas

We might not be seeing Family Mart’s Famichiki for a while.

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Family Mart’s new products lead to a luxurious breakfast senbero【Japan’s Best Home Senbero】

It’s the breakfast of senbero champions.

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Convenience store Family Mart employs its first robot stocker

This is not the cat-monster robot future I was promised.

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Which Japanese convenience store sells the best fried chicken?

Lawson throws its hat into the ring with a new fried chicken, but how does it fare against the offerings from Family Mart and 7-Eleven?

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New Moomin and Snufkin Japanese sweets by Bandai will soothe your heart and tongue

The TabeMASU (edible mascot) line gains two Finnish celebrities!

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