food

Poop ice cream drops in Tokyo’s trendy Harajuku neighborhood

Unchi-kun looks the part, thankfully tastes like something else entirely.

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Soft wieners for otaku break man’s heart with their anime-style packaging

Artist’s rendition doesn’t match user’s reality.

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We use the Seishun 18 Ticket to travel from Japan to Korea by ferry

Now you can take a budget trip to Korea and enjoy all the sights, smells and sounds; without breaking the bank to get there!

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Vending machine selling edible bugs is an instant hit in Kumamoto, generates about $4,600 a month

Fancy some crunchy diving beetles or irresistible pupae?

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Want to be popular with the ladies/men? Be good at making takoyaki, study says

It seems that there’s a connection between “being good at cooking takoyaki” and “getting lots of love confessions”.

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We score another fukubukuro lucky bag from Baskin Robbins Japan with bonus Snoopy【Photos】

Even more of the super cute ice cream theme products, but a sprinkle of Peanuts just makes it all the sweeter!
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Krispy Kreme puts up a New Year’s line of donuts and we’re ready to scarf them down

Glitzy red and gold decor, plus boar and snowman shapes. These donuts will start your year off sweet!

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The most expensive fish sausage we could find in Tokyo divides our opinions, empties our wallet

When you send Mr. Sato out to do the shopping, sometimes he comes back with something crazy.

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Japan’s most dangerous New Year’s food causes death once again in Tokyo

Nearly a dozen Tokyoites rushed to hospital before dinnertime on New Year’s Day.

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A guide to every type of delicious steamed bun from Japanese convenience store Lawson

What’s inside them, how to order, and what they cost.

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Workers’ mental health more important than 2 million yen as ramen chain closes for New Year’s

500-restaurant chain closes all branches to give employees’ time to spend with families at New Year’s.

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Unassuming noodle restaurant without an overhead sign in Akihabara is totally worth a visit

Our reporter happily stumbles across this tucked-away culinary gem in the electronics district of Tokyo.

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Tonkotsu ramen chain Ichiran set to open first-ever non-pork broth restaurant in Tokyo

The tonkotsu pork broth ramen specialists branch out into new territory for foreign customers.

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Japanese company creates wasabi pearls that look like shiny green caviar

People in Japan are going crazy for the new Wasa Beads, which burst on your tongue with the heat and flavour of real wasabi.

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Urusei Yatsura Cafe opening in Tokyo, four other cities to celebrate manga/anime’s 40th birthday

Come for the food and drink inspired by Rumiko Takahashi’s first manga series, stay for the special guest appearance by Maison Ikkoku.

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A visit to the back-alley Tokyo ramen restaurant listed in the Michelin dining guide

Amazing ramen that’s well worth stepping off the main road for.

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New “Maple Smoked Bacon” Cup Noodle mixes Japanese noodles with “American” indulgence

Nissin Cup Noodle takes some inspiration from maple bacon and turns it into a tasty noodle experience.

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Aquarium in Japan encourages guests to call its fish “delicious-looking”

Staff says it takes the audible appreciation of its residents’ imagined flavor as a compliment.

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Japan’s ultimate wagyu beef bento is back, now with a Guinness World Record under its belt

This ultimate box of Japan’s highest quality wagyu beef is celebrating by opening up orders once again.

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Tokyo’s fried-chicken cooking robot is here, and here’s a guide to help you use it【Photos】

Mr. Sato puts the culinary skills of Lawson’s Karaage-kun Robo to a taste test.

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