If you’re strolling through Sakura-zaka in Roppongi admiring the Cherry Blossom trees, you may start to get hungry. If so, BLT Japan has an excellent selection of dishes that use sakura as an ingredient for the BLT Steak Sakura Matsuri event. Read more after the jump.
It's time to welcome Spring with open arms, and several locations of Japan's "Alice's Fantasy Restaraunt" are going to do just that. Get a preview of some of the delicious foods available with the Easter-themed restaurant switchover after the jump!
Have you ever been around, smelled, or even worse, eaten a durian fruit? They smell a lot like sweaty feet, but for some reason Thailand has suggested to Kit Kat that perhaps durian Kit Kat flavors might be something audiences want to try. Hit the jump to have a peek!
Would you eat a burger from McDonald’s Japan if it had a “yucky” nickname? Check out McDonald’s Japan’s new burger, the “Yakkii” burger. Hit the jump to give it a look!
Rilakkuma may very well be one of the cutest Sanrio characters of all time, and it looks like he’s going to get his own special Rilakkuma Bakery in Japan beginning on March 13. Hit the jump and get ready for your mouth to water.
There are so many flavors of Pocky out there, it’s hard to figure out which one you like the best. But Glico is trying out some new flavors that might seem, well, unconventional: fruit-flavored Pocky! Weird!
Japanese company Bourbon previously rolled out sliced chocolate, a handy confection that you could wrap around your favorite foods, eat on a sandwich, or utilize in methods much like regular cheese. It was ingenious, of course, and now there’s a new flavor: white chocolate. Hit the jump to take a look!
Special themed cafes pop up all the time centered around anime series, but the latest to be announced is one based on Card Captor Sakura, just in time for Christmas! Hit the jump to take a peek!
What does a kiss taste like? Senbonmatsu Farm in Japan is hoping to offer an ice cream to let you find out. The location is selling a "kiss-flavored" ice cream at the Dulceria snack stand, selling Vaca Dulce brand kiss-flavored ice cream.
This fall, Japan gets more of its famously novel snack food items. Kit Kat candy bars are again at the forefront of this. Though, as with cases of the sake and melon-mascarpone cheese, the latest are pretty much a gimmick product for tourists and not something stocked at the average convience store. Check these out after the jump.
If you need some grub in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? J.S. Burgers Cafe in Tokyo, for a set of some decadent-looking burgers based on the Ghostbusters film franchise. Bustin' probably tastes good!
Nestle is back with another unique flavor of Kit Kat for the Japanese market (though more along the lines of the recent sake Kit Kats, it's a gimmick product for tourists and not something stocked at the average convience store). Visitors to Hokkaido regional airports and other travel spots can now get a "quasi-chocolate confectionery" with the mild sweetness of Hokkaido melon and a fresh taste of mascarpone cheese.
A couple of feed crazes have collided. After the chef Dominique Ansel for Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York City developed the cronut, a croissant-doughnut pastry, crossovers became the foodie arms race, which saw chef Keizo Shimamoto customize a dish served at many Japanese chain restaurants for the local palate. While those were scarce, another food craze has stepped in. Specifically fast food stunt menu offerings.