Tag: Food

  • Random Japanese Café Introduces Limited-Time Only Ace Attorney-Themed Menu

    Object-YUM

    When it comes to Ace Attorney and food, what comes first to most people's minds is the series' slightly strange localisation of common Japanese foodstuffs into American dishes, like Maya's love for ramen being translated as "burgers". But we're not here to split hairs noodles about whether or not a burger is a type of sushi — we're here...

  • News Nintendo Shows Off New Mario-Themed 7-Eleven Menu

    The Japan-exclusive food includes Yoshi, Bowser, and Peach

    You may recall our coverage of the special "Ichiban Kuji" lottery that Japanese 7-Eleven stores have been enjoying these past few days, with prizes ranging from alarm clocks to soap dispenser. You may specifically recall the Mario's Mix Roll, a special spaghetti sandwich made to celebrate...

  • News 7-Eleven In Japan Is Running A Super Mario Merch Lottery, With New Mario-Themed Food

    Eat a pasta sandwich, just like Mario would

    Starting on February 5th, the massively popular American-built, Japanese-owned chain store, 7-Eleven, will be running the "Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary Campaign", which adds a few new Mario-themed food items to the menu. The only item detailed so far is the "Mario's Mix Roll", a bun stuffed with a...

  • News You Can Now Buy A Special Box Of Banana-Shaped Pikachu Treats In Tokyo

    Pikachew used Fruit Punch

    Once again, Japan gets all the fun. Tokyo Banana, the official souvenir sweet of Tokyo city, launched a Pokémon-themed line of the curvy, banana-custard-filled cakes at the end of last year. Featuring Pikachu and Eevee in different designs, the cakes are available at Tokyo Banana shops, and will be rolled out to 7-Eleven...

  • News Tokyo's Kirby Café Is Adding A Chocolate Pizza To Their Menu

    And it's served on a Kirby-shaped board

    The Kirby Café chain is delightfully weird. With dishes featuring the faces and general shapes of Kirby and friends, and names like "Chocolate fondant that Meta Knight sneakily takes out of his cape", it sounds like the kind of place we'd love to go to. You can even order drinks topped with a marshmallow of...

  • Random Japan Gets Exclusive Pokémon Treats For Valentine's Day

    When you love someone so much you want them to eat Pikachu's face

    Japan always gets all the fun. They get to put their head in Gengar's mouth. They get all this super-cute Animal Crossing loungewear. Here in the UK, we're lucky if we get a localised release of a five-year old game (

  • Random Man Forges Popsicle Sticks To Win Pokémon Contest, Gets Arrested

    Zarude used Sandstorm

    Oh dairy me - looks like someone got caught with his hand in the ice cream jar. Takashi Ono, a 43-year old man from Japan, was arrested today under suspicion of fraud, after attempting to win Pokémon cards through illegal means. A competition run by Japanese ice-cream manufacturers, Akagi Nyugyo Co., asked people to send in...

  • Random Finally, Someone Made Ramen For Gamers

    Featuring Doritos noodles and Mountain Dew broth

    Don't you just get so disappointed when you're eating ramen, but it doesn't represent your favourite hobby: playing video games and chugging soda? No? Well, Twitter user @huynasaur apparently does, and rectified that oversight with a barf-inducing Christmas meal made with plenty of original flavour...

  • Random These Krispy Kreme Pokémon Doughnuts Look Truly Scrumptious

    Only in South Korea, sadly

    Krispy Kreme doughnuts are pretty delicious, but Pokémon Krispy Kreme doughnuts are on an entirely different level of yumminess - as South Korean fans are discovering. They've been graced with a new range of doughnuts based on the famous monster-catching franchise, including a Squirtle, Pikachu and Pokéball. It's...

  • News This Pokémon Food Looks Too Good to Eat

    Pokénom-nom

    Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction — more accurately known as Pokémon XY The Movie - The Cocoon of Destruction & Diancie in Japan — arrives in theatres in the country this weekend, on 19th July. Japan loves Pokémon at the best of times, but with the movie's imminent release there are a variety of special...

  • Ninterview Anna The Red

    The Amazing Bento Lady!

    We've always been told that you shouldn't play with your food, but we'll make an exception for the art of Bento. For the uninitiated, Bento is kind of like a Japanese packed lunch - it's a single-portion meal which is often arranged in a visually appealing manner. In Japan, mothers often spend a large amount of time creating...