food

Matcha green tea pancake mix coming to Japanese grocery stores next month

Move over, maple. There’s a new pancake flavoring in town!

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Japan getting special spring caramel flavor, but this time it’s not sakura

Here’s a hint, this fruity flavor comes before the cherry blossoms.

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Announcing the winners of the RocketNews24 Pikachu ramen giveaway contest!

After reading through a mountainous pile of entries, we’re ready to announce the four lucky instant noodle/Pokémon fans who’ve won some Pikachu ramen. Are you one of them? Read on to find out!

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Blast away your winter blues with these new springtime treats from Krispy Kreme Japan【Video】

They might not be out for public consumption until February 24, but one lucky YouTuber was fortunate enough to get a special taste test.

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Buddha-shaped chocolates keep showing up in Japan, this time in Hiroshima

Enlightenment gets even sweeter.

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Love Street Fighter and ramen? Then you’ll want to head to Shinjuku Station tonight or tomorrow!

Looking for a free meal? Then stop by Shinjuku Station and try some Hadoken ramen!

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DIY “waffle bowls” stuffed with ramen and lettuce are the hot new cooking trend in Japan

You can’t call yourself an epicure until you’ve eaten from an edible bowl created with ramen noodles and waffle batter. And thanks to this new device, you can make one at home!

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Survey suggests that almost 40 percent of Japanese men are reluctant to eat alone in public

Apparently, some Japanese men really don’t like to eat alone in public. But are they simply too shy, or is there something else going on?

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Boston clam chowder-flavored instant ramen docks in Japan

The Pacific Rim meets the Atlantic seaboard in Japan’s newest flavor of instant ramen.

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Superhuman forces collide when three of our writers take on a pro in an 11-pound curry eat-off!

RocketNews24’s mightiest eaters assemble to take on competitive eater and devourer of all things delicious (and possibly the occasional soul too) Sachiyo Masubuchi.

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Lotteria serves up Shinkansen H5 Series Set to mark inaugural bullet train service to Hokkaido

Because the best way to celebrate the arrival of a fast train is with a serving of fast food.

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Turn your toast green with new matcha green tea cream spread from Japan

Say goodbye to butter and jam because now it’s time to enjoy matcha toast and sandwiches!

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Nestlé Japan is giving away Kit Kats that aren’t a special flavor, but solid gold!

Nestlé Japan is starting a membership service for its Kit Kat Chocolatory product line, and it comes with a chance to win an actual gold Kit Kat!

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Green tea chocolate-covered potato chips arrive in Japan! 【Taste test】

It’s not like we really needed any more reasons to eat potato chips, but matcha and chocolate together make a pretty convincing argument.

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Have a piece of One Piece’s Devil Fruit…cake! Super powers not guaranteed

One Piece fans in South Korea are getting a piece of the superpower-granting Devil Fruit in the form of Devil Cake!

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Japan’s trendy eringi mushroom pasta recipe: As eye-catching as it is labor-intensive 【Photos】

The recipe calls for meticulously sticking dry noodles into numerous mushroom stalks. Uppercutting the entire dish into the atmosphere out of sheer frustration at the difficulty of that step is, we presume, optional.

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We try McDonald’s Japan’s new, as-yet-unnamed, Hokkaido hot potato burger

We got a sneak peek at McDonald’s Japan’s upcoming menu item: a burger topped with Hokkaido-grown mashed potato, cheese, and onion soy sauce.

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This hotplate from IKEA Taiwan works only once diners surrender their smartphones【Video】

This customer experience is blowing up all over social media, or it would be if anyone could get to their cell phones.

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Tokyo company’s HQ has indoor rice paddies, grows more than 200 types of vegetables【Video】

If you work in an urban hub like Tokyo, you can pretty much forget about seeing everyday countryside sights like rice paddies and plump red tomatoes. That is, unless you work here…

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Chocolate ramen? Not only will we try that, we’ll be first in line! 【Taste test】

Is Tokyo restaurant’s new menu item a culinary dream come true, or do two rights make a wrong?

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