Definitely one among Tokyo’s most well-known meals alleys is at Shinjuku’s West gate the place an excessive amount of yakitori and motsunabe consuming locations date once more to the late 1940s. It’s a street meals paradise the place you probably can see and odor the grilling and frying — hungry, you might be!
On this episode, John and Shingo go to OMOIDE YOKOCHO (思い出横丁) or “Memory Lane”. Have a look throughout the alley and retailers in 360 VR!
★ Yakitori / やきとり
★ Motsunabe / もつ鍋
★ Ramen / ラーメン
★ Yakisoba / 焼きそば (fried noodles in sauce)
★ Yukhoe (Korean based totally dish of seasoned raw beef with egg)
※ Most interesting seen in 4K (2160p) / change the settings and watch with WIFI on for great clear views.
Omoide Yokocho is most well-known for motsunabe (stewed giblets) and yakitori. Why?
Following WWII, flour was a authorities regulated good and ramen / noodles weren’t on the market to street stands. As an alternative, restaurant owners turned to non-regulated parts like pig and cow enthralls which had been accessible and low-cost from American servicemen occupying city. From this, motsunabe (stewed giblets) and yakitori (from enthralls) had been born.
It’s a lot higher tasting than it sounds! About 20 retailers in Omoide Yokocho nonetheless serve motsunabe like they did once more throughout the mid 1940s.
The alley retains its outdated Showa interval enchantment no matter all the fashionable new buildings surrounding it. It’s like coming right into a world trapped in time and positively worth a stop on anyone’s journey to Tokyo.
This place was as soon as referred to as “Piss Alley” nonetheless who’d want to eat at a spot with piss throughout the title? It was modified to “Memory Lane” which is solely further appetizing although I do make a go to to the bogs to see in the event that they’re trendy washlet style or fully Medieval holes int he flooring.
Google Map to Omoide Yokocho:
Shinjuku Omoide Yokocho (English)
Shinjuku Historic Museum (Japanese)
(Footage and Background)
Map to the museum:
Samsung Gear 360
Edited with Premiere Skilled CC 2017
This current has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He’s been residing and dealing in Japan for over 18 years and normally tales on TV for Japan’s Worldwide Channel.