food

McDonald’s fries in Japan suddenly start tasting like cosmetics

Customers complain about a strange flavour and aroma in their medium-sized French fries.

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Shortage of chocolatey milk enhancer Milo has Japanese resellers licking their chops

Truly the winter of our discontent.

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Canada’s Bacon Mushroom Melt is coming to Wendy’s Japan!

Two Mushroom Melts will be available, only for a limited time. 

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New winter-only Japanese KitKat flavour combines chocolate with a decadent sweet

“A new way of enjoying cake” proposed by Japanese chocolatier. 

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Rainbow ramen now being served in Japan to spread happiness through noodles【Photos】

A ramen broth like nothing noodle fans have ever seen or tasted before.

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Mos Burger teams up with Dassai sake brand for a very unusual milkshake

Ah, the sweet, sweet taste of a Japanese sake brewery.

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Sailor Moon wedding reception plans to be offered in Japan

With Sailor Senshi course-meals and Princess Serenity wedding cakes these receptions will be something your guests will never forget.

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All-you-can-eat onigiri make this Tokyo Internet/manga cafe a great place to actually eat

Come for the free rice balls, stay for the free ice cream.

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Thermos releases new line of insulated Japanese rice and miso soup bowls【Photos】

Stylish creations keep your miso soup hot and your anmitsu cold.

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Is it gross to eat sushi that the chef pressed with his bare hands?【Survey】

One group of Japanese people is surprisingly squeamish about eating sushi made the traditional way.

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Clash of the instant ramen! Taste-testing seven instant noodles on a flavor trip across Kyushu

Why savor one when you can savor them all?

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Ho ho ho! Merry fried chicken sushi appears in Japan!

Japan’s signature cuisine meets its favorite Christmastime import.

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New Japanese KitKat has been aged in whisky barrels from Islay, Scotland

Blending the best of two worlds together for an unforgettable limited-edition KitKat. 

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Mr. Sato has time-travelled to the year 3030 with impressive sushi technology

The future is already here in this branch of Kura Sushi!

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Move over ramen and udon, “cup okonomiyaki” has come to play*

*Some actual cooking required

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World’s first Ikea veggie dog specialty store opens in Shibuya

The only place in the world where you can try 10 different Ikea veggie dogs. 

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Permanent Pikachu Tokyo Banana gift cake shop opening in Tokyo!

Tokyo’s most popular souvenir gets even better, and easier to find too.

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Retro noodle soup vending machine is immortalized in an udon soup-flavored pound cake

One noodle-dispensing vending machine in the north of Japan is so beloved that you can now buy it in dessert form with a special box.

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The depressing diet of a Tokyo prostitute during Japan’s Edo period

Yoshiwara was once where men with money to burn came to entertain themselves, while this woman was eating rotten pickles, or sometimes nothing at all.

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Two different ramen Pringles flavors are coming just in time for Christmas

Please, Santa, we’ve been good all year, so can we get one of each in our stockings?

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