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The Best Japanese Street Snack: Taiyaki

TAIYAKI’S HISTORY “Imagawayaki” iron mold This snack is a cake, which is made in shape of fish, with azuki sweet red bean paste inside of it. In the past, Japanese people only had “Imagawayaki”, which is a round-shape cake with the same filling. “Imagawayaki” are similar to Dorayaki (Doraemon’s favorite snack). “Taiyaki” iron mold In…

Ever Heard of 31 Ice Cream, Japan’s Version of Baskin Robbins?

In Japan, if you asked someone where you could find Baskin Robbins ice cream, most people would look confused, and the others may say “Oh, do you mean 31?” In Japan, we don’t call the ever popular ice cream store Baskin Robbins, we call it 31. That, obviously comes from the fact that each Baskin…

Are you familiar with Japanese Häagen-Dazs flavors?

Japanese people make traditional sweets with such great creativeness and attention to detail. Today, this creativity can be seen, not only in traditional Japanese confectionery but also through the Japanese versions of foreign treats. Much of the world already knows about the Japanese Kit-Kats, but perhaps only a few know about how Japan transformed Häagen…

5 Pepsi Flavors That Have Appeared in Japan Over the Years

Japan is a country that is known for having far, out there flavors for their snacks. Sakura-flavored Kit-Kats are a popular example of such. But what about soda? Well, look no further than Pepsi! In Japan, Pepsi is distributed by the whiskey company Suntory. The popular cola continues to hold its own against its rival,…