food

In the search for the perfect crunchy cream puff, we try Beard Papa’s new cookie-topped choux

Topped with langue de chat cookie dough and then baked, this cream puff has promise, but is it enough?

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‘90s J-pop/drama star Ryoko Hirosue stars in amazing McDonald’s Japan vid…with her younger self

Maji de kawannai!

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Bowl or chopsticks: Which one should you pick up first?

An introduction to the finer details of Japanese dining etiquette.

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The good, the bad, and the ugly of a vending machine sushi meal in Tokyo【Taste test】

OK, so technically the “ugly” part is our fault.

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Osaka Metro to test stores where you can pay with your face, even with a mask

What are robbers supposed to do now?

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Pikachu’s tail and Snorlax’s tummy join the menu at the Pokémon Cafe!

Pokémon Cafe wants you to stuff Pikachu’s tail before you stuff your belly.

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This gigantic panda bento from Tokyo’s Kitchen Dive is deviously generous (and freaky-looking)

Panda lunch box from shop famed for their overwhelming generosity — too good to be true, or just too good?

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We try the new Zero-Second Chicken Ramen: Is it worth the hype?【Taste Test】

The popular instant ramen brand, instantly edible?

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Gudetama and friends celebrate Easter in limited-edition donuts from healthy shop Floresta

Everyone’s favorite depressed egg is ready to spruce up your Easter breakfast!

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Sushi chains Sushiro and Kyotaru combine to make fishy megastore, but we spot major oversight

Two popular sushi chains for the price of one?

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Japanese sweets artist makes incredible Pokémon cake for son’s birthday

Rowlet becomes Grass and Fire type with the addition of birthday candles.

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Move aside hot dogs, the Tempura Udon Dog is here, and it’s amazing

This Japanese fusion dog dares to go where most fear to tread. 

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

”They’re all pretty good!” was NOT our taste-tester’s verdict this time.

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Burger King roasts McDonald’s with cryptic message on poster jabbing huge new store in Akihabara

Longstanding tongue-in-cheek rivalry between chains continues in Tokyo’s otaku mecca.

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‘Butter mochi’ flavoured chocolate may be the best kind of Tirol we’ve ever tasted

We can’t believe it’s not butter, and that it’s actually chocolate-y goodness!

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Tokyo bento shop giving away 2,205 pounds of free food to help negi farmers

Kitchen Dive continues to be the most generous bento boxed lunch shop in Japan.

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McDonald’s pink pie vs. KFC pink pie: Which one does it better?

Two very different takes on springtime in Japan.

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Japanese supermarket entrusts customers with unusual discount sticker system

A new way to make the customer feel like God in Japan.

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What’s it like to eat an enormous panda onigiri rice ball that weighs over two pounds?

This cute animal comes with four different surprise fillings.

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Japan’s new old-school Dragon Quest sweets are Slime-like in more ways than one【Taste test】

Maybe we should have been eating Slimes instead of fighting them all this time.

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