Hiroshi Suzuki, the Japanese ambassador to India, arrived in India last year and has since become a social media sensation for his love for Indian food. On several occasions, videos of the 61-year-old ambassador enjoying Indian delicacies have gone viral, showing his genuine appreciation for the country’s diverse and flavorful cuisine.
Recently, the Japanese ambassador paid a visit to one of New Delhi’s famous destinations, Sarojini Nagar. This bustling area is famous for its roadside flea markets and street food.
Mr. Suzuki visited the site with his wife Eiko Suzuki and Mayo, a Hindi-speaking Japanese YouTuber who is a popular content creator on social media.
Mr. Suzuki shared the video of the visit on microblogging platform X (formerly known as Twitter) with a caption that reads: “Wonderful, desi experience with Hindi-speaking Japanese YouTuber Mayo san! Aloo tikki dijiye.”
Wonderful, desi experience with Hindi speaking Japanese YouTuber Mayo san!! Aloo tikki dijiye😊@MayoLoveIndia
— Hiroshi Suzuki, Ambassador of Japan (@HiroSuzukiAmbJP) 17 September 2023
In the video, Ambassador Suzuki can be seen enjoying street food, exploring different shops and engaging in conversations with both locals and shop owners. The video has received overwhelmingly positive feedback from social media users who have praised Suzuki for his genuine interest in Indian culture and his willingness to connect with people from all walks of life.
It is not the first time that Mr. Suzuki has gone viral for a food-related video.
In June this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared one of Ambassador Suzuki’s videos and wrote, “This is a competition you might not mind losing Mr. Ambassador. Nice to see you enjoying India’s culinary diversity and also presenting it in such an innovative way. way. Keep up the videos!”
This is a contest you might not mind losing, Mr. Ambassador. Good to see you enjoying the culinary diversity of India and also presenting it in such an innovative way. Keep the videos coming! https://t.co/TSwXqH1BYJ
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 11 June 2023
Before this, the Japanese ambassador had also shared a video of him enjoying golgappas in the Prime Minister’s parliamentary constituency, Varanasi.
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