12.9.14

| Photo Diary | Ameyoko


It felt right and good to find ourselves back in Ameyoko again earlier this year. We trod through the market with friends, Hiro always a few paces behind us all taking photos and me chatting in my usual slightly wild animated way that makes people look at me with both eyebrows raised.

We stopped to snack on some fried sho lon po which I'd never had before. Just looking at these photos again makes me want to go back and demolish a plateful.











Ameyoko is a thriving market in downtown Tokyo. It's a loud, busy and spirited place full of bargains, street food stalls and enough to keep shoppers, hagglers, people watchers and foodies busy for hours.

Its energy reminds us a bit of a few markets here in London (Ridley Road & Brixton) which makes us love Ameyoko even more. 

How to get there: Go to Ueno Station or Okachimachi Station and you can't miss it.


USEFUL LINKS | See our previous trip to Ameyoko HERE | 


12 comments:

  1. The ambience in this place looks amazing. Tokyo is now on my must visit list!

    Katrina Sophia

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  2. You would love it for so many reasons Katrina.

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  3. this looks like a great place to visit! I love markets, being born and raised in the North of England, it's kind of in my blood to love markets :D the guy in the last picture looks like he's had a very busy day!
    xo

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  4. Are those sho lon po similar to the Chinese pan fried pork buns? Because I love them, I could just eat a whole crate haha.

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  5. I've never had fried sho lon po, either, which surprises me a little considering where I live and just how many dumpling-type foods I do eat regularly, but that photo, my goodness! It made me want to demolish a plateful, too ;)
    xox,
    Cee

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  6. We love markets. I think it's one of the few truly global things in life - everyone has a market culture and that is so beautiful!

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  7. These are basically fried xaio long bao. Ameyoko has a strong Chinese presence so it's a nice place to try Chinese style yums in Tokyo without having to head out to Yokohama.

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  8. I think this is quite unique? I never saw them in Hong Kong or even here in London's China town. They were so good Cee!

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  9. those sho lon po look so special! food at night markets surprise me all the time. maybe because most of the sellers have been cooking for years so the food tastes authentic and so, so good. in my area, there's a chinese night market that only opens on thursday nights. i love it.

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  10. Me too! Ameyoko is open all day too though - no rest! The Chinese market by you sounds s good.

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  11. Looks so super cool :))) The food looks amazing :))) x

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  12. I love the feel and the vibe of night markets. I miss the ones in Korea and the food from the night market in Taiwan was unforgettable. I have to get to Japan to experience it there as well!

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