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It’s time for Japanese convenience store fried super sweet corn and chicken sticks

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The hot food corner of a Japanese convenience store is often filled with surprising limited edition treats, such as Final Fantasy fried chicken and pudding-filled Chinese steamed buns. Japanese convenience store chain Mini Stop is now adding the corniest snack yet...literally, with this extremely gooey super sweet fried corn stick. The stick consists… Read

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Healthy new soda combines 'kombucha' and fermented fruit juice

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The notion that kombucha comes from Japan is a common misconception. According to the Japan Times, English speakers very likely mistook the Japanese word kombucha to mean fermented tea when it was in fact the name of kelp tea, which has no fermentation in it at all. Perhaps partly due to this confusion, kombucha the… Read

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Lemon cheesecake mochi ice cream is delightful twist on beloved classic

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Yukimi Daifuku is a very popular brand of mochi ice cream in Japan. In its standard flavor, it consists of vanilla ice cream wrapped inside a thin layer of chewy mochi rice cake. However, just like many other ice cream desserts, they come in other flavors. Some of the standouts… Read

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7-11 Japan’s Italian Pudding is mouthwatering delight

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Japanese convenience store pastries are popular and known to be high quality with a wide selection these days. Many consumers purchase these desserts to enjoy high quality sweets from the comfort of your home, or as a treat to themselves. We would like to introduce you to the special dessert… Read

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Anmitsu Nyanko Cushion cat bed

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If you haven’t already given up on buying beds for your cat (because nine times out of ten they’ll like the box better anyway), then you’ll want to get them this one by Felissimo, the same company that brought us the Nyanko Crepe Omelet cat bed. This latest adorable food-themed kitty cushion is based on… Read

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Limited edition cricket crackers from Muji

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When it comes to food sustainability and the inevitable problem of how the world will feed its rapidly growing human populations, the conversation often turns to alternative resources for humans to fulfill their nutritional needs. One such resource, much to the dismay of the more jittery of us and to… Read

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Soda-flavored soy milk? Kikkoman’s surprising summer soy flavors

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You may know Kikkoman for their soy sauce and other seasonings, but in Japan, they're also famous for their soy milk beverages, especially their small square 200 ml packs which come in a dizzying variety of flavors. You can find plain, unprocessed, extra rich and chocolate flavor for starters. If… Read

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McDonald’s Japan gears up for summer with first ever Ramune McShake

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McDonald's Japan has introduced quite a few tasty takes on the classic McShake in the past, including purple sweet potato and Japan's most popular pudding flavored variations. Perhaps their recent collaboration with sweets maker Morinaga on a nostalgic Showa-era milk caramel McShake left a good taste in their mouths, because they're teaming up again for a… Read

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Pokemon manhole covers travel to you in new line of mugs, replicas, and other merchandise

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Pokemon is extremely varied, as far as multi-media franchises go. It’s not only a video game and anime series, but a manhole cover one too. Through the Pokefuta project, colorful manhole covers decorated with Pokemon characters have been installed at select locations in a number of towns across Japan. Often found in less-traveled areas of the… Read

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The Alley launches 'Japanese Yogurt' drink series with red beans from Hokkaido

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Trendy Taiwanese boba tea shop The Alley has reopened some of its locations in Japan, adding Kobe Sannomiya to their existing locations where you can use their app to purchase and pick-up your order safely. Alleyists have another reason to get a drink tomorrow since the reopening coincides with the… Read

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