food

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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The Japanese water cake returns to the Twitterverse …. in cat form!

Remember the irresistibly jiggly-looking water cake we reported on two years ago? Well, someone just got creative and made a totally adorable version of it!

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We try all-you-can-eat sushi for less than $8.50 at a restaurant in Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward

This impressive restaurant ticks all the right boxes in terms of quality, atmosphere, service and price.

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Starbucks puddings arrive in Japan with cute packaging and gorgeous flavours 【Taste Test】

After months of pining for the Korea-only limited edition release, Starbucks customers in Japan finally get to enjoy the delicious puddings too.

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We spend Culture Day in prison, food was arguably better than Yoshinoya

This Culture Day, our reporter Yuichiro Wasai went straight to Fuchu Prison. He did not pass Go. He did not collect 200 dollars.

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Awesome Pokémon osechi New Year’s meals elegantly blend Japan’s traditional and pop culture

Pikachu is ready to help you ring in the new year with 24 auspicious dishes served inside a giant Poké Ball!

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