moon viewing

Lupin III x McDonald’s Japan commercial makes us want to zip through the drive-thru  【Video】

Lupin’s latest anime caper takes place at the golden arches.

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Tsukimi Moon-Viewing Burger Showdown: Which Japanese fast food chain got it right this year?

Wendy’s, Mos Burger, Lotteria, KFC and McDonald’s give us a taste of the moon this autumn!

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Eating ALL the McDonald’s and KFC Tsukimi Moon Viewing Burgers in Japan!

Plus, a brand new contender muscles in on the competition in a big way.

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McDonald’s releases new Sukiyaki Tsukimi Burger in Japan for moon viewing season 2022

Plus a new McFlurry, dipping sauce, and more burgers to round out this year’s collection.

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Japanese burger chain adds mochi sticky rice to its moon-viewing sandwiches

Fast food chain throws caution to the wind by adding a deadly ingredient to its menu.

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Who makes Japan’s best moon-viewing burger? Let’s eat as many as we can and find out【Taste test】

McDonald’s and KFC Japan, plus a few others, give us multiple ways to eat the moon this autumn.

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Harvest moon brings harvest sweets in Japan, here are a few you can try!

This week in Japan, people around the country are celebrating a special event known as tsukimi, literally “moon-viewing”. Celebrated on the 15th day of the lunar calendar (which lands sometime between September and October) it is the best time to look at the moon because the position of the earth, sun and moon make it appear especially big and bright. Just as with cherry blossom viewing, it’s a time to honor the beauty of nature with food, drink and friends.

One of the most traditional foods to celebrate with is called tsukimi dango which are sweets made of mochi (Japanese rice cake). But just as the Japanese dialect isn’t the same from Hokkaido to Okinawa, the look and taste of tsukimi dango vary from region to region. Here are three of the most interesting versions from across Japan!

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