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7-Eleven Japan’s new Uji Matcha Bavarois keeps an old sweets store’s tradition alive

One of Tokyo’s most famous sweets stores may have closed, but this new dessert honours its legacy.

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We embrace Chigyu, the most controversial beef bowl in Japan

A reminder to eat whatever you love, even if it brands you a dork. 

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Introducing Nomen: Ramen without the noodles【Taste test】

Is this guilt-free way to “eat” noodles a trend that’s going to catch on?

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New Japanese convenience store sandwiches feel like they’re out to kill us

A katsu sandwich and doughnut sandwich so immense they’re simply called “THE Calorie”.

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New “adult” doughnuts in a Pokémon box make us rethink what it means to be a grown-up

Who knew eating chocolate doughnuts could be so bittersweet?

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We tried KFC Japan’s special fried chicken for when you’re drinking booze, have just one complaint

New Ninniku Crispy flavor was designed specifically to pair well with alcoholic beverages.

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Starbucks Japan’s new Christmas Frappuccino: festive fantasy or festive fail?

A nutty way to celebrate the holidays.

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Japan’s Great Gratin Croquette Burger War begins: McDonald’s vs. Lotteria【Taste test】

The battle for the heart and stomach of fast food fans gets started, and our taste buds are the battleground.

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Instant-ramen coated fried chicken appears in Tokyo, instantly makes us hungry, happy【Taste test】

Ikekara makes its way to Japan’s capital.

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Semi-secret fried chicken from Japan’s big-three beef bowl chain Sukiya is worth tracking down

We have no beef with a gyudon place that makes karaage this good.

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120-year-old sweets store keeps Japan’s maritozzo boom alive with a massive specimen

It’s time for a maritozzo rennaissance.

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Burger King Japan’s new Ninniku Garlic Burger does not live up to the hype

We want our money back.

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Hidden in plain sight, low-key sweets shop surviving in Tokyo’s street market is a tasty treasure

Miyako manju blend into the background in Ueno, but stand out from the crowd in flavor.

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Convenience Store Private Brand Showdown: Which of Japan’s Big Three has the best beef curry?

With Japan’s three biggest convenience store chains now all having their own premium brands, it’s time to see whose makes our stomachs the happiest.

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Can our reporters tell fancy specialty store camembert cheese from the convenience store stuff?

Our reporters’ experienced palates are tested once again

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Giant bacon cookies appear at Japan’s Guilty bakery, but do they fill us with remorse?【Taste test】

Mr. Sato takes on a big and bizarre cookie from the new sweets chain.

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Is the new Aerosmith traditional Japanese sweets worth eating, or should you miss this thing?

Taiyaki chain and American rock band form unlikely partnership.

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Do cheese and matcha go together? We find out with Starbucks Japan’s limited-time customisation

A cheesy green tea Frappuccino to celebrate the holidays.

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Japanese convenience store chain wows us with its hidden street food

This is one product that’s too good to be kept a secret.

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Golden ramen in Tokyo costs 1,980 yen instead of 10,000 yen for a limited time!

A deal too good to pass up, but there are limited meals available.

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