A waffly nice taste of Belgium

Food & Drink | DESSERT WATCH Sep 23, 2014

A waffly nice taste of Belgium

MR.waffle offers freshly made Belgian-style waffles in flavors such as almond (¥180), cinnamon (¥170) and Earl Grey tea (¥170), in addition to plain (¥160). You can enjoy your waffle with a side of Belgian chocolate soft serve (additional ¥280/medium, ¥390/regular), but with cold weather ...

Younger drinkers lured by bourbon cocktails

Food & Drink | TOKYO BAR ADVENTURE Sep 16, 2014

Younger drinkers lured by bourbon cocktails

Up until recently, whisky was seen as a drink for ojisan (old men), enjoyed on the rocks or mizuwari style (heavily diluted with water). With the opening of the limited-edition Jim Beam Bar in Roppongi Hills, however, alcoholic-beverage giant Suntory Holdings proffers that whisky ...

The cod-roe-and-cheese snack craze continues

Food & Drink | KONBINI WATCH Sep 16, 2014

The cod-roe-and-cheese snack craze continues

While avocado-and-cheese Doritos and Jagarico were on konbini shelves last year, this year's unlikely savory flavor combination seems to be cheese and mentaiko, which is spicy cod roe. Calbee has already released limited-edition potato chips (¥124) and Jagabee potato sticks (¥130) flavored with cheese and ...

Granola boom caters to the health and time conscious

Food & Drink Sep 9, 2014

Granola boom caters to the health and time conscious

Granola has come a long way in Japan, from a relatively unknown breakfast cereal five years ago to — along with pancakes and popcorn — a full-on fad food. While granola from Kellogg's and Calbee has been around for years, granola consumption was steadily average ...