These are my favorite and most unique Harajuku Snacks & Street Foods in Tokyo. Harajuku is loaded with world's weirdest snacks and treats. We ate the Long! Longer!! Longest!!! Tornado potatoes, Black Takoyaki and Creme Brulee Crepes plus a secret experience I won't spoil.
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Join me on an exciting Harajuku Street Food adventure, where I teamed up with the hilarious Dustin and Akina from SoloTravelBlog. Dustin's witty narration is a must-watch, so make sure to check out his videos too.
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1. Tornado Potato
The longest snack in Japan! The tornado potato goes for 800 YEN, $7 US dollars.
2. Creme Brulee Crepe
The delicious Creme Brulee Crepe at ComCrepe sets you back 600 YEN, $5.30 US dollars.
3. Arirang Hotdog
The massive and filling Arirang Hot Dog for 430 YEN, $3.80 US dollars.
4. Black Takoyaki
Black Takoyaki for 500 YEN, $4.50 US dollars which is actually Bamboo Charcoal takoyaki.
5. RonRon Desserts
Perhaps the most unique shop in Harajuku, all-you-can-eat desserts on a conveyor belt. 1800 YEN, $16 US dollars for 40 minutes for stuffing pleasure.
Our first stop was at "Long! Longer!! Longest!!", a unique shop known for offering the longest street foods in Japan. We tried everything from spiral fried tornado potatoes to Japan's longest cotton candy. The showstopper was the massive tornado potato, costing 800 YEN (around $7 US dollars).
A personal favorite was the delectable Creme Brulee Crepe at ComCrepe, a sweet treat priced at 600 YEN (about $5.30 US dollars). Our journey continued as we ventured into a hidden food court on the second floor of the Solado building. There, we tasted the Arirang Hot Dog for 430 YEN (approximately $3.80 US dollars) and the Black Takoyaki for 500 YEN (roughly $4.50 US dollars), a unique bamboo charcoal-infused version of the famous Japanese snack.
The most extraordinary experience in Harajuku, though, was the RonRon Cafe. I'll leave the details for the end of the video, but this unique cafe experience costs 1800 YEN ($16 US dollars) for 40 minutes. What's your favorite Harajuku snack? Let me know in the comments!
Harajuku isn't just about the fashion; it's a paradise for food lovers, offering a kaleidoscope of flavors that blend traditional Japanese cuisine with inventive, modern twists. The streets are lined with a variety of food stalls and cafes, each presenting an array of colorful and Instagram-worthy dishes. From the fluffy, rainbow-colored cotton candy that towers over your head to the matcha-flavored desserts that have become a symbol of this trendy district, Harajuku's food scene is as diverse as its fashion. The area buzzes with energy, with visitors and locals alike queuing to try the latest culinary creations, such as cheese-stuffed rice burgers or the visually stunning galaxy donuts.
Another highlight of Harajuku's food landscape is its embrace of international flavors. You'll find everything from New York-inspired bagels to Hawaiian poke bowls, catering to the eclectic tastes of its youthful and diverse crowd. The backstreets of Harajuku hide charming little cafes and eateries, offering serene escapes from the bustling main streets. These spots often serve up artisanal coffees, homemade pastries, and unique Japanese fusion dishes. The Harajuku food scene is a testament to Tokyo's dynamic and ever-evolving culinary culture, making it an essential stop for anyone wanting to experience the full spectrum of what Japanese cuisine can offer beyond sushi and ramen.