Tag: japan

These Cookie Cutters Combine Into the 47 Prefectures of Japan

August 28, 2014 // 1:04 pm

As terrible as it sounds for a guy nearing his thirties, I still have trouble naming all 50 states in one sitting. That being said, if the US had a cookie cutter set that compiled every individual state into the shape of a cookie, maybe I’d remember a little…

DIY Sake Kit Lets You Brew from Your Kitchen Countertop

August 27, 2014 // 11:39 pm

While it’s probably not the same thing as ordering sake in Japan, or even a Japanese restaurant, it’s now possible to make the Japanese wine sake right at home. Like homemade beer kits, you can now order a sake kit and brew the stuff from the comfort of your…

Meet the Pharrell Burger in Shibuya Japan

August 8, 2014 // 12:00 pm

Lil Skateboard P isn’t just a musician, as he has ventured into fashion, jewelry, and even chair-making. Now Pharrell can add “chef” to the list thanks to his latest collaboration with Nigo’s 2-5 Cafe in Japan. Fellas, meet the “Pharrell Burger.”

The contents of this fancy looking…

Adorable Unagi Pastries Are 100% Eel Free

August 7, 2014 // 11:56 am

According to Japanese tradition, Doyo no Hi (July 29) is a day dedicated to eating eel because of its supposed stamina-boosting powers. But not everyone is a fan of real unagi, so various bakeries and 7-Eleven stores around Japan have come up with a delicious alternative — unagi pastries.…

There Are Reptile Cafes in Japan and Handwashing is Strongly Encouraged

July 31, 2014 // 9:47 am

Most people lose their appetites when they hear that a snake or salamander is crawling around near them. Not Japan, though. While it seems taboo in most places around the world, the country is the home to more than one Reptile Cafe. One in particular is the Yokohama Subtropic…

Check Out Japan’s Swanky New Final Fantasy-Themed Cafe

July 30, 2014 // 2:51 pm

Call me a lame escapist nerd face, but if I could, I would absolutely live in a video game. (A western style fantasy one, with sword fights, and the ever-looming threat of permanent deletion.) Unfortunately that technology won’t exist for at least another eight years, but at least I…

McDonald’s Japan Busts Out Tofu Nuggets Following Expired Meat Scandal

July 29, 2014 // 2:11 pm

McDonald’s Corp. found itself in quite a bind after an investigation revealed that chicken nugget supplier OSI Group LLC. had been mixing expired meat with newer supplies. As a result of the scandal, McDonald’s pulled all chicken and other items from menus at several locations throughout China and Japan.…

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