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  • Hey guys! I have some exciting things to show you.

  • You probably know by now how much of a picky eater I am.

  • And the thing I love second best about Japan (after Jun) is Japanese food!

  • So today I have some of my favorite foods from Japan to show you.

  • So I'm super excited about it; I hope you guys will like them, too.

  • And all of these are things that are really super easy and

  • quick to make because you guys know how much I hate cooking.

  • So these are perfect meals for me!

  • So the first thing I want to show you is something called furikake.

  • Now furikake is like seasoning, like flavored seasoning that you can put on rice.

  • Because if you're someone like me and you're not used to eating rice every day eventually

  • after a while you're just like NOOO! NO MORE RICE, PLEASE!!

  • So you need a little something extra to make it taste a little bit better.

  • And as far as furikake goes this one is fairly healthy.

  • It's 12 shurui no yasai, so there's 12 different types of vegetables in here.

  • Okay, so I'm going to show you what the furikake looks like on some rice.

  • Sorry if this rice doesn't look very good because I don't have my rice cooker here.

  • So as you can see it's just little flavoring that you

  • add to your rice so it tastes a little bit better.

  • I don't know how easily I can pick this up with chopsticks

  • I probably should have used like a fork or a spoon or something.

  • Let's see!

  • It tastes so good!

  • It doesn't taste like vegetables at all, even though it looks like vegetables.

  • It's a little sweet.

  • I would say there's like...

  • there's a little bit of a salty kick, and there's also a little bit of a sweet flavor.

  • One of my favorite Japanese foods is karashi mentaiko for pasta sauce.

  • And what it is ismentaiko are like little fish eggs

  • and it sounds kind of weird but they're so good!

  • And this is actually my favorite type.

  • I've probably had mentaiko in about like... at least five different restaurants in Japan.

  • So I've had like five different versions of restaurant mentaiko

  • plates anywhere between like maybe $7-13 and these little packets that you can get at the

  • store for like $1-2 are absolutely my favorite!

  • It's so much cheaper than the restaurants and it tastes so much better.

  • So this one, karashi mentaiko, it has a little bit of a

  • spice flavor to it so it makes it taste really good.

  • Okay, so inside here there's two packets of sauce and nori, or seaweed.

  • I actually don't have spaghetti but you can eat this with any type of pasta at all.

  • And I already tore the package but you can see there are two steps here:

  • boil noodles and pour the packets on the pasta.

  • So, so easy to make!

  • But I like heating the sauce up first so that the sauce is warm, too.

  • But all I do is I just put it under the water when I'm draining

  • my boiled water for pasta so you don't even have to put it in the microwave or anything.

  • It smells so good!

  • And if I zoom in you can see just how small

  • the little mentaiko eggs are so this isn't something that will gross you out easily

  • like you can't really even see them if you're looking at it normally.

  • So it's really easy to eat as far as fish eggs go!

  • Sorry, I'm not a plating expert like Jun.

  • This doesn't look as good as it would if he had made it.

  • It's been so long!!

  • Hisashiburi~

  • Oh, it's so good!

  • And then we have Calorie Mate!

  • And what Calorie Mate is, is it's a type of Japanese nutrition bar.

  • And these are perfect for me because they're so small and you can take them with

  • you anywhere and there's a ton of different vitamins and minerals in them.

  • And for me, sometimes when I wake up in the morning my stomach just does NOT want food!

  • So I can't eat right away and if I have to go somewhere I need to

  • take breakfast with me or something when I can finally eat it later.

  • So Calorie Mate is perfect for me for that.

  • There's a ton of different flavors: there's chocolate, which is my absolute favorite.

  • There's maple, cheese... let's see, potato, and fruits!

  • And actually I haven't tried these before.

  • So sometime I'll do like a taste test comparison for you guys.

  • They come in little packets like this.

  • And they're just little sticks, and I'll show you.

  • They're a little... [dry]. It kind of looks like a little biscuit.

  • This is so good! This tastes so good.

  • It's not like a really super strong flavor.

  • It's just a little bit chocolatey.

  • When I first went to Japan Jun made all of

  • my meals for me and he brought me out this green drink one time and I was like, "What

  • is this?!" But it was so good!

  • And it was Matcha au lait.

  • And ever since then I ask him to make me matcha au lait all the time.

  • Matcha is a finely ground green tea powderit's

  • one of the most expensive types of green tea.

  • And there are so many things that are matcha flavored in Japan.

  • Like there's tons of matcha desserts, there's matcha ice cream,

  • there's matcha mochi...

  • And some of them, like matcha itself is really bitter, so I

  • don't like matcha ice cream at all.

  • But this one is really sweet.

  • I love this drink!

  • All right, so here we have our blendy stick, and as you can see there are two steps:

  • pour it into the cup and then pour hot water into the cup and mix.

  • So, very easy.

  • And I'm a rebel—I'm doing it backwards.

  • I already have my hot water.

  • Delicious!

  • This is definitely something you have to try!

  • I got all of these off of Rakuten Global Market, which is the international version of Rakuten.

  • And if you don't know what Rakuten is, it's the biggest online "shopping mall" in Japan.

  • We don't really have a comparison for it here because not only do they have individual stores

  • where you can find pretty much everything in Japan

  • (like as far as normal products go I have yet to see

  • something I haven't been able to find selling on Rakuten),

  • they also have an auction website

  • (which I've bought a bunch of dresses off of before, and I was going to show you those

  • the last time I was in Japan but I ran out of time so look forward to that later),

  • and they're also a bank, with like credit cards and everything, which Jun uses.

  • So Jun and I have used all of the different parts of Rakuten and it's huge, it's really

  • great, and now they have an international website so if you're not in Japan you can

  • buy pretty much anything from Japan that you want to look for.

  • So I put all of these links

  • down in the description below, and if you're watching this video right now actually starting

  • tomorrow they have an international campaign for like free shipping and they also have

  • like a contest where you can win I think like plane tickets or something, so I put that

  • link down in the description, too.

  • Thanks for watching guys! I'll see you next time!

Hey guys! I have some exciting things to show you.

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Foods I miss the most from Japan! 【恋しかった日本の食べ物】日英字幕

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/03/23
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