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  • Osaka is considered Japan's kitchen and you can see that from the cities over the top both Dhoton-bori shopping street

  • It's outrageous and packed with restaurants and delicious street foods

  • Back in Osaka the Dhoton-bori yep now we ate a lot of food here last time

  • In a previous episode Kevin and I ate until we practically exploded sampling tons of delicious street food on the Dhoton-bori

  • Osaka is the place to be if you're following your stomach to Japan and we're back for some more food

  • but we wanted to try something different and Kevin had heard of a place nearby so we left the Dhoton-bori

  • A short walk away

  • Japanese food is known for its beauty and presentation like Kaiseki-Ryori (traditional Japanese meal brought in courses)

  • But we're not here for that, this place is a wacky all canned food themed restaurant

  • They have dozens of shops around Japan, but of course it all started here in Osaka

  • It's a lovely place with a view of the Dhoton-bori River

  • Cans, cans and more cans!

  • There are over 300 kinds of canned food here, which makes this both insane and totally fun

  • Customers have to choose what they want to eat and that's no easy task

  • Here are some of the canned foods available

  • After Kevin, and I had decided on five cans to try we took them to the counter and ordered our drinks

  • This place is called Mr.Kanso, and I'd never seen anything like this before

  • Could one consider this concept the opposite to Japan's gourmet soul? Perhaps

  • But we're here to see just how good or how bad Japanese canned food tastes

  • Kampai (Cheers!)

  • First up was bacon honey mustard in a can

  • They had me at bacon

  • This is like big-cut bacon

  • with a little bit of the honey mustard sauce

  • Maybe many restaurants are serving this on a plate and we don't even know it

  • Right now this is the one to beat the bacon because it's the first one. We've had

  • That's really good. Next up

  • Takoyaki in a can, my favorite Japanese street food and well to see it in a can it kind of horrified me

  • But it also got me curious. It looks so good freshly made like this could it compete with the real thing

  • What makes this even more interesting is it comes in a can but if you eat it at the restaurant? They give you?

  • Katsuo-bushi (dried bonito shavings)

  • and the Nori (laver) and the mayonnaise as a set

  • So it's a total complete package here, so I guess the best way would to eat it like a little bit of mayonnaise

  • and then grab on

  • grab on to the takoyaki like this oh

  • Oh Yeah,

  • Oh yeah, I'm gonna try one of those yeah, Oh, just like

  • They need to be heated, but it's really good because it's

  • Just a ball of dough in a salty soy based sauce with in the middle

  • That piece of octopus (the Taco)

  • Mmm. This is good

  • This is really good

  • At the plate now is Buri-Daikon (Yellowtail and Japanese Radish) canned amberjack fish with Japanese radish the restaurant will dish it and heat it up for you

  • The Buri looks great and the Daikon not bad

  • Which one you going for it, the Daikon or Buri, I'll go for the Daikon all right

  • Buri - Daikon

  • Hmm, that's good

  • It's good! I like that

  • Slightly fishy taste hmm good texture to it. Yeah, okay?

  • Yeah, I like Buri too, it looks like a big piece of beef

  • To be honest are they look like a big piece of beef, but it's fish. It's a meaty fish really meaty mmm

  • Well, you know some fish is kind of a very loose and flakies

  • mediator

  • That looks nice Japanese food and a can isn't so bad after all

  • Then Mushi-Uni (steamed Sea Urchin) in a can hit the table

  • It's a seafood with a spiky shell that terrifies some foreign visitors to Japan it usually has a premium price, but in a can

  • It's quite reasonable

  • But is it good?

  • No normally, I like it fresh, I've never had it in a can before yeah

  • I know I go to Hokkaido every June to eat fresh from the ocean so this is going to be

  • Tested Kevin goes first like a brave seaman heading into a taste typhoon

  • Really it was pretty good. It's got that same ocean flavor when you get a fresh serving nicely done

  • Right

  • Still to me not good. I'm

  • Not a big fan of Uni I'll eat Uni

  • It's not in my top 10. It's not the same as it being fresh.

  • We're in Hokkaido

  • so, we can take it. This is pretty good

  • I'm surprised

  • Next up is Dashi-Maki, egg and a delicious fish soup stock. It looked like a cut-up omelet in a camp

  • Something I'd never seen before it's also the top-ranked canned food in the restaurant - Dashi-Maki

  • This is the number one of the top 10 can here

  • the most popular the most popular, and it looks weird, I mean who would put an egg in a can

  • No, this is so weird it's cool

  • It's so cool. It comes with Ponzu. Oh, yeah. Is it a vinegary sauce yeah?

  • Something you could dip it in let's let's give it a try

  • First

  • Ha yeah, that looks nice. You can see the rolls in there. It's so soft. Yeah wait. I'm just gonna go for it

  • Good

  • Mmm

  • Very soft, tasty, filling and good enough that you want one more I can see why this is the number one item here

  • Now the verdict

  • Now we have to decide what the top 5 canned foods add Mr. Kanso

  • Which one did you like the best Kevin okay? You know what I'm gonna stick with my original choice here

  • I knew you're gonna say that

  • I'm gonna go with the bacon as well. I think the Atsu-giri (thick slice) bacon

  • I have to go with that because it's just it's that good. It goes so well with beer what is it? Yeah?

  • It's definitely an alcohol

  • Right

  • Number two is a little bit in the air

  • I'm going for the Takoyaki and a close third is the

  • Dashi-Maki, fourth is the Buti-Daikon and those three are really close together

  • second, third, fourth and the last of course for me is the Uni because

  • It's Uni, but it's not bad. It's just it's better if fresh for me. Honestly. Yeah. Yeah it

  • Can't be fresh

  • I'm kind of a Takoyaki, aficionado

  • Who makes talking eating a high-class Takoyaki guy good yeah, I'm gonna take the Dashi-Maki over the Takoyaki

  • So I'll go - lucky then Takoyaki, but I think taking Uni are kind of tied for me

  • Oh really, yeah, so but it's still in the bottom now. It's still in the bottom of the unit. Oh, yeah, yeah

  • Just big guy. There's already so here are our lists

  • We both agreed that the Atsu-giri bacon and honey mustard sauce was the best and the only argument was between the middle three which were

  • all very close

  • Even the sea urchin was not too bad. Although definitely tried in Aomori and Hakodate where the taste and experience is the best

  • There is a whole world of canned food in Japan with items that you've probably never seen before

  • Some items are well known and all seemed to taste good enough to make these shelves

  • That's eating out in Osaka. No matter what's on the menu

  • It's always crazy fun and worth exploring the city for more and since our stomachs will be empty again Kevin

  • And I will be back for more food adventures around Japan's kitchen

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/03/21
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