taste test

Yoshinoya sells frozen beef bowl topping packs, but are they as good as the restaurant kind?

We taste test both offerings from Japan’s gyudon god, and find a key difference.

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Tokyo restaurant serves tapioca bubble tea ramen – Is it crazy good, or just crazy?【Taste test】

Japan’s boba obsession heads into the world of ramen, but is it worth eating? We find out.

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Pikachu ramen topping instantly makes your instant noodles twice as much fun to eat【Photos】

Sure, maybe you’re too busy to cook, but there’s always time for the most famous Pokémon, right?

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This ramen restaurant has no name, is one of the best hidden finds in Japan

You know a noodle joint is good when it doesn’t even need a name to get business.

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Ramen with bread and grilled cheese topping is our favourite noodle trend in Tokyo right now

Rice, bread and noodles is a triple-carb combination we are living for.

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South Korea’s Honey Butter Mix Nuts snack has us totally addicted

What do you get when you put sweet, salty, and nutty together in one snack? Pure addiction.

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We try the new lemon yoghurt amazake cheese fermentation Frappuccino from Starbucks Japan

Fill your belly with the power of lactobacillus and the health benefits from a traditional Japanese fermented rice drink.

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We try “the best milk soft cream” in Tokyo

As light and airy as a cloud, could this really be the best ice cream in Tokyo? 

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Domino’s Pizza Japan creates abomination out of 2.2 pounds of cheese, we order one immediately

We all dream we could eat a dictionary’s weight in cheese in one serving, but what’s it like in practice? Worry not – we’re here to find out.
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So what does Japan’s new Lawson Tomato Latte drink taste like? We tried it out!

Does tomato plus milk equals deliciousness?

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This beautiful beefy bento is one of the best meals you can have on a train in Japan

Kobe beef’s fiercest rival is the star of this sukiyaki ekiben that not only tastes amazing, but sounds great too.

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Cup Noodle vs 7-Eleven! We test their new scorching instant ramen cups to see who beats at heat

Between Cup Noodle’s Mega Spicy Miso and 7-Eleven’s Mongolia Tanmen Nakamoto Hokkyoku BLACK, which one left our tongues more of a spicy, shriveled wasteland?

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Starbucks’ retro Japanese kissaten menu debuts deliciously mature coffee gelatin cake【Taste test】

Plus the perfect old-school coffee to drink with it.

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Starbucks’ Tokyo-only Minty Chocolate Tea Frappuccino deliciously disappoints our taste tester

The new dessert beverage fills Mr. Sato’s heart with sadness, and makes the rest of us want to drink it even more.

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We hold a 14-nation taste test of Karaage-kun, Japan’s favorite convenience store fried chicken

Lawson’s bite-sized chicken snack is loved across Japan, but can that love stretch around the globe?

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Starbucks Japan Royal Milk Tea Frappuccino: The perfect drink for milk tea lovers

A timely taste of royalty as we head into the new era.

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Häagen-Dazs Japan recommends ice cream with tomato and avocado, so we trust them and try it

But do we regret it?

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Can’t decide what to order at Starbucks Japan? Use this handy guide to pick a Frappuccino!

With all of the delightful flavors available, it can be hard to choose. We’re here to help!

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Japanese convenience store’s Above and Beyond Series puts our sense of adventure to the test

Combos including sweet beans & chili powder, chocolate and potato make Mr. Sato wonder if he’s just getting too old for this.

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Starbucks Japan’s pre-hashtagged strawberry sibling Frappuccinos are ready for their taste tests

Simultaneous launch of two new drinks makes Frappuccino fans’ day twice as nice.

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