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Pringles releases karaage fried chicken flavored potato chips in Japan

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Recently, Pringles Japan has continued their apparent quest to leave no potato chip flavor stone unturned withfish and chips, sukiyaki, and specialty ramen flavored chips(and even super sour cream and onion instant noodles). So it was only a matter of time before karaage, the Japanese fried chicken all star of bento boxes and bar… Read

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Foo Fighters unveil exclusive new Japanese sake

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It’s not every day an American band announces it will be releasing its very own sake, but that’s what happened last week, when rock royalty Foo Fighters uploaded a surprising new video on their official YouTube channel. The near two-minute clip shows Japanese brewers involved in the process of making sake, as… Read

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GariGarikun popsicle celebrates 40 years with Ginger Ale & Lemon Squash flavors

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GariGarikun ガリガリ君 is a popular brand of Japanese popsicle made by Akagi Nyugyo Co Ltd which is famous for four reasons: 1. the standard soda flavor is available everywhere in Japan. 2. It only costs 70 yen. 3. New flavors come out almost every month and 4. They have an instantly recognizable… Read

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A hot pot with an elevator inside just what we need to make it through winter

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When winter reaches out with its icy fingers to chill your bones and darken your mood, you’ll find few allies more reliable than some delicious Japanese-style hot pot. But while a meal of sukiyaki or chanko nabe can help you get full and warm, sometimes the path from pot to stomach isn’t… Read

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Drinkable cheesecake

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Japanese sweets and snacks maker Morinaga has quite the resume of sweet tooth satisfying releases, including fluffy pancake steamed buns, but they've recently been working on a lineup of beverages that turns food into "drinkable" versions, such as drinkable ice cream and even sweet potatoes. The lineup can now welcome a classic dessert to… Read

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Sapporo decides to sell new beer with English mistake on label

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It was a sad day for beer lovers across Japan on Jan 8, when Sapporo Breweries put the lid on an exclusive new brew release just four days before it was due to go on sale. According to the company, the new beer, called Kaitakushi Beer Tailored, used the same traditional manufacturing methods as Japan’s first… Read

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7-Eleven Japan now has plant-based vegetarian steamed 'meat buns'

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One very cool thing about Japanese convenience stores is that they’re not just a place to grab snacks like chips and cookies. They’re also stocked with all sorts of tasty food that you could eat as a meal. Craving a pork cutlet sandwich, beef bowl, or plate of meat sauce pasta? The… Read

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Stylish hakama roomwear returns with a men’s version and new animal prints for women

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The “Yuru Hakama” series of roomwear is just one of the products to have come out from Mocolle, a Japanese brand that takes the ideas of popular artists & designers from social media and brings them to life using crowdfunding campaigns. A hakama, essentially, is the traditional Japanese version of… Read

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Black Thunder candy bars ride 'yaki-imo' renaissance trend with new 'imo-kenpi' offering

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For centuries, the winter months in Japan have been bound up with the enticing smell of freshly baked sweet potatoes. In recent years, a new generation has cottoned on to the wonderful flavor of yaki-imo 焼き芋. Hoping to hitch a ride on the bandwagon, the nation’s food manufacturers have been… Read

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'No Sushi, No Life' virtual reality game – How much sushi can you eat?

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If you’ve ever sat in a Japanese conveyor belt sushi restaurant, the chances are you’ve felt the impulse to overindulge on that never-ending merry-go-round of tasty raw fish. Don’t worry, we’ve been there too. You find yourself thinking ‘I’m not quite full yet, one more plate of maguro nigiri should… Read

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