Japanese Street Food – GRILLED EEL BBQ + CHEAP SEAFOOD Omakase!! BEST Japanese Food in Taipei!

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EP.4 Street Food Around the World in Taiwan – JAPAN

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This is the next episode from our Street Food Around the World Series. Today, we are back in Japan! Japan’s influence in Taiwan is undeniable, and that means that delicious and authentic Japanese food is always available. We are going to be eating all of the Japanese classics in this video!
We start our day in Jizhouan Literature Forest to check out the beautiful Japanese architecture and garden. Next, we stopped into a traditional restaurant serving unagi don, which is Japanese BBQ eel over rice. It is traditionally served in a lacquer box. The eel is grilled over charcoal and coated in layers of Japanese BBQ sauce. We also ordered unagi tomago roll (eel and egg) and Japanese beer. It was a delicious start to day (560 NTD / USD $18.92 total).
Next, for dessert we go to Taipei Main Station where you can get street food style Taiyaki. Taiyaki is a type of cake that is pan cooked in the shape of a fish. You can choose from many different stuffings, but we ordered red bean, which is very common in Japan. It is made fresh before your eyes! (50 NTD / USD $1.69 each).
We wanted to see some of the historical buildings from colonial Japan so we visited the Qidong Street Japanese Houses. Unfortunately, it is temporarily closed, but seeing the buildings from outside the gate transports you back in time. We also checked out Nishi Honganji Relics, which is a reconstructed Japanese Buddhist Temple. Both demonstrate real Japanese architecture, and are worth checking out while in Taipei.
Before dinner, we wanted to have a Japanese street food that famous around the world: Takoyaki. Takoyaki are an Osakan dish that is made of a batter with octopus, green onions and ginger that is grilled in a specialized pan that forms the batter into a ball. These balls are topped with mayonnaise, seasoning and bonito flakes. These are the perfect bite sized Japanese snacks! (70 NTD / USD $2.36).
For our final meal of the day, we found an absolute HIDDEN GEM. A street food restaurant that serves a REAL Japanese omakase. Omakase translates to “leave it up to you”, meaning the chef. The chef prepares sushi dishes and seafood of their choice, based on seasonality and their expertise. All you need to do at this restaurant is chose a price. We chose the 1000 NTD option and got over 15 dishes. The atmosphere on the street was casual and relaxing, but there was nothing casual about the food. It was exactly like the dishes you can find in prestigious and private Japanese kitchens. And you cannot beat the quality and price of this meal!!! (1000 NTD / USD $33.78).

Restaurant Info
1 – Jizhouan Literature Forest
No. 107號, Tong’an Street, Zhongzheng District, Taipei
2 – Fei Qian Wu
3號No. 1, Zhongshan North Road, Section 1, Lane 121, Zhongshan District, Taipei
3 – Taiyaki in Taipei Main Station
No. 49, Section 1, Zhongxiao West Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei
4 – Qidong Japanese Street Houses
No. 25, 27號, Section 2, Jinan Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei
5 – Nishi Honganji Relics
No. 174號, Section 1, Zhonghua Road, Wanhua District, Taipei
6 – 大阪屋章魚燒
No. 11號, Tayou Road, Songshan District, Taipei
7 – Street Food Omakase 阿東師
No. 39號, Section 5, Civic Blvd, Songshan District, Taipei

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We’re Luke Martin and Sabrina Davidson, food lovers and world travellers! We make videos about local, authentic and unique foods from across the globe. We particularly like to sample street food across Asia. We are based in Taiwan where we frequent the best Taiwanese street food stops and create travel content to make finding food in Taiwan easier for YOU! Although we are based in Taiwan we travel the majority of the year around the world in search of the best food. We’ve filmed in Japan, The Philippines, Malaysia, Hong Kong, South Korea, Indonesia, India, Turkey, Lebanon, Palestine, The Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Greece, Sri Lanka, Canada and the list is still growing! Our mission is to create content that is entertaining, informative, honest and fun! We love what we do and we are always grateful for your support! Thank you and see you on the next episode!


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Luke Martin says:

What episode from our "Street Food Around the World in Taiwan" series has been your favourite so far?! Any guesses whats next?
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Made in Tokyo says:

I have had the teriyaki. You can eat it in Akihabara Japan.

Preetha Ram says:

Am your recent subscriber I like all your videos every time when I open my mobile first thing I do is watching Luke Martin videos all foods are so yummy I liked itt.love from India

DabGodX says:

1:12 i said gad damn

Satish Kumar -1000 subscribers challenge says:

That was awesome continuation for Japanese street food in Taiwan. I have not been to Japan yet but it makes me miss Japan anyways. Hope you guys go to Japan soon and share the food vlogs from there. Arigato Gozaimasu(Japanese language learner) 😀

Darwin Taslim says:

U certainly looks like young keanu reeves

맛있는거리Tasty Street says:

nice~~ food~~❤❤👍

Rob Est says:

Damn luke. The chef probably thought youre a michelin scout. Hahaha.

鶴帥 says:

請問luke台北那間 日式居酒街邊店地址在哪裡 我看了非常喜歡 很有正統日本味 謝謝❤

himo M says:

OMG these ppl is just eat eat eat eat eat eat eat 🤷‍♂️🤣

Yudi Ari Wibowo says:

In indonesia.. Unagi is called sidaat/pelus.. That fish so delicious…. We can cooking like as gulai pedas or masak mangut ect.. Im so like sidat/unagi…. But sidat.. Difficult to found at indonesian restaurants.. Sorry my english so bad.. Hahaha 😂😂😂

Nazareth RZF says:

Luke Martin salam dari kuliner Indonesia

binh duc hoang says:

Hello Luke & Sabrina(do i spell your name right) Japanese foods always in my one of five top list yummy your video makes me hungry again stay safe thanks.

Alex Haryanto says:

Oishi ne….!

Japanese smiles says:

Fantastic video! 🌸 😊🇯🇵 teiyaki looks yummy!

Chef 3RGinting says:

Woowww everything i like

減った腹 says:

And honestly saying the last one is 100% taiwanese style Japanese omakase, some are not available in Japan, maybe they r good as a restaurant, but surely it is same as texmex in Iraq.

減った腹 says:

please note that it is not a black vinegar, but Worcester sauce… so i believe u don't like eel…

UFO says:

Guys, research and invest in some serious recording utilities because the audio is horrible in this video. Cheers, and nice work! Thanks for sharing!

Helen Lo Vui says:

looks so yummy

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