taste test

McDonald’s Japan’s newest east-meets-west dessert, the Shingen Mochi Pie is here, but is it good?

Trying out the taste of Yamanashi at the Golden Arches.

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Trying 4 of Japanese airline’s retort curries, including ones served in first-class

ANA really doesn’t fool around with flavor.

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We try the second round of Mister Donut’s collab with Japanese confectionary maker Gion Tsujiri

Five new types of donuts with matcha and hojicha flavors? Count us in!

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New spreadable melon pan changes the way we eat toast in Japan

Making melon bread, and curry bread, just got a whole lot easier. 

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Weird Japanese vending machine find of the day: Cream in cans?

You’ll only find one thing in this machine, and it’s heaven for cream lovers.

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7-Eleven now has make-it-yourself smoothies in Japan, and they’re amazing

New machine in stores makes life very convenient. 

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Which Japanese conveyor belt sushi chain has the best squid sushi?【Taste test】

We’re going beyond fish today with a four-way maika faceoff.

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Our reporter dishes on the differences between sushi from Ginza Kyubey and Sushiro【Taste test】

Yuuichiro explores the similarities and dissimilarities of sushi from an upscale restaurant in Tokyo and an inexpensive conveyor belt sushi chain. 

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We make chashu in just eight minutes, thanks to Kaldi’s microwaveable roast pork【Taste Test】

“Quick” and “easy” are not words usually associated with roast pork… until now!

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Deep-fried delight – Taste testing the menchi katsu from four Japanese convenience store chains

Four chains, five cutlets, and one very full stomach.

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Taste-testing the Strawberry Mango Oolong Tea at Starbucks Taiwan

How does the earthy taste of oolong tea pair with fruity flavors?

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New McDonald’s burgers pay homage to an icon of the kaiju genre

A favourite returns…with some surprising new ingredients.

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Japan’s longest-running okonomiyaki joint and the birthplace of Hiroshima style — We visit both

A delicious battle of regional styles results in one full stomach.

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Ramen broth, but without ramen noodles? Japan’s Nadai Fujisoba takes soba to a bold new place

Does soba pair well with ramen broth? And will our expectations of the presentation meet reality?

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Which Japanese conveyor belt sushi chain has the best tai sushi?【Taste test】

Only one of these lucky fish uses a special and highly lauded preparation method.

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Japan’s new “Takoyaki? Burger” reimagines takoyaki for the fast food world

“Huh? Takoyaki?!” is the perfect tagline for this weird new offering.

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Which Japanese conveyor belt sushi chain has the best scallop sushi?【Taste test】

Scallops step up to the plate in our latest sushi showdown.

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Takoyaki sushi rolls at popular Japanese chain take California rolls to a whole new level

It’s not the only weird sushi this conveyor belt restaurant has created. 

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Japanese fish cheesecake: is it more of a fishy cake, or a cakey fish?【Taste Test】

Our taste buds were a little confused by what we were eating.

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In the search for the perfect crunchy cream puff, we try Beard Papa’s new cookie-topped choux

Topped with langue de chat cookie dough and then baked, this cream puff has promise, but is it enough?

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