Yamazaki

Pizza Hut sandwiches? Japanese lunch packs will never be the same again

Pizza chain joins the trend for premade sandwiches in Japan.

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How easy is it to win super expensive Japanese whisky at a gacha machine in Tokyo?

So determined to win rare full-sized Hibiki and Yamazaki whiskies we’re willing to spend over US$300 for them.

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Japanese whisky tasting online: Suntory’s Yamazaki and Hakushu distilleries now have remote tours

The best part of the new remote distillery tours is the special box they send you for the whisky tasting.

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Japan searches for the Yamazaki pan girl, who lived in Tokyo when she was three years old

Do you know where Suzy is? 

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Blossom Harmony Hibiki is Japan’s newest must-try whisky

Suntory adds a touch of sakura to its famous blend this year.

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Baskin Robbins sandwiches are going on sale in Japan

These aren’t ice cream sandwiches, either, but an all-new treat.

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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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We visit the Suntory Yamazaki Distillery, the newly-renovated, boozy paradise

The whisky distiller, famous for upstaging Scottish standbys to be crowned “Best Whisky in the World” in 2014, recently renovated their open-to-the-public facilities. We figured it was as good an excuse as any for a tour and tasting!

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Pick your filling and choose the best Lunch Pack in Japan!

What’s the best way to ring in the New Year? Participate in a nation-wide food ranking competition, of course! Japan loves to make lists, and everyone checks them twice to see where they rank on all the big sites. But in a country that loves food, competition is always fierce to see which area of Japan has the best local delicacy.

Yamazaki Baking Co. has a set of sandwiches that are called the “Lunch Pack“. Two pieces of white bread are sandwiched together and filled with a variety of ingredients. This year, seven lucky fillings are facing off to become the most popular Lunch Pack of them all! Find out how you can participate and what exciting flavors hope to be eaten after the jump.

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