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  • Alright guys well we have an exciting video for you today.

  • It is going to be all about the street food.

  • We are here in Osaka (大阪市) intonbori (道頓堀) which is famous for nightlife

  • and street food.

  • We have come here in the middle of the day.

  • We're going to turn this into our lunch.

  • Yep.

  • And just try as many Japanese snacks and dishes as possible.

  • Japanese street food for you guys.

  • Okay so time for our very first snack.

  • And we are starting with something sweet.

  • This is called Taiyaki (鯛焼き) and it is basically a pancake shaped like a fish.

  • So we got two different varieties.

  • They have the classic which is stuffed with red bean paste.

  • Right.

  • This is made with adzuki beans.

  • Yep.

  • And this other one is stuffed with sweet potato.

  • So yeah this should be tasty.

  • So I'm going to start with the red bean paste first.

  • Let's bite into this little fish.

  • Mwah!

  • Right into its head.

  • Mmmm.

  • A lethal blow.

  • Oh, hot.

  • Piping hot!

  • They made it right fresh for us guys.

  • The bean paste.

  • Oh that burns.

  • That is burning?

  • Mmm.

  • What does it taste like thought?

  • The dough is really nice.

  • It reminds me of waffle batter.

  • Yep.

  • Like that kind of flavor.

  • It is really nice.

  • Is it fairly sweet?

  • You know what it gets all the sweetness from the red bean paste.

  • Right.

  • That is the predominant flavor in this.

  • But yeah I really like this.

  • Let's wait and see what this one is all about.

  • So I'm also going to try the red bean one first as well.

  • Let's see.

  • Oh that is so good.

  • I've had these before and I've never had one that has been so generously stuffed yeah with

  • red beans.

  • This one is just oozing with red bean paste.

  • Look at that guys.

  • Just oozing with red bean paste.

  • And this is also a popular snack in Korea.

  • Yeah.

  • That is where I've seen it before.

  • Exactly.

  • We've had these in Korea so that is where I first tried it.

  • But it is my first time to have it in Japan and it is delicious.

  • Like oh my gosh it is like this would be the perfect winter food.

  • Like I could just imagine like walking outside on a snowy day or a cold day and having this

  • piping hot.

  • Oh my gosh.

  • So now Sam is going to try the sweet potato one first.

  • Sweet potato one let's try that.

  • Oh wow.

  • Again it is so good.

  • It is really sweet but this has a smoother consistency than the bean paste.

  • Oh!

  • So I think I might even like this one better.

  • Wow.

  • Look at that.

  • Mmmm.

  • What do you think?

  • This one is smoother.

  • It is smoother huh.

  • I see what you mean.

  • Wow.

  • That is quite good.

  • It is really good.

  • Yeah and um speaking of prices.

  • This one stuffed with sweet potato was 200 Yen and the other one stuffed with red bean

  • paste was a 180 Yen.

  • So the red bean paste is a little bit cheaper.

  • Slightly cheaper.

  • Just by a few cents.

  • Yeah.

  • But yeah this is quite good.

  • In my opinion it is worth trying them both though.

  • Yes.

  • Do.

  • And they have other flavors.

  • Yeah.

  • You can get chocolate, you can get custard.

  • I know.

  • You can make a whole snack why not sample a few.

  • A whole meal out of it.

  • Okay so next up we have found a place serving Kushikatsu (串カツ).

  • Round two guys of street food guys.

  • So this is Kushikatsu (串カツ).

  • This is basically they are fried skewers.

  • Kushi means skewer.

  • Mmhmm.

  • Katsu means meat.

  • Yeah.

  • But the interesting thing is that you can have um things that are beyond just meat.

  • Yes.

  • Like you can get fish.

  • You can see here there is a whole meat section.

  • Yeah.

  • There is seafood.

  • You can also do vegetables and what is considered other.

  • Yeah.

  • So I'll just a read a few of these for you.

  • So for instance you can get cheese done.

  • Uh huh.

  • You can also get something like Chinese yam.

  • I saw quail eggs.

  • Quail eggs.

  • There is something called fish paste tube.

  • I have no idea what that is.

  • There is even chorizo.

  • Look there is even banana with chocolate.

  • So basically the individual pieces are dipped in egg and then they're coated in crumbs and

  • then they're deep-fried and yeah this is what they should look like when they arrive at

  • the table.

  • Oh!

  • So the Kushikatsu (串カツ) have arrived at the table.

  • If you take a look down here we ordered an assorted tray which comes with 10 pieces.

  • It was 1200 Yen and yeah we decided let them surprise us.

  • We don't know what we're having.

  • We don't even know.

  • Technically you could order off the menu individually what you want to have but we thought this

  • would work.

  • Prices range from like 80 to 200 Yen on the menu depending how fancy the ingredients.

  • Exactly.

  • And there is one very strict rule here at this restaurant.

  • What is that?

  • You have the sauce.

  • You can only dip once.

  • Yes.

  • That means no double dipping.

  • No triple dipping.

  • No like taking a bite exactly and oh I want more sauce dip it in some more.

  • If you want more sauce there is cabbage.

  • Yes.

  • What you do is take the cabbage leaf.

  • Right.

  • And almost use it like a spoon.

  • Yep.

  • To pour some sauce on your stick.

  • What an ingenious way of doing things.

  • Yeah.

  • That is just incredible.

  • So I think we should dig in because this is looking pretty good.

  • So I've had my eye on this one because it is one of the few things I can identify.

  • This is lotus root for sure.

  • Lotus root.

  • So I'm going to take it for a really good dunk.

  • Take it for a swim.

  • Since I only get one chance.

  • One shot.

  • And then we bite into it.

  • Mmmm.

  • Oh wow.

  • Have I ever had lotus root?

  • This is very sweet.

  • This is a flavor I'm not really familiar with.

  • That is fascinating.

  • Mmmm.

  • Trying new things here.

  • It is like sweet and almost floral.

  • Wow.

  • That is really interesting.

  • Sam's turn over here.

  • Yes and this is a bit of a giveaway.

  • It looks like shrimp.

  • It sure looks like a shrimp.

  • Alright I'm taking it for a gigantic swim.

  • Duh da duh.

  • Look at it swimming.

  • Da da duh.

  • Just keep swimming.

  • Oh that is so juicy.

  • That shrimp is so juicy and I love the breaded crispiness of the batter.

  • This is awesome we just started.

  • We just started.

  • We just begun.

  • So I'm going to grab another one.

  • This looks like fish don't fail me.

  • And I'm going to demonstrate how you can use your little cabbage leaf for scooping.

  • So I haven't dipped it at all.

  • Let's make it happen.

  • But look.

  • Look at that.

  • It works out.

  • Woah.

  • Quite well.

  • Zero contamination.

  • Because the cabbage has like these little pockets and ridges that collect the sauce.

  • It collects it really nicely.

  • So yeah give that a shot.

  • Mmmm.

  • What do you think?

  • Yeah.

  • This one is good.

  • Is it good?

  • I do like this one.

  • I like it because I can identify it.

  • Yum.

  • I always feel safer eating something I can identify.

  • Hahaha.

  • So we found our next snack.

  • This is our third snack here intonbori (道頓堀).

  • And we found a gyoza (餃子) stand so we ordered up a little tray.

  • This was 400 Yen and you get 8 pieces.

  • So yeah and they also gave it to us with a bit of lime.

  • I've never had gyoza (餃子) with lime before but we were like why not.

  • Why not.

  • So I've squeezed a little bit of that on top and this is still steaming.

  • This is piping hot.

  • They prepared it fresh right in front of us.

  • Wow.

  • What do you think?

  • Mmmm.

  • Is it good?

  • That is good.

  • Yeah?

  • Wow.

  • You know what?

  • What?

  • It needs soy sauce.

  • It needs more soy sauce.

  • It needs a bit of soy sauce.

  • I just need that saltiness when I'm having gyoza (餃子).

  • There we go.

  • Oh look at all of that.

  • That is mandatory.

  • You drowned it in there.

  • Drowning it in there.

  • So now, now things should be right.

  • And I'm sure glad that we're eating it under cover.

  • Like it is chucking it down right now in terms of rain.

  • So much rain.

  • Yeah.

  • Look at this, this is like falling apart right in my chopsticks.

  • Yeah.

  • Yeah, I have to say the nice thing about this market.

  • Mmmm.

  • Is that you have some covered sections so you can visit even on a rainy day.

  • Oh how is that?

  • I love how crispy it is on the outside but it is super juicy in the inside.

  • Yeah.

  • Some of the juiciest gyoza I've ever had before.

  • It is really tasty.

  • I like it a lot.

  • (Speaking Japanese)

  • (Rain sounds)

  • And when it rains in Osaka (大阪市) it pours.

  • It pours.

  • Oh my gosh how the weather has changed today.

  • So lucky we brought our umbrellas.

  • But anyways we are moving on to our 4th dish right now.

  • And we have something called Takoyaki (たこ焼き / 蛸焼).

  • Takoyaki (たこ焼き / 蛸焼) is basically a ball shaped snack.

  • It is made with batter.