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  • When I agreed to meet you, Roy, I've pictured going to a museum or a garden,

  • or you know, looking at something, like flowers...

  • Not eating a mountain of fried chicken!

  • (This video's captions and Chris being flabbergasted by Aya's bowl is brought to you by Gashacon, the caption man)

  • Good morning guys, and welcome to sunny Niigata City...

  • Um, yeah... Uh...

  • After having just finished the first 150 kilometers of my 2,000-kilometer cycle across Japan,

  • today is actually my day off.

  • It's a relaxing day, and I'm gonna be catching up with my good friend, Roy,

  • who I'm waiting for to... come and pick me up.

  • Do you know when you a friend, but you only see them every year, or every two years,

  • but when you catch up with them, it feels like you only saw them yesterday?

  • Well that isThat's Roy,

  • and today, he's gonna take us on a tour—a whirlwind tour of Niigata City.

  • I don't know what we're doing, but he said "Don't eat lunch!"

  • so presumably it's something to do with food.

  • So naturally, I'm quite excited.

  • Speak of the devil...

  • - Roy! -

  • Good to see you, my friend!

  • Sorry for [being] a bit late.

  • - Eh, it's fine. You're early, actually. -

  • And away we go...

  • Okay...

  • So how have you been, Roy?

  • Last time I saw you was a year ago.

  • - I guess so, yeah. - Yeah.

  • [It] goes so fast.

  • Exactly. Time fries, clearly.

  • - Time flies. - Time "flies."

  • So how was you cycling, by the way? For

  • It wasn't—It was... It was pretty painful.

  • I can't really feel my legs today.

  • Like, I can't—I can barely walk, uh, so thank God you're driving.

  • So what have youwhat have you got lined up?

  • We are going to see some...

  • - Very super plateful dishes out here... - "Super plateful dishes?"

  • - Yes, does it make sense? - Elegant.

  • Yeah, it kinda makes sense.

  • Depends on our definition of "plateful."

  • This restaurant is serving up an absolutely ridiculous portion of food

  • various fried food, noodles, egg...

  • for this... young lady, who is apparently an eating champion in Niigata.

  • I don't know how all that food can fit inside one person.

  • Uh, especially one who's as small as she is, so...

  • This is gonna be interesting.

  • Roy, what the f—

  • What is that?

  • That is ridiculous... A mountain of karaage fried chicken?

  • Nah, it's...

  • Niigata people usually eat a lot.

  • - Yeah? -Yeah, like this.

  • - Yeah? Really? - It's normal. Normal, normal.

  • Okay so today, the chayour challenge, to me,

  • - is to finish up this bowl. - To finish this?

  • Yes, exactly.

  • What do you think?

  • ShThis was supposed to be my day off.

  • If you think this is a lot of chicken by the way, guys,

  • we're sat right next to the

  • the food champion of Niigata Prefecture,

  • who, coincidentally, is in here on the same day.

  • Wasn't planned at all, genuinely.

  • So who[ever] thinks it's plenty of food [right here],

  • yeah, check it out.

  • Look at what she's eating.

  • This looks like a lot, right?

  • It looks like nothing compared to what she's dealing with right now.

  • Look at this!

  • What's going on there?

  • Today, apparently she's already had two cup ramens

  • - and— - a big .

  • And a big... bread... thing.

  • And now shes gonna eat 7 kilograms of this.

  • Honestly don't know how the science behind this works, given her size.

  • That bowl...

  • Look at the size of the bowl compared to her!

  • 5 kilograms of fried chicken, noodles, prawn crackers, potato salad...

  • I don't know the science behind this...

  • How so much food can fit inside such a small, young lady.

  • So her record is 123 bananas?

  • , exactly.

  • 7 kilograms of bananas...

  • I know, I better start...

  • This is ridiculous...

  • The last food challenge I did was the Monster Dumpling,

  • which wasit tasted just awful.

  • It was like a birthday cake-sized dumpling, with...

  • I-It wasit was awful.

  • That's what you need to know.

  • This is actually the first food challenge I might be able to complete.

  • I've done the Wanko Soba,

  • - Wanko Soba... - [The] giant dumpling,

  • - Dumpling... - And Monster Ramen.

  • All right.

  • I failed...

  • I think I failed all of them, actually.

  • Yeah, it's— it's not gone well.

  • So today is a good day

  • - for you? - Today's the good day. Today's the first day I'm gonna finish a food challenge

  • - All right, right on! - because it's something I'm actually excited about eating...

  • Fried chicken!

  • Have you ever eaten this yourself?

  • No?!

  • - Unfortunately... - No?!

  • Unfortunately...

  • You've set me up, Roy...

  • And we've been listening in on their conversation

  • between her and her cameraman.

  • Apparently the secret to success when eating a lot of food isyou have to do this.

  • - Yes, to help the stomach. - To shake the food.

  • Gotta shake the stomach.

  • I actually feel quite sick now, doing this.

  • So I'm gonna stop.

  • 500 grams.

  • - You think this is 500 grams? -

  • I love the way you can tell just by picking it up, how much it weighs.

  • "Oh yes, 735 grams!"

  • In Niigata, people can pick things up and know how much it weighs.

  • - Just by picking things up. - Like me, huh?

  • How manyhow many grams is the plate?

  • 150.

  • The last, ugh...

  • The last piece of fried chicken...

  • Here we go...

  • All right, almost...

  • Go for it, Chris!

  • I did it...

  • I did it!

  • Now you've finished all [the] deep fried [food].

  • I've finished the mountain of fried chicken!

  • The first time I've completed a food challenge,

  • I'm the winner!

  • No, Chris.

  • You have to finish the rice, too.

  • No...

  • - No, you have to! - No!

  • I can't!

  • - No! - You can't do it, Chris?

  • No, no more...

  • No, it ends now.

  • It ends now!

  • She's still eating!

  • - Yeah... - She's nearly done it all!

  • You know when you watch a magician do a trick in front of you,

  • and you don't know how they've done it,

  • like, "how the fuck did you do that?"

  • This is like that.

  • I don't—I, honestly, that pile of food...

  • How can fit inside her st

  • I don't understand, this is mental...

  • We've been doing a timelapse on the GoPro,

  • just to prove that this isn't rigged at her expense.

  • It's real. This is genuinely real.

  • From what I can tell, the secret is

  • you have to stand up and jump up and down a few times, or wiggle around.

  • To help the food go down.

  • And you need orange juice, that's all she's done.

  • - Change the flavor. - Change the flavor with orange juice.

  • That's all she's done.

  • I tried both of those things.

  • All it did was make me feel sick.

  • Really sick.

  • How muchhow much chicken was that?

  • Uh, 800 grams.

  • - Total. - 800 grams of fried chicken?

  • - Right. - 800 grams of fried chicken?

  • I've never eaten that much fried chicken in one sitting.

  • ♪I feel dreadful...♪

  • Amazing!

  • She finished it! She finished the challenge!

  • Well done!

  • - She did it. -

  • -

  • Winner and loser.

  • Winner...

  • Loser.

  • I don't know how—I don't know how she did it.

  • - - Natural-born.

  • - Natural. - It's just natural.

  • - Natural-born. - Wow...

  • She [just] has a magic stomach.

  • A natural-born food fighter.

  • It's incredible!

  • - I'm...

  • I'm about 175 centimeters. She's...

  • Not 170 centimeters.

  • She's so small! How could she eat that whole bowl?!

  • I've done enough food challenges now, Roy,

  • to know the secret of success afterwards

  • to not die.

  • Indigestion tablets.

  • Indigestion?!

  • That's, no-no-no... That's...

  • Not acceptable.

  • Without them I'd be—I'd be dead in the next hour.

  • I'd be on the floor somewhere in Niigata.

  • It was good to see you, Roy.

  • - Thanks for taking me to the land of chicken. - [It was] very good to see you again!

  • I hope you don't blame me, right?

  • - For, uh... having you eat in such a bad... principle. - It was good, though. Yeah, the food was good.

  • I was blown away by Aya. She was

  • Aya was the star of the show.

  • - I don't know she ate thatthat bowl of food. That was mental. - Glad to hear that, glad to hear that...

  • - Yeah-yeah. - And it was fun.

  • - Even if I did fail the challenge, it was good to see you again. - Please come over

  • - Come back here, right? - Yeah, definately.

  • - Maybe next year? - Next time I'm back we'll do it all over again.

  • Say goodbye to Roy, everyone!

  • Bye!

  • Come over to Niigata if you want to have fun, some...

  • Yeah, if you want to eat some chicken with Roy.

  • Just come downcome on down to Niigata!

  • He's waiting for you.

  • Seriously guys, I'm in a state of shock right now.

  • Not just because my body is desperately trying to digest 800 grams of greasy fried chicken,

  • but to see somebody eat a bowl of food bigger than their entire head

  • isis a difficult experience, a difficult thing to comprehend, um...

  • You know, thank fuck she wasn't at The Feeding of the 5,000.

  • I don't think that meal would've lasted very long with her around.

  • There's a very famous Japanese female YouTuber called "Kinoshita Yuka," who's also a food fighter,

  • and it won't be long before Aya is competing with her, given what I saw.

  • Aya does have her own YouTube channel.

  • If you want to see her stuff herself with more food, then you can find her in the description box below.

  • Such a bizarre and random day...

  • I genuinely had no idea that Roy was planning this,

  • but I'm glad he did. It was a really fun afternoon.

  • And my legs, which had been obliterated by the 150 kilometer cycle the last few days...

  • They desperately needed the calories anywaythe calories and the protein, so...

  • I don't feel guilty eating all that fried chicken, to put it bluntly.

  • In yesterday's video, though, guys I asked you for some tips on how to stay awake at night,

  • doing these late-night editing sessions.

  • So let's have a quick look and see what advice you've come up with.

  • Rocky Hemingway says "Cocaine will keep you awake, Chris."

  • It would, Rocky. It certainly would...

  • Apart from the fact that I would be deported if I did it in Japan.

  • So, uh, I'm gonna have to rule that out right away. Right off the bat.

  • "You should drink so much water [that] you constantly need to go to the toilet."

  • Um... nah.

  • "The secret, Chris, is a potent combination of anxiety and insomnia."

  • Um, yeah, I've already been there, done that. Not very fun, not very practical either.

  • "Cold shower and stretching to stay awake mate, always worked if I need to stay up."

  • Yeah, finally! Something that's actually a good idea.

  • "Green apples have natural caffeine." How did I not know that?

  • That's a groundbreaking thing to discover.

  • I'm gonnagonna binge myself on apples tomorrow night.

  • I do have another question to pose to you guys, though.

  • And that is the girl, Aya, today, who ate a ridiculous amount of food

  • how did she do it?