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  • I am at a fun little restaurant called

  • the Lunchbox Laboratory.

  • I'm gonna have dinner with a friend.

  • so let's go in!

  • Welcome!

  • Say "hi" Jo!

  • Oh no, really??

  • Okay, don't say "hi" Jo!

  • Hello for like a half a second!

  • So this is my very good friend Jo.

  • How do I explain?

  • Well, I used to be a nailist (that's what we call nail techs in Japan)

  • when I was here in the states.

  • and I worked at the salon that she owns.

  • and we're still friends

  • and we got out to dinner

  • everytime I come back.

  • and she's just the greatest!

  • So we're gonna eat some good burgers!

  • and have some shakes.

  • Probably a fattening meal today!

  • That's okay because we're in the states!

  • I mean, what else is there? lol

  • Omg, red curry kabocha mac 'n' cheese!

  • Is that the experiment of the week?

  • My favorite burger here is actually

  • pork and duck ground meat.

  • so it's called the "dork" burger.

  • that's cute.

  • Yeah, they have interesting names,

  • I looked at their website.

  • Listen to it crack.

  • Can you hear that?

  • Freshly fried!

  • They have these sometimes in

  • Chinese dishes, right?

  • like on the side?

  • That's what that is, right?

  • No. See, the Chinese dishes have shrimp chips.

  • This is pork.

  • pork flavored.

  • No, it's actually...

  • To be honest, it's pork fat.

  • Oh, it's literally deep fried fat.

  • and it's delicious!

  • It's so good!

  • So fat on fat!

  • It's America!

  • Oooh, that's good! It's like ranch.

  • wow, that's a lot!

  • Spicy!

  • Are you okay, Jo?

  • It went down the wrong pipe.

  • Some water?

  • I wasn't expecting that to be that spicy.

  • Yeah, it's got a little kick to it.

  • It was lika, whoa!

  • It's her first time here,

  • so she's going to need a lot more time.

  • I haven't even..

  • I don't even know where to start looking!

  • Start at the top and go around, I guess.

  • Take your time.

  • Enjoy the rinds.

  • Don't choke to death!

  • Everything is just so good here.

  • It's unfortunate because it's all big.

  • because I like to have all the different things,

  • I always take stuff home.

  • In Japan, you can't take stuff home.

  • Well, it's not that you can't,

  • but there's no culture of doggie bags.

  • Oh, really?

  • So the portions aren't very big

  • and plus, it's really hot over there

  • in the summer, so

  • the restaurants are worried about

  • you taking the food home

  • and then it getting bad.

  • so they just say no.

  • Conduct your own experiment!

  • You can make your own shake!

  • You can get anything with or without.

  • It's customizable.

  • Ok so, we're gonna share the

  • kabocha mac.

  • You want that to come out first?

  • Sure!

  • and then...

  • you go, I'm not even ready.

  • I'm going to get the

  • Homage to the Dick's Deluxe

  • with avocado.

  • and sides...

  • Could I get the crispy tots?

  • For sure.

  • Oh shake, I didn't think about that.

  • Let me get...

  • Oh, oreo.

  • Oreo is really awesome.

  • Okay, oreo.

  • Do you want like marshmallow fluff in it?

  • Okay.

  • I'm not going to have to eat

  • for like a week.

  • I know, right?

  • I've never had the lamb patty.

  • How is that?

  • It's good. If you like lamb.

  • I like lamb.

  • It's good. Yeah, it's good.

  • You know, I'm just going to try it like this.

  • It's like this for a reason.

  • Yup! Exactly! I like your attitude!

  • You're in a curry mood.

  • Yes, I guess so.

  • No shake?

  • Oh, am I getting a shake?? omg.

  • Might as well!

  • Might as well.

  • Yeah, go big or go home.

  • The mango latte is really good.

  • It's not curry shake is it?

  • Mango or salted caramel?

  • Oh, salted caramel sounds really good.

  • Salted caramel, I guess.

  • Don't make me choose!

  • Macaroni and cheese, curry flavored!

  • One of the things I like about their mac 'n' cheese,

  • is that they use,

  • like the ruffled macaroni,

  • so it catches all of the sauce!

  • Oh, this is interesting...

  • The curry is very subtle.

  • I was expecting it to be

  • very, very curry flavored, but it's not.

  • I feel like it's creamier than it is cheesy.

  • Don't you think?

  • But I kind of like that.

  • I'm like just eating out of the bowl.

  • It's only us!

  • and the oreo!

  • Omg, I haven't had an oreo shake in forever!

  • Oreo shake with an oreo!

  • Now, do they have oreo cookies in Japan?

  • They do have oreo cookies in Japan.

  • But there are so many different types of snacks

  • in Japan, that you don't choose oreos to eat.

  • or I don't, at least.

  • It's very oreo!

  • Because it's usually like all vanilla.

  • It's good.

  • (Do you) want some?

  • I'm going to have a sip of Jo's.

  • Oh, this is nice.

  • It's a bit more sophisticated.

  • Oh, this is awesome!

  • Just hits the spot!

  • We gotta (we've got to) save room for the burger.

  • We've got a big burger coming.

  • My burger is here!

  • That's a lot of tots!

  • Sweet potato fries!

  • And this cinna-spice right here is made

  • specifically for those fries.

  • Really, really good stuff.

  • Can I grab you ladies anything else right now?

  • Uhhh, no.

  • Which burger did you get?

  • lamb and yellow curry, I think it is.

  • Wow, that's juicy looking.

  • Dick's is the first hamburger joint

  • we had in the Seattle area.

  • before we had McDonalds probably.

  • So this burger is an homage to that burger shop.

  • He was right.

  • It goes well?

  • It does.

  • What is that? Cinnamon?

  • Really??

  • I've never had that before