Category Archives: Food!

United Arrows Shaved Ice

One of my absolute favorite things about Japan is the profusion of shaved ice in the summer time. From the Dom Pérignon shaved ice at the Grand Prince Takanawa (it’ll set you back a cool ¥30,000, or about $300, but … Continue reading

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Pikachu with a view: My trip to the Pokemon Cafe in Tokyo

Some times, when living in Japan, one finds oneself at some pretty wacky places. After spending the weekend touring (and tweeting!) the newly designated World Heritage Sites surrounding the Tomioka Silk Mill (more on that soon), I found myself spending … Continue reading

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World Cup Donuts at Krispy Kreme!

Well, the World Cup is wrapping up, and the varied and creative marketing efforts of companies here in Japan are coming to a close. From the McDonald’s Risotto to the Brazil Cup Noodles, there has been a huge range of … Continue reading

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Tanabata Macarons!

Happy Tanabata! The Star Festival is a romantic holiday in Japan, where two literally star crossed lovers meet once a year across the Milky Way, if the night is clear. I picked up these adorable Tanabata Macarons the other day, … Continue reading

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World Cup Brazilian Chicken Cup Noodles

Japan’s gone World Cup crazy! Well, their marketing teams have, at least. Over the next little while I’ll show some of the various promotions that companies are using to try to cash in on the current phenomenon. It’s pretty exciting … Continue reading

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New Video: Tasting Gari-Gari kun’s Napolitan Spaghetti Popsicle!

There was such a positive response to last week’s video about the new Haagen-Dazs Tomato & Carrot Ice Creams that I decided to do another one! Up this week is the Napolitan Spaghetti popsicle from Gari Gari Kun. Apparently these … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Krispy Kreme’s Sakura Donuts

Look, look, I did a Guest Post! I wrote a review of Krispy Kreme’s Spring donuts (Sakura, Matcha, Kinako, oh my!) over on the “I’ll Make It Myself” blog. Go read it and tell them I sent you! 😀

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Starbucks Fresh Banana Chocolate “Happy Yellow Frappuccino” and Social Media Case Study

Happy April! The sun is shining, the days are warming up, and it’s time to start thinking happy summery thoughts as winter’s icy grip melts into lush and lovely sunshine (before the hot sledgehammer of true summer hits.) How better … Continue reading

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Japanese Baked Kit Kats!

Here in Japan, Kit Kat is known for it’s interesting flavors and innovations. Crazy Japanese Kit Kats have kind of slowed down a bit lately (I personally think Häagen-Dazs stole their R&D team, with their crazy flavors like Rose and Sakura … Continue reading

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Streamer Coffee and the Military Latte

When I was in Tokyo recently I had a chance to drop in at one of my favorite coffee shops, Streamer Coffee. As much as I love Starbucks and their Cherry Blossom Lattes, one of my favorite things to do … Continue reading

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