food

Japanese convenience store showdown – Who’s got the best ikura rice balls?【Taste test】

The big three all have their own salmon roe onigiri, but which one is right for you?

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Persimmons are best served roasted? We try out a surprising expert recommendation【SoraKitchen】

As it turns out, roasting persimmons creates an entirely different food experience!

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Taking a trip using Japan’s random gacha capsule airplane ticket discount【Photos】

A small discount sends us on a big adventure to the other side of Japan.

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Lotteria unveils its first rice burgers, but how do they compare to Mos Burger and McDonald’s?

We compare rice burgers from three of the top fast food chains in Japan!

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Amika provides a fancy frozen food feast for only 1,000 yen【Japan’s Best Home Senbero】

A senbero revenge is a dish best served frozen…then reheated.

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The top 30 foods that go best with white rice, according to Japanese netizens

As toppings or as a side…these are the best things to complement rice!

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Japan’s favourite whisky and chocolate pairing just got even bigger

“Twig” chocolate is a great partner for whisky, but what happens when it becomes a full-on branch?

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Ramen tea? Unusual drink is hot in more than ways than one

Sure, it looks like ordinary tea, but the taste is…well, something else entirely.

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Katsuya surprises everyone with sudden re-release of the massive All Topping Sauce Katsudon

Get it while it’s hot and huge!

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We try out a 100-yen store bowl designed for microwaving frozen udon noodles

This bowl went viral on Twitter…but for what?? We had to find out. 

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Tokyo restaurant’s bright idea: Lantern pods for you to sit in while you eat【Photos】

Centuries-old Kyoto craft workshop teams up with Tokyo luxury hotel for an unprecedented portioning system.

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Shichimi Togarashi Beer takes Japan’s famous spice mix to a whole new level

Edo-period creator could never have predicted this new development.

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The difference between McDonald’s in Japan and Spain

It’s not just the Prosciutto Burger on the menu. 

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With BBQ sauce soba & sardine rolls, a Seiyu senbero is full of flavor【Japan’s Best Home Senbero】

Also featuring the long-awaited return of Umaibo!

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TeamLab collaborates with vegan ramen shop, creates the most photogenic noodle spot in Tokyo

Need some stunning digital art with your plant-based vegan ramen? We’ve got just the place for you!

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Crazy expensive “phantom beef” instant curry — Dream come true or edible nightmare?【Taste test】

You could eat restaurant curry multiple times for the price of this single-serving vacuum pack.

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Great deals of Kanagawa lead to the Italian senbero from Shokuhinkan Aoba【Japan’s Best Home Senbero】

Nothing says “authentic Italian cuisine” like toaster oven pizzas.

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Ippudo tonkotsu ramen broth in a can: the hottest drink of the season?

Well, this turned out to be completely different to what we were expecting. 

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Mr. Sato enjoys the good Life and loads up on food to get loaded with【Japan’s Best Home Senbero】

Our writers get a new lease on Life.

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Retro Japanese toys make childhood lottery dreams come true

These are the games kids used to play before Japanese video games.

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