taste test

Rainbow mille crepes brighten up the food scene in Tokyo

We try the colourful sweet that’s becoming all the rage on social media.

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Tokyo’s new chocolate ramen smothers us with attentive affection for Valentine’s Day【Taste test】

Chocolate and matcha green tea aren’t even half of the surprises here.

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We try 7-Eleven’s newly recreated Pork Ramen and are blown away by its level of perfection

This ready-made, microwavable ramen comes close to something you can get in a restaurant!

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Godiva curry bread from a convenience store? Only in Japan…but should it exist at all?

A company known for neither curry nor bread combines both at a budget price.

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What it’s like to eat a wild game burger from Lotteria Japan

Could a burger like this end up going mainstream?

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We eat Japan’s oldest sweet, available at only one store in all of Japan

Edo period confectionery store learnt the secret recipe from a monk on a mountain in Kyoto. 

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Does Ippudo’s new plant-based tonkotsu ramen really taste like pork?

Veggie tonkotsu vs original tonkotsu from Japan’s premier tonkotsu specialist chain.

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Nissin develops instant-yakisoba-flavored instant yakisoba UFO【Taste Test】

The alpha and omega of special-edition flavors.

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Japanese ramen chain gives us chocolate with our noodles to celebrate Valentine’s Day

Mr Sato takes us on a dance with the devil, but will this turn out to be a sweet memory? 

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We try Dom Dom Burger’s new limited-time-only Spicy Cod Roe Thick Egg Omelet Burger

Do Japanese ingredients like mentaiko and shiso make a good sandwich?

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McDonald’s Japan’s new Touch manga collab: Does it really capture the bittersweet taste of youth?

Fried chicken and a hugely popular high school baseball series is a surprise collaboration we never saw coming.

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We try a dubious-sounding “wet dorayaki” and are in for more than one surprise

A new twist on one of Japan’s favorite traditional sweet snacks. Read More

Takeout ramen broth: A new Tokyo winter noodle trend that’s worth the hype? 【Taste Test】

A whole new way to appreciate ramen. 

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We learn the dark secret of Japan’s Woodstock rice balls, still want to eat them【Taste test】

This curry onigiri might not be quite as cute as we thought.

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What’s it like to eat Burger King Japan’s protection from evil Whopper?【Taste test】

Deliver us from evil, oh mighty Spicy Yakuyoke Whopper!

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Our Japanese reporter soothes her soul with Starbucks Japan’s Earl Grey Honey Whip drinks

Starbucks Japan’s final seasonal drink of 2020 is perhaps the most relaxing.

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Let’s try making our own Chinese McDonald’s Oreo-Spam burgers!【SoraKitchen】

Well, maybe see how it went for us before trying it yourself at least.

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Japan’s Mos Burger Dassai sake milkshake is here, but is it any good?【Taste test】

Japan’s most popular sake brand teams up with its most popular domestic burger chain for a dessert drink like no other.

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This ridiculously expensive Tokyo sandwich was worth every one of the 8,650 yen it cost us

Take-out from expensive restaurant in the most expensive part of Tokyo hurts the wallet, thrills the taste buds.

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Japan’s favorite curry rice restaurant teams up with convenience store for Super Spicy Curry Buns

CoCo Ichibanya and Family Mart give us a curry meal we an hold in the palm of our hand.

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