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| Food | Cheap Eats in Tokyo

Akihabara is not my favourite place in Tokyo. It's got a weird vibe that makes me a bit uneasy. The area is active with tourists and gaming addicts who sit silently in clusters intensely absorbed in their portable digital worlds. However, if you are looking to purchase a camera in Tokyo, more often than not, you will end up right here! This is precisely the reason we found ourselves roaming Akihabara's backstreets looking for a  good deal.

Shopping is hungry work. Lucky for us our friend seems to have an inbuilt navigation capabilities and is able to recommend quick, cheap, tasty food in seconds!














Having snaked through various silent streets he lead us to a tiny Chinese style place (popular with teens) where hunger-struck we set about gorging ourselves on set meals. Mine consisted of cha-han (fried rice), 6 gyoza (fried dumplings), karaage (deep fried chicken) and salad. Hiro and our friend had Ramen, cha-han, gyoza set meals.  A lot of food. So much that we could not bring ourselves to finish our meals before rolling ourselves back onto the streets again. 

So fine dining it is clearly not. But it was satisfying and tasty and I quite often wish I could find a similarly quick and fuss-free meal here in London. The best bit about it was the price, £5.70 per person is a seriously delicious bargain!

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16 comments:

  1. You're killing me with these pictures! I love little eateries like this. When I was researching places to go and eat in Japan I was looking for places like this! There were a couple that people mentioned that were run by an old couple or a family or whatnot. Such great vibes :)

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  2. The gyoza looks yummy!! I love the pictures from your travels. I would love to tag along one day. 😊

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  3. oooooooh this looks so good! i do love wandering through quiet back roads and stumbling across places like this :D
    xo also, cha-han is so tasty. i've only had a veggie version from Wagamamas haha so very not authentic but it was full of Tofu and rice and veggies and now i'm hungry!
    xo

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  4. Wow, what an awesome deal!!!! I just looooooooooove Japanese style ramen. I've only found one place close to authentic - it was in NYC and I waited 2 hrs for it. Anywho, if I ever get to go back to Japan, I'll be sure to ask for your recs first! Hey, so did you get the camera you were looking for?

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  5. Wow - that is an incredible amount of food for just 5 pounds 70 per person! Perhaps not fine dining, but sometimes that's for the best; cheap and easy food is essential when you're on the go and it's nice to have an alternative to McDonald's as a tourist, I think.
    xox,
    Cee

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  6. mm the ramen looks really yummy. I love fuss-free meals too, saves so much time, and the food don't usually disappoint, if you know where to go :) there are tons of those around here, I suppose it's one of the perks living in Asia! x

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  7. Not sure how I feel about Akihabara either - I love the nerd culture, the arcades, even the seedyness but have a slight gut feeling women may be getting a raw deal somewhere amongst the streets. I love that Japan offers some seriously good and cheap eats though!

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  8. Wow you guys polished off a lot of food! I looove gyoza, any kind of fried dumpling always wins me over.

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  9. We love cheap eats as much as we do the fancy Jane. It's all about the taste and the vibe right?

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  10. Now I want to make you a proper cha-han so you don't have to put up with Wagamama :)

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  11. He did! And - it was a few hundred pounds cheaper than here in UK!

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  12. We'd been walking for hours - fried food is good when you are a bit tired I think? I LOVE gyoza esp homemade ones!

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  13. Yum, look at all the food. Feel hungry now :))) xx

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  14. We only had a short visit for the fun attractions - so I have to say an uninformed yes. My favourite places in Japan are the less polished parts, so I don't think I'd go back to Odaiba for more exploring just from the little glimpses I got of it. On the flipside I could of missed a whole awesome side to Odaiba that I didn't see!

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  15. Oooh you went to Ohsho! I really recommend that chain for cheap, yummy food!

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