taste test

Does adding sake to your instant ramen make it taste better? We try Japan’s latest food trend

Brilliant noodle upgrade, or waste of perfectly good rice wine?

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We try the new Sanrio character McFlurry from McDonald’s Japan

Come with us as we bite into Pompompurin!

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Honey and butter-flavored purple sweet potato snacks sound too good to be true, but they’re here!

A popular Okinawan treat gets a crispy crunch. Join us on a taste-test of delicious proportions!

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Starbucks Japan’s new Nectarine Frappuccinos – Are they peachy keen? 【Taste test】

We headed to our local Starbucks branch for the debut of the Bavarian cream-enhanced dessert drink.

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Baskin Robbins Japan releases spicy habanero sundae and glow-in-the-dark ice cream for Halloween

We say R.I.P. to our tastebuds because they’ll never be the same again.

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Taste-testing McDonald’s Japan-exclusive caramel shakes【Taste test】

We’ll take any excuse to drink shakes, but was this new temptation, over a century in the making, worth the wait?

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Starbucks Mooncakes: a beautiful and delicious take on a traditional product

Only available in certain countries for a limited time, these regional cakes come with a number of gorgeous details.

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Comparing the new made-in-China Oreos to the made-in-Japan ones we knew and loved【Taste test】

RocketNews24’s Meg pits the two cookies against each other, and also tosses made-in-China-for-China Oreos into the fray.

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Putting Japanese soy sauce on ice cream: Just crazy enough to work? 【Taste test】

If green tea, Japan’s favorite traditional drink, can make desserts better, why not its most important seasoning, too…right? Right?!?

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We try the new Krispy Kreme Halloween doughnuts before their official release!

From a melon soda monster to a mummy filled with purple ooze, these awesome new designs and flavours make this range one of their best releases yet!

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Popcorn and lemon tea? The unlikely combo is here for a limited time, so of course we had to try!

When life gives you lemons, make lemon tea-flavored popcorn!

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One of Japan’s best-kept ice cream secrets…is hiding at a home improvement center? 【Taste test】

Meg shows us further proof that no matter where you go in Japan, you’re never very far away from something that tastes really good.

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We visit the Häagen-Dazs pop-up cafe in Tokyo for limited-edition ice cream desserts and drinks

The limited-time menu includes croissants, granita, and shakes made with mini tubs of Häagen-Dazs ice cream.

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Which is the real winner of McDonald’s Japan v. America burger throwdown? Here’s our taste test!

McDonald’s Japan recently introduced two new burgers representing Japan and the U.S. in a sandwich showdown. We conduct a taste test with our Japanese sister site to see which takes burger supremacy.

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We gave McDonald’s new honey mustard fries a taste to see if they’re worth your time!【Taste Test】

Not as bold a combination as chocolate fries, but still a tasty match made in fast food heaven.

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What’s it like to eat Japan’s crazy “mud ramen?” We find out!【Taste test】

The thickest ramen in Japan is like no bowl of noodles we’ve ever had before.

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New Häagen-Dazs ice cream: Salty Vanilla and Caramel and Japonais Black Syrup Kinako Red Bean

Both these limited-edition Japan releases contain new ingredients used for the first time ever in the history of the company.

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We take on the “Giga Monster Burger” at Teddy’s Bigger Burger【Taste Test】

Two of our reporters try to tackle this 20-centimeter (8-inch) burger tower!

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How does 27-year-old coffee taste? We find out with another fearless taste test 【Video】

What else are we supposed to wash down our 16-year-old ramen with?

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Ramen, fish, and turtle all on the menu at Japan’s most crazily comprehensive ice cream shop

I scream, you scream, we all scream for…snake-flavored ice cream?

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