taste test

Miniature Japanese ramen cakes are a rare, locally guarded secret

Like a tiny plastic model from a gacha capsule toy machine, but totally edible.

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I can’t believe it’s not fish eggs? Taste-testing Japan’s imitation “almost ikura”【Photos】

Is substitute salmon roe the budget-friendly food we’ve been hoping for?

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New cafe reimagines sushi burgers, serves food like plastic displays

A dream come true for anyone who’s ever wanted to eat those plastic food samples.

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The Japan-exclusive Pepsi for fried chicken is here, but is it good?【Taste test】

A cola specifically for karaage is exactly the kind of drink we want.

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Taste testing popular Korean and Japanese snacks that look similar: Pocky vs. Pepero

Which came first–the Pocky or the Pepero?

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Japan’s hoya is a straight-up edible video game monster, and here’s how to prepare/eat it【Photos】

Today in the SoraKitchen: Taste-testing a regional delicacy that only one part of Japan isn’t terrified by.

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We create the Ultimate Giga Big Mac, and it’s the best Big Mac we’ve ever tasted

Behold the Big Mac in its ultimate form.

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What kind of magic happens when you put Japanese combini pastries into a hot sandwich maker?

Melon bread and more goes into the hot sandwich maker for our kashipan taste-test experiment.

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We found the “world’s best breakfast” at this Japanese hotel, and it was not cheap【Taste test】

This premium-priced Kobe breakfast broke our brain, but did it make our heart sing or just our wallet cry?

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Which Japanese conveyor belt sushi chain has the best bintoro sushi?【Taste test】

Sharpen your sushi knowledge with an in-depth look at a popular restaurant item.

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Godiva creates a new drink with Japanese sake starter

A celebration of rice, all in a Belgian chocolate drink. 

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Mister Donut’s new Angel Fruit series elevates angel cream doughnuts, takes taste buds to heaven

R.I.P. taste buds, it was nice knowing you. 

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Starbucks Japan’s Melon Frappuccino: One of the most memorable drinks in recent history

Melon upon melon upon melon upon melon upon melon…

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Cold curry? Mujirushi makes one of our favorite hot meals chilly, but does that make it good?

Is this the edible summer savior we’ve been looking for?

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Doughnuts and fried chicken come together in new Mister Donut Burger

Is this fried monstrosity worth the calories? 

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Japan has instant ramen booster packs, and we’re not even trying to restrain ourselves【Taste test】

We throw every booster pack we can get our hands on into one Cup Noodle for decadent density.

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Do different brands of Japanese tofu taste different? We try all the supermarket types to find out

You’ll never shop for tofu in Japan the same way again.

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“It’s Rice! Toast” recipe from Japan gives us an edible paradox for breakfast【Recipe, taste test】

The key ingredient in “girl’s hair-flavored fried chicken” returns in yet another surprising place.

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Japanese convenience store teams up with centuries-old matcha shop for a very modern tea ceremony

Family Mart gives us a tea ceremony to go this summer.

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Frozen Japanese sake: A fantastic way to make easy summer cocktails

Sparkling sake becomes slushie sake this summer.

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