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.
Ippudo Westside in New York at Hell's Kitchen's 321 W 51st Street, features a "secret" ramen bar behind a side door leading to its second floor. On Thursday, February 25 and Friday, February 26 at 5:00 p.m., this will be the secret base of super-hero inspired “The Avengers Interactive Ramen” More after the jump.
You know how you buy fashion a season or so ahead? Well, now snack food is following suit. Coming February 1st, Nestle Japan is looking forward to spring's cherry blossom season with their latest unusual flavor Kit Kat bar for the market (and its tourists, the press release mentions how visitors love green tea flavorited). Sake flavor boasts a sweet, white chocolate over wafers kneaded with sake powder that provides a mellow aftertaste.
For a limited time beginning on January 19. 2016, Japanese convenience store chain FamilyMart will be offering an unusual promotional item: Chinese steamed buns designed to resemble Ultraman and Alien Baltan from the long-running Ultra series of live-action tokusatsu television shows by Tsuburaya Productions. Hit the jump to learn more.
Spirited Away is a memorable film in itself, but it's also got some delicious-looking dishes in it too. That's why this yakisoba based on No-Face is both cute and super yummy. Hit the jump for a look at the dish!
Want to try out some delicious Evangelion-themed snacks? There's an awesome cafe that's opening its doors at JR Hakata Station called 500 Type Eva Café. There's a selection of Evangelion delicacies that would please anyone, from cider to pancakes to curry. Hit the jump for more!
It's wowed the internet for years, starting with Burger King Japan's 5th anniversary celebration back in 2012. It's the Kuro Burger or "Black Burger." Now, the menacing meat is supposedly coming to America in time for Halloween, with some big modifications for local tastes. More after the jump.
La Ricetta Ristorante Pizzeria in Kanagawa Prefecture's Zama city isn't just an Italian restaurant with a generic name and website with still sports a counter, it's the home of an amazing otaku culinary artist Keesuke Inagaki. The technique involves using 28cm a marble coated pan and with ordinary pancake mix and soy milk. Get a look after the jump.
In the mood for some delicious fried chicken this weekend? What about chicken in strawberry, banana, or melon flavors? Maybe not? Sound kind of weird? Hit the jump to see the chicken!