weird Japanese food

Lotteria Brought Back Its Enormous Everything Burger! Do You Dare to Eat It?

Lotteria is one of the fast food restaurants in Japan resembling McDonald’s and Freshness Burger. Since its most popular item on the menu is the burger, it has recently re-released its gigantic burger on April 28, 2016, with some slight updates. This item’s name, “Zenbu Nose Baagaa” literally means “Burger with Everything on It.” So…

Have You Tried This Unusual Addition to the Spring McDonald’s Japan Menu?

Japan is famous, or sometimes in this case, infamous for their wild variations on American fast food staples. In the last few years, there have been so many crazy food offerings. From Burger King’s Black Burger (charcoal bun and cheese anyone?), KFC’s fried salmon and even McDonald’s own french fries given the chocolate sauce addition…

Mizu Shingen Mochi: Water You Can Eat?

The mizu shingen mochi is a dessert which looks like a large droplet of water. Mizu means water while shingen mochi is a type of sweet rice cake that has been developed by the Kinseiken company which is pretty popular in Japan. It is typically served with kinako powder and brown sugar syrup. Kinseiken’s Water…

Instant Noodles with Chocolate Sauce as a Valentine’s Gift?

Valentine’s Day is coming soon and it is customary in many parts of the world including Japan for people to give chocolates to their loved ones during this special day. Are you having trouble deciding on the type of chocolate you should buy this year? How about you buy a packet of instant noodles with…

Tasty or Tasteless? Attempt this Eye-catching Blue Curry!

Blue is a rare color in food. While red stimulates appetite, the color blue works as an appetite suppressant as it is unappetizing to have it in food, especially savory ones. Imagine blue spaghetti. Gross, isn’t it? So here’s a tip: If you want to lose weight, color your food blue, like this blue curry…

3 Types of Japanese Rice Crackers That Will Haunt Your Nightmares

Japanese rice crackers known as “senbei” are tasty, crispy, and addictive! But what about the flavors below? They are sure to either enlighten your senbei-eating experience or haunt your nightmares… 1. Wasps senbei (地蜂せんべい) In Japanese, this is called Jibachi Senbei. This unique rice cracker is produced in Omachi, Japan. Wasps have been consumed in…
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3 Slimy Japanese Foods – Tasty and Good For Your Health!

Japanese people love their slimy foods. It is believed that they are exceptionally healthy for your digestive system. In particular, the slimy goodies adhere to all the garbage in your tummy and intestines and clear it all out smoothly. Try some of the foods below if you have the chance! Natto A lot of foreign…

Not For the Faint–hearted: Try Some Poo Flavored Curry!

This is probably the most disgusting curry in the world. Toilet-themed restaurants are quite popular in Asia, but this chef is taking it to a whole different level. Early August 2015 a restaurant which specializes in poop-flavored curry, Curry Shop Shimizu, was opened in Tokyo by Mr. Ken Shimizu (also known as Shimiken). Mr. Shimizu…

6 Strange Japanese Food Trends to Tickle your Fancy

No matter how long you live in Japan, there will still be a lot of things to surprise you every day. Maybe it’s the innovative and restless nature of the Japanese to always come up with something new, something extravagant, something nobody ever thought of. Or if they did, they were too scared to try…