food

Plant-based burger battle: Burger King Japan vs. Freshness Burger【Taste test】

The two sandwiches leave very different impressions.

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Tokyo’s new chocolate ramen smothers us with attentive affection for Valentine’s Day【Taste test】

Chocolate and matcha green tea aren’t even half of the surprises here.

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These beautiful Japanese cherry blossoms are actually beautiful Japanese marshmallows!

A sweet sign of spring.

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Common ramen ingredient found highly effective at clearing up radioactive contamination

Ramen-loving researcher mixes business with pleasure.

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Goodbye katanuki? Japanese festival game may go extinct thanks to the pandemic

The only makers of katanuki pieces may have to close their doors forever if the pandemic continues much longer.

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We serve a hot dish of the five best stand-and-eat soba restaurants in one area of Tokyo

Our resident soba connoisseur hones in on the best eateries in the Akihabara and Okachimachi neighborhoods of Tokyo in this closely contested ranking.

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Is the coronavirus going to kill Japan’s obligation chocolate Valentine’s Day custom?

For years, women in Japan have given chocolate to male coworkers for Valentine’s Day, but this year is probably going to be different.

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Miso soup capsule toys look good enough to eat, come with recipes to make the real thing!【Photos】

Miniature models give us a big appetite for Japan’s favorite comfort food.

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Survey ranks the most popular Japanese curry dishes during winter

We all love Japanese curry, but what’s the most popular way to serve it this season?

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Sailor Moon’s mentor cat Luna transforms into bread, looks adorable and delicious

Sailor Moon and Sailor Chibi Moon cheesecake also appear to celebrate anime’s new movie.

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Ichiran releases its first-ever instant ramen!

Japan’s famous tonkotsu ramen chain makes dreams come true with instant cup noodles 20 years in the making.

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Make your spring sweeter with sakura flavoured drinks and cheese

Sakura flavoured cheese — the product we never knew we wanted.

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Japan’s new soy BBQ cheeseburger wants to shatter preconceptions with big, bold flavor

Lotteria creates the most decadent meat-substitute meal yet.

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Godiva curry bread from a convenience store? Only in Japan…but should it exist at all?

A company known for neither curry nor bread combines both at a budget price.

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Nissin’s longest instant noodles ever are here to make you slurp like you’ve never slurped before

”Longer than usual” is a ridiculous understatement.

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What it’s like to eat a wild game burger from Lotteria Japan

Could a burger like this end up going mainstream?

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You can power-up your stomach with Super Mario breads at Japanese convenience stores

7-Eleven is ready to serve Nintendo fans Bowser-breath fried chicken and non-peach Princess Peach desserts.

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We eat Japan’s oldest sweet, available at only one store in all of Japan

Edo period confectionery store learnt the secret recipe from a monk on a mountain in Kyoto. 

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Does Ippudo’s new plant-based tonkotsu ramen really taste like pork?

Veggie tonkotsu vs original tonkotsu from Japan’s premier tonkotsu specialist chain.

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Make apple pies on the stovetop with new cooking gadget from Japan

Centuries of Japanese craftsmanship reinvent the way we cook pies.

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