taste test (Page 5)

Fried mochi ice cream ramen makes us rethink the way we eat noodles

Menya Musashi’s crazy new take on ramen actually makes it taste like a different famous dish.

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7-Eleven’s edible cat paw proves Japanese convenience store sweets are on a whole other level

New limited-edition  “meow parfait” captures the look and texture of a kitten paw for Cat Day.

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The most delicious way to eat tonkatsu blows people’s minds in Japan

Diners are shocked to learn they’ve been eating tonkatsu the wrong way all their lives.

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Is Japan’s massive Shizuoka steak sandwich really as delicious as it looks in promo photos?

Star of the Shizuoka steak scene comes to Tokyo, and to our stomach.

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Starbucks Japan’s rarest Frappuccino can only be purchased at 15 stores around the country

The My Fruit³ Frappuccino comes in three customisable varieties to suit personal tastes.

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Trying some Umui sauces made only on a remote Japanese island with a population of 50【Taste test】

It’s a saucy little island.

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Is Starbucks Japan’s hot Hanami Sakura Cream better than the Frappuccino?

It’s not just the temperature that makes these two drinks very different. 

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Let’s try all the melon bread types sold by Japanese convenience store Family Mart【Taste test】

One of Japan’s favorite simple sweet treats has more variety than you might expect.

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Starbucks releases new sakura Frappuccino in Japan, but does it taste as good as it looks?

A hanami dango drink designed to capture the joy of cherry blossom viewing.

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Which Japanese convenience store has the best onsen tamago hot spring eggs?

We put 7-Eleven, Family Mart and Lawson to the test in this battle between runny eggs. 

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Japan’s big eats just got even bigger at this little-known cafe

Things that make you go, “Huh?” are definitely worth trying when you find them. 

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Do ANA international inflight meals taste better on the ground than they do in the air?

A fun way to feel like you’re going on a trip…and losing weight at the same time. 

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Trying Family Mart’s Alternative Seafood Rice Bowl made with 5 imitation toppings【Taste test】

A taste of things to come?

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We spill the tea–a guide to all of Japan’s Gogo no Kocha Milk Teas sold in the wintertime

We sampled all 11 flavors of milk tea by the popular brand so that you’ll know exactly which one to grab next for your perfect cuppa.

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Shima Gyoza: Hidden restaurant sells island dumplings that look like macarons

Some of the most unusual gyoza you’ll find in all of Japan.

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National Diet Curry: Loved by Japanese Prime Ministers and politicians, but is it any good?

The Kokkai Beef Curry is an immoral meal, in more ways than one. 

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Does Starbucks Japan’s new sakura drink for cherry blossom season 2024 taste as good as it looks?

We find out if this is a must-have beverage for hanami cherry blossom-viewing picnics. 

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Burger King Japan’s Great King Yeti is the latest evolution of One Pounders

We find out if Japan’s newest monster burger is also its tastiest.  

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Godiva x Mister Donut’s new chocolate doughnuts threaten to break our hearts this Valentine’s Day

Two new doughnuts so good we never want them to leave.

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Japan’s hardest rice crackers, snacks of the shinobi, go soft, so do they have a reason to exist?

Taste-testing the “soft cooked hardness” of Iga.

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