food

Steamed bun pancakes are this year’s must-try sweet

Only available in Japan for a limited time.

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We eat the best crayfish of our life at a Tokyo specialty restaurant【Taste test】

This Takadanobaba restaurant blew us away with its delicious Chinese-inspired dishes!

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Asakusa luxury – the best matsutake soba we’ve ever had at a price that can’t be beat

Enjoy the taste of autumn without breaking the bank!

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How to make a beautiful matcha cheesecake using a microwave, toaster oven, and hardly any effort

A gorgeous and delicious world of sweets is waiting for even the most inexperienced home chefs.

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Krispy Kreme Japan’s Halloween donuts are crammed with rich autumnal flavors【Taste Test】

Purple potatoes, pumpkins and caramels abound in Krispy Kreme’s tasty monster harvest.

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How to perfectly heat steamed buns in the microwave【Cooking Hack】

Simple trick will give you light, supple, restaurant-quality buns every time!  

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We try making red-bean rice using an ice cream bar【SoraKitchen】

Celebrate even the smallest of victories with this red-bean rice shortcut.

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We eat all-you-can-eat monster burgers at Burger King

One slender Japanese man ate six of these four-patty burgers in 30 minutes

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Japanese survey takers go back to school to vote on their favorite school lunch menu items

We’ve outlined the top five elementary school lunch menu items that reigned supreme in the people’s collective memory. 

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Cup Noodle’s Nissin develops space ramen, space curry rice for astronauts to eat among the stars

UFO yakisoba noodles also to be sent to International Space Station.

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What’s for dinner? A US$113/3.3-pound sushi bowl from one of Japan’s favorite cheap restaurants

Kappazushi is usually a friend to our budget…and maybe it still is with the Mega-size Crab and Salmon Roe Sushi Rice Bowl.

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All-you-can-eat Burger King is coming to Japan with a monster burger on board

Diners will find it hard to eat more than one burger in 30 minutes, but this is a food challenge our Mr Sato has been years in training for. 

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Japan’s sweet/terrifying face cakes are here as we order a batch of Kao Dorayaki【Photos】

Our reporter couldn’t make it home to visit Mom and Dad, so she wanted to let them eat her face instead.

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Making igisu, a traditional Japanese food even most Japanese people don’t know about【SoraKitchen】

A taste of Tottori that looks very different at the start from how it ends up.

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Sushi chain renames “anime character bukkake” menu item after inevitable giggles

Sure, a Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba tie-up is meant to get fans excited, but not like this.

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Japan’s public broadcaster renames “correct way” to hold chopsticks, gets nods of approval

Those who struggle with the orthodox grip are happy for a bit of validation.

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The gyudon beef bowl that cooks itself in a box like magic

Self-heating gyudon is half science experiment, half magical alchemy…but how does it taste?

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Seiji holds the Grand Prix of Marumiya Furikake【Taste Test】

Which flavors were crowned the Elite Four out of 16 total entries? 

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Japan’s one-person sandwich press, a “God item” for solo diners, sells out online

Perfectly grilled cheese sandwiches and dessert toasties are a cinch with this Japanese cooking gadget.

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Does Burger King’s Ugly Beef Burger taste as bad as it looks?

We try the ugliest looking burger in Japan.

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