taste test

Can we pick out the Japanese premium priced persimmon in this blind taste test?

Premium vs. supermarket — we try to avenge our persimmon failings from five years ago.

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The Fuwatoro Yamaimo Teppan just might be 7-Eleven Japan’s dish of the year【Taste test】

Only available in select areas of Japan!

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Japan has a special foil for roasting sweet potatoes at home, and it’s like having a time machine

Kuro Foil is exactly the kind of culinary black magic we want at this time of year.

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The 5 best Japanese bento to buy at Kyoto Station

These ekiben are a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds.

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The new mustard mayo black pepper yakisoba “Demon King” flavor is here to terrorize tongues

Our reporter’s tastebuds get taunted when he underestimates the true power of the Demon King.

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This Tempura Soba Burger has some famous credentials behind its creation

Will these unlikely bedfellows make for an illicit relationship or sublime harmony?

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Komeda Coffee’s Gratin Croquette Burger is just the comfort food we need this winter

Hot and fried potato, cream, and cheese on a bun–the perfect meal for a winter’s day.

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Sushi birthday cake turns out to be the best present our reporter could’ve ever asked for

With this “jewellery box of the sea”, birthday dinner and dessert is sorted in one meal.

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Aomori Prefecture’s regional soul food is…English Toast lunch pack sandwiches?

Well, this was a bizarre discovery. 

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Black Thunder becomes an epic chocolate dessert at Japanese cafe chain

Tiny chocolate gets a massive overhaul, thanks to the chain known for huge desserts.

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Is ramen without the “men” a Tokyo dining paradox worth experiencing?【Taste test】

Tachikawa Mashi Mashi challenges the concept of what exactly ramen is.

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We try pickling a mysterious fruit gifted to us by a man in the mountains【SoraKitchen】

These delicious pickles are hard to obtain, but even harder to stop eating! Read More

Pokémon Poké Ball rice balls now on sale in Japan, don’t taste like jelly donuts【Taste test】

7-Eleven is the next stop on our quest to become Pokémon food masters.

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Cheese Hamburg Steak Sushi?!? Japanese convenience store chain throws tradition out the window

It’s not the only sushi getting a makeover at Family Mart.

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Bleach Coca-Cola is on sale in Japan and won’t kill you, but how does it taste?【Taste test】

We crack open a can of the crossover between Coca-Cola and the Bleach anime/manga franchise.

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The McDonald’s Hokkaido Salmon Burger is a sell-out hit…outside of Japan【Taste test】

Join us as we track down the elusive burger to find out if it’s worth the hype.

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Eating Japanese katsudon once served in police interrogation rooms

A surprising taste of history in Tokyo.

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Tasting Korea’s sweet that looks like a copy of a remix of a copy of a Japanese sweet but isn’t

The case of Toppo vs. Nude Pepero and Pepero vs. Pocky.

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Best place for street food in Japan? New eating alley in Shinjuku is an Asian foodie’s paradise

Take a look inside Ryu no Miyako Inshokugai, the newest restaurant complex you need to know about.

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The surprising truth about the new Tokyo Cacao Japanese KitKat

Special regional variety is not all it seems. 

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