taste test

Starbucks releases new ice cream bowls for a limited time in Japan!

You’ll want to get in quick to nab this exclusive free present. 

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In search of the elusive Sea Urchin Butter from Kaldi【Taste test】

Our reporter is bitter no one but her ever bought her a better butter, like Uni Butter.

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Which Japanese convenience store sells the best beef stew?【Taste test】

Lawson, Family Mart and 7-Eleven battle it out for victory over our taste buds.

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Which Japanese convenience store sells the best onigiri rice balls?【Taste test】

Mr Sato gives us his verdict, and stumbles upon the Onigi Remix — a new way to combine them and eat them all! 

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Transparent soy sauce is a thing — we saw it, we tried it, we’re confused by it

Our resident soy sauce fanatic gives it a try and breaks her brain in the process.

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Which Japanese convenience store sells the best pizzas?【Taste test】

Lawson, Family Mart and 7-Eleven go head-to-head in a cheesy showdown. 

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Japanese vending machine serves up Wagyu beef steaks in the countryside

Serving sirloin 24 hours a day, 365 days a year!

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Starbucks Japan’s new festive Frappuccino puts a local twist on an American favourite

New drink is said to have a taste unique to Japan, but what does our Japanese reporter think about it?

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Subway Japan releases its “heaviest sub in history”

But is the Wild Clubhouse truly as wild as they say it is?

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Okonomiyaki you can eat with one hand? We try a revolutionary new frozen food【Taste test】

How do you transform a flat saucy food into a handheld form, and is it any good?

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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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Japanese convenience store Lawson releases new ultra-cheap 200-yen (US$1.75) bento【Taste test】

Can cheap lightning strike twice?

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Sushi chain bento combines raw fish with…sukiyaki?

Cooked beef and raw fish combo makes us rethink everything we thought we knew about seafood.

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Mitsuimo tart “caramelized sweet potato tart” ice cream hits the shelves at Lawson convenience stores

Häagen-Dazs Japan rolls out a perfect, leveled-up mitsuimo sweet treat for this autumn season.

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Yoshinoya has a semi-secret chicken bowl you won’t find anywhere on its website【Taste test】

The toridon quietly appears at select branches of the gyudon king.

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Our Japanese-born reporter tries California-grown rice, gets his mind blown【Taste test】

His friend warned him about Calrose rice. Should he have listened?

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We eat at three Japanese family restaurants to find the one with the best-value breakfast

At which Family Restaurant do you get the best meal for your money at breakfast time? We find out!

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Japan’s new Sachertorte Häagen-Dazs is filled with unexpected surprises

Rich chocolate cake becomes a luxury ice cream with a sweet message.

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Weird Japanese vending machine comes with a heartwarming twist

Serving up unusual items with a side of generous customer service.

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Christmas in a cup or festive fail? We try Starbucks Japan’s first Frappuccino for the holidays

New limited-edition flavour may not be the star of this year’s festivities.

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