Tokyo's neighborhood for food lovers Video
Tokyo's neighborhood for food lovers Video Transcript
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>> Welcome to the Mecca of kitchen utensils, Kappabashi. This mile-long neighborhood in western Tokyo contains stores that sell the supplies for restaurants and homes and things like that. And here you can pretty much find anything.
>> Gaze upon my stack of fine giant coffee cups and despair.
>> Any kind of plastic food you would want, they have it here. American food, Japanese food, pizza, the whole shebang. Here's the bread collection. Toast, sweet rolls, and there's an English muffin just out of the deep fryer right there.
>> Hey, who wants ice cream? Hello, giant pig. It's been a long time.
>> Porcelain signs, plastic ware, utensils, industrial equipment, home equipment, whatever you need, they have here. Who oversees this giant [Inaudible] of cooking? Why, Mr. Chef himself. He's right in the corner indicating where to go.
>> And the one really handy thing about Kappabashi is that you can never get lost. There's speakers hanging over the stores lining the streets, and they continually play this one song over and over and over. Kappabashi -- ^M00:01:19 [ Music ] ^M00:01:36
>> God, I love that song.
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