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Japan’s first pulled pork specialty store opens in Tokyo

Will Toasty Guys satisfy our cravings for quality sauce and smoky flavours?

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Yokohama Air Cabin: A new futuristic ropeway in the middle of the city

We splash out on a pricey ticket for a ride that’s painfully short. 

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Red Matcha: A new type of Japanese powdered tea years in the making

Soon you’ll be able to enjoy a very different type of Japanese tea ceremony.

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Kiss Choco Mint: New Japanese drink challenges all our minty preconceptions

“Unprecedented combination” of chocolate mint and carbonic acid surprises us with its flavour.

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Mos Burger’s new super-thick sliced bread: Is it as good as their burgers? 【Taste Test】

Fast food chain brings out a bread so buttery it doesn’t need butter.

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Ichiran ramen vs. Ichiran instant ramen: The ultimate taste test right outside the store

Running out of the ramen restaurant to eat its instant version seconds afterwards on the street is the kind of reporting you won’t get anywhere else.

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Mos Burger adds sliced bread to their menus in Japan

Fast food chain surprises everyone by branching out into the bread market. 

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Ichiran’s first-ever instant ramen: How does it stack up to the chain’s original noodles?

We taste a tonkotsu ramen 20 years in the making.

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Ichiran releases its first-ever instant ramen!

Japan’s famous tonkotsu ramen chain makes dreams come true with instant cup noodles 20 years in the making.

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Does Ippudo’s new plant-based tonkotsu ramen really taste like pork?

Veggie tonkotsu vs original tonkotsu from Japan’s premier tonkotsu specialist chain.

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Ippudo serves up plant-based tonkotsu ramen in Japan for a limited time

Popular ramen chain creates a meat-free version of its acclaimed pork-broth noodles.

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Sapporo releases a limited-edition Adult Choc Mint beer in Japan

Japanese beer lover submits the idea to the company and it gets a small-batch commercial release.

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We try the new Famichiki Burger from Family Mart

Is Japan’s new D.I.Y. fried chicken sandwich a match made in convenience store heaven?

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New tomato yoghurt divides opinions in Japan

Aimed to please tomato lovers, but what about yoghurt lovers?

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Starbucks Japan serves up drinkable banana crepes【Taste test】

There’s a lot going on beneath this bright yellow lid. 

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Celebrate spring with the Butterscotch Coffee Jelly Frappuccino from Starbucks Japan

A Tokyo exclusive that can now be enjoyed nationwide.

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Starbucks Japan reveals second sakura Frappuccino for cherry blossom season 2020

Robust flavours of fruit and flowers steal the limelight in this limited-edition seasonal beverage.

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Starbucks Sakura Frappuccino blooms in Japan 【Taste Test】

Spring has sprung at Starbucks, where a delicious cherry blossom hanami party awaits you.

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Starbucks Japan reveals first sakura Frappuccino for cherry blossom season 2020

Real extract from the trees gives you a sense of what it’s like to drink the cherry blossoms.

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Starbucks Japan releases special sakura gift packs for cherry blossom season 2020

Enjoy the taste of sakura Starbucks at home or in the office this spring.

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