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  • - My name is Amina Almas, I'm 21-years-old

  • and I'm from London.

  • I always have a YouTube channel where I just blog.

  • - Hey I'm Emi I work at Let's Feed Japan as a designer.

  • I currently live in Tokyo for about 20 years now.

  • - I don't consciously think about what I eat,

  • I do know I snack a lot.

  • - Hopefully this week I get to show you guys

  • what a 20-something-year-old eats during the week.

  • - Lets go, lets start.

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  • - Usually I have work today

  • but my family and I are going to some Japanese hot springs.

  • The cicadas are so loud.

  • But before we do that,

  • I am going to our local bakery

  • and getting us some bread.

  • So, I'm eating (speaks in foreign language)

  • bread stuffed with curry.

  • - We're at the park,

  • I don't know if you can see the park.

  • There's an ice cream on every corner.

  • Having a big family picnic for lunch

  • and we have a bunch of food here.

  • We have fajitas, burritos, fruit, crisp, chocolate,

  • just a bunch of things.

  • (train running)

  • - [Emi] This is my lunch.

  • It's a bento (speaks in foreign language),

  • just a variety of things.

  • - [Amina] Is it normal to have dinner at 10 PM?

  • I don't actually know but it's rice

  • with a little bit of salad and some cold water

  • because it's like 30 degrees in London right now.

  • - [Emi] It's pretty common when you go

  • to a resort with hot springs

  • to have this elaborate meal for dinner.

  • Pretty much a 10 course meal but miniature size.

  • For a main dish we had Shabu shabu,

  • where you have raw meat

  • and swish it around in hot broth until it's cooked.

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  • We were served this elaborate

  • traditional Japanese breakfast.

  • We have some fish, rice, egg custard and some warm tofu.

  • - I didn't have breakfast this morning.

  • So for lunch, it's fish burger chips.

  • So, basically in the UK

  • this specific fast food chain restaurant

  • isn't [Indistinct] so I have to get a fish burger.

  • Uploading a video

  • and eating marshmallows mixed with caramel

  • and then white chocolate.

  • But it's just so good.

  • So I've decided that I need to stop being unhealthy

  • and I've got water, grapes

  • and I'm just plenty watering.

  • - I'm back in my apartment just snacking on these.

  • They have like little cute koala prints on them.

  • - My dinner is a wrap and salad and juice.

  • I tried to be slightly healthy cauliflower,

  • potato and broccoli.

  • This does not look appetizing at all.

  • - [Eli] Tonight, I am making

  • a type of spaghetti dish that's called napolitan.

  • And it's basically tomato sauce, onion, green pepper,

  • bacon or sausage, simple spaghetti dish

  • for a quiet evening.

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  • For breakfast, just a bowl of rice with natto,

  • which is fermented soy beans,

  • sounds gross but it is delicious.

  • - Just had breakfast

  • just beans on toast with chocolate milk.

  • I don't think it's normal

  • to have chocolate milk with everything.

  • I just don't drink tea.

  • Beans on toast, British stereotype, very true,

  • tea with everything, British stereotype, very true.

  • - I'm going to be making goya champuru.

  • This vegetable with tofu, eggs and some bacon.

  • - [Amina] The pink holes are kind of a vibe.

  • - Welcome to my crib.

  • (laughs)

  • - [Amina] She's having a burger with chips.

  • She's got poached eggs.

  • She's got french toast.

  • - [Woman] No tell them I've got avocado.

  • - Oh and avocado, sorry. - Thanks.

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  • - Oh my god thank you. - Thank you.

  • - [Emi] Today's dinner is nikujaga

  • which literally translates to meat, potatoes.

  • All right, (foreign language)

  • - For dinner we just had roast chicken.

  • In the UK that's a single worst dinner.

  • We didn't have that

  • but it's just a thing to have chicken on Sundays.

  • So we just had it with chips.

  • Yes, it's the second time I'm having chips today.

  • And now I'm just having an ice cream because desert.

  • - I'm eating this ichigo daifuku right now.

  • I was grocery shopping

  • and on my way back I saw the store

  • that was selling dango and daifuku

  • and like other Japanese sweets,

  • it's really good.

  • (laughs)

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  • - It is seven o'clock I'm just eating cereal,

  • nothing special.

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  • Most big supermarkets, you can go in,

  • you can get a drink, crisps or a snack

  • and a sandwich or pasta pot for three pounds.

  • So that's what I'm getting for lunch.

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  • - Okay, so I just finished my morning meetings.

  • I was thinking about takoyaki the whole time.

  • So I'm just gonna go and buy some

  • because that's what I'm craving.

  • - [Amina] I've got a chocolate chip, no, it's not.

  • It's a cookie dough, sundae with fudge pieces.

  • What have you got?

  • - Belgian ruffle chocolate chip, (laughs)

  • with whole fudge and almond sprinkles.

  • - [Eli] Okay, Monday night dinner, kept it pretty simple.

  • This is called sanshoku-don.

  • I use meat, beans and egg and underneath is some rice.

  • I'm just accompanying it with some miso soup and green tea.

  • - [Amina] Okay so today's dinner is just water and pasta

  • with potatoes, lamb meat and coleslaw.

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  • - [Emi] Not so much of a breakfast, I wasn't super hungry

  • Just some English Breakfast tea.

  • - Breakfast is one toast with butter

  • because I'm not hungry.

  • That is the right amount of toast

  • just saying any darker than this.

  • - [Emi] You know it's summer in Japan

  • when you have to shout over these loud cicadas.

  • My lunch today, bought this at the convenience store,

  • ebi tendon, deep fried shrimp with some rice.

  • Gonna enjoy it with these bugs.

  • - Another day another meal deal of course.

  • Crisps, orange juice, a pasta pot

  • and a chocolate bar.

  • That is lunch.

  • - Yes.

  • I've ordered myself some Korean fried chicken,

  • shiny.

  • Oh, so good.

  • - Okay, so basically throughout the UK

  • there's this thing called Eat Up to Help Out

  • and it's a government scheme

  • where basically restaurants are 50% off everything,

  • their food, for every Monday, Tuesday

  • and Wednesday for the whole month.

  • Just to kick start the economy

  • because Corona really ruined the economy.

  • Yes, I'm just waiting for my pizza that was 50% off.

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  • - [Eli] Hey, I have made the executive decision

  • to go out and buy ice cream, no regrets.

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  • Today I'm just making this simple smoothy

  • from frozen mangoes, frozen pineapple,

  • drinkable yogurt and orange juice.

  • - I'm literally gonna be late for work

  • if I miss the bus that's in five minutes

  • and I'm eating a banana.

  • - [Eli] I have a meeting that starts in a couple of minutes

  • so I'm really gonna rush.

  • So I ran to the convenience store

  • and bought myself some rice bowls, salmon,

  • red beans, sour plum with oiled kelp.

  • - I'm going to go to a different supermarket today

  • and show you guys the meal deal there.

  • Lunch was a tuna sandwich, crisps, banana

  • and a strawberry smoothie.

  • - [Eli] Okay, tonight's dinner is another pasta dish.

  • Mentaiko pasta, which is spicy fish eggs

  • and sea weed on top.

  • - For dinner we're doing the government 50% off thing again.

  • We're just making use of it.

  • I'm going to a burger place.

  • I think I'm gonna get a normal beef burger 50%, 50%.

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  • - For breakfast today, I'm having a fruit jelly cup,

  • pretty self explanatory.

  • Just so we're clear,

  • it's definitely called jelly, not jello.

  • What is jello?

  • - My bus is in eight minutes, nine minutes

  • so I'm having a banana.

  • If I'm early, I'll go and get some pastry.

  • Oh, you're in the video.

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  • I just got a pasta pot, fruit and a smoothie for lunch.

  • And my head scarf's is falling off.

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  • - [Eli] We have shogayaki here.

  • Of course I have to have my rice,

  • miso soup and burdock salad.

  • I'm gonna eat this before it gets cold.

  • (train running)

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  • - This is not healthy

  • but I promise you my dinner was healthy.

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  • So the week's over.

  • I hope it's not too different

  • to what other British people eat.

  • - Hope you enjoyed the video.

  • I know I did, 'cause I ate a lot of food.

  • I'm eating right now, it's melting.

  • - It was quite a typical week of food.

  • Thanks for watching.

  • - Ah, gotta finish this ice cream.

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