food

Subliminal messages, coming soon to a bowl of Japanese noodles near you?

Japanese Twitter user finds his udon has something to say to him.

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Kit Kat celebrates the Year of the Monkey with special Chinese Zodiac packages

Japan loves sweets, cute animals, and seasonal celebrations, so this had to happen.

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We pig out on tonkatsu at Marugo, the Michelin-approved breaded pork palace【Taste Test】

Our reporters made pigs of themselves at Marugo, a pork cutlet restaurant featured in the 2016 Tokyo Michelin Guide.

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What does three months of Yoshinoya beef bowls do to your body? Medical study announces results

Beef bowls are cheap, tasty and filling, so does that mean they have to be bad for you?

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We try the latest crazy chip flavour from Japan: Strawberry shortcake 【Taste test】

Japan now has a new crazy potato chip flavour, and it tastes just like a Japanese Christmas cake!

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Young Korean woman dances alluringly with squid, bananas, onions, Internet goes nuts【Videos】

For those of you looking for food pr0n, RocketNews24 has a new show for you to watch. We can’t promise you’ll ever be able to get these images out of your head, though…

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You can now buy sliced chocolate in Japan—sandwiches will never be the same!

Sliced ham? Sliced cheese? Sorry, but sliced chocolate is about to make everything else you can put on bread seem like chopped liver in comparison.

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Black bass tempura?!? Our skeptical reporter tastes the invasive freshwater fish

Once upon a time, American black bass were transplanted into Japanese lakes. Years later, they’re invasive and no one eats them. Or do they…

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Presenting funazushi — Could fermented sushi be the next big Japanese export to Southeast Asia?

Have you heard of funazushi? It’s a kind of fermented sushi, and despite its strong smell and flavor, some people think it could be a hit in Southeast Asia!

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Calbee will have you clawing (literally) for their new cola-flavored chips

Both foreigners and Japanese folks agree, Calbee’s new cola-flavored chips are a big win. But you’ll have to be pretty lucky to get some for yourself!

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Everything you need to know about dining at a sushi restaurant—in handy infographics!【Pics】

Many of us dream of eating authentic sushi in Japan. But do you know the proper decorum for ordering? How about paying the bill? And what’s the difference between nigiri and narezushianyway?

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Eat up, take off – The 20 best airport restaurants in Japan, as chosen by travelers

20 mouth-watering reasons to check in early for your flight.

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Breakfast for a buck! Tokyo university offering ridiculously cheap, mouth-watering morning meals

No one said the most important meal of the day can’t also be the cheapest.

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“We hear the cries of sushi”: Teaser for mysterious 3DCG anime Sushi Police released【Video】

Since winning the Poster Award at the 2015 Cannes Film Market, people have been wondering what the heck CG anime Sushi Police is about. Now we know. Kind of.

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Ninja Slayer’s neon “bio sushi” makes its 21st century debut on a fan’s plate

We hope you’re ready for some vibrantneon-colored, vibrant and very “fishy-looking” sushi. You might not want to eat it yet, but it could be the food of a ninja-filled future!

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Denny’s is turning Japanese with its new location, offering rice, noodles, tempura and more

While there is nothing “American diner” about Denny’s in Japan, the well-known family restaurant chain is going all-out Japanese with its new location in Tochigi Prefecture.

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Wasp and mealworm sushi on the (unusual) menu at the Tokyo Bug-Eating Festival 【Photos】

Tired of sushi standbys like tuna and salmon? An annual event in Tokyo recently served up mealworm nigiri and black wasp gunkan, plus a host of other bug-based foods and drinks.

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New cookbook turns the uni-tasker takoyaki maker into a versatile multi-tasker

We thought takoyaki pans were just for making fried octopus balls. Teach us your ways, recipe book!

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How to make sushi that looks like real-life swimming koi fish【Video】

Have you ever wanted to make sushi that looks just like a swimming fish? This video shows how to make the stunning dish in your very own kitchen!

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We test out a new way to make fried chicken, the Prison School way 【RocketKitchen】

If you’re looking for a new way to make karaage, or Japanese-style fried chicken, how about taking some inspiration from the underground student council vice president of hit manga/anime/TV drama Prison School? We liked how character Meiko Shiraki’s karaage, coated with kaki-no-tane rice crackers, looked in the manga and anime, so we decided to give it a shot!

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