taste test

We fall in love with a bucket of Japanese custard pudding【Taste test】

Something else to check off our bucket (of pudding) list.

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Salt Milk Bean Paste…Omelette? Japanese bakery adds a surprise to its cake section

A new treat that’s got everyone talking.

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When life gives you McDonald’s curry sauce, make…curry rice!

How successful with this experiment be? 

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We ate all eight kinds of cold noodles from 7-Eleven and here’s our favourites【Taste test】

Chilled noodles are the perfect summer meal, but which ones reign supreme?

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Starbucks Japan brings back three regional-exclusive Jimoto Frappuccinos for a limited time

Only three prefectures have been deemed worthy of a re-release. 

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Mega Nigiri Sushi in Okinawa is top quality AND super cheap, a unicorn in the sushi world

Looking for top-quality sushi at an incredibly low price in the capital of Okinawa? This hidden gem will tick all your boxes. 

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Is Japan’s new pain-in-the-butt instant ramen also a joy in the stomach?【Taste test】

Cup Noodle maker tells us upfront that this is going to be a hassle, but is it worth the time and energy?

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Say hello to the Big Bomb Onigiri, a beast of a Japanese rice ball

Famous rice-producing region goes big with a huge offering to attract customers.

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Waiter, there’re 100 crickets in my soup! We try make-it-yourself Cricket Ramen【Taste Test】

Why settle for just one cricket when you can eat one hundred?

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Watermelon soup? We test out a strangely alluring recipe from Ajinomoto【Recipe】

Going beyond watermelon smoothies with watermelon gazpacho.

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Sukiyabashi Jiro Sushi Rice: How good is rice from Japan’s legendary sushi restaurant?

Recreating the expensive restaurant experience at home with authentic ingredients, at a fraction of the price you’d usually pay for them.

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Bacon and Egg Sauce Katsudon: A new way to eat breakfast in Japan

Join us as we attempt to eat this pork cutlet bowl first thing in the morning.

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Our matcha skeptic finds green tea dessert for people who don’t like green tea sweets【Taste test】

We get a surprise as we continue our search for Japan’s best cafe shaved ice.

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Takoyaki…inarizushi? New fusion food boggles the mind in Japan

Japanese food breaks out of the mould for a new adventure in flavour.

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Lindt’s new “Nagano Purple” celebrates a rare luxury Japanese grape variety

Introducing Japan to a new world of fruit flavour.

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Best Reuben sandwich in Tokyo? An American expat’s recommendation

Our reporter moves away from Japanese cream-and-fruit sandwiches and tries a Reuben for the first time.

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Which Japanese conveyor belt sushi chain has the best aosa miso soup?【Taste test】

We find some big differences in how the big four chains prepare this classic sushi restaurant side order.

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KFC debuts mint chocolate dipping sauce for chicken in South Korea【Taste Test】

A food review we never thought we’d have to make, and it’s not entirely glowing. 

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Sweet mochi beer? Yamanashi sweets maker teams up with craft brewer for Kuromitsu Black

Far Yeast Brewing takes inspiration from Shingen Mochi for a unique new craft beer.

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New spreadable French Toast from Japan is a game-changer

The easiest way to make French toast? Simply spread it on bread!

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