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Grand Hyatt Tokyo unveils holiday, New Year menus

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Grand Hyatt Tokyo has announced its holiday and New Year menus that highlight the flavors of the season. The 10 restaurants and bars will be offering a range of holiday-inspired menus perfect for gatherings meant to share joy and happiness during this special time of year, including: • Elegant Christmas… Read

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Robochef: Sony cooks up new AI unit for food revolution

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Cooking robots and tastier recipes: Japanese electronics giant Sony on Wednesday launched a new artificial intelligence unit they hope will change the way we cook and eat. The new research arm, Sony AI, will operate in Japan, Europe and the United States and also focus on the traditional areas of… Read

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We revolutionize tapioca tea by making a savory hot pot dinner with both ingredients

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Tapioca is a big enough social phenomenon at this juncture to both have its own verb form — tapiru, to go out for tapioca drinks — and for that verb to then be nominated as one of the definitive buzzwords for 2019. However, tapioca isn’t just enjoyed as a trendy texture boost for… Read

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Kyoto yakitori restaurant earns Michelin rating with one of the best value-for-money deals in Japan

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With thousands upon thousands of restaurants to choose from in Japan’s major cities, looking for a place to dine that checks all the boxes in terms of quality, vibe, service and price can be a task that’s both time-consuming and overwhelming. Making the job a little easier is handbooks like The Michelin Guide, which has done all the… Read

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Latte artists go head to head on Japan Matcha Latte Art Competition 2019

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This autumn's Japan Matcha Latte Art Competition is coming up fast, and a fierce contest is brewing. The event gives competitors the chance to show off their flashy latte art skills, while promoting and celebrating traditional Japanese tea and tea culture. While matcha has always remained a staple of Japanese… Read

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For 'Joy of Cooking' revision, editors mixed marriage, food

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Imagine carefully testing several thousand recipes for a beloved cookbook. Then imagine coming up with 600 brand new ones. Now imagine doing all that in your home kitchen. Without a dishwasher. That was the monumental task John Becker and his wife, Megan Scott, took on almost a decade ago when… Read

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Japanese students build massive boat made of handmade sweets

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The list below might sound like a permanent cure for your sweet tooth or the ultimate spending spree at a bakery, but it's actually the delicious blueprint of the giant boat made of sweets handcrafted by the culinary students at the newly opened Noda Kamada Gakuen vocational high school in… Read

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'Frozen 2' cafe coming to Japanese cities with awesome character-inspired menu

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Just when we'd finally let it go, Disney are releasing the long-awaited sequel to "Frozen." The continuation of Anna and Elsa’s adventures will come out in Japan later this month, just in time for the Christmas season, and Japan will never let an excuse for a Disney collaboration cafe pass… Read

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KFC opens all-you-can-eat-and-drink buffet restaurant in Tokyo

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For several years, Kentucky Fried Chicken has rolled out seasonal all-you-can-eat fried chicken options at select restaurants in Japan, but menu items have been limited to fried chicken itself, and only for a limited time. Fans of the Colonel's secret recipe in Japan will no longer have to eye their… Read

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Japan’s first beef bowl vending machine goes into service in Tokyo

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Japan deserves every ounce of praise it gets for its drink vending machines. One of the greatest luxuries in life is walking around Japan on a brisk day in late fall, knowing that there’s an entire array of machines stationed around the city with hot beverages like green tea, hot chocolate,… Read

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