Japanese food

Show your love of Japanese cuisine with cute range of sushi backpacks

Bring the crazy spirit of Harajuku fashion culture to your wardrobe by adding a giant slice of raw fish to your outfit.

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Japanese restaurant serves up noodles in stunning ice cube bowls

Sometimes there are restaurants you want to keep a secret all to yourself, and this is definitely one of them.

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You can now buy your favorite Japanese foods in candle form!【Pics】

Curry and gyoza so hot, it burns—literally.

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We try one Japanese shop’s special “penis” noodle bowl

Slurping noodles has never felt more wrong…

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Not sure if want? London’s English breakfast udon shocks and confuses Japanese Twitter

When your heart says no, but your stomach says yes!

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100-yen gyoza gadget helps you make delicious dumplings in the blink of an eye

Fulfill your craving for gyoza dumplings anytime, anywhere with this popular device from Japanese 100 yen store chain Daiso.

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Clever cooking hack shows how easy it is to make sushi with an ice cube tray

This is the fastest and easiest way to make sushi we’ve ever seen.

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Eat like a big kid at this Kyoto cafe with their “Kids’ Special” just for grownups!

Want to eat like a big kid, only with more grace and style? This restaurant in Kyoto offers a “Kids’ Special – for Adults”! Naturally we had to go and scoff—er, try—it for ourselves…

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Celebrate the coming of spring by feasting on an enormous, $200 luxury Ehomaki roll!

Let’s see what tempting (and pricey) Ehomaki rolls are on offer at Tobu Ikebukuro Department Store this year to celebrate the coming of spring on Setsubun day.

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Santa sushi spotted in Japan, is here to deliver sackloads of deliciousness

Why celebrate Christmas with a turkey when you can have Santa sushi?

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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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Adventures in Gyudon: We order all seven toppings at Japanese beef bowl chain Sukiya

Gyudon, or beef bowl, restaurants offer a plethora of toppings to add to your meal and it can be hard to choose just one. So why not choose them all?

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Nissin gets experimental with its Cup Noodles

Shampoos, bowling pins, erasers and more.

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American reporter visits Ramen Jiro for super salty ramen, Japan’s netizens love his reaction

When a reporter for popular social news site BuzzFeed ate at Ramen Jiro recently, Japan’s netizens had plenty to say about it!

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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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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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This gorgeous, mouth-watering traditional Japanese breakfast…is all from 7-Eleven?!?

Does that beautiful breakfast look like it came from the kitchen of a high-class ryokan inn or loving Japanese family? Guess again – it’s all from 7-Eleven!

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Tokyo Skytree to light up as three traditional Japanese meals in honour of “Washoku Day”

Tokyo Skytree has a brilliant light display in store for four days only, and it’s designed to represent three of Japan’s signature dishes: tamago kake gohan (egg with rice), o-nabe (Japanese hot pot), and takikomi gohan (seasoned steamed rice).

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Noodles before dumplings? Argument over ramen and gyoza ends in arrest

If you’ve ever worked in a customer-facing role, you know just how demanding some people can be. There are times you get talked down to, bossed around, and treated like you’re sub-human just because you’re the employee and they’re the one spending the cash.

On the flip-side, as a customer, you expect to be treated respectfully and get what you pay for. Most of the time there’s a fairly even balance—interaction between customer and employee goes smoothly, both parties are polite and respectful, and all’s well that ends well. But sometimes that balance can be upset, and things can get way out of hand. Like what happened at this ramen restaurant in Japan’s Hyogo Prefecture, when an argument turned into a three-hour sit-in that ended with local police making an arrest…

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The cutest, must-have bento lunchboxes you can buy and eat on the train

Japanese often say that a good view makes a meal taste better, so it goes without saying that a cute-looking lunchbox would also enhance the contents inside. From meals served in Shinkansen-shaped containers or rabbit-faced boxes that can be reused as coin banks, to lunch boxes that play music or have collector’s items hidden inside, Japan’s ekiben take Japanese food to a whole new level.

Today we’d like to tell you about “Ekiben”, a little book by Aki Tomura which introduces the best and most unique train station lunch boxes in Japan. We’ve chosen just a few to highlight from this gorgeously photographed, pocket-size book. The word Ekiben is a combination of two Japanese words: eki (station) and bento (lunchbox), so make your next train trip a gourmet ride with these bento available at various JR stations—just waiting for you to buy, smile, and devour.

Let the fun begin!

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