Japanese food

Transparent soy sauce is a thing — we saw it, we tried it, we’re confused by it

Our resident soy sauce fanatic gives it a try and breaks her brain in the process.

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Egyptian restaurant Sumo Sushi offers our Japanese reporter a delightful yet quirky lunch

Interesting decor, enticing food names, and endearing staff made this a meal Ikuna will always remember!

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Japanese beef bowl vending machine serves up…gyudon rice burgers?!?

Matsuya’s first-ever vending machine surprises everyone with secret burgers.

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Okonomiyaki you can eat with one hand? We try a revolutionary new frozen food【Taste test】

How do you transform a flat saucy food into a handheld form, and is it any good?

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Sushi chain bento combines raw fish with…sukiyaki?

Cooked beef and raw fish combo makes us rethink everything we thought we knew about seafood.

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What should you use table salt for at a sushi restaurant? We asked a kaitenzushi maniac

It turns out there’s a number of things you can put salt on, besides french fries!

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Ramen sneakers from Japanese noodle chain serve up tasty ingredients in the details

Wear your love of ramen on your feet!

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The top 30 foods that go best with white rice, according to Japanese netizens

As toppings or as a side…these are the best things to complement rice!

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We try European Cup Noodle Soba flavors to see which ones come out on top 【Taste test】

How do European yakisoba flavors satisfy a Japanese palate?

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Yoshinoya beef bowl set vs. its mini capsule toy version: how do they size up next to each other?

We take our gacha toys to a real branch of Yoshinoya to compare the two side-by-side. 
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Three remarkable ramen shops in Spain, according our traveling Japanese reporter

Ikuna has tried tons of Japanese restaurants in Spain…but these all stood out for very different reasons.

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Japanese ramen chain has some hidden treats on the menu

A new way to enjoy your gyoza and ramen.

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Testing 23 different yakiniku dipping sauces from the Japanese supermarket to find the top three

Plus two honorable mentions!!

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Cup Noodle Sodas: Culinary innovation or beverage abomination?

Instant ramen becomes fizzy drinks, and we’ve tried them all so you don’t have to.  

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Does this egg timer from Japanese 100-yen store Daiso really work?

We find out if this cute gadget is all it’s cracked up to be.

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We try Japan’s new drinkable curry in a can

When you want the taste of Japanese curry…without the fuss of cutlery.

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Heat sake like they do at a Japanese izakaya with this special at-home set

Special delivery from a Japanese-style pub in Tokyo!

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Nissin Cup Noodle Soda gives us the flavour of instant ramen as fizzy drinks!

Yes, these are real — and they’re available to preorder now!

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Yoshinoya beef bowls become miniature gacha toys

Six sets so realistic they’re making our mouths water. 

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Japan now has “Gyoza for Athletes”, thanks to figure skating Olympian Yuzuru Hanyu 【Taste test】

Gyoza suppliers to the Tokyo Olympics create a cheat meal that’s no longer a cheat meal.

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