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Japanese snack maker develops portable gyoza you can eat anywhere, anytime

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Snack maker UHA (pronounced “yoo-ha”) Mikakuto is known for their daring projects. Every once in a while they’ll come up with chewy candies that taste like wine and cheese or salmon, and then also offer a VR unit with a robotic arm that simulates Kanna Hashimoto hand feeding them too you. Once again, they… Read

TABLE TALK

How to make a creamy cauliflower soup without any cream

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For a creamy cauliflower soup without cream, we relied on cauliflower's low insoluble fiber content to produce a velvety smooth puree. To ensure that cauliflower flavor remained at the forefront, we cooked the cauliflower in seasoned water (instead of broth), skipped the spice rack entirely, and bolstered the soup with… Read

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TurnTable melds Tokushima ingredients into melting pot of cuisine

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Since opening last February in Shibuya, the Tokushima-themed restaurant TurnTable — which simultaneously operates a swank hostel under the same name— has been turning out seasonal dishes that vary from day to day. The mastermind behind these ever-changing menus is head chef Jordan McLeod, who rises to the task of… Read

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One of Japan’s most popular confectioners creates KFC apricot cheese tart Krushers dessert

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“Pablo” might seem like a strange name for a Japanese confectioner to pick for itself, but the Osaka-based sweets chain specializes in cheese tarts, a dessert with decidedly Western origins. Having grabbed hold of the hearts of Japanese sweets fans, Pablo is now stretching out a hand to team up with another… Read

Food

McDonald’s Japan giving away free coffee again, from Oct 16 to 19

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It was exactly one year ago that McDonald’s Japan announced they were going to give away free coffees to 130 million people – an extremely generous offer considering it exceeded the total number of people in Japan at any given moment by a million or two. The promotion was for their newly reformulated coffee… Read

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Sweet, butterscotch-like sauce makes these cakes tasty

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What the Brits call a "pudding" is not pudding by American standards. Rather, it's a rich, spongy date cake that's steamed to give it a dense, moist texture. What makes these individual-size cakes special is the sauce that they get smothered in after steaming: an unapologetically sweet, butterscotch-like sauce made… Read

Food

Healthy breakfast ideas for each day of the week

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The way we eat today is labeled more than ever before: keto, vegetarian, vegan, paleo, clean, raw, green, healthy, sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, what have you. I don’t know about you but when it comes to eating for my wellbeing, these labels have me rather confused. Don’t get me wrong, I… Read

Food

Try a bag of freshly handmade Craft Cola served from Iyoshi Cola at Tokyo area farmers’ markets

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Whenever we think of cola, usually the product of a major corporation comes to mind be it Coca Cola, Pepsi, or your own regional counterpart. It’s a drink so widely consumed yet most of us never take a moment to consider making it ourselves. We brew our own coffee and tea, squeeze… Read

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'War' on food waste can save money and boost profits, tech firm says

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Wasteless, an Israeli firm seeking to reduce food waste and save consumers money, won $2 million in funding on Tuesday, as more businesses seek to cut food losses amid rising global hunger. The two-year-old firm sells software to supermarkets so that they can manage their stocks and reduce food prices… Read

Food

McDonald’s Japan’s matcha dessert family grows with new strawberry green tea Frappe

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Every time a restaurant or cafe chain in Japan announces a new line of sweets, we’re filled with a powerful mix of emotions. Two of them, naturally, are joy and hunger, but there’s also a little bit of fear in our hearts. See, a lot of these desserts are limited… Read

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