Angela Erika Kubo

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M&M's get fruity with new Raspberry flavor

| Apr 15, 2014

M&M's get fruity with new Raspberry flavor

A new flavor of one of America’s best-selling candies has just hit Japanese convenience stores. You can now pop white, light pink and dark pink raspberry-flavored M&M’s (¥100) into your mouth. The candies are cute, but might be a bit too sweet and artificial-tasting ...

Where to sip on <em>sakura</em> this <em>hanami</em> season

Apr 1, 2014

Where to sip on sakura this hanami season

While sakura are definitely a beautiful sight, their subtle flavor can also be enjoyed in a cocktail. ANA Intercontinental Tokyo (1-12-33 Akasaka, Minato-ku; 03-3505-1111; www.anaintercontinental-tokyo.jp) in Akasaka is among the best places in the capital to find such a creation. The champagne bar on ...

Cronut copies hit Japan's convenience stores

| Mar 18, 2014

Cronut copies hit Japan's convenience stores

No other dessert captivated Americans last year as much as the Cronut, a croissant-donut hybrid that New Yorkers reportedly line up at 4 a.m. to try. The Cronut has sparked imitations throughout the world. One of them includes the Cubic Doughnut, (¥120) available only ...

Answer the kitchen's call with a casual cookery course

Mar 11, 2014

Answer the kitchen's call with a casual cookery course

While economic growth remains slow, many restaurants are feeling the pinch, as customers choose to stay home and cook in order to save money. Ironically, this is good news for operators of cooking classes — and for one chain, business has never been better. ...

Pastry goods the color of White Day

| Mar 11, 2014

Pastry goods the color of White Day

If you’re looking to impress a special girl in your life but want to keep things simple and easy on the wallet, Shiseido Parlour launched a line of white sweets this month that will be available until White Day (March 14). The custard pudding ...