food

Totoro, Spirited Away mamezara dishes ready to grace the tables of Studio Ghibli anime fans【Pics】

They’re especially nice for New Year’s, but you’ll want to use them all year long.

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These Ajinomoto frozen Japanese dishes from France baffled our Japanese reporter【Taste test】

Expectations were not met–in many ways. 

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The cool way to peel a mandarin, according to a Japanese grandma

Become a mikan master with this neat hack, endorsed by the Japanese government.

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Is Jiro-style ramen takeout from the supermarket as good as the real deal?

We find out if this reasonably priced bowl stacks up to the ramen served at popular noodle chain Ramen Jiro.

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We visit the full-scale Evangelion statue in Kyoto and particularly delight in the food tie-ins

Sure, testing your Eva synchronization rate in the entry plug is pretty cool, but so is the food faithfully recreated from the anime.

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Bring a friend to eat Japan’s 5-kilogram (11-pound) strawberry parfait, or it will take you down

It’s more than big food, too; it’s made from ingredients grown locally in Shizuoka Prefecture!

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Tokyo Banana’s Legendary Curry Bread tests the limits of what makes a good karepan 【Taste test】

New store at Tokyo Station goes bananas for curry bread…and doughnuts.

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Domino’s Pizza now sells fancy gold-topped cakes in Japan【Taste test】

Yeah, Domino’s? Let me get a large peperoni and a gateau au chocolat with gold leaf for delivery.

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What’s it like to eat goat sashimi from a Japanese vending machine?

A local specialty from Okinawa, served up in a very unique way. 

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Our reporters try a yakiniku sauce called “Even Women Garlic” to figure out what that means

To garlic, or not to garlic? That is (part of) the question.

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A new way to enjoy a cuppa: We try making curry with tea-brewed rice【SoraKitchen】

One simple tweak to your rice preparation results in a more flavorful dish of Japanese-style curry.

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In search of Hokkaido’s unknown popular dish “gesodon”

The gesodon is out there…

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Japanese conveyor belt restaurant delivers food by boat in Tokyo

Floating meals are just the start of what makes this restaurant so memorable.

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Which noodles, other than Okinawa soba, pair best with Okinawa soba broth?【Taste Test】

A distinct broth and four types of noodles…which combination will be the best?!

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We read and then eat a rare edition of the Hokkaido Shimbun newspaper made out of kelp

Extra! Extra! Eat all about it!

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McDonald’s Japan’s Fuwatoro Tamago Noko Demi Gurakoro burger is a mouthful in more ways than one

New limited-edition menu item celebrates Japanese fusion flavours.

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Tokyo’s Totoro Christmas cakes are now at the top of our Christmas wishlist【Photos】

Please, Santa, we’ve been really good all year, so bring us some adorable Ghibli-themed sweets!

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KFC releases an Otaku Burger…in Spain?!?

Spreading the Japanese custom of eating KFC at Christmas to other parts of the world.

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Dip your fried chicken into your milkshake, says Japanese fast food chain, sparking debate

Culinary breakthrough, or recipe for disaster?

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How to make your own hoshi-imo Japanese dried sweet potato snacks【SoraKitchen】

Making one of Japan’s favorite snacks is a slow and easy process.

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