taste test

Tokyo’s fried-chicken cooking robot is here, and here’s a guide to help you use it【Photos】

Mr. Sato puts the culinary skills of Lawson’s Karaage-kun Robo to a taste test.

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Sushi burritos come to Tokyo with the opening of Beeat in Tokyo, and we tried three for ourselves

In the biggest sushi-loving town on the planet, can this unique twist on Japan’s food culture succeed?

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We try Starbucks Japan’s new Pistachio Christmas Tree Frappuccino drinks

Starbucks’ new limited-edition holiday drinks are designed to look like decorated Christmas trees…but do they taste like them?

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We try Starbucks Japan’s new White Chocolate Snow Frappuccino drinks

Plus drink out of a cute limited-edition polar bear head glass.

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Which American-inspired Japanese McDonald’s sandwich stacks up? We munch all four to find out!

The Texas and Idaho burgers and McMuffins have hit branches across Japan, and we send our man on the ground to tear into them.

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Taste-testing Japan’s crazy-expensive 3,240-yen (US$29) persimmon

We bought one of Japan’s shockingly expensive gift fruits as a gift for ourselves.

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Fried Oyster Ice Cream: the taste of the sea in a Japanese soft serve dessert【Taste Test】

One of Japan’s most intriguing flavour pairings

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We try the “Ramen Roll” sandwich, because why not have a bowl of ramen on a hot dog bun?

Does the Ramen Roll live up to the reputation of its popular cousin, the Yakisoba Roll?

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We investigate 7-Eleven’s new Crunchy Chocolate Mille Crêpes Cake, shiver with decadence

We’re struck senseless by the seductive dessert, and take an array of scintillating shots to show off its sexy side.

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Taste-testing Tokyo’s 100-times spicy, and sweatiest, udon noodles【Photos, video】

Noodles are so hot you have to get a special permission ticket before ordering them.

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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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