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7-Eleven Japan’s chocolate hearts turn into pooping butts with just a quick trip to the microwave

It’s amazing how one gooey brown liquid can be so mouth-watering, and another not at all.

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Kyoto confectioner selling hemp-infused Buddha head chocolates

If you’ve got such a powerful sweet tooth that you worship chocolate, these might be just the treats for you.

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“Book of Lovely Meat” has tasty cuts, cute girls for your red-blooded needs

Love cute anime girls? Love a tasty steak? This new book combines both into one glossy package of drool-worthy art!

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Three reasons why you should definitely visit Taiho Ramen in Fukuoka Prefecture

Our Japanese reporter shares three excellent reasons why you should stop by this ramen joint the next time you’re in Fukuoka. No excuses!

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Scottish Fold Manju is the definition of too cute to eat!

Which will win — your rumbling tummy or these adorable Scottish Fold faces?

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Man hospitalizes himself after gorging on cup ramen and cola

A young man recently had a brush with death after his epic snacking caused his stomach to fill with so much gas that it nearly exploded.

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New take on traditional Japanese “osechi” is a sweet way to ring in the new year

Popular bakery Cozy Corner has created its own version of osechi, or traditional Japanese New Year’s food. What better way to start 2016 than with a box full of cute little cakes?

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Sushi chef kicks woman out of restaurant for asking him to hold the rice, manga author approves

The legendary creator of Lone Wolf and Cub has no patience for such affronts to fine dining.

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International students at Ohio university call cafeteria’s foreign fare culturally insensitive

Food fight! Are these foods cultural adaptations, or abominations? Students take up issue with their university’s menu.

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The Osaka taste sensation that no one in Osaka has ever heard of: Coffee & Raw Egg 【Taste Test】

Japan’s Fuji TV recently branded the majority of Osakans as people who love putting raw egg into coffee. Not wanting to be left out, we gave it a try.

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Japan’s crappiest curry restaurant set to close, debuts its most putrid menu items in farewell

Can’t say we didn’t see it coming, but say it ain’t so! Poo-flavored curry restaurant Curry Shop Shimizu is ready to close up shop. Where will we go to get our crappy curry now?

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11 ways to have a great Christmas date…when your date is a bowl of instant noodles

As long as you’ve got hot water, you’re not really alone.

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Brace yourself – Chocolate-flavored instant noodles are coming to Japan!

Apparently sliced chocolate was only the beginning.

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Don’t drink alone! Nine Japanese snacks to accompany sake that you’ve probably never tried

Step up your sake game and flavor by trying some of these with your next bottle.

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Tokyo’s Michelin star-winning ramen restaurant is closing its sister eatery, might be moving too

It turns out that Tokyo’s Michelin star-winning ramen eatery has a sister restaurant, but not for long.

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The perfect gift for your cosplaying foodie friends – an anime recipe cookbook

Have you ever watched an anime and thought, “Mmm, that food looks delicious?” Then this is exactly the cookbook you are looking for.

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Does kangaroo meat work with Japanese seasonings? 【Taste test】

There’s a new take-out place in Tokyo selling kangaroo bento boxed lunches, so we hopped on over to try them for ourselves.

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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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