Japanese Street Food Tour in Asakusa (浅草) | Tokyo, Japan

Alright guys good afternoon. It is time for another street food video here
in Tokyo, Japan. And today we have come to Asakusa (浅草). I believe that is how it is pronounced. In Japanese it is known as Asakusa (浅草)
to foreigners. That is a lot easier to say. Um but yeah we’ve come here it is packed. There are so many tourists because this is
the sight of Sensoji Temple (金龍山浅草寺). So yeah we’re just going to be walking down
this one street that leads all the way to the temple. There is lots of street food in the area. We have come hungry yes so let’s do this. That is our primary goal. To eat all of the street food. So this is the plan of action. We arrived as Asakusa (浅草) station. We walked over to Kanimarinom Gate (雷門). We’re going to be following the street Nakamise
all the way to Senso-ji Temple (金龍山浅草寺) and the Five Story Pagoda. And along the way it is going to be all about
the food. So we found our first little snack. I’m not entirely sure what it is (Ningyo Yaki – 人形焼)
but it looks waffle-y or pancake-y. And we got three of these for 150 Yen. Also after we purchased it they showed us
a little sign that said you cannot walk and eat on this street. You have to eat it in front of the shop. So that is what we’re doing. Yeah, let’s take a look at that. There we go. Opening it up. Oh. Look at that. It looks like it looks like the lantern. The red paper lantern we saw at the very front
of the street. And that is the shape of it. Yeah. Let’s bite in. Mmmmm. Of course red bean paste. Oh yummy. It is pipping hot. Gotta love it. Mmmm. It is very tasty. It is very sweet. Anything with the red bean paste always tastes
so much better when it is warm. Freshly made. Freshly made. Yeah. And I have to say they have like this mechanical
contraption that is like pouring the dough stuffing it, cooking it, flipping it and then
it just keeps moving along. it is quite the system. Really impressive and this is so tasty. Mmmmm. Oh my gosh I love this. Anything with this red bean paste is just
such a hit for me. It is one of my favorite things after having
lived in Korea for a while. I eat this a lot. And now to be in Japan and having all of these
things oh it is right up my alley. Time for our second snack. That was only a few footsteps away. And we got this little bag (Kibi Dango – きびだんご) with
five sticks. I’m going to venture a guess and say this
is some kind of rice ball covered in powder. It sure looks like it. It actually looks like the kind of snack you’ve
been buying yeah for your little dinners. That is what leads me to believe it is probably
sticky rice. Yeah. And with that we’ve got some cold matcha. Some green tea. And it is cold because it is summer. Yep. And in terms of price these five little dessert
skewers it was 330 Yen yep. And for the tea it was 110 Yen. So here we go. Time for these little skewers. Let’s dig in. Mmmm. Yeah, I don’t know if you can see but it is
definitely like a sticky glutinous rice. And it is coated in some kind of powder. I’m not entirely sure it is almost a bit nutty. And it definitely has sugar granules in there
to make it extra sweet. So yeah it is pretty tasty. Mmmmm. We’ve been keying in on the sweets so far. Mmmhmm. And you got some green tea to go with that
to wash it all down. Some green tea. That is very light. I was actually expecting it to be like a really
bitter green tea to kind of contrast with the sweetness but it is not. It is just very light, very refreshing and
just very palatable. Easy to enjoy. So yeah that has been really good. I have to say of all of the street food tours
we’ve done in Tokyo so far I think this maybe the busiest street. Yes. Yeah. It is all about the location because we are
right next to the temple. Brings the crowds. Oh those are good. It is sweeter than what I was expecting. Yeah. Which is really cool. Mmm. Yeah, that has got some sugar and it is very
nutty. Very nutty. I’d say we’re off to a good start so far with
this little street food tour we’re doing here. Oh call it spicy. Oh, spicy. And use the spoon. Oh. Yeah. Time for the next snack. Mmmm. Spicy? It is spicy because we added spice to it. They made it that way. Hot. And it is really crispy and crunchy on the
outside. But then it is like really gooey and sticky
on the inside. Oh wow. That is very interesting. That is an interesting contrast of textures. Yeah. You know what? We’ve been in Japan for several weeks now. First time seeing anything like this. First time trying it. Yeah. Well you’ve been trying all kinds of different
things so far. Yeah. I was thinking maybe there might be some repetition
but not at all. No. Totally new things to eat. Oh and how much were they? 100 Yen for a skewer. Cool. Here he goes. Oh my gosh now I know why you felt like you
were going to sneeze. That spicy powder just like kind of overwhelms
your throat. Yeah. Mmmm. It is really interesting. It is far more savoury than I expected. Yeah. I was thinking it was going to be sweet for
some reason but not at all. That is a really interesting one. Next up we got a cheese and sweet potato pie. Well we asked for the cheese and sweet potato
pie but she kept saying cheese pie. Cheese pie. So I don’t know if they were out of sweet
potato or what. Well there is some cheese in there. Some kind of pie. There will be some cheese in there. Um yeah so it is really small. And we paid 350 Yen. Yeah. Which to me seems a bit pricey for the size
of this. But they do look good. It is warm. I sure hope it is densely filled with cheese. Yeah, it is fresh out of the oven. It really is. I think it will be tasty. I’m actually looking forward to trying this
one. So let’s break that in half. Yes. Oh woah there is the cheese. Two fillings. It was not lost in translation. No. We got cheese. We got sweet potato. I’m excited to try this I don’t think I’ve
ever this combination with cheese and sweet potato. Mmmm. If you take a closer look here you can see
we have a chunk of sweet potato. It is so sweet. So so sweet. And the cheese it kind of reminds me of a
feta but slightly creamier. Kind of salty. Wow. And it is kind of melted. This is like some premium ingredients in there. It is so flaky. Like I don’t know if you can see this but
this is wonderful. Look at the layers. Wow. It is crispy yet buttery. Verdict. I’m loving this. This is probably the best thing I’ve had so
far. Willing to pay the 350 Yen now that I know. This is so good that I just couldn’t wait
until I got on camera. I was already nibbling away at it. So. Oh my gosh. It is just that combination of the sweet potato
and that salty creamy cheese that just makes it so delicious. Like I agree with you. It is by far my favorite thing I’ve had so
far. The other X factor is the flakiness of the
pastry. And it is kind of buttery too. Oh my gosh that is so good. I got some socks and I want to say they are
toe socks but they are not because they just split like your big toe like your thumb toe. Hahaha. From the other four. Your thumb toe. It is called your big toe. Your big toe. Hahaha. I think they are meant to be worn with sandals
here but I think they are just really cute and I got the Sakura pattern which are like
the cherry blossoms. Mmmhmm. So yeah there is a pink one. There is a teal one. I hope my sisters like it. I hope their feet aren’t too big. Haha. It runs in the family. Oh wow. Ice cream. Oh it is nice and big. Hahaha. Thank you. Oh thanks so much. I have to say I’m very excited to have found
this. We tried to eat this in Osaka. Melonpan (メロンパン). Do you remember that? Yes, we went there on a rainy day yeah and
the food truck that serves melon pan was closed for the day. What a sad occasion. Then we went to a different market where we
had melonpan (メロンパン) but without the ice cream. It was just the bread. This is the real deal. So we got the real deal. If I open it here it is so big. We got like a square of ice cream. It almost looks like butter. And guys it is huge. Put your hand out for comparison. Like that is a big melonpan. It is bigger than my palm for sure. It really is. Yeah and the reason it gets its name melonpan
is because it looks like a melon on the exterior. Like a cantelope. Um it is not melon flavored so yeah not at
all. Don’t come assuming this is melon ice cream. Purely in shape. Oh brain freeze? Argh. Not brain freeze. Sensitive teeth. Oh. I can’t bite into ice cream apparently. I can’t either. My gosh like that it just makes me feel sensitive
just thinking about you talking about that. Hahaha. That is vanilla ice cream. As for the bread I think it is just the classic
plain flavour. Yep. Because we did go to another bakery in Tokyo
where they had like cinnamon, caramel, chocolate. Yep. All of these options but this one is just
plain with vanilla. Cool. So it is alright but I feel like it is a lot
of bread. I feel like I’m going to run out ice cream
before I eat all of the bread. Time for me to try this bad boy. I have to say there is a little. There is a pigeon waiting for the food. Waiting for the spoils. Waiting for the spoils. Probably the bread to fall down. Yep. I’ve already been dropping some bread so he’s
sticking around. Oh! Oh! Oh my gosh. That is ice cold. He pulled it out of the freezer. I made the same mistake as you. I bit right into the ice cream. It kind of reminds me of like a giant ice
cream sandwich. Mmmhmm. Yeah. You’ve been having a lot of ice cream here
in Japan haven’t you Sam? I have been. Ice cream sandwiches from the vending machines. My gosh I’ve had way too much ice cream in
Japan so far. So this is right up my alley to be honest. Alright guys next snack it is going to be
a savory one. So yeah we paid 200 Yen for each. Let’s bite into it. Yeah. Getting a little windy here too. Hmmm. What is that? A very very good question. The other day when we went to Yokohama Chinatown
we had a whole bunch of steamed buns. This is like a steamed bun stuffed with curry. Like a beef curry and then it has been deep-fried. It has been cooked in oil. So you are getting steamed-fried bun. Wow. That is what this is. That is fascinating. Um it is not my favorite. No? I don’t really love it but it is okay. Mmmhmm. Um and yeah it is savory but it also has a
certain sweetness to it from the meat. Let’s see what you think of it? Mmmm. I think I like it quite a bit more than you. Yeah? Yeah. Yeah, this is your thing? Yeah. And you know what. It tastes like the Japanese style curry. Not the Indian curry. Oh, the kind you get at the Coconut Curry
House. Okay. That is what it tastes like to me. And they also had a whole bunch of sweet fillings. Yeah. Like you could get this with pumpkin, sweet
potato, chocolate, custard. All kinds. Yeah there were tonnes of different flavors. Yeah. Like there must be over 10 for sure. Yeah we were just in the mood for savory after. Yes, we’ve had so many sweets we didn’t anticipate
having this many sweets so yeah we’ve been craving something savory. And for me this has been really good. I like this quite a bit. Yeah. Mmmhmm. Alright guys so here we are. We have reached the end of shopping street
and that concludes our food tour. We’ve also reached the temple at long last. I think we probably spent about an hour or
hour and a half here. Yeah. I think it is just like 250 meters but we
meandered. We sampled food. We were eating and following our noses. It was a really tasty Japanese Street Food
Tour so we hope you guys enjoyed it. It has gotten like really windy. So I think it is going to start raining any
minute. So we’re going to say goodbye and we’ll see
you soon with more food and travel videos here on our channel. Bye. Bye.

68 comments on “Japanese Street Food Tour in Asakusa (浅草) | Tokyo, Japan”

  1. Travelling Ashish says:

    what's going on!!
    one day in India and other day in Japan

  2. Pranav Kumar says:

    Nice Vlog

  3. Travel Hunter says:

    Nice video !!!🤗🤗

  4. Ary KriwilVlog says:

    Hadirrr pak Samuel dan ibu Audrey 🎉👍👍👍

  5. Millennial Travel Confessions says:

    Omg the street food in Asakusa is heavenly! 😋

  6. zakiyama zakiyama says:

    Thank you for coming to Japan, come again plz. I saw your videos of Spanish version though I can't understand any Spanish word. Let me know why you two can speak Spanish fluently?

  7. Bajlandia says:

    Nice movie ! I love Japan ! 🙂

  8. Gaby Collins says:

    Japan is totally out of this world!!! Nice video… Keep uploading…… That cookie at 1:59 looks tasty!!! I wanna try tha…
    I have a dream to wear that kimono!!!! 😭😭😭

  9. christo jansen van vuuren says:


  10. Michael Andersson says:

    Great vid👍

  11. Lou Sawyer says:

    Eating in front of the shop may seem different to persons not from Japan. The Japanese also see other customs from different lands as weird. That is the beauty of our differences. Great video Sam and Audrey.

  12. K K says:


  13. yojimbo_2000 says:

    Great video. The brown powder is Kinako with sugar. Roasted soy bean flour. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinako

  14. Davidsbeenhere says:

    Love it dude! The food looks so delicious! I am taking notes for my trip to Tokyo next month. So thrilled!

  15. 坊主てるてる says:

    I am cheering from japan tokyo

  16. Super_Cool_Guy ! says:

    Great your putting prices on screen but can you also show the $USD Equivalent next to it

  17. Anne Elizabeth says:

    I'm really craving matcha green tea now…I could always drink that. But all this food looks delicious!

  18. Louis L says:

    I definitely enjoy the delicious and affordable foods you featured in this video. Thanks

  19. Elsa Prasethio says:

    Great content! Love it.

  20. Anderson Rodriguez says:

    Favorite food Indian or Japanese ?

  21. wilburbonzo says:

    do you guys ever suffer from constipation?

  22. AHMED PLUS says:

    Nice video..

  23. allgoo19 says:

    Don't you get tired of eating Japanese style sweets without fat and dairy products?

  24. Hyoma Muroga says:

    The powder on Kibi-dango is sugared Kinako, roasted soy bean powder.

  25. aipooalice says:

    Yeah, I never understand why for Japanese people walk & eat is a no no 😅 Weird enough since they are known to be always in hurry, especially in the big cities.

  26. AR S says:

    Very interesting vid; BTW: I guess the reason why they don't want ppl to eat food on the street in this particular place is coz it's disrespectful walking toward some holy sight munching……:) maybe I am wrong!

  27. Mohammad Yehia says:

    I can die on peace after eat it 😍😍
    Keep going gyes you are amazing ❤️

  28. Kristian Rabulan says:

    I always go back here in asakusa whenever i go to tokyo. Love this area. The food, the busyness of it all. The culture and all. So Japan.

  29. Seema Nayak says:

    I thought it was Winter in Tokyo right now?

  30. chie matsuoka says:

    I could actually hear a sound of flakiness when Samuel bit cheese & sweet potato pie, which means the pie is fresh for sure!! Actually sweet red bean paste fried bun is my go to street snack of Asakusa.lol

  31. Effie Colida says:

    Sam and Audrey this is another great video Loved it so much you guys are legends
    Yeh my Canadian friends Number 1

  32. ElBigRican says:

    Anyone else notice @ 12:24 the Nazi symbol on the gold rim. Hidden message perhaps? Japanese Nazis? Ninja Nazis? Samurai Nazis maybe?

  33. Nasim Gangji says:

    I like your Japanese videos. Sam you seem to interrupt Audrey so many times. Be patient please.

  34. Yasmeen MO says:

    they looks so good

  35. Beth Moody says:

    Love seeing the kimonos! Hate seeing Sam speak with his mouth full !

  36. Mayumi Marcotte says:

    While Audrey is eating the pie I can see a shop named 舟和 the sweets from that shop(Imo yohkan also made from sweet potato)is my friend's recombination. I tried it and that's good!

  37. Renata Limarzi says:

    Wow, so interesting and fun! I'm waiting to explore Tokyo with you with a travel vlog soon! Hugs guys! Renata

  38. Perdomot says:

    I love Asakusa. I've stayed in the area many times, right by the temple, and eating the foods there is a lot of fun. On weekends, they usually set up a bunch of stalls near the temple with a bunch of different kinds of foods including more savory options. Had my first takoyaki there, in fact. The last one you ate is a fave of mine but you really need to eat a sweet one like chocolate.

  39. Gerd Papenburg says:

    A follower is a person who follows your travels; I can't do it anymore. One day in India, the other day in Japan, the next day in India again _ this is not what I want to see. Unsubscribed (and I think lots will follow – unless you change this).

  40. mPD780C1 says:

    3:22 https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinako

  41. FitAngie says:

    Love your street food series, the food looks so good there in Japan. Thanks guys

  42. Bruno Gambini says:

    Great food in Asakusa! And a lot of people!

  43. Read Books says:

    Powder looks like (yummy) kinako – roasted soy bean flour: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinako

  44. SATO BOB says:


  45. laura reid says:

    Mochi with toasted kinako
    (soybean flour)

  46. laura reid says:

    Nicely done you're looking more and more comfortable as you're making these great job

  47. kartan166 japan says:


  48. JOY X Libeau says:

    oh i like your outfit , Audrey. i awlays like sam's cap game man 🙂

  49. Terri Wensley says:

    I was there in April and brought great memories!

  50. Arnold says:

    TOIME for a Snack!

  51. Chris Hansen says:

    Audrey makes food on a stick very sexy.

  52. STOPsign says:

    👍👍 Great video. Now don’t get me wrong, street food is fantastic in Japan and you guys pick some very tasty ones and make it look soooo good but… did you guys eat at any ‘high end / expensive’ restaurants serving things like Kobe Beef or Sushi or Tempura or Unagi (Eel), etc., etc.? Just curious if I can expect to see you guys dress up and go check out some of the ‘Fine Dining’ establishments Japan has to offer in your upcoming Japan videos.

  53. randolf5111 says:

    When Samuel said 'Oh my gosh it's so good!' after eating the cheese pie, the Japanese sub says ' Yes my urine is so good' lol

  54. Jenna Bonnichsen says:

    May this series never end! Haha well I'll just put it on repeat because I love it so much. Thank you for the inspiration. ❤

  55. 3wL7 says:

    I love all your videos! But Japanese food is a revelation for me! I thought that Japanese people eat only raw fish and some slightly boiled vegetables with a drop of oil on top, but after watching your videos I saw that they have also "normal food", greasy, oily, fatty, fried and roasted food)) Before watching your videos I thought all Japanese are slim like sticks, but now I see they are normal people 🙂 Japanese food looks very tasty and delicious indeed))

  56. サンShan says:

    May I know which exit to get there? A4 or A5 which is the nearest? Did you wear the kimono?

  57. Kimberly L says:

    Asakusa was one of my favorite places in Tokyo.

  58. Rohith Augustine says:

    Man Japan is unique in So many waysss

  59. Annie Nguyen says:

    I'm sad you guys didn't get to try the other melon pan ice cream place. There's this other place which crispy melon pan and tons of different ice cream flavors in Asakusa.

  60. zoran popovic says:

    Excellent video.

  61. Robert Winkler says:

    Those socks are called 'Tabi' socks, designed to be worn with Tabi sandals.

  62. keithtko says:

    Anyone who can resist smell from those street vender has will power of steel.

  63. freddietom says:

    Asakusa, Tokyo is former entertainment center and downtown of Tokyo.

  64. JennyLS says:

    Sam, do you wear a hat because of the sun or because you are wary of showing your red hair? I saw on another channel that red hair is considered very odd in Japan.

  65. Mesker Md says:

    How long did you guys stay there for?

  66. Dharmendra Saytondey says:

    Hindi lanuage me dalte to achha lagta yar

  67. KellyR says:

    Great video as always guys! I watched it with my boyfriend and he really enjoyed it!

  68. edgar rodriguez says:

    I really enjoyed this one, nice to see all the different street foods, great ideas for when I am there in a couple months. A couple I have yet to try. Did you ever try the melon pan food truck, I believe they labeled themselves the #2 best melon pan in Japan or something like that. #2 seems to be a reoccurring theme in Japan, LOL. Anyway, I tried it last time it was there, they had a Hokkaido melon sauce for the melon pan with ice cream, it was sooooo good, I still crave it, expensive though about 700 yen but certainly do not regret it. Try it next time if you have not yet.

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