How to Shop at a Japanese Supermarket | Lost in the Supermarket | Epicurious


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  • Starchy
    Starchy 6 hours ago

    5:58 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • Ant Boy
    Ant Boy 7 days ago

    Can someone turn her in?

  • D Pasta
    D Pasta 25 days ago

    I feel like this video was a bit disappointing because the title leads you to think it will be more educational. For example, she could have explained what you use koji for, instead of just being like "omg you can buy mold in a grocery store so weird!!". Also to just eat a fish ball without knowing or telling us what it is and reacting to it, feels a bit rude... I honestly thought I might learn what kind of vegetables or meat to buy since I live nearby a Mitsuwa, but I guess this video series is more about just reacting to "foreign" food.

  • Evil Gengar
    Evil Gengar Month ago

    The host is 60% why I watch these videos. She's amazing

  • Charles Davis
    Charles Davis Month ago

    You're contagious... innocent... disarming... frank and fearless. Keep up the good work. Blessings. Don't forget the haircut.

  • Cathy A
    Cathy A Month ago

    This is honestly making me want to go to New Jersey from Pennsylvania just to check out this Market I adore Asian junk food particularly the weird flavored Kit Kats and the cookies

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  • Chai In Kyoto
    Chai In Kyoto Month ago

    “How to Shop at a Japanese Supermarket”
    1. Go to Japanese supermarket.
    2. Pick your goods.
    3. ???
    4. Profit.

  • Mai Luu
    Mai Luu Month ago

    when she said "go bow", i died inside

  • Helu Pipel
    Helu Pipel 2 months ago +2

    Lol i think it’s normal as long as you pay for it i don’t think it really matter whether you pay it or consume it first :/

  • Kalina G Grudova
    Kalina G Grudova 2 months ago

    Is it normal to just go and touch/eat anything you want?

  • David P
    David P 2 months ago

    Why is there European 20s-60s jazz guitar playing in a japanese supermarket?

  • Michael Steadman
    Michael Steadman 3 months ago


    CAMUI GACKT 3 months ago

    ミツワはダラスにもあるけど、すごくイイ。 ダラスに住んでいる人が羨ましい。

  • Strawberry Tea
    Strawberry Tea 3 months ago +1

    One thing im wondering when watching this is....


  • Kalentine
    Kalentine 3 months ago +1

    Oh I love Japanese market!

  • Strawberry Cupcake
    Strawberry Cupcake 3 months ago +2

    I'm still trying to find where to buy natto at my current Asian supermarket - it feels hidden!

  • Dayana K.
    Dayana K. 3 months ago +1

    This comment section is so dumb ;DD

  • Anson Hu
    Anson Hu 4 months ago +1

    You get a Japanese grandma

  • EnVelvet
    EnVelvet 4 months ago


  • Matthew Gribble
    Matthew Gribble 5 months ago

    But did she eat ashorle?....... lol

  • Catie 511
    Catie 511 5 months ago +1

    My Aunt Yaeko used to take me when I was a teenager. It was such a great trip to take the drive out there. We would stay for lunch or dinner, go to the stores on the side of the market and then drive home. I always got ton katsu lol. It’s soo good.

  • cjus1
    cjus1 5 months ago +1

    Like everything about her, her enthusiasm, her presentation, her knowledge, etc. ONLY thing that seems lacking is she doesn’t eat deliciously. Everything looks great, but it doesn’t look as appetizing when she eats.

  • Caramelia M
    Caramelia M 5 months ago +1

    I'm soooooooooooo envious ... I live in a city (300 k people) where we have 3 asian "supermarkets" and they don't even have the basic stuff :-( Oh how I wish I had one of those Mitsuwas even halfway close, the possibilities ....

  • Isaac M
    Isaac M 5 months ago

    Wowwwwwwwwww little kids are SALTY watching these videos. Please just stop with all these simple accusations. It's not stealing until you leave the store without paying. Stop reaching, kids.

  • annabelle erickson
    annabelle erickson 6 months ago +1

    In Japan, groceries shop you! Sukiyaki Honda Rice Wine!

  • pandomars
    pandomars 6 months ago

    why she is so disgusting to me...

  • Elsa&lisa
    Elsa&lisa 7 months ago +1

    Having a Japanese store like that nearby would be heaven for me. How lucky are you!

  • Demossle
    Demossle 7 months ago

    Why is everything nutty for this woman. Every time in every video OMG.

  • juiceinmyeye
    juiceinmyeye 7 months ago

    Ti eba pichkata lelina

  • Ayyy Boi
    Ayyy Boi 7 months ago +1


  • bloodwitch
    bloodwitch 7 months ago

    Great host

  • Hee Hah
    Hee Hah 8 months ago +1

    Wth its Mee Sue Wah

  • musical nerd
    musical nerd 9 months ago +4

    “And the bags of rice is human size” Japan in one sentence.

  • dear sir
    dear sir 9 months ago

    most of them are anime character names

  • maggie nissen
    maggie nissen 9 months ago

    I’m so frickin hungry now

  • toilet brush
    toilet brush 9 months ago

    Human sized bags of rice usually are a little bigger than 15lb at 20kg or 44lb if you eat a lot of rice or have a restaurant

  • qwertyalerty
    qwertyalerty 9 months ago

    its really disrespectful to stab your food with chopsticks and then eat it off the chopstick like that

  • Juan Velez
    Juan Velez 9 months ago +3

    I love going to this place when I can..I feel like a kid in a candy store.

  • Gustavo Leitão
    Gustavo Leitão 9 months ago

    I've been binge watching this series. This lady is so much fun. Wish I could shop with her.

  • China
    China 9 months ago +7

    Why do I feel like she’s the type of person who would go to your house and then see food in your pantry and try some without asking lmao

  • Daniel Sorrentino
    Daniel Sorrentino 9 months ago

    hum hi, can I have your job? Thanks

  • Leslie Bui
    Leslie Bui 9 months ago

    I hope that she washed and payed before eating... it'd be really weird just to snap open a random yam and not have payed for it before... ^^;

  • Kiz Torres
    Kiz Torres 9 months ago

    A Japanese supermarket is an ecologist's worst nightmare... Everything (all the vegetables) is packed in plastic. It reminds me of Waitrose supermarkets in UK, which I despised for the same reason. There is nothing like going to Spanish, French or Italian market to buy your groceries... Try Valencia's Metcado Central. Heaven on Earth..

  • Ivan Goh
    Ivan Goh 9 months ago

    I don't care what others say, but I still feel uncomfortable watching her open the products without paying first.

  • Benjamin Liang
    Benjamin Liang 9 months ago

    Edit: right so forget my overreacting above as I forgot to mention Japanese sweet potatoes. They have this chestnut flavor that’s good for dessert fillings.

  • Jenni the Food Queen
    Jenni the Food Queen 9 months ago

    Why do you eat it off the shelves?

  • Danielle Solari
    Danielle Solari 9 months ago

    Does anyone know if there are places like this in Australia?

  • babetty
    babetty 9 months ago

    I want more !

  • Callie Masters
    Callie Masters 10 months ago +1

    Now I know who's opening everything at the grocery store!

  • Saul Garcia
    Saul Garcia 10 months ago

    Why does she remind me of anfisa from 90 day fiancé in TLC

  • minipax
    minipax 10 months ago +29

    People are idiots to think she doesn't pay for the items she eats. Think, people.

  • minipax
    minipax 10 months ago

    I love the host! She has a professional yet casual and warm personality.

  • Angelus Nielson
    Angelus Nielson 10 months ago

    I'm just wondering if they ask before they start eating stuff in the middle of the store.

    • Carlos Zenteno
      Carlos Zenteno 10 months ago +1

      What do you think, if they work for Conde Nast Epicurious?

  • ok ?
    ok ? 10 months ago +2

    There's actually a lot of Japanese and Korean culture in edgewater, lots of interesting things there, and I recommend exploring the area if you're even in north NJ

  • kennetta Wright
    kennetta Wright 11 months ago

    im so glad that have japanses stores here in the usa where i am and im enjoying it

  • kennetta Wright
    kennetta Wright 11 months ago

    so awesome japanses rocks my fav

  • Mostafa Hussien
    Mostafa Hussien 11 months ago

    hi, i also wrote this

  • IrishRebel92
    IrishRebel92 11 months ago

    why did they have the prices marked in USD and not Yen?

    • IrishRebel92
      IrishRebel92 11 months ago

      ok well I didn't hear the part when she said she was in the US, I thought she was in a supermarket in japan.

    • Right-Wing Jew
      Right-Wing Jew 11 months ago

      Andrew B because the US doesn’t use ¥ you dumbwit

  • NedTheDread
    NedTheDread 11 months ago

    I love the way she chews, don't know why, it's just magical to watch.

  • julia c
    julia c 11 months ago +13

    oh my god can people shut up about her opening stuff in the store and eating film in there they obviously had to talk to the manager and agreed to buy everything

  • What
    What 11 months ago

    what I've learned from this video is that Japanese culture doesn't have an environmental consciousness. WHAT IS UP WITH ALL THIS PLASTIC JAPAN???

    • MissAyame
      MissAyame Month ago

      Thats false. They have some of the strictest recycling and packaging guidelines.

  • Muthana Hussain
    Muthana Hussain 11 months ago +3

    90% IS SHE ACTUALLY OPENING IT RIGHT OFF THE SHELF. 5% no, she got permission. 4.99% other. .01% my comment

  • Nathan Sukonik
    Nathan Sukonik Year ago

    Is there something like this in NYC?

  • Siri Chuenkiln
    Siri Chuenkiln Year ago +107

    Why are people so stupid? Of course she ask permission to eat the food at the store before doing it

    • Hiro
      Hiro 2 months ago +1

      it's funny this question is asked every video 🤣

  • TheKaukas
    TheKaukas Year ago +2

    1:11 Does she normally shop while holding chopsticks?

    • Casey Neu
      Casey Neu 10 months ago +3

      TheKaukas Haven't you ever been to an American Japanese Market? Carrying chopsticks around while browsing the store is customary. Its a cultural thing.

  • unlinedwork
    unlinedwork Year ago +2

    So turned off watching her rip things open and eat in the middle of the store, and then talking with her mouth full.

  • Nyan Quake
    Nyan Quake Year ago

    I LOVE how she is so adventurous with any food!!! Some people can be like eww and judgmental without even tasting it yet. She tries it and explain how it tastes, and she does it very well! She is so kawaii :3

  • Lokus Child
    Lokus Child Year ago

    Does she like buy these things 1 by 1 it’s so weird because it looks like she just grabs it opens it and then eats it without purchasing it

  • Danielle Spargo
    Danielle Spargo Year ago

    If you need anything translated let me know. :)
    ((try not to impale food with chopsticks, it's considered very rude.)) Surely you get a pass as a gaijin, but it's better to know anyway :)

  • mtksbctk
    mtksbctk Year ago

    wtf why did you break open a merchandise on sale@ 0:48?? Thats rude gaijin thoughlessness!!

    • Scandi Snowgirl
      Scandi Snowgirl 9 months ago

      Dude, she obviously has made an arrangement with the owners since it’s amazing PR for them. Why are people so freaking dumb?!

  • Journey and Explore
    Journey and Explore Year ago +2

    I really wish there was one of these stores in Toronto. I was just in Japan and have some serious withdraw.

    • Journey and Explore
      Journey and Explore Year ago

      Very true. I know T&T is pretty good and I've been to a few smaller stores in Scarborough, TO and Hamilton. Just would would be nice to have a HUGE Japanese one, where you can grab fresh slabs of sushi.

    • Bad Juju
      Bad Juju Year ago

      Journey and Explore there's a lot of Asian areas in Toronto. If you go to a dominantly Asian area like China Town or somewhere close to Scarborough. There's bound to be big east Asian stores. They usually have a mix of Chinese, Japanese and Korean stuff.

    • Journey and Explore
      Journey and Explore Year ago +1

      Very true. There are a few small ones - but what I would do to be able to walk into a Mitsuwa.

    • Danielle Spargo
      Danielle Spargo Year ago +1

      Surely there is one. I live in Nagasaki, but when I go home to Florida to visit the family, I'm always able to find at least one little Japanese grocer. While they're never of the size and scale of mitsuwa, you can at least get some umeboushi and nori to make your own onigiri. (I've eaten onigiri every day for 2 years, can't live without them anymore lol!)

  • J Malonzo
    J Malonzo Year ago

    That is one grocery store I want to go when visiting some relatives at Austin.

  • Kei Linn
    Kei Linn Year ago +3

    I don't think that was a mountain yam ball that she ate (yamaimo). Because when cooked it becomes soft and breaks apart like a potato. Maybe that was konnyaku ball which still is very chewy no matter how long you cook it. Mitsuwa is great if you're stuck in a food rut. Anyways fun to pick up a new ingredient or produce and make something new!

  • Peter Asai
    Peter Asai Year ago +21

    Watching this woman so lovingly describe the food of my people made me feel love for her in a enormous way that I have never felt before.

  • Gil Shoham
    Gil Shoham Year ago

    *walks around various markets... opens up packages and eats*

  • Leah Martin
    Leah Martin Year ago

    I love this channel so much.

  • Sergio R
    Sergio R Year ago

    I donno this was an amateur video from you guys. Weird camera angles, the girl didn't even do a good job of describing the flavors of the food, she only pointed out basic stuff like ooh cartoon characters or "explosion" of flavor. Anyone can say oh this snack is nutty or this vegetable is chewy and sour. It was missing any solid structure, more like how to wander around a Japanese store like a visitor. Hardly anything to write home about.

  • Connor Moon
    Connor Moon Year ago


  • Arjun Patel
    Arjun Patel Year ago

    She's a lefty!

  • Chance Whistler
    Chance Whistler Year ago

    Pay before you eat. Grazing is not cool.

    • Scandi Snowgirl
      Scandi Snowgirl 9 months ago +1

      Chance Whistler OBVIOUSLY she has an arrangement with the store moron

  • Maya Brown
    Maya Brown Year ago

    She just goes around destroying the beautiful food in my favorite grocery store! (It’s pronounced meet-sue-ah)

    • Right-Wing Jew
      Right-Wing Jew 11 months ago +1

      Maya Brown nom it’s pronounced shuuuut up nobody cares you くそったれ

  • Sunnyplays 1034
    Sunnyplays 1034 Year ago +3


  • Tengri biz menen
    Tengri biz menen Year ago

    Its so big.

  • Antichess
    Antichess Year ago

    0:46 please tell me you paid for that

  • Random Name
    Random Name Year ago


  • Gap Gap
    Gap Gap Year ago +4

    Can a asain bit talk about asain food. Not some white girl

    • MissAyame
      MissAyame Month ago

      Looks can be deceiving. You dont know if shes a halfer or lived there most of her life.

    • Scandi Snowgirl
      Scandi Snowgirl 9 months ago +4

      Why? Is she not allowed to enjoy the food too?

    • minipax
      minipax 10 months ago +6

      Nathan resendez rip the English language.

    • Right-Wing Jew
      Right-Wing Jew 11 months ago +3

      Nathan resendez wtf haha

  • Funxion
    Funxion Year ago

    5:58 (͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • Wolfy Kaname
    Wolfy Kaname Year ago

    That onigiri is making me hungry. Guess ill make some smoked salmon (raw) onigiri for breakfast.

  • jacob graham
    jacob graham Year ago

    was she allowed to just open it?

    • Scandi Snowgirl
      Scandi Snowgirl 9 months ago

      sad yaoi fanboy who loves Yuri!!! On ICE obviously. She works for epicurius

  • TheLifeofkayceeYT
    TheLifeofkayceeYT Year ago +2

    Why is Japanese money so cheap ?

    • Jolly Merchantstein
      Jolly Merchantstein 9 months ago

      Nah, it's about right. The yen is Japans base unit of currency. Don't compare 1 yen to 1 dollar. it's more like 1 yen to one cent.

    • Almas Aziz
      Almas Aziz Year ago

      I think u meant yen is compared to USD. Its an economic strategy as far as i know. Vaguely remeber reading an article about it somewhere.

    • Danielle Spargo
      Danielle Spargo Year ago

      What do you mean?

  • I am dying INSIIDE
    I am dying INSIIDE Year ago +4

    Aaaaah, I loved this place! My dad used to take me to this supermarket and it's fucking amazing. The problem is that it's always crowded, I'm surprised you don't see a lot of people in the video. She did a great job describing the food, it's one of the best I've ever had, especially their ramen

  • per
    per Year ago +11

    grabbing food off the shelves and straight up eating it is so rude.

    • K. Furukawa
      K. Furukawa Year ago +12

      Usually, yes. But not if you got permission (from the shop) like in this video...

  • EncryptaCat
    EncryptaCat Year ago +8

    I don't know why, but her opening the packages in store really pisses me off.

  • lxn
    lxn Year ago

    „How to shop at an Arabic supermarket“ please!

  • esra dönmez
    esra dönmez Year ago

    OMG Im now reallyyyyyyyyyyyyy hungry !

  • Emma Risby
    Emma Risby Year ago +23

    I have such poor vision. xD On the first shot, I was all "D'aww, what a cute turtle!! ...Wait, WHAT IS SHE DOING?"

  • Emma
    Emma Year ago +9

    I mean she knows her stuff but I'm sorry she was just so annoying

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    BLVCKSPVDE Year ago +2

    they better buy that fucking yam.