Japanese food

We eat a canned omelette from a Japanese vending machine and hope for the best

Fingers crossed this dashimaki doesn’t end up looking as old as the machine that sold it.

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Japan’s longest-running okonomiyaki joint and the birthplace of Hiroshima style — We visit both

A delicious battle of regional styles results in one full stomach.

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Japan’s new “Takoyaki? Burger” reimagines takoyaki for the fast food world

“Huh? Takoyaki?!” is the perfect tagline for this weird new offering.

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Takoyaki sushi rolls at popular Japanese chain take California rolls to a whole new level

It’s not the only weird sushi this conveyor belt restaurant has created. 

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Bowl or chopsticks: Which one should you pick up first?

An introduction to the finer details of Japanese dining etiquette.

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Move aside hot dogs, the Tempura Udon Dog is here, and it’s amazing

This Japanese fusion dog dares to go where most fear to tread. 

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How should you add wasabi to sushi at a conveyor belt restaurant?

There are four common methods you should know about when dining out in Japan.  

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Should you place miso soup on the right or the left?

Difference between Tokyo and Osaka kicks off a nationwide debate on Japanese miso placement etiquette.

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Three unusual Japanese curries to celebrate Regional Retort Curry Day

Plus, find out what it takes to register a special day like this in Japan.

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Which Japanese conveyor belt sushi chain has the best salmon sushi?【Taste test】

Salmon is one of Japan’s most popular sushi options, but which kaitenzushi restaurant does it best?

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We order lunch at Mos Burger-owned restaurant, end up with traditional Japanese breakfast

Mr. Sato’s light lunch ended up turning into a feast for the gods.

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Which Japanese conveyor belt sushi chain has the best ikura sushi?【Taste test】

We go round Japan’s top kaitenzushi chains to find the best place to go for salmon roe.

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Discount super market’s super cheap bento wows us with its looks, confuses us with its taste

A tremendous value for money…that is, if you don’t mind eating it.

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Japanese freight container bento satisfies our hunger for unusual lunches

A lunchbox so popular its makers can’t keep up with demand.

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“Hey, Japanese taxi driver, take us to the best bubuzuke in Kyoto!”

Our search for a regional specialty takes us to an amazing traditional restaurant.

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“Hey, Japanese taxi driver, take us to the best seafood joint in Otaru!”

What happens when we put our faith in a cab driver for local restaurant recommendations in Hokkaido?

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Japan’s Curry Bread Grand Prix award winner is…a dorayaki sweet?

Shock victory for Japanese pancakes in a competition usually reserved for bread.

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Who made the tastiest gyoza in 2021? We decide on our favourite pot stickers

Check out our definitive guide to the best gyoza 2021 had to offer — just make sure you’re not hungry first!

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Sushi Crepes: Will Harajuku’s newest weird food craze catch on in Tokyo?

Conveyor belt restaurant chain restyles itself to fit the Harajuku aesthetic. 

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Japanese convenience store’s new “phantom” cream doughnuts are sinfully good

They’re marketed as doughnuts but they actually taste like something else.

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