food

Japanese chocolatier astounds with super realistic life-sized men’s shoe collection

From the shoes to the laces, along with shoehorns and bottles of polish, everything in this range is made from sweet chocolate.

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 crazy awesome features of Japanese restaurants 【Weird Top Five】

Five reasons why dining in Japan may be the best in the world.

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New Japanese internet ad features … the 10-second fried rice challenge! 【Video】

So, how fast do you think you can stir up a plate of fried rice? This ad tries to do it in 10 seconds!

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Japan’s vending machines somehow become even more awesome with amazing new canned soup flavor

Demi-glace soup is the fanciest-sounding, best-tasting machine-sold canned treat we’ve had in a long time.

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Eating ice cream at breakfast boosts mental performance, Japanese researcher finds

Should a serving of cookies and cream be on your breakfast table?

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Man dies after participating in onigiri speed-eating contest in Japan

The incident occurred at a festival in Shiga Prefecture last week.

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Domino’s Pizza is actually training reindeer for delivery in northern Japan

Domino’s Japan announces that they’re seriously considering this as an option for sending out pizzas this winter.

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We visit the limited-time Kapibara-san x Hands Cafe at Omotesando!

We spent an afternoon basking in the understated cuteness of Kapibara-san!

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Japanese restaurant wows customers by serving meals on water instead of a revolving conveyor belt

People have fallen in love with the charm of floating tubs at this unusual eatery in Japan.

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Obscure characters become snacks in Doraemon-crazy Vietnam

Japanese netizens are puzzled by Vietnamese convenience stores using increasingly minor characters from Doraemon for their popular steamed buns.

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What happens when you use a face-filter app on an ugly daikon? Japanese Twitter shows us

LINE camera proves why it is so popular among high school girls.

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Mr Sato gets his mouth around the new “Big Doughnut” from Mister Donut

Our reporter with the larger-than-life character gives us his verdict on the equally giant sweet.

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Does adding sake to your instant ramen make it taste better? We try Japan’s latest food trend

Brilliant noodle upgrade, or waste of perfectly good rice wine?

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New Pompompurin Cafe opens with exclusive Japanese dishes modeled after the Sanrio star 【Pics】

Chain expands to new city and adds traditional local favorites to the menu.

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Sushi hot dogs and burgers on the menu at Japanese sushi restaurant【Taste Test】

Fast food gets a raw fish makeover at this conveyor belt restaurant chain in Japan.

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Japanese cafe creates the ultimate edible pun: udon-uts 【Pics】

Does this punny snack combine udon and donuts in the best, or worst, way?

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This is what a Yoshinoya beef bowl looks like with US$100 in extra meat topping

As is our longstanding tradition, we took a 10,000 yen bill to another Japanese fast food joint to see what kind of culinary monstrosity we could make.

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Disney’s Donald Duck gets a big surprise over what’s being served at the all-you-can-eat buffet

Nothing could prepare him for this shock à l’orange.

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Be Mr. Sato’s online friend, and he might take you to dinner, like he did with these foreign fans

When two loyal readers from Hawaii said they’d be in Tokyo for a few days, Mr. Sato sprang into action.

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We try a delicious pancake burger from Eggs ‘n Things in Tokyo

The unusual burger is one of a number of restaurant meals usually not available to the public that can be purchased at a very special food event for a limited time.

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