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  • good morning guys.

  • Today we're going out for a day of food, and not just any food, but hopefully something a little more authentic.

  • The area in right now is called Mino.

  • It's a small stomach area near Asakusa.

  • The hamachi or back street areas of Tokyo have always been my favorite.

  • In fact, I've lived out on this side of Tokyo for the better part of 10 years, if not longer.

  • But now I live on the other side of Tokyo.

  • So today I've stayed at a friend's neo con called the Ondo Yoga three.

  • Owner, Mrs E.

  • She is like the most pleasant person you'll ever meet.

  • She runs this place with her family.

  • Her goal is to show like real mawr authentic Tokyo figure I'll keep.

  • That is a theme today as we're doing our food.

  • One of the things that I love is instead of having a buffet for breakfast, they'll actually just make you breakfast right here.

  • We're doing so much food today that I had to skip breakfast.

  • Sorry.

  • Next time.

  • Next time.

  • All right, let's get going.

  • Thank you so much.

  • Thanks for letting me stay.

  • Bye bye Now.

  • I have to find the gentleman who's gonna be taking me around for food today.

  • You see, I know the area, but I never eat where I live.

  • Does that make sense?

  • I always go other places to eat.

  • So I have someone showing me around for the day because he knows all the food.

  • Okay, good.

  • So we're gonna meet the guy?

  • Yes, I tripped.

  • We're gonna meet the guide over at anybody Station in just a bit.

  • So my friends run a tour company here in Tokyo, and they've assured me that they have a guide who knows all the food.

  • Uh, it'll be linked down below, by the way.

  • Heaven husband.

  • Oh, yeah.

  • I'll see.

  • You think I'm doing good?

  • I'm good.

  • Well, this is Eric.

  • He knows all the food around here.

  • That's up, Eric.

  • All the pressure is on.

  • I'm very hungry.

  • Sorry.

  • Have you meet me in such a weird space?

  • The You're not gonna cemeteries over there, but this little road here, because of the view of the train lines and whatnot, has always been one of my favorite spots.

  • So what's our first food for the day?

  • Japanese style is something.

  • So we're doing Japanese style doughnut.

  • Yeah.

  • All right, let's do it.

  • I have not been out to Yonica Ginza in so long to me.

  • This is like the rial side of Tokyo.

  • Traditional neighborhood.

  • Yeah, it's really it's It's traditional neighborhood in Japan.

  • You get that like you get a feel of what Tokyo used to be like.

  • E.

  • It's also a really good place to grab straight food.

  • And you've already done it.

  • You brought me to a place I've never been.

  • Yeah, this'll is called Spy on.

  • This is a cat tao doughnut can stale donuts.

  • Okay, a lot of different options here.

  • These ones have little cat feet on them.

  • Look at that.

  • That's neat.

  • Okay.

  • Wow.

  • These look really good.

  • They actually, they all look really good.

  • I don't know how I'm gonna choose, Man, I think is the most popular.

  • Okay, I trust you.

  • All right.

  • I've never had anything like this.

  • Salt is to be interesting.

  • How things really soft.

  • Yeah.

  • What?

  • It's more like a soft brownie inside than it is a donut.

  • I typically don't like dry sweets like I don't like cakes and donuts and stuff like brownies air.

  • Okay, because they're really moist, But This is really good.

  • The suite was good, but now I want something savory.

  • So we owe it means the chicken steak, chicken on a stick stick chicken.

  • All right.

  • Where did you get chicken skin?

  • Yeah, Tony.

  • Chicken skin.

  • Yeah, Tony E.

  • I went with men.

  • She cuts that is it right there.

  • All right, let's Let's try now.

  • Yeah, this is really good.

  • Manche cuts is always good in Japan.

  • Tadayuki, like eating and walking, isn't really popular.

  • But when you come out to areas like Yaka, Ginza or Asakusa, there are certain places where you can eat and walk on this'd.

  • This is one of them.

  • This is an eat and walk food, if you will, but not everywhere.

  • You can't do that.

  • Yeah, Not everywhere.

  • Definitely.

  • Don't do it on the train.

  • Who?

  • That was heavy.

  • So what's next?

  • So you wanna grab a drink?

  • I want to grab a drink.

  • So do you know about Koji?

  • Oh, yeah.

  • Those are like those liquor shops where you can actually drink in the shop, right?

  • Yeah.

  • Yeah.

  • Okay.

  • I'm game.

  • I'm game e o paint a clearer picture inside.

  • Just like this is just a normal Japanese liquor shop.

  • But outside there's a space like this where you could just sit and drink moderately popular with the people in the area.

  • You get beer or they also have a selection of Japanese sake or neon shoe right here to choose from.

  • I think I'm gonna go with beer.

  • How about you, e already, miss Summer.

  • Me too.

  • All right.

  • I need to walk some of that off before we eat again.

  • E haven't even eaten that much.

  • It was the beer that did it by far.

  • One of my favorite things about Tokyo in the back streets of these little narrow, like tunnel esque roads.

  • Like this one right here.

  • Oh, so look a hidden car.

  • We're gonna make a brief stop.

  • One of my favorite little shrines here, this is Shrine.

  • It's an E 90 shrine.

  • Kind of like Fushimi Inari in Kyoto with tunnel this'll Spot is definitely one of Tokyo's hidden gems.

  • It's a really spacious shrine to kind of get away from the crowds.

  • I don't remember all the gates being this short, though.

  • E hit my head on the first one going in.

  • All right, so a little bit off a fun fact about these Tony Gates.

  • In case you already didn't know what you might, each one of these is actually donated by somebody.

  • A lot of them have beautiful kanji written on them like this.

  • And actually, this is really rare.

  • I've never seen that.

  • But no matter what is written on them, they are universally fun.

  • Toe walk through.

  • I'm gonna smack my head.

  • Almost guaranteed this'll Entire shop specializes in unity or rice balls.

  • And although there's a huge variety of stuff, I always end up getting the same thing.

  • You have a favorite?

  • Yeah, I'm entitled knowing it's actually my favorite too.

  • All right, We're gonna get a bunch of men Tyco Moneghetti.

  • It's a quiet little shop e For all my time in Japan, I have never been to a known e g only restaurant.

  • It seems they have set.

  • Yeah, Thank you.

  • Okay, now I'm almost full.

  • What's up to this?

  • Over here is actually pretty cute little cafe as well.

  • I love the open concept of it and we're back.

  • Any thoughts for food?

  • Way having tryingto Takayuki Tako Yaki, A Japanese classic.

  • I don't know about you, but I'm really partial to the idea of this.

  • Mayonnaise and cheese.

  • Don't try this one, alright?

  • With mild cheese is still on the ice cream off.

  • Yeah, e needed.

  • So it's time for me.

  • So you're really gonna make me eat pretty much all of this on my own e Really quiet.

  • Just a Okay?

  • Yeah.

  • Thing to watch out for with Tako Yaki is it will definitely burn your mouth.

  • So I'm in full expectation of pain right now.

  • Mhm.

  • Yeah.

  • Okay.

  • It's hot.

  • It's good.

  • It's good.

  • Yeah, it's just very high.

  • Good luck.

  • Good luck.

  • See, I told you.

  • Oh, Eric's like, Yeah, you're just putting it on.

  • There is no way it's that hot.

  • That's what we call karma karma to.

good morning guys.

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