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  • Hiroshima Street Food Guide on Miyajima

  • Created and Produced by John Daub

  • ONLY in JAPAN

  • Welcome to Miyajima in Hiroshima prefecture

  • This lovely island is famous for that

  • The Red Torii

  • the shrine

  • the beautiful island

  • the deer

  • but there's a lot more to Miyajima than just those things

  • in fact, this place is a street food paradise!

  • and we've come here to eat

  • so I hope you're hungry

  • we're going to be eating a lot.

  • Hiroshima is located in Japan's Chuugoku region

  • in the very west of Honshu island.

  • It's Japan's 9th biggest city after Sapporo

  • and the prefecture is also home to Itsukushima,

  • also known as Miyajima

  • which is where we will be chowing down on a lot of street food.

  • Nearly everything on the island is located on the northern end.

  • ]The Inlet Sea surrounding is stunningly beautiful.

  • The Grand Torii Gate greets all ferries arriving

  • nearly every 15 minutes during the day.

  • And so do the deer, as approachable as the ones on Nara.

  • Who knowsyou may even make a friend or two here.

  • I'm training this deer to go like this

  • and then I give it some food

  • She's moving her head!

  • The deer is so smart!

  • It's not recommended to feed the deer,

  • but I can highly recommend feeding yourself

  • along the central market street.

  • It's stocked with so many treats from seafood to sweets!

  • Now this is street food!

  • HIROSHIMA OYSTERS

  • SHELLS WIDE OPEN

  • Hiroshima is famous for having some of the best oysters in Japan.

  • The prefecture produces 60-70% of the countries oysters

  • so yeah, it's a big deal here.

  • On the street side, you can find them raw, grilled or deep-fried.

  • So I got these oysters

  • Yaki Gaki

  • These are fried oysters

  • Kaki Furai (Fry)

  • So we're going to give Hiroshima's best

  • here on Miyajima a try

  • One word. Massive!

  • This one oyster was bigger than any I've ever tried before.

  • Look how big that things is!

  • Fresh caught, grilled with a little ponzu (soy citrus sauce)

  • and you're in heaven.

  • Great thing about coming alone

  • you don't have to share.

  • Oh yeah!

  • Now the golden brown kaki furai

  • Oh yeah.

  • Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside

  • A little bit oily but

  • The taste is perfect

  • Perfectly cooked on the inside

  • We're just getting warmed up!

  • This is Miyajima's MOMIJI, a leaf shaped cake

  • filled with either custard or red bean paste.

  • They're quite famous all over Japan!

  • Yeah, they even have their own kitkat flavor!

  • A few shops including this one have taken the Momiji to whole other level.

  • They make the momiji cakes fresh in shop.

  • You can watch the process through the shop window.

  • These have custard inside.

  • You could eat it like this butcome on!

  • You know everything tastes better when deep fried.

  • They're battered up and tossed in the fryer until crispy.

  • Like leaves floating on golden pond.

  • Wow!

  • So this is a deep fried momiji

  • It smells really sweet. It's pretty much

  • just custard wrapped around in cake

  • made into a leaf shape

  • and then battered and deep fried.

  • How does it taste?

  • Woah!

  • It's so oily butso good!

  • Just, the custard

  • is oozing out of it

  • the cake around it

  • is soit's not soaked too much in oil

  • just the right amount

  • Total gold for a pallet

  • What do you do with this?

  • Across the street is this place serving up another deep fried street food.

  • This is Miyajima NIGIRI TEN

  • These roasted fish cakes have so many toppings!

  • Miyajima Nigiri-ten

  • It's a fish cake

  • but this one has pieces of asparagus and

  • it's wrapped in bacon

  • which is just crazy and

  • you can see the fish cake makes

  • it really elastic

  • Miyajima is famous for Nigiri-ten,

  • which is like Chikuwabut oh so different.

  • They're first roasted or steamed then deep-fried like here.

  • Mmm!

  • So this is ...

  • it's been deep fried and a little oily but not too much

  • And you can see on the inside

  • the fish cake here

  • it's really rubbery and

  • if you like mochi, you're going to love this!

  • Down the street was a place steaming hot.

  • They're steamed buns, Miyajima style.

  • The sign caught my attention right away.

  • It always makes you smile.

  • This is an ANAGOMAN

  • and if you don't know what anago is

  • it's a conger eel

  • it looks like a little snake in the sea

  • and they put it into a steamed bun

  • Usually steamed buns in Japan are filled with pork or beef

  • but here, it's anago which makes it unique.

  • This is so good.

  • But the anago

  • is so tender, it's so soft

  • It's got that same kind of meaty taste as

  • a pork bun but

  • it's more sophisticated

  • and it's nice!

  • An incredible day eating on Hiroshima's Miyajima Island

  • Hiroshima is also famous for Okonomiyaki,

  • Japanese pancake cooked on a tabletop gril

  • loaded with all sorts of goodies

  • and topped with a savory salty sweet soy sauce.

  • Check out the episode Hiroshima Okonomiyaki Lunch Experiment

  • for the full recipe!

  • I'll even make one for you!

  • There's a camping spot.

  • It's about a 30-40 minute walk from here

  • If you're interested in seeing more of Miyajima,

  • don't miss my live stream walk through

  • on the ONLY in JAPAN GO! Channel

  • filmed when I made this episode.

  • We'll go from the beach past the shrine

  • down the shopping street.

  • The ONLY in JAPAN GO channel is all live streams

  • on locations so you'll get a taste of the next episode right away.

  • There's a feast for the eyes

  • Wow.

  • So beautiful

  • Yeah, I'll walk it.

  • I've been eating a lot so I think it's good to get some exercise

  • and this island is perfect for that

  • Wooooo!

  • Oh, there's a sign that says don't yell.

  • Of course there is!

  • Beautiful day.

  • There's some momiji

  • Ususally you can see them making

  • the momiji in a big open window

  • Oh, this is nice, okay

  • One quick walk through

  • and then

  • this is where I am at the entrance

  • one quick walk through and then I'm off

  • ONLY in JAPAN GO. This is like the concept

  • You know, walk around and just find interesting stuff

  • You can see they're making the momiji here

  • and they do it live

  • they do it right in front of you

  • so that's how you know they're always fresh

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  • Next time, we'll head to Fukuoka for some amazing Tonkotsu Ramen.

  • From the riverside yatai stands to the city's best ramen shops,

  • we'll go on a ramen binge

  • that'll make you wish for big bowl right now.

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  • Mata ne~

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Hiroshima Street Food Guide (on Miyajima Island) ONLY in JAPAN

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    Adrian posted on 2019/09/07
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