Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles You know that it's getting colder in Japan when you start seeing Oden pop up in the local convenience stores. Now, it's really great to have Oden from a convenience store and to stand outside in the cold with the big warm basket of Oden but there's something really special about going to an izakaya that serves Oden. Come we're going to take you to a place that serves it even though I am already eating Oden but I'm gonna double Oden tonight. By Thor's hammer, I decree that it is Oden Night! Get it? Cuz Oden like Thor Odin... S- Odin.. - Ah.. S- Boo - I'll be here all night. S- Please no more ♪♪♪ I love spots like this that are far from the stations where people don't actually straggle by. These are all the bikes of the locals that are coming here. Only we know about this place, and we don't wanna tell you about it. But we're gonna do it anyways. - I'd like to mention. That I tripped on every freaking pebble on the way over here I kicked the first one, then I kicked the second one. First I did this and I went Oh gee Then I hit this one and I went Gosh And then I whipped around and I hit this one I just stumbled out of here and I haven't even had a drink yet. S- YET S- Yet! Eh, the night's still young! [Japanese] ♪♪♪ M- So we came to Yamachans before. We stumbled upon it by accident and then I saw an Instagram they started serving Oden, and I was like by Thor's hammer we are coming to Yamachans for Oden TONIGHT! S- What accent is that?? - It started out with just me, and then it turned more into like a Norse one. ♪♪♪ M- Oh these are huge. S- Wow So Martina began the video by introducing the convenience store kind But this is my turn to show you a little bit we have here tofu. We have some egg We have the money bag. We have the radish. M- We have the money bag. You just said it so casually. S- That's what they're called. They're called money bags, aren't they? And then we have I don't know what this is called It's just like a Oden just like a fish cake. ♪♪♪ - I mean it is the difference between having a store-made dumpling and having a homemade dumplings S- So what is this that you're eating? M- The name of this is on the screen right now S- Because we don't know it at the moment M- Chiiaaahhow, chaawon, chhiiuuwann It's like a flour a really thick flour Mixed with a bunch of ground of things and they put it inside of a bamboo pole and it's like steamed and then cut open. I'm pretty sure that's right and if it's not right there's something on the screen right now with like a big I X going through my face being like that's not right at all. This is the biggest boy I've ever seen. Normally they're quite small. I mean half the size of it maybe right S- Maybe. M- This is like wildly big. That's what she said? - I don't even know what to compare this look to it's just so different M- See what I mean about the dumpling? - It feels like a freshly baked loaf. M- You know like when you have a beef stew, and you put those dense not the fluffy dumplings? S- Yes this tastes like a dumpling in a beef stew. It's so hearty M- Hearty S- Warming S- and wholesome M- Hearty and warming is exactly the words I would use to describe it. S- And having some with warm sake is the only way to go. Remember cold sake for cold foods warm sake for warm foods Oh yeah! Did you already have your half? M- I only had a bite of it. We could always order more but it seemed to me that you were gonna eat all that S- We COULD always order more We could always order more M- He just. I mean he went for it. S- My mom used to make these really chubby noodles, I don't even know what they were called But they were like fat like this and there were water noodles and she boiled them in soup. The fat white and doughy ones. That's what this tastes like. *Attempts to speak polish* I don't know. Mom, I know you watch my videos all the time. Can you like call me and tell me mom. What are they called? Okay [Polish] It's Kopitca! KOPITCA! [Polish] KOPITCA! [Japanese] because they're sticky [Japanese] - Now you're just making things up - This has a very nostalgic warm wholesome feeling. This alone is worth the price of admission M- It was free It was free to get in here It didn't cost anything ♪♪♪ - I know we're supposed to be doing a video about Oden, but we just got their special that they brought out to us. It's only available until 6:30. I gotta get it while it's here. And that's what I love about Japanese izakaya, you always have the random specials, say yes to every one of them. Soft creamy with nice little skin on the outside smooth pate creaminess on the inside. We got finely chopped green onions, sesame oil, and soy sauce on it. It's just- It's just smashing it. Paul Hollywood would say "that's cracking that." I noticed how in the UK they ususally start and end with the same pronoun. That's delicious that, huh for our UK viewers and learning how to speak your language. M- Good job M- I think what makes the Oden is having an amazing dashi like the broth that it's soaking in has to have a lot of flavor so that it actually soaks into all the stuff and this is a giant thick piece of tofu. It's absorbed all the broth and it has like a non-beany taste for once. S- Ladies and gentlemen, this here right now is the best one Everyone always wants these. In there are these like little saggy nut sacs. Look at that Can you can you imagine a saggy nutsack and it's full with stuffed white mochi balls? M- Is this really the way you're describing this? S- Yes, look this is a delicious marinated nutsack. M- dripping everywhere S- Mmm, this is the best one so far. It's got this beautiful really soft creamy mochi in the middle. M-. Can I have the rest of it? S- Of course you can girl. M- Are you sure? This might be too much mochi for me. S- Oh, yeah M- The mochi almost tastes like a gravy. S- Yeah, M- I think because it's been soaking inside this like broth for so long it's absorbed more of a beefy flavor to it. It really tastes like a gravy that is so great. S- That was lovely M- You really got to go to a place that actually makes good Oden to realize that Odin is awesome when it's made right. S- So we found this place one night when we were just wandering by and we saw the outside and looked really inviting So we came in, and it happened to be their anniversary at the time. So none of the owners we're wearing pants. M- You heard that correctly everyone. S- Yes, supposedly that's a tradition for Izakayas if it's the anniversary don't wear pants. M- no, but they were wearing the traditional Japanese sumo coverings. S- Covering themselves up, but just no pants. I mean, have you ever been to a restaurant with no pants? Come to Japan? And go Ja-pantless M- oh BOOOOO *maniacal laughter* M- I've been waiting to eat this piece. This is actually my favorite thing to eat almost all the time this is just a gigantic daikon like a huge radish and when it's soaked in broth, it becomes like a magical potato. I don't know how to explain it. Like we have a really good baked potato or fried potato it's got all those flavors soaking in it and it's so low-fat. You can just eat so many of them and then not be hungry and then not gain weight. You know and the sweetness from the radish still lingers a bit it So the saltiness of the broth like really bounces up beautifully the texture falls apart. Oh man. Hey vegans. This is for you soaked in fish. S- I guess... I mean we're thinking about you were trying. Oh my god, this was supposed to be about Oden. Why do we have the fried mushroom tempura? Who knows? They said it was a special, so M- It's for science. - we got to keep trying everything. oh yeah! - You know what this is? S- What is it? - Milt, do you remember? S- Here we have grilled fugu Milt, this is the perfect season for it right now. If you don't know what Milt is, look it up.