FOOD

McDonald’s Giga Big Mac Is Back for a Limited Time to Satisfy Massive Appetites!

McDonald’s Japan is known for coming up with food items for extra-large dining. In 2016, it created the Giga Big Mac (ギガ ビッグマック) which is filled with 2.8 times as much meat as the Big Mac (ビッグマック). It was one of their crazy line-ups that went on sale for a limited time. This year, from…

5 Kabocha Squash Dishes You Must Try in Japan This Late Summer!

Kabocha squash (南瓜) is a Japanese household item which one has as a side dish mainly in the form of a salad or soup in washoku (和食), the traditional Japanese meal. Kabocha usually refers to winter squash and it is cooked as an appetizer or side dish in Japan. The flavor of kabocha is uniquely…

What’s Up with Japan’s Potato Chip Shortage? Find Out About It Here!

To many people, Japanese food may seem to be the perfect embodiment of a well-balanced diet, with each plate having the right portions of nutrients that one may need throughout the day. However, what most people don’t know is that Japan is just like any other country when it comes to junk food. In fact,…

Love Green Tea? Don’t Miss Mister Donut’s Limited Matcha Menu in Japan!

Japan is a place where genuine matcha (抹茶) or green tea should not be missed. It is not only used in tea ceremonies but is also a great ingredient for making several dishes. Recently, Mister Donut (ミスタードーナツ) Japan teamed up with Gion Tsujiri (祇園辻利), a well-known tea manufacturer in Kyoto (京都), to serve matcha goodies…

On a Budget? Try These 5 Affordable and Delicious Foods in Japan!

If someone mentions Japanese food, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Sushi (寿司) and ramen (ラーメン) have already gained substantial popularity in some countries. Right now, I live in a European city where I can eat them at many Japanese restaurants. But, sometimes, I do miss the taste of Japanese food available only…

Love Wasabi? Try Out These 3 Other Spicy Condiments in Japan!

When it comes to spicy condiments in Japanese cuisine, the first thing people may think of is wasabi (わさび). Some people may argue that wasabi is not technically spicy since it does not burn the tongue and throat, but instead, causes a slight stinging sensation in the nose. Nevertheless, wasabi is a favorite condiment among…

McDonald’s Japan Tries a Daring Flavor With Their Limited Edition Fries

“What am I going to eat today?” Here’s a question that a lot of us ponder over on a daily basis. Having to decide what to eat is often seen as a first world problem that illustrates how quickly consumers get bored of eating the same type of food. For this reason, Japanese gastronomy businesses…

Celebrate the Doll Festival with Baskin-Robbins’ Special Treat!

One of the most exciting things about living here in Japan is how most establishments are prepped up for any event that is to come. While Valentine’s Day may have gone and passed, the next event to look forward to is the traditional Doll Festival, or Hina Matsuri (雛祭り)! Go to any department store and…

Get Your Hands on These 7 Limited Edition Goodies For Sakura Season!

The sakura (cherry blossom; 桜) season is perhaps Japan’s most anticipated time of the year. This essential part of Japanese culture brings a stream of new visitors each year, and with it, a massive boost to the country’s economy. Aside from beauty, these sakura flowers also bring great business to Japan with the increasing volume…

Hungry for Sakura-Infused Food? Check LOTTERIA’s Spring 2017 Menu!

When it comes to fast food restaurants specializing in burgers, no doubt McDonald’s comes to the minds of most people. After all, the brand has managed to market itself successfully all around the world. While McDonald’s in Japan does offer some unique food that is different from what you get in your home country, you…
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