Japanese sweets

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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Mr. Sato eats a Japanese sweet potato brulée so good that it just about knocks his socks off

Mr. Sato says you have to try this…and everything else at wagashi café Tsumugi!

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Rainbow mille crepes brighten up the food scene in Tokyo

We try the colourful sweet that’s becoming all the rage on social media.

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We eat Japan’s oldest sweet, available at only one store in all of Japan

Edo period confectionery store learnt the secret recipe from a monk on a mountain in Kyoto. 

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Anime pancakes from Poupelle of Chimney Town require magic before eating

We try the interactive dessert that’s melting hearts in Tokyo.

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Genital manju sweets, with a dash of “pubic hair”, raise eyebrows in Japan

His and hers steamed cakes are a popular gift for newlyweds.

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Japanese Christmas cake “inspired by a fascinating woman” looks uncannily like female genitalia

Inspired by a fascinating woman or her bejewelled genitals?

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We became Japanese sweet chefs for a day with Popin Cooking’s DIY wagashi set

We made an entire Japanese sweets spread on our own with just one kit!

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Japan now has an alcoholic popsicle that’s not banned for children

There’s no law that says kids can’t try this “enchanted” limited-edition Suika Bar.

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Mos Burger releases new gummi candies in Japan

We take up the challenge to create the tallest, sweetest Mos burger we’ve ever seen.

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Make your Japanese snacks even more Instagrammable with these mochi ice cream backgrounds

Say goodbye to boring old plates with these adorable designs!

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Enjoy confectionery the Super Saiyan way with these new Super Dragon Ball sweets

Turns out you don’t have to look very far to collect all seven dragon balls – just go to your local Family Mart.

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