Japanese food

World’s largest type of daikon radish can now be ordered online in Japan

Don’t worry, it’s sold in manageable portions.

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Japanese vending machine sells…onigiri cakes!?

Now that’s a sentence we never thought we’d say. 

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Our toughest blind taste test yet — can our writers pick out the more expensive mochi?

This rice cake challenge proved tough for even our most experienced mochi eater.

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Ichiran ramen lucky bag gives us everything we need to enjoy tonkotsu noodles at home

This Japanese ramen chain really knows how to please its customers.

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Frozen sushi appears in Japan, but is it any good?

Defrosting sushi puts a new spin on the way we eat traditional Japanese food.

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New yakiniku hair clips from Japan make meat lovers drool

Like dining at a yakiniku restaurant, but the grill is your hair.

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Japanese salted plum industry in dire straits, according to umeboshi company’s tweet

The average Japanese household is eating fewer pickled plums than ever.

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Easy yet tasty instant miso soup ball recipe will help you clear out your kitchen【SoraKitchen】

Simple and quick to make, these miso soup balls are not only delicious but will help get rid of any ingredients you have lying around!

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We push our luck and buy a lucky bag from a Japanese vending machine

New Year, new vending machine, and this one is filled with fukubukuro.

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How to make noodles look restaurant quality in just three seconds

Little-known hack from a soba restaurant pro will give your noodles a professional look every time.

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Secret staff cafeteria in Tokyo is a hidden gem you won’t find in travel guides

Rub shoulders with government officials at this cheap eatery that feeds the ministry.

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“Hey, Japanese taxi driver, take us to the best seafood restaurant in Noboribetsu!”

We’ve gotta say, there’s no way we would’ve thought this remote-looking location would turn out to be such a hidden gem.

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Yoshinoya’s fukubukuro lucky bag is part box, part beef bowl, but is there anything to eat?

Take a look at the presents in store for beef bowl lovers in Japan at New Year.

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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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Why Gonpachi Nori-Temaki in Harajuku is a great Japanese restaurant for foreign tourists

Mr Sato reckons this hand-rolled sushi joint is perfect for international visitors.

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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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Pepsi creates a new cola for Christmas fried chicken in Japan


Raise a toast with special ingredients designed to enhance the traditional Japanese Christmas meal.

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The 5 best Japanese bento to buy at Kyoto Station

These ekiben are a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds.

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This Tempura Soba Burger has some famous credentials behind its creation

Will these unlikely bedfellows make for an illicit relationship or sublime harmony?

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Sushi birthday cake turns out to be the best present our reporter could’ve ever asked for

With this “jewellery box of the sea”, birthday dinner and dessert is sorted in one meal.

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