taste test

Eating Burger King’s “hottest meat wall” ever    【Taste Test】

Will we be able to defeat the meat and heat of the Strong Magma?

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We buy oysters from a Japanese vending machine

Raw seafood and a microwave is today’s weird vending machine find of the day. 

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We tried cocoa soy-sauce paste and opened up a whole new world of possibilities【Taste test】

You might not like it right away, but you’ll definitely be hooked.

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Instant vs. Restaurant Ramen Project: Ippudo spicy miso tonkotsu battle【Taste test】

Can the 7-Eleven version match the majesty of the Hakata original?

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We eat the gyoza dumpling-flavored Pizza Sand from Family Mart, savor its identity crisis【Taste Test】

So what does a gyoza dumpling-flavored pizza sandwich taste like? Time to find out.

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What’s the difference between Hong Kong pineapple bun and Japanese melon bread?

P.K. Sanjun gets schooled on all that is good and carbs. 

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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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Mos Burger’s new Mac and Cheese burger: Does it taste as good as it looks?

We find out if this is the best way to introduce Mac ‘n’ Cheese virgins to the delights of the unfamiliar western dish.

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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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Tokyo’s new chocolate ramen smothers us with attentive affection for Valentine’s Day【Taste test】

Chocolate and matcha green tea aren’t even half of the surprises here.

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We try 7-Eleven’s newly recreated Pork Ramen and are blown away by its level of perfection

This ready-made, microwavable ramen comes close to something you can get in a restaurant!

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Godiva curry bread from a convenience store? Only in Japan…but should it exist at all?

A company known for neither curry nor bread combines both at a budget price.

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What it’s like to eat a wild game burger from Lotteria Japan

Could a burger like this end up going mainstream?

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We eat Japan’s oldest sweet, available at only one store in all of Japan

Edo period confectionery store learnt the secret recipe from a monk on a mountain in Kyoto. 

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Does Ippudo’s new plant-based tonkotsu ramen really taste like pork?

Veggie tonkotsu vs original tonkotsu from Japan’s premier tonkotsu specialist chain.

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Nissin develops instant-yakisoba-flavored instant yakisoba UFO【Taste Test】

The alpha and omega of special-edition flavors.

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Japanese ramen chain gives us chocolate with our noodles to celebrate Valentine’s Day

Mr Sato takes us on a dance with the devil, but will this turn out to be a sweet memory? 

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We try Dom Dom Burger’s new limited-time-only Spicy Cod Roe Thick Egg Omelet Burger

Do Japanese ingredients like mentaiko and shiso make a good sandwich?

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