taste test

Michelin Guide gyoza in Tokyo: Worthy of the accolade?

We put these internationally lauded dumplings to the test.

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Curry Bread Cider: A drink with an unforgettable aftertaste【Taste Test】

Sure we love Japanese Curry Pan, but do we love to drink it?

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Starbucks Japan releases a surprise Chocolate Tea Cake Frappuccino【Taste Test】

New drink appears in stores without any prior notice.

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Onikun: Epic onigiri so big they’re half demon, half rice ball

Exciting range includes a new take on the rice burger, and it’s only available at one convenience store chain. 

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Lucky Rocky Chicken: The place to go for epic fried chicken sandwiches in Tokyo

Buttermilk fried chicken is just the start of what makes this new fast food joint so wonderful.

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New Yakult desserts now available at special concept store in Tokyo

Yakult’s first foray into the sweets world proves Lactobacillus can be decadently delicious.

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We buy Vladimir Putin chocolate from the Red Square Russian shop in Tokyo

President Putin chocolate is one of five recommended items you can buy at this specialty food store.

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Burger King Japan’s Ugly Burgers go head-to-head in a battle for flavour

It’s what’s inside that counts.

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We tried super spicy wasabi ramen and yakisoba that’s rumored to make anyone cry【Taste Test】

Do you prefer stinging pain with or without soup?

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“Drinkable pistachios”: A nutty matcha lover’s dream beverage

Pistachio and matcha are a match made in green tea heaven! 

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Trying Starbucks Japan’s secret limited-time Iced Matcha Tea Latte 【Taste Test】

Our Starbucks expert finds a hidden new green tea drink on the menu.

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Sanma-men, the best ramen type that everyone in Japan forgets about

Yokohama’s original hometown noodles often get lost in the ramen shuffle, but not today!

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We buy a delicious new burger without saying a single word

Bex Burger’s vending-machine-style restaurant may be the norm in years to come!

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We visit a Japanese cafe famous for John Lennon and epic pancakes

A Beatle and a Nobel Prize-winning writer is just the start of what makes Iwata Coffee Shop so famous.

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KFC sells rice bowls in Japan, but are they finger-lickin’ good? 【Taste Test】

We try the little-known Kentadon, sold at select stores around Japan.

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We try McDonald’s Japan’s new teriyaki burgers

A celebration of local flavours to mark half a century of the Golden Arches.

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Magic gummy candies become a viral hit on social media

We try the Japanese confectionery that everybody’s talking about right now.

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Mt Fuji Curry Bread: Worthy of the award and the long waiting list?

Curry breads so popular it took us two months to get our hands on them.

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Move over, garlic gyoza — it’s time to try squid ink, habanero, seaweed, and taco dumplings

We play Russian Roulette with some surprising flavours.

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We try Japan’s new French toast ice cream

Could this be the dream ice cream we’ve been searching for?

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