food

Is Japan’s new pain-in-the-butt instant ramen also a joy in the stomach?【Taste test】

Cup Noodle maker tells us upfront that this is going to be a hassle, but is it worth the time and energy?

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The twin joys and dual sadnesses of eating ramen in the U.S.

The food tasted great on our trip to this Seattle ramen restaurant, but some things were very different from what our reporter is used to in Japan.

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Say hello to the Big Bomb Onigiri, a beast of a Japanese rice ball

Famous rice-producing region goes big with a huge offering to attract customers.

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Newest branch of Japan’s oldest burger chain serves up some crazy huge sandwiches in Ginza

Dom Dom Burger goes big as it comes to Tokyo’s fanciest neighborhood.

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Waiter, there’re 100 crickets in my soup! We try make-it-yourself Cricket Ramen【Taste Test】

Why settle for just one cricket when you can eat one hundred?

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Watermelon soup? We test out a strangely alluring recipe from Ajinomoto【Recipe】

Going beyond watermelon smoothies with watermelon gazpacho.

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Sukiyabashi Jiro Sushi Rice: How good is rice from Japan’s legendary sushi restaurant?

Recreating the expensive restaurant experience at home with authentic ingredients, at a fraction of the price you’d usually pay for them.

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Menya Musashi adds ice cream to curry ramen to make the perfect summer dish

For those days where you can’t decide if you want to eat curry, ice cream or ramen, why not just have all three at once?

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Two brand-new Pokémon ice cream flavors arrive at Baskin-Robbins Japan with summertime extras

Cool down with the help of Eevee and Pikachu this summer.

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Bacon and Egg Sauce Katsudon: A new way to eat breakfast in Japan

Join us as we attempt to eat this pork cutlet bowl first thing in the morning.

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Our matcha skeptic finds green tea dessert for people who don’t like green tea sweets【Taste test】

We get a surprise as we continue our search for Japan’s best cafe shaved ice.

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Takoyaki…inarizushi? New fusion food boggles the mind in Japan

Japanese food breaks out of the mould for a new adventure in flavour.

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Hokkaido potato growing town sets Guinness World Record for world’s biggest croquette【Video】

This little town easily eclipsed the previous world record by about 54 kilograms (119 pounds)!

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Best Reuben sandwich in Tokyo? An American expat’s recommendation

Our reporter moves away from Japanese cream-and-fruit sandwiches and tries a Reuben for the first time.

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Yoshinoya giving away free swag through new point campaign, but you may have to eat a lot for it

Do you have what it takes to get the coveted Yoshinoya sauna set?

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What is Japan’s “blue Hawaii” shaved ice, the flavor everyone knows but can’t describe?

Every summer, people across Japan enjoy the delicious flavor of…blue…

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Which Japanese conveyor belt sushi chain has the best aosa miso soup?【Taste test】

We find some big differences in how the big four chains prepare this classic sushi restaurant side order.

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We found the prettiest TKG ever at a restaurant specializing in raw eggs on rice in Tokyo

It turns out there are ways to spruce up Japan’s simplest dish!

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“Hey, Japanese taxi driver, take us to the best Okinawan restaurant in Naha!”

A new adventure takes us to a local spot we never would’ve found ourselves. 

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New spreadable French Toast from Japan is a game-changer

The easiest way to make French toast? Simply spread it on bread!

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