food

We accidentally buy some silkworm candy at Hokkaido’s Vending Machine Land

We attempt to get over our dislike of eating insects by… eating some insects. 

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Which Japanese conveyer belt sushi chain has the best chutoro?【Taste test】

Medium fatty tuna go head-head in our latest kaitenzushi showdown.

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Strawberry mochi dumpling vending machine made our Japanese station dungeon crawl worth it

Delving into the depths for daifuku.

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No rice cooker needed! How to make an entire gyudon beef bowl in a single mess tin【Recipe】

An outdoor cooking recipe that’s too good to wait until your next camping trip to try.

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Ghibli found out about the unofficial Ghibli cafe in Nagoya…then something very sweet happened

Anime studio had something to say about the restaurant filled with its characters and a menu inspired by them.

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Vending machine noodle ice cream: A retro icon in Japan brings joy to a new generation

A surprising find to thrill the taste buds of noodle lovers. 

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Have you tried Tokushima ramen? No? You should (says our obsessed Japanese-language reporter)

This relatively unknown local delicacy is well worth getting your hands on…if you can find it!

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Pizza Hut’s new Oreo pizza is like nothing we’ve ever eaten before

What you’d get if street food, biscuits and pizza had a child together.  

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Makers of Azuki Bar report record profits in 2021

It couldn’t have happened to a nicer frozen snack.

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Eating sushi…from a vending machine? We try Toyama Prefecture’s local delicacy, masuzushi

Our reporter’s unfortunate blunder actually turns out for the best as she discovers a hidden surprise!

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Kids’ lunch for adults selling for a limited time at Katsuya

Eat like a kid again.

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Burger King Japan is offering dried ramen instead of French fries in its combo meals

“Would you like ramen with that?”

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We visit a restaurant called ‘Otaku’ in France, eat some otaku sushi

We expected the Parisian restaurant to be overflowing with anime goods, but the reality was something quite different.

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Is this spicy Japanese condiment the secret to making desserts more delicious?【Taste test】

We heard yuzu kosho can spice up our desserts, so we put it to the test.

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Why are some types of Japanese rice written with completely different types of Japanese writing?

Katakana is usually for foreign words, but there’s a whole class of Japanese-grown rice that has katakana names.

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Which Japanese conveyer belt sushi chain has the best steamed egg custard? 【Taste test】

Go for the sushi, stay for the eggs.

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Which Japanese conveyor belt sushi chain has the best egg sushi?【Taste test】

Looking for egg-celence at Japan’s big four kaitenzushi restaurants.

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Speedruns to open packs of gummies trends on Japanese social media【Video】

The Olympics really slept on this hit sport.

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McDonald’s Japan’s newest east-meets-west dessert, the Shingen Mochi Pie is here, but is it good?

Trying out the taste of Yamanashi at the Golden Arches.

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American visits Japan, wonders why McDonald’s only sells beef bowls, not burgers

A visit to this unusual branch reveals the mystery behind the burgerless McDonald’s.

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