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Do You Know Where to Find the Longest Instagram-Worthy Snacks in Tokyo?

Finally, the longest food ever is now available in Japan! Thanks to LONG! LONGER!! LONGEST!!!, which has recently opened last March 2018 in Takeshita Street, Harajuku, people in Japan can now buy the “longest” soft cream, tornado potato, churros, and cotton candy. Check it out! Instagram-Worthy Food jp.fotolia.com/ Takeshita Street in Harajuku is famous for…

Too Adorable to Eat? Find These Animal-Themed Manju in Ueno!

When it comes to adorable treats that look way too good to eat, look nowhere else, Japan has it all for you! The delightful confectionery sold by Japanese sweets shop Namikoshiken make some of the most adorable animal-themed confections that are a must on your next visit to Tokyo! Namikoshiken (浪越軒) View this post on…

Octopus Balls: the Japanese Snack That Isn’t What You Think It Is

On one of my first visits to a Japanese restaurant in the UK I daringly ordered something called ‘octopus balls’ and imagined myself to be chowing down on the nether regions of some poor mollusk. However, I now realize that what I must have been eating was takoyaki (たこ焼き), a fishy snack that was popularized…

Anpan: All About the Famous Japanese Snack and How It Became Popular

Anpan is a delicious Japanese sweet roll filled with azuki (red bean) bean paste. The word comes from “an” meaning sweet bean paste and “pan” meaning bread. It was introduced in the late 1800’s and became a favorite for many Japanese. Even the famous cartoon Anpanman is based on this delicious bread. この投稿をInstagramで見る . こんにちは♥︎◟⌣̈⃝◞♥︎…

Take Your Matcha On the Go With This New Matcha and Milk Spread!

Many people believe that the Japanese have thin, lean and fit body structure compared to other people around the world. And even with that image in mind, we sure know how to chow down our rice. But with the recent trends of health and diets, as well as the influence from western countries, many Japanese…

The World’s One and Only Golden Kitkat Bars

Kit Kat chocolate bars and Japan go hand in hand like milk and cookies. In no other country has the consumer favorite Kit Kat bar been elevated to a cult-like status. There are whole specialty boutique stores dedicated to the product alone. The so-called Kit Kat Chocolatory, found in numerous locations around Japan specializes in…

Calbee Chips: Your Crispy, Tasty Guilty Pleasure

No self-respecting fan of Japanese crisps (potato chips) can claim not to have heard of the Calbee brand. One of the most popular producers of crisps in Japan, Calbee offers a wide selection of flavours to introduce you to Japanese tastes. History Founded in 1949, the company headquarters are based in Tokyo. According to the…

Back to childhood: edible chocolate pencils and paints!

The design firm Nendo led by the Maison & Objet Designer of the Year Sato Oki, with the concept of “Giving people a small “!” moment” through their designs, back in 2007, Nendo created chocolate-pencils as a collaboration project with the Japanese patisserie Tsujiguchi Hironobu. Chocolate-pencils The world famous patisserie Tsujiguchi Hironobu and Nendo collaborated…

4 of the Strangest Sweets in Japan!

What’s the weirdest sweet you’ve ever tasted before? A bean-flavored chocolate candy bar? An alcoholic gourmet candy snack? Whatever it is, each of us must have that strange experience of eating it. In Japan, you can find a lot of those in supermarkets and shops! Sweets are normally made from sugar. This is considered as…