New release of “PEPSI NEX II” for specified health foods

Suntory Beverage and Food Limited has released “PEPSI NEX II”, a colorless and transparent cola beverage for specified health foods (Tokuho). The function of dietary fiber reduces fat absorption and moderates the increase in blood neutral fat after meals. It is lighter and clearer than ordinary cola, and matches any …

“Mister Donut” plans to triple the number of kitchenless stores in Japan

The fast food franchise “Mister Donut” (Duskin) will increase the number of “kitchenless stores” to 3 times the current level by the end of March 2022. Their aim is to meet the various customers’ needs by increasing kitchenless stores. There are two types of kitchenless stores: stores only for take-out …

Suzuhiro Kamaboko opens a Cafe in September

Suzuhiro Kamaboko Honten (Odawara City, Kanagawa) will open “Elennagosso CAFE107” on September 8th, a cafe where you can enjoy a menu prepared with kamaboko in a Western style. They sell local Odawara coffee and beer, and also have Western-style menus such as “Kamaboko Pinchos” and “Chikuwa Bread”. In addition to in-store …

Sushi Burrito

Recently people in Japan are enjoying “sushi burritos” that originated on the west coast of the United States, which combine Japanese sushi rolls and Mexican burritos. Sushi Burrito is a sushi roll which rolled rice and plenty of grilled meat and vegetables on a sheet of seaweed. “Tokyo Sushi Roll …

New style to eat beans! – Dipping Sauce, Powder, Pudding

Beans are rich in nutrition, and it is a traditional food that has been eaten in Japan for a long time, but new products for eating in new forms have emerged. A-net Farm Tokachi (Shimizu-cho, Hokkaido) has started to sell dipping sauce called “Fermented Azuki” which is made by fermenting …

Asahi Group Holdings acquires Australia’s largest beer company

Asahi Group Holdings Inc., a major Japanese beer company, announced that it will acquire Carlton & United Brewery, a major beer company in Australia, for $ 11.3 billion (approximately 1,210 billion yen). As the beer market in Japan shrinks, Asahi positions its flagship “Super Dry” as a high quality product …

Tapioca Desserts

Chinese restaurant “Bamiyan” has started selling “Puccin pudding afogard” developed jointly with Ezaki Glico etc. They piles vanilla ice, four kinds of mixed berry, frozen “Putchin pudding” on Tapioca. The family restaurant “Cocos” has released parfait and frappe of shaved ice and tapioca using fruit sauce and milk. “Takashimaya” has …

Gyudon “Sukiya” – Order and Pay in the restaurant with App

Gyudon is a Japanese dish consisting of a bowl of rice topped with thinly sliced beef and onions. The chain of Gyudon restaurents “Sukiya” (Zensho Holdings) has started their service called “Mobile Order” with a smartphone. They want to run restaurants efficiently and reduce the wait time for customers.

“Sapporo draft beer Black Label THE BAR” opened in Ginza, Tokyo

Sapporo Brewery will open its first antenna shop for its main product, Sapporo draft beer black label, in Ginza, Tokyo in July. With the aim of providing a “perfect draft beer”, they will focus on quality and service, and wait on customers in a standing style. Ginza is the place …

“Sushiro Izakaya” have 299 yen menu of seafood at a flat price

Sushiro, a sushi chain in Japan, opened its sixth store in April this year for the popular sushi izakaya “Sushi, Sake and Sakana”. They aim to open 100 stores in the next three years. They serve seafood menu such as sashimi and nigiri sushi for 299 yen at a flat price …

“koe donuts” entertain the customers by cooking in front of them

At “koe donuts”, the customers can see how the donut is cooked and decorated in front of their large open kitchen. They are also committed to the ingredients, serving donuts contained Japanese ingredients, preparing donuts to eat with a knife and fork, and providing new types of donuts. They opened …