taste test

McDonald’s Japan now has a double cheeseburger with rice buns, and people are raving about it

We try the limited-edition Gohan Dabuchi that’s got everyone talking.

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We try NEXT MEATS meatless yakiniku: Does it live up to our meat-lover expectations?

We investigate whether NEXT MEATS meatless karubi and harami make for a satisfying and delicious yakiniku dinner.

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Mos Burger vs Burger King: Which chip butty is better?

Burger chain’s new Fake Burger starts a serious craving for chips in our office.

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Unusual Japanese ice creams take your taste buds on a trip around Japan

Journey from the north to south of the country with this collection of rare, region-exclusive ice creams.

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We try Burger King Japan’s “Fake Burger”, a chip butty on steroids

French fry filling isn’t the only thing that makes this limited-time special so tasty.

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We eat at Japan’s first-ever ramen restaurant, finally reopened after 44 years

Tasting history at Rairaiken, the restaurant that introduced Japan to ramen over 100 years ago.

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Melon bread showdown! Which Japanese convenience store melon pan is the one for you?【Taste test】

Comparing the big three Japanese convenience stores’ versions of the country’s number-one sweet bread.

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KFC Japan now has a luxury truffle burger

We try the creamy rich sandwich that everyone in Japan is raving about. 

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Convenience store Mini Stop’s new Gyoza Dog is must-try for all Gyoza fans! 【Taste test】

With all the flavors of a pot sticker in the perfect portion size, you can’t go wrong with the Gyoza Dog!

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Energy Milk from Japan is the new way to power up your day

Move aside, energy drinks, there’s a new mother in town. 

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Kandaba, moui, and sakuna: We have fun taste-testing Okinawan fruits and vegetables

Our reporter samples 11 types of produce unfamiliar to her in order to crown the overall victors and losers of the island diet.

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We track down rare Ramen Pringles, sold only at special vending machines in Japan

New Japan-only Pringles flavour is an adventure hunt!

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Ultimate bachelor chow recipe: Cheeseburger-style furikake toast【SoraKitchen】

Can Japan’s favorite lazy rice topping work its magic on bread too?

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Savoring Japan’s new sweet potato sandwich!【Pics, taste test】

Pumpkin spice, move aside. It’s tuber season!

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Our reporter eats the new “apple pie” flavor yakisoba noodles, so no one else has to

P.K. Sanjun bravely faces down notorious noodle company Peyoung’s latest concoction. Can yakisoba really taste like apple pie?

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Class is in session with Starbucks’ new college sweet potato Frappuccino【Taste test】

A traditional autumn treat arrives as its star ingredient comes into season.

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Krispy Kreme Japan’s Halloween donuts are crammed with rich autumnal flavors【Taste Test】

Purple potatoes, pumpkins and caramels abound in Krispy Kreme’s tasty monster harvest.

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We eat all-you-can-eat monster burgers at Burger King

One slender Japanese man ate six of these four-patty burgers in 30 minutes

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What’s for dinner? A US$113/3.3-pound sushi bowl from one of Japan’s favorite cheap restaurants

Kappazushi is usually a friend to our budget…and maybe it still is with the Mega-size Crab and Salmon Roe Sushi Rice Bowl.

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All-you-can-eat Burger King is coming to Japan with a monster burger on board

Diners will find it hard to eat more than one burger in 30 minutes, but this is a food challenge our Mr Sato has been years in training for. 

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