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  • I just feel weird also going to reverse it, so I'm just opening round back.

  • That's what I was thinking, but they said it was okay.

  • It's actually really fun.

  • You have to be able to do that.

  • Eating in Japan isn't all about the bustling Rahman shop or the tranquil sushi counter.

  • In cities like Tokyo and Osaka Street, food is King Yaki.

  • Soba is one of the greatest creations on this planet is today.

  • I'm heading to Japan Village, 20,000 square foot Food Hall in Brooklyn's Industry City to tour some of Japanese cuisine.

  • Most iconic comfort foods.

  • Joining me is YouTube food crawl legend Mike Chen and New York restaurant or Security.

  • Together, we're going to find out how many food stalls we can hit in a single afternoon.

  • Thank you so much for joining me.

  • I have heard so much about this place, but I've never been, and I feel like it's super special for people like us that maybe group away from Japan but want, like Japanese food.

  • Have you ever been here before?

  • I've never been here by one Japanese food all the time.

  • Thanks for having me.

  • So, like you've traveled all over the world and have tasted pretty much every level of cuisine in so many different countries.

  • But what is it that attracts you to food stalls?

  • A lot of times, food stalls is not a fancy businesses.

  • It's ah, it's a very traditional family business.

  • A lot of times it's been passed down from Father's son for 50 60 70 maybe even longer years and whatever.

  • I go somewhere like, I want to support the local culture.

  • What I always is the best way to do that.

  • Take a bite out of it and there's nothing better than street food so good.

  • I know you've been here many, many a time.

  • What would you say is your favorite aspect of Japan Village?

  • The reason why I've been here many times is because I want to support my friend, who I'm sure we're gonna meet Arena.

  • Her family runs the show here and has made such a great destination place toe have okonomiyaki, tako yaki any you know?

  • So it's just such a fun place to be.

  • And I'm so excited Thio just have you guys here and hopefully meet up with Arena for show us around.

  • So shall we make our way inside thief.

  • First stop on our tour is hachi for some Japanese street food classics.

  • On the menu is seafood.

  • Yeah, Csorba Stir fried noodles with shrimp, scallops and octopus and okonomiyaki.

  • A cabbage pancakes topped with pork Kewpie mayonnaise and a savory okonomiyaki sauce.

  • Like so excited.

  • All right, so this is our first stop called Hachi that specializes in Japanese street food.

  • So I feel like what makes Japanese street food street food is the fact that the word yucky is in their food names like Yaki Yaki yaki, soba winnings to grill.

  • Yeah, and it's very cool, but she's so cool.

  • But she is really, like, common term.

  • Used with street food.

  • It means that it smells roasted, savory and delicious With all those words combined together, I feel like every culture has something like this.

  • Like Chinese chow mein.

  • There's so many cultures Have this she she noodle dish.

  • Thank you.

  • Thank you.

  • All right, So our first dish like steaming Okay.

  • All right.

  • Everything is so glisten.

  • E Jess, I show a be cut up.

  • I'm gonna go shrimp and cabbage.

  • First morning for the noodle loathe.

  • I just love the crunch of the cabin.

  • Oh, my gosh, My mouth is watering.

  • The first time I had this, this really, really good first time was in Kyoto.

  • You are injured in Kyoto, in the scouts cooking in front of me.

  • And I was like, I already had, like, four meals before that I want to talk about whatever course I'm having you so bad.

  • I changed it.

  • It was like meeting for the first time in my life.

  • And from that moment on, anywhere I see the words Yaki soba.

  • I wanna look like the okonomiyaki is ready.

  • Shall we switch gears?

  • Yes.

  • All right.

  • Thank you.

  • It's so pretty.

  • So how would you describe okonomiyaki to somebody who's never had it?

  • Like What is it?

  • I would say Cabbage pancake cabbage thinking too.

  • Yeah, but people think about it.

  • Sneeze, which is weird.

  • Cabbage, go sweet.

  • But you never know.

  • You never know who got savory cabbage.

  • You know the first time I ever had this was on airplane.

  • They called a Japanese pizza.

  • Also confused Japanese pizza is really delicious.

  • And its people they have their own pizza and it's pizza.

  • Yeah, this is cabbage.

  • Cabbage cake.

  • It's so good that Manny's and the soft combination with the crunch of the cab totally make that work so well together.

  • I'm in for the chart.

  • I love the trial.

  • Yes, that is the cool Busey aspect.

  • Next we're heading to advance to meet Sucker's friend Arena Yoshida, whose family operates Japan Village.

  • Bandanas on specializes in handmade Japanese rice balls called wrapped in seaweed.

  • When you get here stuffed with feelings like salmon, tuna, shrimp, temporal and men, Tyco or spicy cod roe way Nice to meet you.

  • Thanks for having us.

  • This'd is my really good friend Arena.

  • I've known in my entire line God family Amazing Japan Village, where we're at way.

  • I love only GT.

  • It's such a huge staple in like Japanese everyday living so kicking away from it.

  • People really understand how important on it is right?

  • Why is that so significant?

  • I think it's perfect for, like grab and go pick me A like a lot of people in Japan also eat it and bring it to parks only equivalent of like a sandwich.

  • I like on this convenience, the keys, everything all about.

  • It is just so natural that we just have to get in with us.

  • This'll Because I love Rice.

  • And I love surprises.

  • And also CNN, every every single animal ever.

  • You know, the girl like you guys could make one for him.

  • You mean, like what I was expecting?

  • E?

  • I love it.

  • Mmm.

  • Oh, my God.

  • It's so good stuff.

  • So delicious.

  • Like I love the media from company because of the seaweed is crispy.

  • And but this is so much more closer to home.

  • Like my mom just made one for me because she wants me to be comforted.

  • Study.

  • Well, study that's like are up early tonight.

  • Studying brings you.

  • It's somebody I could do more.

  • So I got to say, I'm in love with Japan.

  • Village is my first time here, and it's like blowing my morning.

  • I was telling everybody I would've killed to have this growing up.

  • So what would you say was the motivation behind this place?

  • I would say the motivation was, um, very communities really want to spread food and drink culture of Japan.

  • That's why we have a supermarket sunrise.

  • Smart.

  • And we also have the food hall highlighting various types of Japanese foods.

  • Wondered, I really want to be a destination for everyone of all ages.

  • Really, To be able to explore and have fun.

  • Thank you so much way.

  • Enjoy the rest of your way.

  • Lunch may be over, but I can't leave Japan Village without having some dessert.

  • I'm meeting Bone Appetit.

  • It's clear staff.

  • It's at Sunrise Mark to shop for some of my favorite sweets.

  • Claire is famous for her wildly popular YouTube series, Gourmet Makes, where she attempts to recreate some of the world's most iconic snacks.

  • I thought I'd introduce Claire to the magical world of Japanese Candies and maybe help her find some inspiration for her next project.

  • So, Claire, you are known for re creating the world's most beloved snacks and Candies.

  • So I thought it be great to do a little Japanese candy shopping here with you today at sunrise, more so excited.

  • Okay, Do you eat a lot of Japanese Candies?

  • Are you familiar with some of them?

  • Despite what you see on it makes you like candy in my like first time.

  • Yeah, that's what all happens pretty much on the show, and we've had, like, some Japanese candy's here in there, but it's generally like an unexplored territory, right?

  • I'm so excited.

  • There's so many things here that I haven't tried.

  • Yeah, we're gonna help round out my knowledge of certain international Candies Sacks, So kick outs are ridiculously popular in pan.

  • They have over 200 flavors.

  • They have over 50 that are rotating annually.

  • And seasonally, they have different flavors as well.

  • Are there any that you'd like to try?

  • What?

  • So what is this?

  • Okay, this is Japanese sake.

  • But its interior blossoms are very bizarre.

  • In Japan, they oftentimes flavor to be closer to like, strawberry cherry, riel, riel.

  • Soccer flavor is actually kind of salty.

  • Oh, wow.

  • It's very socking.

  • Amazing kind of permeates everything.

  • Well, yes.

  • And yet for all.

  • And then you were saying that there's multiple macho, and then this is a lesson.

  • Yeah, and this is a more speed.

  • Yes.

  • So this podgy means deep flavor.

  • Mata itself is very purely machos.

  • Very bitter richness.

  • Unnecessarily as an indication of, like, fat content, but like intensity?

  • Exactly.

  • Yes.

  • So the first time I have this one, I was quite surprised.

  • It's actually really good.

  • I like this one a lot.