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  • It's seven o'clock in the morning and we're at Udyog Morning Market just outside of Sendai.

  • We're about to have one hell of a breakfast.

  • Ah, the smell of barbecues grilling the fresh sea air breeze and the bustle of the morning crowds keeping you on your toes.

  • You just can't be a good old Japanese morning market, particularly the ones of the coastline such as this Udyog morning market.

  • 30 minutes outside of Sendai.

  • Today we've come here to grab some breakfast as we wander through the market stalls and see what we could buy on a budget of 2000.

  • Yeah, about $20.

  • But how far will it go?

  • Well, joining us to find out and destroy my breakfast is a veteran of the market and without a doubt, the world's worst chef is.

  • Of course, Ryutaro here is with my 2000 yen.

  • Good morning, everyone.

  • Here's my doing what we can get with 2000 and $20.

  • What can you get in a Japanese morning market?

  • Quite a lot, I guess when it comes to morning market in Japan, you could buy pretty much anything.

  • This market.

  • We're right on the Pacific coastline, right now it was destroyed by the tsunami, right?

  • In 2011.

  • Yes, it was.

  • It was, But we knew and we opened a few years after.

  • Since they actually it's becoming more and more popular.

  • It's certainly pretty down busiest Morning.

  • So this is your kind of local market?

  • I guess it is the closest morning market to Sendai City.

  • I've never actually been here.

  • Somehow I couldn't believe that e.

  • I guess it's because it's like a train ride away.

  • And I'm just too late now.

  • You have a car?

  • I have a car.

  • Yeah, I've got 2000 yen.

  • So let's go and see what we could do with it.

  • What?

  • You can get on what I could get and he's gonna get some shit.

  • Come on, get some good.

  • Come on.

  • Our first stop in the morning is the most popular stand in the entire market.

  • And Reato, his favorite sweet gyoza boiled, goes air filled with juicy pork and shrimp and topped with kimchi.

  • So now I've got 2000 n in front of me and this is my first dish.

  • I'm going thio by and this costs 500 yen have 2000, 2000 quite a lot of money.

  • This is really the word.

  • That's why people killing because it's worth it.

  • Anyway.

  • I'm totally worth it.

  • Handle them off.

  • One of the greatest challenges is covering the juicy gyoza, inasmuch of the free kimchi as you can carry.

  • Look at that technique.

  • Eso with kimchi like a Jenga.

  • So it's playing Jenga.

  • You need to be very tactful to be able Thio pick with the dumpling loving the sound effects.

  • Oh wow, juice coming out of the dumping.

  • Just pork shrimp.

  • I feel everything.

  • Feel everything.

  • I feel everything.

  • That's what I'm saying.

  • Well, Ryutaro was kicked off his breakfast with a savory dish.

  • For my first dish.

  • Something sweet and covered with Sprinkles has caught my eye.

  • There's only one thing I've come to this market for.

  • What is the Choco Banana?

  • E knew that Chako Banana way came all the way to a morning market.

  • And this is the first thing that he spent out of those 2000 yen healthy.

  • They wanna kick off your day with a banana.

  • You get all your vitamin B 12, you zinc, copper, nylon.

  • It is good.

  • What they've done is they get a banana.

  • They put it in chocolate covered in Sprinkles.

  • It's pretty complex, but the flavors just so rich.

  • Nine out of 10 best 150 years you could possibly spend perfect Start to your day.

  • Chock over e.

  • I don't think so.

  • So right next.

  • The chocolate banana stand is the second best stand in the market.

  • Fried chicken, chicken curry Target.

  • What do you like him?

  • You started off with, like, Choco banana, right?

  • And now we're coming for the fried chicken.

  • Right?

  • Well on.

  • I think we're here for grilling fish on shrimps on all the good stuff.

  • Shrimp or fried chicken?

  • What's better?

  • I think we all know the answer to that.

  • They also flavors this fried chicken.

  • They've got like a fried chicken with burdock.

  • They've got, like, Korean star, spicy fried chicken.

  • They've got, like, a salt flavor.

  • And they've got missile flavor and garlic sea with flavor.

  • And that's what I'm going to order.

  • It smells so good.

  • So much.

  • Garlic, garlic oil, chicken Perfect.

  • First struck up in on a second.

  • Carrie, argue chicken.

  • Your bag been sprinkled with seaweed, garlic and garlic.

  • Got Then you got the first taste cause I'm Nice.

  • Good, very good with winds is playing shut.

  • Mm mm.

  • Covering those garlic taste to it, Right?

  • Good curry.

  • I'll get fried.

  • Chicken is nice and juicy in the middle of this one.

  • It's juicy.

  • It's got nice garlic undertone.

  • Thio.

  • Do you feel the sea with E?

  • Do you feel the seaweed e?

  • Do I feel the seaweed?

  • Exactly.

  • So, out of the scale.

  • 1 to 10.

  • What would you give this one for?

  • I'll give it an eight because it's very flavorful.

  • It's very juicy, but the bat is not that crispy because they marinate it in lots of garlic e like I'll get the kind of breaks apart.

  • Crispy explodes, so I'll give law score than banana.

  • Uh, I'm gonna sick.

  • Quite a chocolate.

  • What have I become?

  • So you can see all these people here doing barbecue's fresh seafood.

  • They just bought a lot of these Japanese morning markets.

  • You can actually get your own grill for free.

  • You go and buy everything you want to eat.

  • Bring it back to your grill barbecue away.

  • Only downside for us today, of course, is that Reato is our chef.

  • So if you come to somewhere like this.

  • Make sure he brings somebody who's good.

  • So we're now looking for fish that we should be ableto grill thistle is a lot more going to get e don't know what it is, but it doesn't look overly good.

  • Tuna Gil Gil seen a gill e s.

  • So that's the first thing I'm going to grill over the stone to accompany his somewhat grisly to McGill, Reato decides to snap up a barbecue set for 1000 yen.

  • Already made selection of fish and may have scallops, sausages, shrimp, Basically just anything that starts with the letter A hey saying e, that's it.

  • I've spent 2000 years, and this is what I've got.

  • Kidney, please.

  • Quite a lot.

  • For $20 I guess.

  • With dumpling.

  • Uh, what have you got?

  • Fried chicken, Chicken e.

  • So Busses, tuna Shit.

  • Tune of shit sooner Spirit.

  • Oh, thats kitchen.

  • What a shit.

  • Show things.

  • Good money for money, though.

  • How much was this?

  • The fish?

  • What?

  • This fish.

  • Big 1 500 years and all of this 1.

  • 500 years.

  • 1 500 for a good, decent barbecue.

  • Just make sure if he do spend that money on this nice decadent platter.

  • A fish.

  • They don't have the world's worst chef cooking it.

  • That is blacker than the chocolate banana I saw earlier.

  • Look at that.

  • How hard could it be?

  • The cooker sausage again?

  • It's called a well dug with 1100 yen left of my budget.

  • While wandering around the market, we spot an absolute bargain.

  • A delicious assortment of dishes inspired by the cuisine of Kyushu and Okinawa.

  • Got over 1000 years.

  • You get three bowls, different types of dishes.

  • Somebody's too much, though already eaten Reato is dodgy barbecue.

  • I'm feeling rather fill, but you wanna get all 31 You're gonna help.

  • You gonna help me eat it.

  • All right.

  • How much have you got?

  • Right now?

  • Thousands of dollars on 100 years.

  • But will I have enough money left over for another chocolate banana?

  • E?

  • I don't think so.

  • Around 250 you've got 100 years left way.

  • We're gonna carry all this back.

  • It's like three different roles.

  • A real challenge walking through this bustling market with a tray of three bowls for a video.

  • So what do we got on so well done for carrying the tray to the market.

  • That was a spectacle unto itself.

  • Like Mario.

  • Like a marriage like Mario.

  • Okay, okay.

  • So we've got, like, Okinawa Soba Okinawa soup noodle with the spirit pork Okinawa noodles is the broth is based on the bonito.

  • It's clear.

  • Soup.

  • Fish.

  • Yeah, it's clear soup.

  • That's what's the difference between others and this one.

  • I think that looks the best.

  • Although this beef here looks pretty spectacular on this.

  • A people beef.

  • You married, you got married with, like, onions and the choices and kind of slips with the last one.

  • Last one is this might be something that you might not find another What's in a bit?

  • Intestine interesting.

  • Over Boston.

  • Intestine off.

  • Well, that's for you.

  • That one of the other two.

  • Very umami flavor.

  • How would you describe your mommy?

  • You know what I think Of all the videos we've made, we've never described what umami is.

  • It's another cent.

  • They likes another taste, isn't it?

  • Taste buds?

  • Yeah, Japanese.

  • My mommy.

  • What is Mommy?

  • Don't explain it.

  • It e I mean, I said they call it amino acid.

  • Yeah, explain it in a way.

  • That's good, Realtor.

  • It's got that kind of Morrish savory, salty flavor way Have a bite of something and you feel like you want more addiction.

  • Addiction?

  • E think we're both too tired.

  • It's too early to describe what you might be.

  • Flavor is so description here below you.

  • Somewhere on that will vindicate me with my crap description.

  • Finishing my soup.

  • I'm gonna dig into the beef balls that before Before you give it here, you've already You've already burned off my breakfast.

  • I'm gonna eat the dish.

  • That's good.

  • What would you give the dishes then?

  • Once them I'll give this a nine.

  • Actually, this is one of the best comedians I've had in a long time.

  • Same score, Uh, by a chocolate.

  • I'm gonna have to revise my chocolate banana score.

  • I'm gonna give that six because I feel like it z misshapen.

  • It's distorted.

  • All the other reviews today is gonna hold it against me.

  • So I'm providing my score to a six chocolate.

  • Okay, so this is a nine time now that I'll give it a name.

  • That's really good, But this is just more addictive.

  • Mommy flavor when you use that money forever.

  • You think that you were just giving the right like judge.

  • What does that mean?

  • What does that mean, E?

  • I'm gonna get absolutely tort apart in the comments from people going, you went to a Japanese morning market and had a chocolate banana is as much as part of Japanese cuisine as sushi, chocolate, bananas, traditional Japanese cuisine.

  • So you're you're having like a sushi here and chocolate banana here.

  • Is that what you're doing?

  • It's Japanese has.

  • No We got it.

  • Yes.

  • Now this strawberry milk is very much not for peasants because it's extremely expensive.

  • How much was it?

  • 707 100?

  • And for this strawberry milk.

  • But it's made from strawberries that cost about $20.

  • Her strawberry from the nearby It Igor Strawberry World, which is a couple of kilometers that way, which we actually featured in an episode on Iran Japan back in February about Japan's $200 billion disaster.

  • But in that video we met people who had recovered from the tsunami and heard their stories, and it should go worlds fascinating place.

  • The farms in that region, just south of here were completely destroyed, but they started a strawberry farm that went on to produce the most luxurious stories on Japan, which I now export throughout the country and outside the comes really popular.

  • Yeah, eso might be 700 yen, but it's money well spent.

  • Yeah, it really is amazing.

  • But now, guys, many thanks for joining us and our luxurious breakfast this morning with chocolate banana chocolate banana for May not you on.

  • We hope to see you right back here on the road in Japan Channel.