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Cat-shaped slices of delicious Japanese bread become Disney cats for limited time

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Cat-shaped bread is an idea we already love. But now, for a limited time only, they’re made even better by drawing popular Disney cat faces on them. The cat-shaped bread loaves known as Neko Neko Shokupan, sold by Neko Neko bakeries across Japan, are teaming up with Disney to sell limited-edition cat-shaped bread… Read

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Is it the end of Japan’s conveyor belt sushi as we know it?

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Much like how a bluebird heralds the beginning of spring, it seems the late winter months in Japan are often greeted by someone doing something horribly disgusting in a revolving sushi restaurant. Whether it’s putting cameras on the belt to peek into everyone’s booth or intentionally dropping fish in the garbage, it seems there… Read

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7-Eleven serves up cafe-quality gourmet pancakes in Japan

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Japanese convenience stores, particularly 7-Eleven, carry quite the tasty selection of sweets. However, ever since COVID pandemic restrictions were first introduced, their frozen sweets section has become more popular for its convenience and easy accessibility which allow you to have it whenever you want when it’s stocked up at home in… Read

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McDonald’s Japan changing ingredients in Chicken McNuggets

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Sure, McDonald’s Japan has some unique menu items, like the “for-adults” Nikuatsu burgers that kicked off the new year, or the Asian Juicy sandwich lineup that’s just around the corner. There’s still plenty of overlap with the chain’s U.S. menu, though, and just like in McDonald’s country of origin, Chicken McNuggets are a long-time big-seller in… Read

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First Michelin-starred ramen shop, Japanese Soba Noodles Tsuta, to reopen in Tokyo

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Many ramen lovers and foodies in the Tokyo area are undoubtedly anticipating the grand reopening of renowned ramen shop Japanese Soba Noodles Tsuta on February 10th, 2023 in the Yoyogi-Uehara neighborhood of Tokyo's Shibuya Ward. The shop, which is run by Tsutanote Inc, has been a staple in Tokyo's culinary… Read

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Cup Noodle’s gyoza-and-ramen combo cup serves up big time flavor

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Ramen and gyoza is an inseparable combo that just about everybody loves, and Japanese instant noodle maker Nissin recently decided to put the two together in one serving of their popular Cup Noodle instant ramen. It's called Cup Noodle Gyoza BIG. The name itself is appetizing in itself, so we… Read

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Kinkan: The tiniest citrus fruit, with an edible peel

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Meet the kinkan (kumquat). Tiny, tart and tantalizing… you can get ahold of the small yet mighty kumquat at your local supermarket throughout winter in Japan. Not much larger than an olive, kinkan ranges from two to four centimeters in diameter. But despite their miniature size, kumquats are packed with flavor and… Read

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Muji’s creamy and easy-to-make risotto packages are surprisingly gourmet

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At Mujirushi Ryohin (more commonly known as Muji) in Japan, you can find a variety of not only household goods but also surprisingly tasty packaged foods such as instant curry, freeze-dried soup and many other tasty meals. The options are abundant, and what’s appealing about Muji’s food section is that almost at… Read

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Sample best of Japanese cheese at Hokkaido Local Cheese Fair in Shibuya Hikarie

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Shibuya in Tokyo is set to host the largest cheese fair in the city, the Hokkaido Local Cheese Fair. This year marks the fifth time the event will be held. With the growing popularity of cheese fondue, cheese-flavored snacks and cheesy dishes both when dining out and at home, Japanese… Read

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Tokyo’s Monster Grill serves up gigantic beefy challenges for meat lovers

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Japan has no shortage of imposing food and spice level challenges for ambitious foodies to dig into, but Tokyo's Steak and Hamburg Monster Grill may set the standard for the most meaty plates. Known for their large portions of steaks and Hamburg steaks, the Monster Grill is setting down a… Read

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