FOOD

How Many of These Popular Tokyo Banana Treats and Flavors Have You Tried?

I’m sure you’re very familiar with TOKYO BANANA. It is undeniably one of the most popular sweet souvenirs you can buy in Japan. It is a soft, custard-filled, banana-shaped cake that comes in different flavors. Before buying any of these souvenirs, make sure you get to know the different TOKYO BANANA flavors first. Let’s check…

Have a Taste of Traditional Japanese Sweets With These 2 “Drinkable Desserts”

Eating something sweet feeds the soul and brings people to a different level of happiness. It doesn’t only put one in a good mood but also makes life more enjoyable. In Japan, there’s a type of dessert that you can actually drink called “drinkable dessert.” If you’re unsure of what drinkable dessert to buy, why…

Do You Dare to Have a Bite of This Bizarre, Purple-Colored Japanese Fruit?

Even before Japan’s exquisite square watermelons made headlines, unique and exotic fruits already existed in the country’s natural flora. One of which is akebi, a native fruit mainly cultivated in Japan’s northern Tohoku region, which managed to shock foreigners on their first encounter with it. If you want to find out more about this bizarre,…

Savor 6 Local In-Season Delicacies From Japan’s Tohoku Region This Autumn!

Have you heard of the Japanese phrase, “shokuyoku no aki (食欲の秋)”? Literally, it means that people have an increased appetite for food during the autumn season, and there are three reasons as to why this theory holds true. First of all, many food items tend to be in-season during autumn where there is a lot…

Get Your Matcha Fix With These 3 Delectable Green Tea Parfaits in Japan!

Who does not want a cool dessert after a nice meal? And what better flavor of dessert is out there other than matcha (green tea)? If you are in Japan, be prepared to encounter matcha-flavored food and drink items at almost every nook and corner. Some are unique and aesthetically pleasing, with tastes that linger…

Enjoy Beer and Dessert in One With ICE MONSTER’s Newest Flavor of Shaved Ice!

Japan is popular for “kakigori,” which means “shaved ice” in English. It is an all-time favorite summer treat in the country. It comes in several flavors such as melon, lemon, cherry, matcha, and many more! This summer 2017, a new flavor was recently introduced, making beer drinkers happy. It’s the beer shaved ice which really…

Do You Love Curry? Get a Curry Qualification at This College in Japan!

While in Japan, you will be able to find a variety of curries served in restaurants. According to Japanese records, the first mention of curry was during the end of the Edo era but the dish only became available for consumption by the masses during the early days of the Meiji era. It’s been said…

Which of These 3 Rare Japanese Fruits Have You Already Tried?

There are many fruits that are either endemic or mostly seen in Japan that you might want to try. You can find momo (peach), ume (plum), yuzu (citrus), and other fruits that are more common. However, there are some fruits that you probably might have never even heard of. Here are three rare and unique…

Cool Down From the Summer Heat With These Limited Calpis Treats and Drinks

As summer in Japan approaches, everyone’s looking to refresh themselves in any way possible. If you’re up for something cool and new, you might want to bring down the heat with Calpis (カルピス) and Afternoon Tea’s (アフタヌーンティー) cool summer collaboration! What is Calpis? Calpis is a largely popular Japanese milk-based beverage. It is one of…

Check Out Coca-Cola Japan’s Limited Edition Bottles Featuring Its Famous Landmarks

Summer is synonymous to soda drinks in Japan and there are many companies who are expected to draw the attention of consumers during this season. To coincide with the summer season, Coca-Cola Japan (日本コカ・コーラ) will be introducing five new limited edition bottles which will only be available in certain regions. These bottles will have exclusive…
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