Jun 22, 2016

Diners at Michelin-starred Japan eatery get food poisoning

A Michelin-starred restaurant in Japan has been ordered to shut temporarily after 14 people got food-poisoning on a fancy Japanese-style meal. The Kanagawa Prefectural Government said officials were investigating after six men and eight women complained of diarrhea and stomach pains after eating at ...

Foreign protesters' bark unleashes Chinese dog eaters' bite

Jun 17, 2016

Foreign protesters' bark unleashes Chinese dog eaters' bite

International groups and celebrities, backed by millions of foreign petitioners, have rallied against an annual dog meat festival in the Chinese city of Yulin, but residents say the protests may have backfired by spurring more people to eat man’s best friend. “My store’s dog ...

In California, couple's return to meat sparks vegan uproar

May 7, 2016

In California, couple's return to meat sparks vegan uproar

At the Cafe Gratitude restaurant chain in California, waiters serve plates of vegan rice bowls, vegetable pizzas and tempeh sandwiches with names such as “Gracious,” “Warm-Hearted” and “Magical.” The last two weeks, though, have been anything but kind. Angry patrons and animal rights activists ...

Mar 24, 2016

Snakes plus sushi equals felony for Los Angeles man

Sometimes when you get into an argument with the staff at a sushi restaurant, you just want to go back and set a giant snake loose. Well, that’s what Hiroshi Motohashi is accused of doing. Motohashi, 46, tucked into $200 (about ¥22,550) worth of ...

Feb 25, 2016

Woman bites into pearl at U.S. restaurant

A woman bit down on a rare pearl while eating a meal of clams and other seafood at an Italian restaurant in Washington state. Lindsay Hasz and her husband Chris were eating at Montalcino Ristorante Italiano in Issaquah recently when she bit into something ...

Jan 12, 2016

Ringerhut to highlight 'gyoza' packing robot

The noodle restaurant chain operator Ringerhut Co. will experiment with a set of robotic arms later this month to place uncooked gyoza dumplings into packages at its outlet in Tokyo’s Kagurazaka district. The Swiss-made robot will be used in the restaurant for a three-month ...