By nature, chocolate is an indulgence – but these days consumers are looking for something a little more from their treats.
While it once had a reputation as a sugar-filled sweet, today’s new releases are coming in healthier forms.
As Covid restrictions on dining in ease around the Asian region, and consumers tentatively venture back into restaurants, restaurant chains are looking for ways to stand out from their rivals by creating a sense of excitement.
Competition in the Japanese snack market is incredibly fierce – and that encourages constant creativity and innovation by local manufacturers.
Some of the best Japanese snacks, sweets and beverages were on display during the recent 4th Japan Sweets & Snacks Festival organised by Saladplate in partnership with the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO).
A new museum concept in Japan is blending dining with artworks – and lets visitors take home fresh orchids used in displays.
Kyoto’s TeamLab has brought the multi-purpose space ‘TeamLab Planets’ to Tokyo, which combines a vegan ramen restaurant, an artwork space, and a flower shop.