Category Archives: Food!

Haägen-Dazs Japan’s Lemon Ginger Float, Coffee Vanilla and Chocolat Mint

Haägen-Dazs Japan’s late summer flavors were on point this year, bringing some of the strongest offerings I’ve seen yet. From the Lemon Ginger Float to the Chocolat Mint to the Coffee Vanilla, it was a delicious slate that will keep … Continue reading

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Gunma-chan Manjū!

We had just gotten back from lunch, when my lovely supervisor sidled up to my desk. “Psst…Alice, you should go to the meeting room.” I didn’t think I was missing a meeting, and she didn’t seem stressed or worried. If … Continue reading

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Starbucks Coffee Jelly Frappuccino and the History of Coffee in Japan

Well, dear Starbucks lovers, it’s been a while since I reviewed the Green Siren’s newest offering. In fact, we’re already on the second (maybe third?) drink since the Happy Yellow Fresh Banana Frappuccino. This was already the 6th rollout of … Continue reading

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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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