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Japanator Unboxing: Tokyo Treat - June 2017

[TokyoTreat provided a Premium box and the writer has an affiliate partnership with TokyoTreat] TokyoTreat once again provides us with some snackage and sweets to satisfy our cravings for some Japanese treats. This time, we're ch...

 
 
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Japanator Unboxing: TokyoTreat - February 2017

[TokyoTreat provided a Premium box and the reviewer has an affiliate partnership with TokyoTreat] When we were away for a bit, the awesome folks over at TokyoTreat once again sent me one of their yummy box of of snacks and I got ...

 
 
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Japan's Baskin-Robbins sandwiches aren't what you think

When the ice cream shop Baskin-Robbins and sandwiches come to mind, one will imagine that it has to do with actual ice cream. Lo and behold, that isn't the case with this latest dessert.  Unlike your average ice cream sandwich, Ya...

 
 
 
 
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These special takoyaki will make you want to eat the planet

If you ever wanted to know what it was like to eat the Earth, Twitter User @kyooochang decided to make her batch of takoyaki resemble the blue planet. Sure, the taste is the same, but the craft behind its structure makes the whole thing wor...

 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment - Japanese Food Edition

Food and culture are very intertwined, and Japan is one of those countries that likes to take it very seriously (Yes, more than you) which is probably why a lot of their food is known across the world (instant ramen counts). Japanese food i...

 
 
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Clam chowder and tempura combine into an interesting dish

I may not get to have tempura too often, but I've enjoyed the meals that use this tasty batter as one of its ingredients, such as the crunchyroll, shrimp, chicken and cheesecake. As Tenya, a tempura restaurant franchise in Japan, plans...

 
 
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Japanator Unboxing: TokyoTreat - January 2017

[TokyoTreat provided the box and the reviewer has an affiliate partnership with TokyoTreat] The nice folks over at TokyoTreat sent me a box from their New Year 2017 to check out and it is a greatly delicious way to ring the New Year! This ...

 
 
 
 
 
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Keep your rice balls safe with Arataya's onigiri holder

If you were looking for a compact way to bring your rice balls with you, Japanese Leather Items Creator Arataya came up with an onigiri holder that'll keep your rice ball's shape intact. That way, you can enjoy this meal in its pe...

 
 
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Sushi Kit Kats are now things that are real

In April 1st of Last year, Kit Kat Japan joined in on the April fools festivities and "promoted" Kit Kat Sushi as a joke for fun and to tease us with another weird yet intriguing Kit Kat flavor that the west will never see in stores. Well,...

 
 
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Japanator Unboxing: TokyoTreat - December 2016

[TokyoTreat provided the box and the reviewer has an affiliate partnership with TokyoTreat] One of my favorite activities is where I venture to the local asian supermarkets to pick up some snacks and candy to satiate my craving for treats ...

 
 
 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment: Cooking with Dog Edition

YouTube has countless channels on cooking all kinds of food and we love Japanese food here at Japanator for obvious reasons. There is one channel about cooking Japanese food that is very recognizable to many fans of Japanese cooking on YouT...

 
 
 
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Tiny Japanese meal cookies are too cute to eat

Japanese food can be known for its presentation, and in some cases its carefully considered portion sizing, but this might be going a step too far...if we're talking about actual food. Japanese artist Masako (known as "chi___ko" on Instagra...

 
 
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Japanator Unboxing: Loot Anime - Delicious

My monthly craving for some anime goodies just got satisfied with the latest Loot Anime box! The lovely folks over at Loot Anime HQ provided us with this month's Loot Anime, and the theme is "Delicious". This month's Loot Anime is all abou...

 
 
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Review: Sushi: Jiro Gastronomy

It wouldn't be too much of a stretch at this point to declare that Jiro Ono - head chef at Tokyo's Sukiyabashi Jiro restaurant - is one of the most visible Japanese culinary professionals in the world. Thanks to his and his restaurant's sta...

 
 
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Ladybeard and KFC team up for wacky sauce music video

Wacky food commercials are considered to be a tradition in Japan, and we never cease to be surprised of what them crazy people in the far east will think of next. Well, KFC Japan just thought of something that will make you as hungry as you...

 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment - US Fast Food in Japan Edition

Here's another helping of Weekend Japanatainment! This time it's about US fast food in Japan and how something so familiar can be so different. If you've never been outside the US, American fast food places have spread across the globe and ...

 
 
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Japanator Eats: What's Japan's best rice?

Interested in the tasting the best rice of Japan? Well, you may be disappointed. Unfortunately, the word “best” is an undefined word that people continue to try to define. It can't be defined because it relies on the percept...

 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment - Japanese Curry Edition

If you've never had Japanese Curry, I honestly feel bad for you. Japanese Curry is a culinary curiosity, it isn't as exotic as its Indian or Thai cousins and comes in different varieties from sweet, hot & spicy, fruity, or even a mix of...

 
 
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Cool off from the summer heat with some Japanese Ice Cream

If you've ever lived anywhere that has some crazy humidity, then you know how summer can just completely ridiculous where it feels like being in a sauna every single time you're outdoors. Japan just happens to be one of those places and I c...

 
 
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Gems of Japan: Tasting Yakisoba & Okonomiyaki in Asakusa

During my first trip to Japan, I heard a lot of people talk about Okonomiyaki. I didn't know what it was, except that some people labeled it the Japanese equivalent to pizza. I don't agree. It's more of a pancake than anything else. Nonethe...

 
 
 
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McDonald's Anime Commercial makes minimum wage look fun

McDona'd's isn't doing so hot lately in the US but I think they are doing better in Japan with interesting gimmicks that has captured the attention of the public such french fries drizzled with chocolate. Weird food was one thing I thought ...

 
 
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Chocolate Ramen is here for Japanese Valentine's Day

Japan is one of those places synonymous with odd and interesting food science with their culinary products and here we are again reporting on just that. Chocolate is the common staple for Valentine's day in Japan, and now sweet and savory f...

 
 
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Watch people try out McDonald's Chocolate French Fries

Japan has always been associated with weird and unusual stuff, and the food they come up with is usually what turns heads when they come up with something new or different. McDonald's Japan, taking something so American as French Fries (It'...

 
 
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Final Impressions: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma

I first found Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma through manga. Although I fell out of touch with the anime for several years, I've been periodically reading manga through that time. One of my favorites turned out to be Food Wars for its ran...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma episodes 21-23

I hate how some shonen series are handled. If a shonen manga doesn't have the audience or allotted budget of a big Shonen Jump property like One Piece or Gintama, then its anime adaptation is doomed to "seasons." Instead of continuing week ...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma episodes 17-20

In the last annotated recap, I couldn't stop talking about how great the next arc, the Autumn Elections, was going to be. It's the manga's best to date, and if the anime plays its cards correctly, it's going to be the show's best to date. B...

 
 
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Would you like some fries with your Yo-kai?

So, I haven't actually watched a full episode of Yo-kai Watch or played the games. I have just ended up buying gobs of toys for my nieces and nephews, as they are insane about the highly successful series. In some weird way the infection h...

 
 
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Two words: Space Whiskey

In one small step to getting closer to anime space travel, Japanese distillery Suntory Holdings has announced they will be sending various whiskeys into space to age aboard the International Space Station.

 
 
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Annotated Anime: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma episodes 13-16

Shokugeki no Soma is quickly turning into the highlight of my week. The only problem with covering a Shonen-type series like this is that each episode isn't very substantial on its own, but the overall package is compelling enough to keep t...

 
 




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