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Get a dose of cute in your bento box with this over-sized Star Wars Porg rice ball!【Video】

See how to make what might be the cutest rice ball ever  

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Sailor Moon chocolates look amazing and are super-easy to make yourself with awesome mold

No magical powers required to create sweets, ice cubes, and juice snacks that look like the anime’s Silver Crystal and more.

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Six things to avoid doing in the first three days of the Japanese New Year to have the best luck

Keep on the good side of the gods (and maybe cows and pigs too) with these tips.

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You can make a knife (yes, a knife) out of Japanese dried fish【Video】

Most people know katsuobushi as a bonito flake seasoning, but it can also be a blade.

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How to make Tokyo Disneyland’s awesome Mickey Mouse eggs at home!【SoraKitchen】

Naive question prompts discussion about Disneyland eggs, existence of magical chickens and we get our chef’s hat and apron on.

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East meet West in kitchen as Japanese ingredient makes Western-style cream stew more delicious

Our stew-loving reporter says a quick dash of one of Japan’s staple seasonings, added at just the right time, boosts the flavor of this cold-weather favorite.

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Daiso’s super-easy, super-cheap sushi maker lets you make sushi rolls without rolling anything

Become a sushi-making master for less than a buck.

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Japanese Twitter shares secret ingredient to make perfect pancakes, it’s what you’d least expect

Warning: may induce a sudden urge to cook pancakes.

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Fishin’ for crawdads in Tokyo: A tale of friendship

Sometimes men have trouble expressing fondness for one another, so they give each other mudbugs.

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Adorable, edible dog buttholes are part of this new take on traditional Japanese sweets

The Shiba Inu once again shows up where we’d least expect it, makes us smile.

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Edible origami! Japanese cooks use paper-folding technique to make beautiful, delicious snacks

Japan’s traditional art of paper-folding turns out to be useful in the kitchen too.

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We made magical crystal chocolate tarts, fit for a mage with a sweet tooth! 【Sora Kitchen】

Use this recipe to make chocolate tarts with some culinary witchcraft.

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Can you make instant udon noodles with room-temperature water? We find out

We needed to know if the idea is worth the almost non-existent level of effort.

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Spirited Away No Face soy sauce bottle and rice scoop will bring taste of Ghibli to your kitchen

Iconic character from Hayao Miyazaki anime is ready to terrify and/or charm you at mealtime.

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How to make “sushi” for your cats!【Video】

Celebrity YouTube chef Jun shows off his culinary skills with some clever twists on traditional sushi that cats are sure to love.

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It’s Cardcaptor Sakura in the kitchen with new anime-themed oven mitts and aprons【Photos】

Kero-chan protected Sakura during her anime adventures, and now it’s time for him to protect your hands from burns during your cooking endeavors.

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Turn an ordinary pudding cup into gourmet crème brûlée with this awesome trick from Japan【Video】

Genius sweets fan’s technique takes only seconds, requires no special equipment.

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Epic food fail sees adorable Rilakkuma character bread turn into a terrifying monstrosity

Recipes don’t always turn out how you expect them to.

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Mouth-watering customized Japanese cooking sauces offered by mail-order company

Because Sriracha was so last year.

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Octopus balls become octopus planets with amazing tweak to takoyaki recipe

Takoyaki dumplings are a ubiquitous snack in Japan, but we’ve never seen them like this before!

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