Japanese food

Japanese cake becomes a hit with foreign tourists, but is it worth the hype?

We find out if a cake that looks like an omusubi rice ball is worth your yen.

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Ginza hotel serves up one of the best breakfasts in Tokyo

A luxurious buffet befitting this sophisticated part of town.

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The most delicious way to eat tonkatsu blows people’s minds in Japan

Diners are shocked to learn they’ve been eating tonkatsu the wrong way all their lives.

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Celebrate cherry blossom season with a wine-and-dine bus tour of Tokyo’s best spots

Why settle for picnicking in one spot when you can dine while cruising around all of them?

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Do Japan’s Sushi Manju sweets look as good as the packaging on the box?

Unusual case of false advertising surprises everyone in the office.

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Shima Gyoza: Hidden restaurant sells island dumplings that look like macarons

Some of the most unusual gyoza you’ll find in all of Japan.

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National Diet Curry: Loved by Japanese Prime Ministers and politicians, but is it any good?

The Kokkai Beef Curry is an immoral meal, in more ways than one. 

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Japan’s Homo Sausage now comes with cheese

What a way to celebrate a birthday.

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“Hey, Japanese taxi driver! Take us to the best restaurant in Sendai!”

Spur-of-the-moment adventure leads to a surprising meal and a driver that becomes a new friend.

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Green takoyaki puts a new spin on classic Japanese street food

You won’t find takoyaki like this anywhere else in Japan.

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Kyoto’s demon manju is as big as the local legend that inspired it

Huge sweet celebrates the slaying of a sake-loving demon.

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Tokyo big eats just got even bigger with massive meat curries at new restaurant chain

Nikumeshi Okamoto rises from the ashes of its predecessor with a new take on Japanese curry.

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Drink a beer at Tokyo Station for 12 cents a day

Add a plate of gyoza and you can eat and drink for less than 25 cents a day!

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Osaka hotel has amazing all-you-can-eat takoyaki and kushikatsu breakfast buffet

Start the day with a street food buffet!

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Matsuya beef bowl fukubukuro lucky bag should be purchased with caution

There’s one downfall to this massive gyudon haul.  

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Enjoy a Japanese tea ceremony in a traditional storehouse

A unique setting for a unique tea ceremony.

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Ichiran ramen fukubukuro lucky bag comes with big and small surprises

Japan’s premier tonkotsu ramen chain gives us some wonderful goodies to celebrate the New Year. 

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Chaos at unstaffed Japanese bento shop shows pitfalls of technology

Japan might have a reputation for being high-tech, but it’s still got a lot to learn when it comes to unsupervised shopping.

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Golden ramen in Tokyo costs 1,980 yen instead of 10,000 yen for a limited time!

A deal too good to pass up, but there are limited meals available.

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Panju: A Rare Japanese sweet you can buy from a food cart for less than 30 cents

A hidden gem that’s popular with locals. 

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