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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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Michelin Guide gyoza in Tokyo: Worthy of the accolade?

We put these internationally lauded dumplings to the test.

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Curry Bread Cider: A drink with an unforgettable aftertaste【Taste Test】

Sure we love Japanese Curry Pan, but do we love to drink it?

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Onikun: Epic onigiri so big they’re half demon, half rice ball

Exciting range includes a new take on the rice burger, and it’s only available at one convenience store chain. 

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What it’s like to get a haircut at Japan’s oldest barber shop

Styling tips from fifth-generation owner of a business that began before samurai were allowed to cut their top-knots.

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New Yakult desserts now available at special concept store in Tokyo

Yakult’s first foray into the sweets world proves Lactobacillus can be decadently delicious.

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We buy Vladimir Putin chocolate from the Red Square Russian shop in Tokyo

President Putin chocolate is one of five recommended items you can buy at this specialty food store.

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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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KFC sells rice bowls in Japan, but are they finger-lickin’ good? 【Taste Test】

We try the little-known Kentadon, sold at select stores around Japan.

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Move over, garlic gyoza — it’s time to try squid ink, habanero, seaweed, and taco dumplings

We play Russian Roulette with some surprising flavours.

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We try Japan’s new French toast ice cream

Could this be the dream ice cream we’ve been searching for?

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We try Domino’s Japan’s new pizza rice bowls

Chain’s first-ever dough-free pizzas remind us of another popular Japanese-fusion dish. 

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Gyoza Cider: Possibly the worst drink we’ve ever tasted

Join us for a taste test…that sends shockwaves through our senses.

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Starbucks Japan’s new Strawberry Frappuccino: The next best thing to being in Wimbledon right now

Boring old strawberry or a surprising flavour with an interesting backstory?

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Starbucks celebrates 25 years in Japan by adding four new limited-time coffee drinks to the menu

A sublime Coffee Tiramisu Frappuccino is just one of the tasty new offerings. 

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Starbucks Japan’s Chai Chocolate Frappuccino requires a whole new ordering system

A new limited-edition beverage that can’t be purchased over the counter. 

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What to buy at Daiso’s new Standard Products store in Tokyo

Look out, Muji and Ikea — this 100-yen store chain is coming to steal your customers.

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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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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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We try blue beer made with drift ice from Hokkaido

Drift Ice Draft even looks like sea ice from the north when it’s poured.

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