taste test

How does 27-year-old coffee taste? We find out with another fearless taste test 【Video】

What else are we supposed to wash down our 16-year-old ramen with?

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Ramen, fish, and turtle all on the menu at Japan’s most crazily comprehensive ice cream shop

I scream, you scream, we all scream for…snake-flavored ice cream?

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How are Starbucks Japan’s Baked Cheesecake Frappuccinos? We find out 【Taste test】

Starbucks Japan takes a break from fruit and goes for the cheese in its newest dessert drink.

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We try a dish from Japan’s Michelin-starred ramen restaurant…at the convenience store!

Convenience stores in Japan really do have everything, including a meal from the world’s only Michelin-starred ramen restaurant.

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We go to bed with Coca-Cola’s new Sleep Water to test its snooze-inducing effects

Coca-Cola claims its new drink will reduce stress and anxiety while promoting drowsiness and restful sleep, but does it deliver on its promise?

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Taste the beginning of the end for Japanese Ritz: Wasabi & Cheddar / Tarako & Cream Cheese

Only a few months remain until the Ritz franchise in Japan changes hands and production is shifted overseas. Perhaps this is why we’re being treated to some distinctly Japanese flavors.

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Two new Lipton teas prepare to launch in Japan, we try the first: lychee tea!

With one of two limited-edition flavors already available, its time for a taste-test!

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We try McDonald’s Japan’s new “five-star” Clubhouse Burgers【Taste Test】

They’re billed as “five-star” hamburgers, but can these two new offerings help return McDonald’s to its former glory in Japan?

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Always-adorable Rilakkuma is now tasty too as new Japanese mochi sweets 【Taste test】

Lawson convenience store shelves are about to get an extra dose of laid-back cuteness.

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Our writer Meg gets a taste of Kiri Cafe, a cream cheese-lover’s paradise!

Kiri cheese is celebrating its 50th year with a limited-time cafe, open in Tokyo for one month only, so of course we had to check it out!

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We try cute Sailor Moon-themed drinks and food at the new Chibiusa Cafe in Tokyo

From star compact burgers to “beauty charge” juices, this is the best way to consume a bit of Sailor Moon magic.

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Our Japanese-language reporter falls in love…with Starbucks’ new cantaloupe Frappuccino

A mysterious and alluring stranger recently came into Meg’s life.

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Japan’s MOS Burger replaces hamburger buns with lettuce for limited “Natsumi” range

With a choice of meat or soy patty fillings, vegetarians and meat lovers alike will fall in love this healthy fast food option.

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Does Japan’s green tea white wine taste like tea, wine, or something else entirely?【Taste Test】

Once we heard about matcha white wine from Kyoto, we knew we had to try it for ourselves.

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We try “The Dream,” Asahi’s new, purportedly “perfect” beer【Taste Test】

The beverage giant recently released this canned brew in direct response to consumer surveys asking the Japanese public to name its most desired qualities in a beer…

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We try the new matcha McFlurry from McDonald’s Japan【Taste Test】

The green tea-flavoured sweet dessert is filled with traditional Japanese flavours.

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New illy matcha coffee drinks combine green tea with espresso for a limited time

Move over, matcha lattes—it’s time to enjoy real coffee in your green tea with illy’s new cappucino and mocha beverages.

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Eat your way back to school with adorable randoseru Japanese backpack cakes

What better way to start the new school year than with a cake shaped like a Japanese elementary school student’s backpack?

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We try the new full-sized matcha Oreo cookies from Japan

The full-sized Oreo sandwich cookie now comes filled with a delicious green tea matcha cream centre.

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Lola’s Cupcakes and Magnolia Bakery bring out sakura cupcakes in Japan for a limited time

Famous bakeries from London and New York create limited edition cherry blossom cupcakes just for Japan.

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