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Aeon aims to start selling eco-certified sushi in time for Olympics

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Japanese supermarket chain Aeon Co Ltd, Asia's biggest retailer by sales, said it aims to start selling eco-certified sushi this year amid growing demand for sustainable seafood and in time for an expected surge in tourists during the summer Olympics. Japan is one of the world's biggest consumers of seafood,… Read

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Why throw away your leftover ramen broth when you can use it to make ramen rice instead?

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Because of how delicious ramen is, it’s pretty much impossible to make a bowl of the stuff and not eat each and every noodle. It’s a different story, though, when it come to the broth. On one hand, the broth is really where ramen’s flavor comes from, but you’ll almost always run… Read

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Eat your burger with a Japanese sword at Shogun Burger in Tokyo

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There are plenty of burger shops vying for the attention of hungry diners in Japan, especially in the country’s capital city of Tokyo, which is home to blueberry cheeseburgers, vegan sakura burgers, and even burgers praised by the U.S. President. For many, though, Shogun Burger in Shinjuku is where it’s at, with its… Read

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France's Michelin, the go-to guide on fine dining

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France's prestigious Michelin Guide is among the world's most influential references on gourmet dining, its star ratings highly coveted and sometimes controversial. Amid shock in France after it dropped one of the three stars held by the restaurant of the late world-renowned chef Paul Bocuse for 55 years, here is… Read

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The perfect baked potato begins with russets

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A fluffy baked potato is a glorious thing, but too often you slice into the potato and it is shiny and waxy, not light and creamy in texture. Baking a potato is the easiest thing in the world, right? Then why are so many potatoes lacking in texture and flavor?… Read

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Tokyo department store’s best beef sushi bento combines two of the best things in life

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Japan’s department stores are massive, multi-level complexes, but if you’re like us, the stuff you really want to see is in the basement, since that’s where you’ll find the food. And if you’re even more like us (constantly hungry and perpetually lazy), you’ll walk right past the grocery section and head to where they have… Read

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Eat, drink, and shop the world of 'Star Wars' at 5 OH MY CAFE locations in Japan

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Whether you loved it or hated it, there’s no denying "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" was a huge cinematic event in 2019. And to commemorate the release of the ninth and final movie in the "Star Wars" Skywalker saga, a series of special Star Wars OH MY CAFE will open for a… Read

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Adult Cream Pie coming to McDonald’s Japan

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With so many local and international fast food chains in the country, McDonald’s Japan has a lot of competition to contend with, especially after numerous scandals in the first half of the last decade led to unprecedented deficits for the company. In order to increase their popularity with fast food lovers around the nation, McDonald’s Japan has been working hard over… Read

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Park Hyatt Tokyo unveils Valentine's Day and White Day sweets

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Park Hyatt Tokyo will offer a selection of chocolates and sweets from its Pastry Boutique for Valentine’s Day and White Day. Bergamot Chocolate 4,600 yen (14cm x 13.6cm) / 750 yen (6.5cm x 6cm H4.5cm) A layer of vanilla cream atop a layer of bergamot cream make up the center… Read

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Mister Donut teams up with French patisserie chain Pierre Hermé for new range of luxury doughnuts

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Mister Donut is one of the most popular doughnut chains in Japan, with customers frequently seen queuing outside their doors to try some of their limited-edition releases, ranging from Poke Balls and Pikachus through to matcha delights from a 150-year-old Kyoto tea manufacturer. Now the queues will be forming once again, with the… Read

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