taste test

No tricks, double treats as we try Starbucks Japan’s Halloween Witch and Princess Frappuccinos

Two enchanting newcomers just showed up at Starbucks, and we’re here to let you know which is right for you.

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We try the new Pringles instant cup ramen and yakisoba fried noodles from Japan

Which one is tastier: Sour Cream and Onion yakisoba or Jalapeño and Onion cup ramen?

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We taste makunouchi bento at four Japanese convenience store chains【Taste comparison】

Our reporter shares which version of this classic style of bento (all for 430 yen/US$3.83 or under) overwhelmingly stole his heart and stomach.

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It looks like a block of wood, but that’s one of Japanese cooking’s most important ingredients

Mr. Sato tries his hand at grating his own katsuobushi, and explains why you should too.

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We taste McDonald’s Japan’s brand-new garlic burger, shrimp sandwich, and more

How do the Gran Garlic Pepper, Ebi Filet-o, and Teriyaki Chicken Filet-o sandwiches stack up to McDonald’s regular fare?

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Russian Roulette Bread: The frightening new treat at Japanese convenience stores【Taste test】

We test our luck with a new nine-person party snack that threatens to shoot our taste buds with wasabi.

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Matcha Lindor balls: Lindt adds first-ever Japanese flavour to its popular chocolate range

We try the new green tea chocolate, which will only be released in Asia and Australia.

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We ate “pizza-buns” from four different Japanese convenience stores to find which reigns supreme

There can only be bun.

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We crunch into autumn with Starbucks Japan’s new Crispy Sweet Potato Frappuccino【Taste test】

The Japan-exclusive dessert drink is topped with a traditional snack that’s been loved by Japanese people for generations.

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Taste-testing Japan’s extra-expensive handmade Kit Kat Moleson line

At 500 yen (US$4.50) a stick, these are no ordinary Kit Kats.

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The best way to drink Japanese sake? From an edible squid bottle!

After this taste test, you’ll never want to go back to using regular drinking vessels again.

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Turn a cheap ice cream into a luxury dessert with katsuobushi bonito fish flakes

This surprising recipe creates a richer, more flavourful bowl of ice cream.

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Japanese bakery’s new Vegan Curry Bread is awesome enough to please even carnivores【Taste test】

Looking for a quick, take-out vegan meal option in Japan? Here’s a new twist on a Japanese bakery favorite.

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Eating a scoop of the night sky with Japan’s latest beautiful convenience store sweet【Taste Test】

We’ve always got space for dessert, and today we’ve got space for space dessert!

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This is what a 10,000-yen (US$92) Tokyo bento boxed lunch looks like【Taste test】

It’s more than 10 times more expensive than a typical bento, but is this Tokyo Station luxury worth the price?

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We try 7-Eleven Japan’s latest fancy desserts: ice cream macarons【Taste test】

Meringue meets ice cream in convenience store chain’s latest summer-themed dessert offering.

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Clear near beer is here! We taste test Japan’s new zero-alcohol, zero-color brew【Taste test】

Suntory wants us to drink its new All-Free All-Time at work, so that’s just what we did.

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Cup Noodle releases new Rare Species Mystery Meat flavor, and we brave it with a taste test

Regular mystery meat not mysterious enough for you? Don’t worry, because Nissin is kicking things up a notch.

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Coca-Cola Japan releases new clear coke this month, we get to try it before it goes on sale

No calories, no colour and, surprisingly, a slightly different flavour to regular Coke.

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Transparent coffee! We taste-test Asahi’s Clear Latte, marvel at Japanese drinks wizardry

SoraNews24 tries the latest offering to clear beverages: Asahi’s Clear Latte. Will it clear our senses with delight or leave us hollow?

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