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7-Eleven now has make-it-yourself smoothies in Japan, and they’re amazing

New machine in stores makes life very convenient. 

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Japanese oden maker revolutionises the way we eat at home…with a few adjustments

New kitchen gadget lets you live out your 7-Eleven oden dreams at home. 

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Three unusual Japanese curries to celebrate Regional Retort Curry Day

Plus, find out what it takes to register a special day like this in Japan.

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Milk Tea Maker from Japan is a life-changer

How to make a never-ending supply of cafe-quality milk tea at home…all at the push of a button. 

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We do battle with the King Yeti from Burger King Japan

Who will come out victorious in this bare-fisted, white-knuckle clash between man and meat sweats?

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Which Japanese conveyor belt sushi chain has the best ikura sushi?【Taste test】

We go round Japan’s top kaitenzushi chains to find the best place to go for salmon roe.

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McDonald’s Japan attempts to seduce us with its new Beef Stew Pie

It looks like an apple pie from the outside, but the filling is one we’ve never seen at the Golden Arches before. 

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KFC puts its own spin on Japanese flavours with the new Katsu and Fillet Burger

When fried chicken just isn’t enough to satisfy your cravings.

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Why work from home when you can work from a Japanese cat town?

Well, there are a few reasons, actually. 

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Ramen tea? Unusual drink is hot in more than ways than one

Sure, it looks like ordinary tea, but the taste is…well, something else entirely.

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Shichimi Togarashi Beer takes Japan’s famous spice mix to a whole new level

Edo-period creator could never have predicted this new development.

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The difference between McDonald’s in Japan and Spain

It’s not just the Prosciutto Burger on the menu. 

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Ippudo tonkotsu ramen broth in a can: the hottest drink of the season?

Well, this turned out to be completely different to what we were expecting. 

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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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We try the Home Run Burger, available at only one Freshness Burger outlet in Japan

A special treat for baseball fans.

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Mos Burger’s new “Focaccia Sand” surprises us with its long sausage

Join us as we find the answer to the question “what the heck does glamping sauce really taste like?” 

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Japanese ramen chain has some hidden treats on the menu

A new way to enjoy your gyoza and ramen.

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“Science of deliciousness” steak-and-coffee chips, developed by analysing human taste sensors

A whacky science experiment designed to engage all your taste receptors at the same time. 

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Japan now has “Gyoza for Athletes”, thanks to figure skating Olympian Yuzuru Hanyu 【Taste test】

Gyoza suppliers to the Tokyo Olympics create a cheat meal that’s no longer a cheat meal.

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Nissin Cup Noodle flavours become Umaibo snacks, and we try every one of them

This sought-after limited-edition series is so rare it can’t be purchased in stores.

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