taste test

We visit the Japanese branch of a Singaporean restaurant serving Singapore-style tempura

What kind of flair does Singaporean tempura have? Let’s find out!

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Pokémon Pinap Berry Juice being served in real world at Tokyo’s Pikachu Sweets cafe【Taste test】

Raise a glass to one of Pokémon’s favorite in-game snacks, which you can now try for yourself!

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Godiva vs. Haagen-Dazs: Who’s got the best limited-edition flavors of spring?

Three different flavors and textures–but one clearly comes out on top

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Wagyu Burger opens in Tokyo, serving up highest-grade beef at reasonable prices

A5 Wagyu is just the start of what makes this is a burger to remember.

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Starbucks celebrates 25 years in Japan by adding four new limited-time coffee drinks to the menu

A sublime Coffee Tiramisu Frappuccino is just one of the tasty new offerings. 

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What’s the difference between Fanta and Premier “Adult” Fanta?【Taste test】

Japan’s nostalgic grape and orange flavours are all grown up.

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All aboard the train station soba restaurant that’s being called the best in Japan

Over 70 years in service, with a very unusual type of noodle on the menu that was developed after World War II. 

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Starbucks Japan’s Chai Chocolate Frappuccino requires a whole new ordering system

A new limited-edition beverage that can’t be purchased over the counter. 

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Asahi Super Dry’s draft beer in a can, the Nama Jockey Can, is here【Taste test】

Bringing the izakaya draft beer experience home.

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Diet-friendly Cup Noodle Pro is here, but does it taste as good as the original version?

We taste-test the new high-protein, low-carb version of the instant ramen king.

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New Noodles and Broth Only cup ramen – Saddest meal ever, or proof that less is more?【Taste test】

New instant noodles don’t even bother trying to replicate restaurant toppings.

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Insider tip leads us to one of the best obento lunchbox finds in Japan!

Value-for-money bentos so good we were tempted to keep the secret to ourselves.

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Kiss Choco Mint: New Japanese drink challenges all our minty preconceptions

“Unprecedented combination” of chocolate mint and carbonic acid surprises us with its flavour.

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We try the new Häagen-Dazs Decorations ice creams in Japan

Has the brand improved on their first release, when its decorations looked more like Chinese food?

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We order microwavable takeout ramen from a ramen shop…but is it as good as eating in-house?

Is getting ramen for takeout even worth it?

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We compare and contrast Starbucks Japan’s 2021 cherry blossom season Frappuccinos【Taste Test】

Am we going insane because of hay fever or are these two just the same drink?

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We try blue beer made with drift ice from Hokkaido

Drift Ice Draft even looks like sea ice from the north when it’s poured.

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Our Japanese reporter eats instant ramen from a bag for (almost) the first time in his life

One little bag of ramen could be enough to change his life forever.

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Avocado Tiramisu Cake: Japan’s newest must-try dessert

Sell-out cake from popular Japanese cafe chain presents a new frontier for avocado.

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Edible Evangelion Angel cores now on the menu at Coco’s Japan【Taste Test】

Special anime meal includes an optional Spear of Longinus to eat it with.

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