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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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Avocado Tiramisu Cake: Japan’s newest must-try dessert

Sell-out cake from popular Japanese cafe chain presents a new frontier for avocado.

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We try Japan’s new Starbucks Frappuccino with first-ever almond milk whipped cream

Will this season’s limited-edition non-dairy milk beverages be a tasty revelation or a crushing disappointment? 

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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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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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We try Starbucks Japan’s new sakura Frappuccino and latte【Taste Test】

Sure, they look great–but will this year’s cherry blossom drinks be any better than previous years?

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Rainbow mille crepes brighten up the food scene in Tokyo

We try the colourful sweet that’s becoming all the rage on social media.

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McDonald’s Japan’s new Touch manga collab: Does it really capture the bittersweet taste of youth?

Fried chicken and a hugely popular high school baseball series is a surprise collaboration we never saw coming.

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Medi Lift: the Japanese beauty product that promises facelift results without surgery

Will two weeks in this mask give our reporter cheekbones to die for? 

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Combining two of Burger King’s one-pound beef burgers for an extreme fast food challenge

Like eating more than five Big Macs in one sitting.

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Mos Burger’s new luxury burger contains 0.18 percent alcohol

Limited-edition burger promises to give diners a “charge” for winter.

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We try Burger King’s first-ever bunless burger in Japan

One pound of beef with no bread turns out to be a very extreme experience.

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Croissant gyoza: Pie-like dumplings take Japan by storm

This gyoza with a flaky croissant crust is so sought after it took a year for our order to arrive.

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McDonald’s Japan now has a double cheeseburger with rice buns, and people are raving about it

We try the limited-edition Gohan Dabuchi that’s got everyone talking.

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Mos Burger vs Burger King: Which chip butty is better?

Burger chain’s new Fake Burger starts a serious craving for chips in our office.

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