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  • [S]Ladies and gentlemen today we are going to be presenting you with one of our favorite snacks to have:

  • The Katsusando!

  • [S]What the f*** [M]is happening in the background?

  • Now when you hear 'sando' the first thing we thought of was like, sand? Like is this involving sand or something?

  • Sando is short for: sandwich

  • It's a katsu sandwich. Now 'katsu' comes from the 'donkatsu'. 'Don' is Japanese for pork, 'katsu' is actually short

  • for 'ka-tsu-re-to'. So it's supposed to be pork cutlet, so there's the short of katsureto,

  • and then the short of the 'sandwich'

  • It's the 'katsu-sando'. [M]It's very complicated if you think about it. [S]Why are there so many abbreviations and words put together?

  • [M]Jamming things together

  • [S]I'll tell you the one thing I really like about Japanese food is when they name it, there's never anything like

  • ambivalent like: "Here's a

  • foghorn legless" in which you look at the title and have no idea what it is. [M]Oh! Like in Britain when they're like "A spotted dick!" and

  • I'm like what am I about to eat right now? Why would you make that name? [S]There's no guesswork in the names,

  • they say what they are. This is a cutlet sandwich.

  • [M]Now I hear you, you guys might be saying something like

  • "Are you really, doing a video on a cutlet sandwich?"

  • [S]The answer is yes

  • [M] Yes we are.

  • So we got two different kinds of katsusandos today. This one here is kind of like the traditional one that I would say

  • you can find everywhere, and this one we got from like a hiri katsu shop

  • They also make sandwiches on the side, this one was more expensive this one was $5.

  • [S]Don't laugh, this package is a lot smaller than expected, but it's enough!

  • It's enough to be satisfying.

  • [M]I only bought the like, three-piece set because I knew we were eating two sandwiches.

  • [S]What the f***... [M]... listening to what's happening in the background there

  • [S]What the f*** this happening behind us?

  • [S]I think we picked the wrong spot in the park today

  • [M] (giggles) We picked the weird place, [S]We picked the weird place.

  • [M]Oh, look at that perfectly sauced, little piece of magic right there. [S]You ready?

  • [M]Yep

  • [S]Here we go [M]Time to get messy

  • [S&M] Mhh

  • Believe in your dreams. This one was: Hiri katsu

  • which means that [they] cut off all the fatty bits so that when you bite into it,

  • you don't hit any like nubbles of fat or tendon. [S]Right. Perfectly smooth meat. [M]Smooth is always a terrible description that we do,

  • [M]But, it's true! [S]No, you don't want crunchy meat, you want smooth meat!

  • [M]But it's not like the heavy breading that you get with like a cutlet in Europe and in Canada

  • Like the cutlets that I grew up with, coz I'm European or you know like pounded down meat

  • and then you bread it,

  • and it's got like egg and flour and then it's deep-fried and then when you like cut into it and you try to like bite

  • into the sandwich, this whole like breading would like slide off.

  • [S]It's just a fried pork cutlet with sauce on the cutlet and just pure white bread with the crust cut off.

  • And what's so amazing about that is that you would think: "Don't you need more?"

  • You don't, this has all the flavor that you need. The sauce is also perfect because it's added to the cutlet rather than the bread,

  • because if you add for the bread it might soak through the bread, but it stays onto the cutlet perfectly.

  • [M]Now he's juggling.

  • He was throwing sticks in the air, but now he's juggling!

  • The other thing that's amazing about it is they add the sauce to the outside of the crust when it comes right out of the fryer so when

  • It's like super, super hot, they sauce it and then it kind of like both: soaks in and almost doesn't, because I think the oil

  • so creates that little bit of a barrier and the panko crust on the outside

  • I think is key as well.

  • So panko is like a Japanese type of breadcrumb and it's soft and airy. It's not like a heavy drudging of flour

  • That's the right word right? Drudging? [S]Dredging. [M]I'm drudging making this.

  • [S]I have a question. [M]Question is: [S]There's an old dude that just walked past us with a marijuana hat on, [M]Yes? [S]Does he know what

  • it means? Yes? No? What do you think? [M]Leave a comment in the comment section below...

  • If he floats up behind us and goes:

  • "Oh man I could really go for that katsusando."

  • Then we'll be like: "Yeah, we know what's happening here."

  • Also look at the bread right here, you see how thin that is? None of the sauce has gone through the bread.

  • This is holding the cutlet perfectly, for bite sized nibbles.

  • [M]"For bite, sized, nibbles". That sounds like, I don't know, nibbles are nibbles and bites are bites,

  • I think those two shouldn't come together.

  • If you're sharing with Simon though, that makes sense because he's like I'll just have a nibble bite.

  • And then I look down and there's like, half my sandwich is gone. You ate half my sandwich.

  • [S]Yes! [M]It's only this big!

  • [S]What? It's half for us, we're sharing.

  • [M] It's like the size of a dice.

  • [S]You know what else is super important about this too?

  • Look, I'm an adult. We're all adults here watching right? Hey everybody?

  • I want my sandwiches to have the crust cut off.

  • Why is it that we only had the crust cut off as kids and as soon as we hit a specific age

  • you're like "hey, we have to have the crust on." Nah. I don't want to have crust on my sandwich.

  • Just give me the perfect amount of soft, milky

  • fluffy Wonder Bread kind of dough that's all I want.

  • [M]They do have other types of bread here like European breads, hard crust on the

  • outside you know. But when it comes to the katsusando, it's made with that wonder type bread

  • that you were saying. But it's a little bit sweeter,

  • and I would say it's not as doughy.

  • When you have Wonder Bread,

  • and you kind of bite into it, it kind of sometimes sticks to the roof of your mouth, almost like paste-y

  • And it's super porous at the same time as well. It's not that gluey kind

  • [M]Gluey! There it is, that's the description

  • It's more like a milky,

  • fluffy type taste of bread, like if you've ever had a meatball sub on like a crusty bread when you bite into it the bread

  • is so crusty and it just so hard, and you bite that it just shoots out your

  • meatballs likes like spit ball pellets and what not, that that is a terrible realization of a meat sandwich. Japan does it right.

  • So, I'm so confused. They're playing really creepy music in the background as well.

  • [M]I am gonna step in there for a second, you made a terrible mistake by not getting any water or milk.

  • [S]The flavors are in our mouths so we can describe them more.

  • [M]I'm so thirsty! So thirsty...

  • [S]Are you thirsty for another sandwich?

  • [M]We're going onto the second sandwich,

  • and I'm gonna say from the get-go that this is not the traditional kind that you would get at a convenience store.

  • [S]No. [M]Every single katsusando we've ever seen, ever! always has the crust cut off.

  • This motherf***** right here.

  • [S]They got crusts on!?

  • They got crusts on!? (slower)

  • [M]Now the only reason we're giving them a forgiveness pass, is because this is not actually a katsusando shop, this one makes the

  • cutlets and they serve it over rice.

  • And then on the side they happen to have like a couple of sandwiches that you can buy. We think that this is kind of

  • like, could be, an ante up version of a normal katsusando. [S]We're not sure, we're gonna experience this together

  • Have a smell of that, what's that smell like? [M]Oh yeah. [S]Hey, here you go, grab yours

  • [M]I, feel uncomfortable, and worried about my well-being

  • I think what's happening with this one is that you're supposed to order it at the shop, and like eat it right away

  • like it's supposed to be for lunch cuz you can already see that

  • this is soaking through and that's a big sand-don't if you ask me, not a sand-do.

  • Huh? Usually you're the one with the bad jokes. [S]You you know what? When we were walking and talking Martina actually thought of that

  • joke a while ago. This isn't on spot Martina has been reciting this in her head. This could be delicious

  • I'm so weirded out by...

  • He literally has a ball on his head. [M]Now he has a ball on his head

  • You know what this is like?

  • "Hey, do you have any talents that aren't that talented, but like you can bounce ball on your head? Well come on down..."

  • [S]Okay no, we got to eat our sandwich. Here we go.

  • [M]Oh man, [S]Whoa! I was being really judgy, but this is vastly superior in taste. Oh man, this is still crunchy!

  • [M]Yeah, because it was just straight out of the fryer right? [S]Oh man.

  • [M]So the crust is quite unoffensive because it's like a Wonder Bread one. [S]Oh, I was so judgy. I was so wrong

  • [M]Mmm now something we didn't talk about before was the katsusando sauce.

  • It's usually a tonkatsu sauce and the sauce to me is like

  • the Japanese answer to barbecue sauce. [S]It's got like a barbecue with a worcestershire blend to it [M]meets something fruity

  • But this place has a totally different sauce on it. I'm sorry I ever doubted you hiri katsu place!

  • Please, please

  • Guys, if you're coming to Japan you cannot skip out on this. If you're going to a train station and you're traveling on the shinkansen,

  • you can get them at any train station. You got to look for 'em cuz everyone's gonna go for the bentos

  • but this is also a really good equivalent to go for.

  • [S]Let us know, what is your

  • country's special sandwich that we should know about if we go there and visit, as we introduced you to the katsusando.

  • Wow I really wanted to talk more about katsusandos

  • but I think we picked the wrong spot to film [M]Or the right spot.

  • [S]I think we should just film this guy.

  • [M]That's what we're gonna do guys. Just enjoy another uhh... [S]Enjoy.

  • We're gonna watch this dude, all right. [M]He's coming closer. I'm scared.

  • Oh he's interacting with people.

[S]Ladies and gentlemen today we are going to be presenting you with one of our favorite snacks to have:

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The Glorious Katsu Sando!

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    Summer posted on 2020/10/12
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