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Sushi burritos come to Tokyo

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In some ways, you could argue that Tokyo is the worst place on the planet to open a “sushi burrito” restaurant. Not only is it the capital of the country that created sushi culture, it’s also got the busiest fish market in the world in the Toyosu neighborhood, as well as the prestige of… Read

Food

Climate change creates mutant fugu, a deadly Japanese delicacy

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The road, hemmed in on one side by empty warehouses and the other by a concrete seawall, ends abruptly in a desolate parking lot. Men step out of their cars and into the darkness, then slip behind the sliding doors of a warehouse. Inside, they huddle under floodlights and wait.… Read

Food

Kyoto has some exquisite Japanese-style frozen snacks based on the legendary Azuki Bar

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Azuki Bars, made by Imuraya Ice Cream, are a standard frozen snack in Japan, usually selling for around 100 yen each. They’re special for being vegan friendly, relying on the goodness of sweet azuki beans rather than dairy products. They also have a legendary reputation for being hard enough to… Read

Food

Japanese fast food chain Nakau now has a fancy new chicken and rice bowl, with truffles

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Close your eyes, and pretend you’re in a high-end restaurant. What are they serving? Fancy, expensive foods like caviar, foie gras, and truffles, right? What would you say if I told you that you could get one of those at a popular fast food restaurant in Japan? Would you believe… Read

Food

Fried chicken-cooking robot to start working at Japanese convenience store

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What makes Japanese convenience stores so amazing is their variety. Inside, you’ll find not only snacks like chips and ice cream, but tasty bento boxed lunches, bottles of hot tea, and onigiri rice balls. And as if all that wasn’t enough, convenience store chain Lawson is giving us one more reason to stop by: a fried chicken-cooking robot.… Read

Food

5 famous foods you’ll find in Aomori

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Aomori Prefecture is one of the chilliest and snowiest places on the planet. The immense cold and the early sunset has the power to make winters difficult. However, the locals of this prefecture embraced the harsh conditions and ingeniously created dishes that make even the darkest of days all the much… Read

TABLE TALK

Old stale bread transforms into croutons

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Don't throw out stale bread. Seriously, don't. Baguettes, sliced sandwich bread and even loaves of crusty white bread can be recycled into homemade croutons. Use a chef's knife to cut the bread into cubes (1/2-inch to 3/4-inch cubes are ideal). Toss the cubes with olive oil and some salt, and… Read

Food

Study that took aim at 'Joy of Cooking' is retracted

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More work by a prominent food researcher, including a study that took aim at the "Joy of Cooking," has been retracted because of problems with the data. The Annals of Internal Medicine retracted a study that said the book's recipes changed with updated editions to include more calories and bigger… Read

HOTEL NEWS

Celebrate Christmas, New Year's Eve at Hilton Tokyo

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The Hilton Tokyo is celebrating this festive season with a lineup of Christmas dinners and countdown parties in Marble Lounge, Metropolitan Grill, St George’s Bar, and ZATTA - Bar & Lounge. Between Dec 22 and Dec 25, enjoy brunch or dinner in Metropolitan Grill with menus crafted by Executive Chef… Read

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'Dragon Ball Super' and Japanese barbecue chain Gyukaku offer limited-time tasty collaboration

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Popular Japanese yakiniku (barbecue) chain Gyukaku has teamed up with the "Dragon Ball" franchise to host a “Super☆Barbecue Party (Cho☆Yakiniku Kai)” campaign in conjunction with the Dece 14 release of the new "Dragon Ball Super: Broly" movie. Luckily for us, that means special limited menu items and collaborative goods to be given away. The campaign… Read

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