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Learn about meat cuts with…chocolate?

Getting kids to slow down and really think about the food they eat. 

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Which convenience store has the best kakuni Japanese braised pork? We find out【Taste test】

This taste test was nothing short of a porky paradise.

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We try out Pizza Hut Taiwan’s Ramen Pizza, try to figure out its national identity

Pizza Hut has stretched the limits of the form with ramen pizza, so we grabbed a bowl. Er, slice.

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All-you-can-eat yakiniku in Shinjuku for less than 10 bucks!

Today, I Feel Like a Pig” is our favourite new yakiniku joint in Tokyo right now.

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Okinawa soul food: We try the most epic pork and egg onigiri rice balls in Japan

A fistful of a feast, these rare treats are more like burgers than rice balls.

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Factory-outlet bacon and other pork products found in Fukuoka laundromat vending machine

Purchasing slightly defective cured meats while doing a load of laundry has never been easier!

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Kyoto cheap travel tip: Gas up with 2.2 pounds of pork cutlet fried rice curry for 12 bucks【Pics】

Need to fuel yourself through a whole day of sightseeing? Kitchen Gon is the place to eat.

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Mighty, meaty Tokyo ramen joint flips script by overflowing the bowl with delicious chashu pork

Delicious noodles and broth take up supporting roles as MEAT becomes the star of the show.

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Packs of pig vaginas for sale at Japanese market disgust/intrigue Internet【Photos】

Flat-grilled pig vaginas! They’re…[censored]-lickin’ good?

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Scandal rocks McDonald’s Kanto-Kansai burger election, Tokyo Roast Beef Burger caught lying to voters

Revelation of “pork” in the Roast Beef Burger is sure to impact this crucial election.

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Japan’s Domino’s Pizza commercial features chickens, pigs, and a huge serving of weird 【Video】

Now we know what our pizzas are doing when we’re not watching.

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Fashion brand Diesel is now selling curry in Tokyo thanks to latest stylish cuisine crossover

Sure, Diesel can make a nice pair of jeans, but can it handle curry and deep-fried ham?

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McDonald’s Japan adds deep-fried cheese cutlet sandwiches to its menu

The soon-to-be-revived sandwich is so cheesy, and we mean that in the most complimentary way.

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Japanese citrus farmers deal with crop-stealing wild boars by killing them, selling their meat

When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. When it hands you wild boars, make sausages.

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Japanese noodle lovers go crazy for tank-shaped pork ramen served up at … a convenience store!

There’s so much to love about this surprising ramen dish.

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Muslim man goes on hunger strike after being served ham at Yokohama immigration center

A Muslim man being detained at a Yokohama immigration center was served pork and has gone on a hunger strike in protest.

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We pig out on tonkatsu at Marugo, the Michelin-approved breaded pork palace【Taste Test】

Our reporters made pigs of themselves at Marugo, a pork cutlet restaurant featured in the 2016 Tokyo Michelin Guide.

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This is what ramen with 100 slices of chashu roast pork looks like

Earlier this month, we decided to find out just how many hard-boiled eggs you can fit into a bowl of ramen/human stomach, and found out that 10 was a doable and delicious number. But while an egg is a nice accent to a bowl of Japan’s favorite kind of noodles, the king of ramen toppings is chashu, the slice of roast pork that adds some heft and protein to the meal.

Most ramen in Japan comes with a solitary slice of chashu, but some places allow you to pile on more pork. Since we’d already gone with ten times the normal amount of toppings with eggs, we decided to raise the scale to the second power and chow down on a bowl of ramen with 100 slices of chashu.

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Would you eat a pig-shaped fried pork cutlet?

Japan is known around the world for its immaculately presented cuisine. So when this photo appeared on Twitter a couple of days ago, people were instantly shocked and confused.

Could this be a new dish from a little-known restaurant out in the deep reaches of the countryside? Or could it be a hoax; the result of some fiddling on Photoshop to add a pig’s head and trotters to an everyday piece of fried pork cutlet?

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Maybe it’s all the influence from the image of butchers in cartoons and movies, but when I think of wet markets and butchers, the first image that comes to mind is usually that of a middle-aged man with a fairly impressive stature wearing an apron and wielding a huge butcher’s knife.

Being a butcher is rather physically demanding, and as such, there are fewer females working as butchers than there are males, and certainly way fewer young pretty girls butchering meat for a living. So when somebody discovered a beautiful young lady butcher at a market in Taipei and uploaded a photo of her online, it caused a huge buzz and she became an Internet sensation overnight. The beautiful butcher certainly didn’t pick up the butchering as a hobby. In fact, she gave up going to college to become a butcher. Find out more after the break!

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