taste test

We try Japan’s new Starbucks Frappuccino with first-ever almond milk whipped cream

Will this season’s limited-edition non-dairy milk beverages be a tasty revelation or a crushing disappointment? 

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Beef jerky curry rice? We’d never have thought of it, but Tengu proves it’s awesome【Taste test】

A very nice jerky idea.

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Mos Burger’s new super-thick sliced bread: Is it as good as their burgers? 【Taste Test】

Fast food chain brings out a bread so buttery it doesn’t need butter.

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Are Mister Donut’s new sakura and matcha doughnuts all they’ve been hyped up to be?

A 161-year-old green tea company from Kyoto takes the helm for new “Blooming Matcha” collection.

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We spice up our fermented soybeans with curry powder flavored natto【Taste Test】

How will the power of curry fare against one of Japan’s most notorious dishes?

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McDonald’s Japan’s first-ever rice fish burger is here, but was it worth the wait?【Taste test】

The Gohan Fish is more than just a Filet-O-Fish with rice.

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We eat hoya sea squirts out of a can, enjoy a tasty regional delicacy from the comfort of home

Sea squirts, also known as sea pineapples, are a rare find in most parts of Japan, but now they come in canned form!

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Japanese restaurant combines solo shabu shabu dining with the fun of a sushi train

Proof that eating out on your own in Japan can be better than dining with company. 

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Hey, does this Calpis taste funny? Taste-testing the new Calpis Water【Taste test】

Japan’s favorite yogurt-based soft drink gets a new recipe.

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We try making Nisshin’s Jijimi Korean Pancakes in a cup kit【SoraKitchen】

Get all of that Korean cuisine goodness without the mess.

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Eating Burger King’s “hottest meat wall” ever    【Taste Test】

Will we be able to defeat the meat and heat of the Strong Magma?

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We buy oysters from a Japanese vending machine

Raw seafood and a microwave is today’s weird vending machine find of the day. 

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We tried cocoa soy-sauce paste and opened up a whole new world of possibilities【Taste test】

You might not like it right away, but you’ll definitely be hooked.

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Instant vs. Restaurant Ramen Project: Ippudo spicy miso tonkotsu battle【Taste test】

Can the 7-Eleven version match the majesty of the Hakata original?

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We eat the gyoza dumpling-flavored Pizza Sand from Family Mart, savor its identity crisis【Taste Test】

So what does a gyoza dumpling-flavored pizza sandwich taste like? Time to find out.

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What’s the difference between Hong Kong pineapple bun and Japanese melon bread?

P.K. Sanjun gets schooled on all that is good and carbs. 

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Ichiran ramen vs. Ichiran instant ramen: The ultimate taste test right outside the store

Running out of the ramen restaurant to eat its instant version seconds afterwards on the street is the kind of reporting you won’t get anywhere else.

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Ichiran’s first-ever instant ramen: How does it stack up to the chain’s original noodles?

We taste a tonkotsu ramen 20 years in the making.

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We try Starbucks Japan’s new sakura Frappuccino and latte【Taste Test】

Sure, they look great–but will this year’s cherry blossom drinks be any better than previous years?

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Mos Burger’s new Mac and Cheese burger: Does it taste as good as it looks?

We find out if this is the best way to introduce Mac ‘n’ Cheese virgins to the delights of the unfamiliar western dish.

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