Japanese sweets

Japanese convenience store teams up with centuries-old matcha shop for a very modern tea ceremony

Family Mart gives us a tea ceremony to go this summer.

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In an era of “next-level” foods, these fruit daifuku really do take it to the next level【Taste test】

So many places claim to serve “evolved” food these days, but there are some dishes that actually deserve that description!

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We try the second round of Mister Donut’s collab with Japanese confectionary maker Gion Tsujiri

Five new types of donuts with matcha and hojicha flavors? Count us in!

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New spreadable melon pan changes the way we eat toast in Japan

Making melon bread, and curry bread, just got a whole lot easier. 

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The one place in Japan where you can buy epic, super-long dango sweets

Sword-like sweets take the phrase “hana yori dango” to a whole new level.

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‘Butter mochi’ flavoured chocolate may be the best kind of Tirol we’ve ever tasted

We can’t believe it’s not butter, and that it’s actually chocolate-y goodness!

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Nothing to see here — just a giant cat selling puddings in Japan

The hardest working feline in the country. 

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Japanese confectionery store Toraya serves up a surprising meal in Paris

Wagashi suppliers to the Imperial Family offer a different experience to customers overseas.

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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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These adorable hamster-shaped monaka will make a great gift, or maybe just a snack for yourself

Plus, they’re super customizable!

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Kyoto’s most famous confectionary in a chewy form – we try Yatsuhashi gummy candy

Want to get your yatsuhashi fix but live too far away from Kyoto? We’ve got the answer for you!

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Is Kyoto’s raindrop cake as good as the original from Yamanashi?

Japan’s famous water cake now has some stiff competition. 

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Japanese toilet sweets put a new twist on tradition

The perfect sweet for a potty mouth. 

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346-year-old sweets store closes at Sensoji temple in Asakusa

Family pulls the final shutter down on one of the oldest Japanese sweets stores in the country.

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Kyoto cotton candy brings us the taste of a traditional Japanese festival

Specialty sweets maker pops up in Tokyo for a limited time.

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Okonomiyaki taiyaki: Sweet and savoury combination confuses the senses

We love okonomiyaki and we love taiyaki, but will we love okonomiyaki taiyaki?

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We try some “raw” dorayaki from Kyoto and are overwhelmed with its thickness

It’d be hard to find a sweet as girthy as this one!

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We visit a Japanese cafe famous for John Lennon and epic pancakes

A Beatle and a Nobel Prize-winning writer is just the start of what makes Iwata Coffee Shop so famous.

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We try the new Häagen-Dazs Decorations ice creams in Japan

Has the brand improved on their first release, when its decorations looked more like Chinese food?

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Avocado Tiramisu Cake: Japan’s newest must-try dessert

Sell-out cake from popular Japanese cafe chain presents a new frontier for avocado.

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