food and drink

Japan now has an alcoholic popsicle that’s not banned for children

There’s no law that says kids can’t try this “enchanted” limited-edition Suika Bar.

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Japan now has blue sake that changes colour in cocktails

Seilan is one of the most unique tipples in Japan, making sunsets appear like magic in “Blue Samurai” drinks.

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Japanese sake brewed to pair with cocoa cigarettes

One of the most niche sake you’ll find in all of Japan.

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Ramen face mask from Japan fogs up your glasses, looks like a steaming hot bowl of noodles

If you can’t stop your spectacles from fogging up, you might as well make art with them.

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Weird Japanese vending machine find: Soda that looks like mayonnaise

We try the strange beverage that’s got people all shook up in Japan.

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Mr Sato drinks stinky Pond Water Cider from Japan

A cider so foul-smelling it comes with a warning label.

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Samurai Mac burgers arrive at McDonald’s Japan

Which warrior faction do you belong to?

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Domino’s, Pizza Hut introduce “Zero Contact” delivery service in Japan amidst coronavirus fears

Delivery drivers will stand two meters from your front door and watch as you pick up your pizza.

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“World’s most beautiful Starbucks” gets a makeover in Japan, but is it still beautiful?

We visit the award-winning Starbucks to see if it’s still worthy of its title after a facelift. 

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Want to boost your ego? Head to the new Homeru “Praise” Bar in Osaka

Good-looking staff promise to identify your good points and shower you with compliments as you unwind after a long day. 

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NINJA Café and Bar serves up shinobi snacks, drinks, and tours in Asakusa【Video】

For those looking to sneak in some treats to their trip to Japan.

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We visit new retro Starbucks in Japan for a taste of classic kissaten breakfast menu items

Before Starbucks existed in Japan, there were kissaten coffeehouses. Now there’s the Starbucks kissaten.

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Evangelion bar in Tokyo: You mustn’t run away from the awesome anime food at this sakaba

We go on a mission to eat and drink at Nerv headquarters.

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Starbucks Japan goes retro with Purin A la Mode Pudding Frappuccino, kissaten coffeehouse items

New lineup will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time to the heyday of Japanese coffeehouses.

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Treat yourself to a luxury coffee made from a rare bean harvest at Lawson Japan

Ever wanted to sip a rare coffee blend, made of beans from 100-year old trees in Panama? Lawson is here to help!

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We take a close-up look at some Japanese street food found at summer festivals【Photos】

 From fried noodles to “octopus balls”, what you’ll find at a festival food stall is probably nothing like you imagined Japanese food to be.

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More fun and delicious treats make it to the Ghibli-themed menu of Tokyo art exhibit’s cafe

Enjoy new treats like a herring pie from Kiki’s Delivery Service or a sweet icy treat inspired by Castle in the Sky.

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Godiva chocolate meets Sri Lankan tea in a new frozen drink just in time for summer

White chocolate and Uva milk tea are a sweet match made in heaven.

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Our writer Meg gets a taste of Kiri Cafe, a cream cheese-lover’s paradise!

Kiri cheese is celebrating its 50th year with a limited-time cafe, open in Tokyo for one month only, so of course we had to check it out!

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Did Starbucks Japan forget to translate this important food allergen warning?

Nationwide, Japan Starbucks locations appear to be telling foreign customers to learn Japanese or risk anaphylactic shock.

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