food

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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Edible One Piece Gum-Gum Fruit goes on sale in Japan【Photos】

May or may not make your limbs stretch like Luffy, but absolutely will be a dessert you’ll never forget.
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Japanese woman receives Kobe beef croquettes after waiting nine years, and she was lucky.

Backlog for Kiwami Croquettes has more than doubled in the near-decade she was waiting.

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Matcha Fair comes to Ikea with all things green tea

Home furnishings have never been so bittersweet.

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Hotel guest who boiled crabs in room’s kettle angry to have to pay for damages

Legal dispute has everyone feeling crabby.

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We try a can of Space Mackerel, designed for eating on the ISS by high school students

In space, no one can hear you slurp.

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New spreadable melon pan changes the way we eat toast in Japan

Making melon bread, and curry bread, just got a whole lot easier. 

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New Saizeriya gacha toys make us severely regret our life choices as we defy rules of probability

New set of Saizeriya gacha turns from ‘let’s collect them all‘ into ‘this feels like torture‘.

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Japan’s Slime ice cream will Heal you since it’s a Dragon Quest tie-up with Baskin-Robbins Japan

Slimes draw near! Command? Eat them, of course!

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We eat a canned omelette from a Japanese vending machine and hope for the best

Fingers crossed this dashimaki doesn’t end up looking as old as the machine that sold it.

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Weird Japanese vending machine find of the day: Cream in cans?

You’ll only find one thing in this machine, and it’s heaven for cream lovers.

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Mix-and-matching Yoshinoya, Matsuya, and Sukiya to create the ultimate beef bowl【Taste test】

We tear the Big Three’s gyudon apart to see if we can rebuild them into something better.

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Michelin award noodle chain TamJai SamGor comes to Tokyo, we try 3 of their most popular dishes

Hong Kong noodle restaurant’s spicy mixian rice noodles are described as “too delicious to translate into Japanese“.

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Spicy fish egg theme park opens newest location in Gunma Prefecture

There’s something fishy about this place…

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“More Japanese than Japan” – Kodawari Ramen Tsukiji in Paris lives up to every part of its name

The wisdom of “Long line equals great ramen” turns out to be as true in Paris as it is in Tokyo.

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

We’re going beyond fish today with a four-way maika faceoff.

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Our reporter dishes on the differences between sushi from Ginza Kyubey and Sushiro【Taste test】

Yuuichiro explores the similarities and dissimilarities of sushi from an upscale restaurant in Tokyo and an inexpensive conveyor belt sushi chain. 

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We make chashu in just eight minutes, thanks to Kaldi’s microwaveable roast pork【Taste Test】

“Quick” and “easy” are not words usually associated with roast pork… until now!

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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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McDonald’s teams up with local confectioners for new lineup of very Japanese desserts

Schoolgirls step in to represent Tokyo, Kyoto, and a surprise outsider for this surprising collection. 

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