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All aboard the train station soba restaurant that’s being called the best in Japan

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Just the other day, noodle lovers were shook by the news that Tokiwaken in Hokkaido had closed, following the sad death of its 84-year-old owner, Mamoru Nishino, in February. This standing-style soba restaurant, located at Otoineppu Station, had been in business since 1933, and according to rail enthusiasts, it was the best ekisoba (train… Read

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Japan’s first vegan fruit sandwich shop serves up delicious mango treats

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Once a niche offering at convenience stores, the fruits sandwich has found itself riding a bit of a boom in Japan. The dessert sandwich, which serves up slices of fruit and whipped cream between fluffy slices of bread, has become a trendy sweet treat thanks not only to its deliciousness, but "Instagrammable"… Read

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Starbucks Japan’s Chai Chocolate Frappuccino requires a whole new ordering system

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With this year’s Sakura Frappuccinos about to fade away from the menu as the actual blossoms fall from the trees, it’s time to look ahead to a new period at Starbucks, with the brand new Chai Chocolate Frappuccino. Unlike other drinks on the menu, though, this one can only be purchased via a… Read

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Full product lineup of Nescafé plant-based lattes now on sale in Japan

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Nestlé, the world's largest food and beverage company with operations in 187 countries around the world, offers a wide range of plant-based foods and beverages to meet the diversification of dietary needs. In recent years, interest in plant-based foods and beverages has been growing in Japan as well, as consumers… Read

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'Glossy Green tea donuts' sound weird, look amazing in Mr Donut team-up with Kyoto matcha master

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They say the only constant in life is change, and if you’re of the perfectly logical opinion that donuts are life, that means change is only constant in donuts as well. So as we bid farewell to one collaboration between Japanese donut chain Mr Donut and Kyoto matcha merchant Gion Tsujiri, the two companies… Read

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Burger King Japan gets nasty with its Teriyaki Ugly Beef Burger

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When it comes to heavy hitting burgers, Burger King fans in Japan have had their pick of the litter in recent months. Between Whoppers spicy enough to ward off evil or be dubbed magma meat walls, as well as one pound beef burger all-you-can-eat challenges, there's been no shortage of excess when it comes… Read

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FamilyMart adds Uji Matcha flavor to their original cheesecake lineup

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For the dessert-lovers among us, the endlessly growing and ever-adapting list of sweet treats from Japan’s convenience stores are one of the things that bring us joy in life. Recently, FamilyMart in particular has started releasing a series of traditional Japanese inspired sweets, that keep us all wondering what guilty pleasures… Read

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Sukiya celebrates new 'Crayon Shin-chan' anime film with special beef bowls topped with yakisoba

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Do you like beef bowls? Do you also like yakisoba? Then beef bowl eatery Sukiya has a menu item for you. The Yakisoba Gyudon bowl is back again to celebrate the upcoming release of the newest "Crayon Shin-chan" movie, "Crayon Shin-chan: Shrouded in Mystery! The Flowers of Tenkazu Academy." This limited-time-only menu item, which experienced record sales when it… Read

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What are the 10 most popular Japanese sake brands? New poll reveals the favorites of sake lovers

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Japanese sake is renowned worldwide for its richness and complex taste profile. However, despite the all-you-can-drink sake happenings in Tokyo, it can be daunting for first-timers to enter the world of Japanese sake. Maybe you want to try them all or maybe you only want to try the best brands, which leads to… Read

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Nissin Cup Noodle develops leftover soup hardening powder for quick and eco-friendly disposal

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Usually, Nissin adds twists and upgrades to their flagship instant ramen star Cup Noodle by introducing new flavors such as french fries and chicken nuggets, or unveiling new low carb protein packed versions of the popular instant noodles. This time, however, Nissin is getting attention for helping people get rid of their noodles--after they've finished… Read

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