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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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Japanese firework catapults a teddy bear into the sky

Proof that people in Japan really are spoilt with crazy, unusual goods. 

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Japanese Sumi Toaster brings charcoal cooking technology to sliced bread

A new way to create the perfect slice of toast.

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Yoshinoya’s wagyu beef box for Japanese politicians

We eat an exclusive menu item inside the National Diet Building.

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Fukushima peaches: Worthy of the praise given to them by foreign Olympics teams?

Australia and the United States have been vocal about their love for these Japanese peaches, so we buy a box and try them out. 

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We try Starbucks’ new Strawberry Choux Cream Frappuccino

Sure, we love puff pastry, but what’s it like to drink it?

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Beautiful cans of cake become a viral hit in Japan

We lift the lid on a rare beauty that everyone wants to try right now. 

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Testing out a Japanese rice cooker bag from a 100-yen store

Is this the next best thing to investing in an actual rice cooker?

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Curry Land: A Mecca in Tokyo for Japanese curry fans

A unique store filled with curries from around the country, featuring unusual local ingredients.

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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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