Uncle Roger Review GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF Japanese Week - Pro Chef Reacts

Chef Brian Tsao
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Welcome chefs and cooks alike to another video of Uncle Roger reacting to the Great British Bake Off featuring Japanese cuisine. Low hopes but we still have hope, any predictions on how this will go?

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Jasmin Jakobsen
Jasmin Jakobsen 2 aylar önce
So today is texas BBQ theme and we start with doing all vegan dishes. This is how this show feels. Great Video as always Brian
Skippy the Alien
Skippy the Alien 22 gün önce
@Baconofthe Ark i was referring to the actual show
Baconofthe Ark
Baconofthe Ark 22 gün önce
@Skippy the Alien Define fine. Italians hate when Americans mess up their cuisines and pizza. How can you say, "They were fine with Germans and Italians.". I doubt people born and raised in Italy and Germany appreciate chefs messing up basic concepts of their dishes. Why do people add peas and cream to Carbonara...I'm not even Italian, and I don't do that.
Skippy the Alien
Skippy the Alien 22 gün önce
@Baconofthe Ark their episodes on German or Italian baking were fine. it's when they ventured into non-Western cuisines like Japanese or Mexican where they absolutely faceplanted
Turquoise E
Turquoise E Aylar önce
Texas bbq + vegan. That'll bode well...
Crow Demon - The Archives
But if you do it right, a vegan Texan BBQ would be hella tasty though
The Master
The Master 2 aylar önce
They really should have make mochi. That way the contestants can put whatever they want in it; since you can put so many thing in it
Felis Dee
Felis Dee Aylar önce
Not to mention they can be quite technicially challenging to make, so perfect for testing baking skills too!
erin likes a cornish pasty
The best mochi is filled with peanut butter...and it would have made Paul Hollywood cringe LOL.
napalnman1231 2 aylar önce
​@MusicSheep Daifuku, Mochi, Taiyaki, Dorayaki, Dango. Those are few I know by memory
Tams Martin
Tams Martin 2 aylar önce
Or maybe taiyaki, those fish shaped treats, but I am not sure if they would be easier or harder to make? I love eating and watching food related things but am really not good at baking!
Tams Martin
Tams Martin 2 aylar önce
Oh Gods no. Maybe it's good they did not do mochi. Shuddering and the idea of burger mochi.
Anna T
Anna T 2 aylar önce
"I lived in UK for a year now, and I still don't like sandwich" Y'all hear that? That's the sound of Chef Brian's heart being broken into a million pieces.
Tm Lawson
Tm Lawson Aylar önce
Is Brian's shop in the UK? I thought uncle roger meant UK sandwiches specifically, which I wouldn't disagree with. The ethnic food in the UK is how i survived because all the other food was awful, including the ingredients at grocery stores.
Gerard Hampton
Gerard Hampton Aylar önce
@qgh I had one for lunch today! Yum 😋
qgh Aylar önce
@Gerard Hampton off topic but i love the fact that you liked banh mi. i'm Vietnamese and i was so happy hearing that :)
Mildan Von Grius
Mildan Von Grius 2 aylar önce
That'll have to depend on what sandwich it was and how poor it was created.
Saddo Catto
Saddo Catto 2 aylar önce
british sandwitch are 80% horrible tho...
Martin duran
Martin duran 2 aylar önce
I showed this episode to my fiance who's half japanese, half korean. I felt the anger off the top of her head.
Crow Demon - The Archives
@Seraphy Wang the reasonable ones in general won't be angry, but the easily offended ones, well... 😅
Seraphy Wang
Seraphy Wang Aylar önce
@Mao Sama I think the offense isnt that its racism. Its that there is misinformation. Like how Japanese people dont care about you wearing a kimono but get offended if you wear it wrong or wear it inappropriately or buy one thats a complete ripoff and doesnt look good at all. Though the last choice is more anger at the shop seller than the actual tourist
Shihua Bai
Shihua Bai Aylar önce
@Mao Sama I guess is that subtle hint of residual colonial mindset from the Brits that ticks people off sometimes.
Darcy Lin
Darcy Lin Aylar önce
@Mao Sama as a native Asian I was really offended watching this
Katie Lewis
Katie Lewis 2 aylar önce
The "you can fill it with anything" is a standard instruction for contestants on the Great British Baking Show. Typically this involves doing a riff on a British raised pie, saying filling it with lamb vindaloo. Which is fine. It's when they venture outside of British baking that things get dire.
Bandit Xavier
Bandit Xavier Aylar önce
Anything, you say? 😏
Adam Nolan
Adam Nolan 2 aylar önce
@Jun Yew i mean, theres only 2 judges and both of them have done shows where they travel around the world. paul hollywood did a really good japan series
Jun Yew
Jun Yew 2 aylar önce
Considering that at least 90% of the people here have no concrete idea of what the foreign cuisine is (judges probably included) it ends up with a big mish mash of random things from different cultures since the people are just going "It's from that general area so it's probably the same thing."
Rebecca Liew
Rebecca Liew 2 aylar önce
In Japan, aside from Nikuman (meat-filled buns, usually pork in it), Anpan (Sweet Red Bean Bun), Dorayaki (Doraemon's favourite sweet-filing bun), Kare Pan (curry buns) & Ichigo Mochi/Daifuku Ichigo, (Strawberries wrapped in thin, snow skin pastry) and strawberry-&-cream buns/sandwiches = usual staples of buns often found there. In this British Bake-off, nothing Japanese is really going on. Only a couple of contestants tried to do their version of Nikuman & Kare pan mixed together into a mess, in the end 😮‍💨😪😵🤢
rexmcdowd Aylar önce
You forgot the pizza buns. That shit is the bomb.
link99912 Aylar önce
You forgot Pizzaman.
AlasS Devos
AlasS Devos 2 aylar önce
Y'a forget about the Pizza Man !
littlestbroccoli 2 aylar önce
Yes, even the Japanese things they managed to scrounge together aren't natively Japanese (though karepan be fking delicious). Do these people realize they have access to Google???
kdandsheela 2 aylar önce
@Jorge Maurice Quismundo And Japanese style curry is so tasty to! Not only that, it's actually based on curry brought by the English
Arron Ratliff
Arron Ratliff 2 aylar önce
I'm not even a comedian but these Great British Bake Off episodes make so it easy to crack jokes on British cooks and cooking. I laughed so hard during this video my ribs hurt. How Chef Brian kept from throwing his hands up and walking away i'll never know. Great Video again.
K Mac
K Mac Aylar önce
You realise the main rule of the show is you cant be a pro cook right?? these are just amateurs who go on for fun
yes like the sandwiches, beef wellington, pies, the chocolate bar, pudding etc... always talking smack about british food from people with such ignorance
professorbutters 2 aylar önce
Victoria Sponge and things like that are just fine.
Volyren 2 aylar önce
I can't believe them. I mean... just make a teriyaki burger steamed bun. Simplest thing, and *actually* japanese. Go ahead and serve it with fries. Dust them with salt and wasabi. Done. You've shoehorned your burger and fries solidly into the Japanese category.
Nguyễn Hùng
Nguyễn Hùng 2 aylar önce
Although I'm a Vietnamese, I feel so bad for all the Japanese out there was watching that episode that show did Japan so dirty. I can feel Japanese people's heart breaking like Jamie Oliver breaking tofu.
Hypothalapotamus Aylar önce
Fun fact, the bald guy at 3:36 also did dub work for the infamous BBC dub of Urusei Yatsura during their Japan weekend special.
yukijiconan 2 aylar önce
I loved this episode of you and uncle Roger. I am Japanese and I was dying. I must say that buns or nikuman is popular in Japan, but it's a Chinese inspired dish. In the convenience store we do have pizza buns. Most used proteins in Japanese cuisine is fish and chicken I would say.... I would've maybe put a teriyaki beef filling or Japanese curry or yakitori. Idk so many options
Bot Hack
Bot Hack 2 aylar önce
i think if you were there you would scream non stop
Havok 2 aylar önce
eel is present in british cuisine so an unagi bun probably would have been ok. or maybe an egg and ketchup one?
Bob 2 aylar önce
And if you absolutely want a bun-type item in a baking show why not melonpan? It's baked, it's a bun, and it allows for a lot of variety in filling and styling.
わるいJayBee 2 aylar önce
Steamed buns, or Manju, especially Niku Manju, are very popular in Japan. While they are mostly associated with Chinese cuisine, the Japanese versions are slightly different, and for that reason, hold a place in the world of Japanese cuisine. Winter is Niku Manju time! You can find them at the 7/11s or other convenience stores year round, but winter time is the best, especially after having a few too many drinks. The Japanese even have buns filled with Pizza sauce and cheese, matcha cream, curry. Yea, I dont slight the show for choosing steamed buns for Japanese week, although these are some terrible representations, lol
Painocus 2 aylar önce
@TAMAMO VIRUS Hamburg steak was already eaten in bun (rundstück) in Hamburg. It was more that that spesific combination didn't have it's own name or more specifically that eating it without bun died out in the US.
Vrauldt 2 aylar önce
@Havok Lo Mein in Chinese is 捞面(Lāo miàn) not 拉面(Lāmiàn)... they are two different dish.
わるいJayBee 2 aylar önce
@Bloodlustful Incubus I second that
Bloodlustful Incubus
Bloodlustful Incubus 2 aylar önce
@MeldinX2 Whether or not we as visitors or temporary residents in a country consider something to be a traditional part of that nation's cuisine and authentically of that nation is a moot point, to be honest. Culinary history, culture, and tradition dictate what part of a culture something is. Someone having lived in Italy for a decade and saying that tomatoes are not really "Italian food" doesn't negate the importance and integration of the culinary vegetable into traditional Italian cuisine.
わるいJayBee 2 aylar önce
@dazai-san One could argue Tacos are as much American food as it is Mexican. Especially since so much of America was once part of Mexico, and the people that lived there didnt just disappear and forget their food. As a Chicano, I love crispy tacos, which became popular in Cali, but have history that can be traced back to Mexico.
MGCXIII 2 aylar önce
The burger one would probably be something you could get in Japan honestly.
MsKaz1000 2 aylar önce
@Jacques Gauthier the original burger from Germany are small
ShinHakumen 2 aylar önce
Funnily enough, we also have 7-11 pizza steamed buns here in the Philippines. I guess they're decent enough.
Jacques Gauthier
Jacques Gauthier 2 aylar önce
They make these tiny burgers in Japan they are about the size of cookies
Kevin Irmiter
Kevin Irmiter 2 aylar önce
@Talmorne pizza buns are super popular, it's probably the second or third most popular flavor of steamed buns. And they're very good.
アルビナYunoa 2 aylar önce
@Havok nikuman
Komba 2 aylar önce
I hear "Japanese" and "use whatever you want" and I instantly think about Okonomiyaki. Why in the world did they choose Bao?😅
Emily Anderson
Emily Anderson 2 aylar önce
This reminds me of when I made the tragic error of 1) going into Wagamama and 2) ordering Chicken Katsu curry in London many years ago. It broke my Japanese heart. It was chicken tenders on the bottom, molded mass of rice on top, and then what I can only describe at Thai curry on top. With all the amazing baked pastries and cakes in Japan, why they chose the things they did for this episode just blew my mind.
Chris Aylar önce
Wagamama in the UK is just abysmal and so overrated.
💫 Nina
💫 Nina 2 aylar önce
Japanese cheesecake is famous, also curry pan, melon pan, yakisoba pan, anpan, matcha cake, honey toast (big loaf filled with dessert), etc.
shioriryukaze Aylar önce
I've always wanted to try jiggly cheesecake.
Petoyusa-dono 2 aylar önce
I think they imagined what Japanese food is like in a parallel universe where Japan won WWII.
CarnivoreBunny Aylar önce
Man in the High Castle buns
Kataifi 2 aylar önce
I think the idea was the buns are Japanese and that’s enough to satisfy the “Japanese week” condition (ignoring the fact that they are not originally Japanese). They were free to fill them with whatever country’s cuisine they like.
Hybris51129 2 aylar önce
I can see that you have your own Japanese whiskey hiding in the background. Great episode!
Chef Brian Tsao
Chef Brian Tsao 2 aylar önce
Cheers! 🥃 and thanks for tuning in!
Benjamin Bouyant
Benjamin Bouyant 2 aylar önce
I've actually watched British Bake off, its not bad, as long as they don't do ethnic weeks. Honestly, I don't know too much about Japanese food other than the Ramen and Sushi and stuff. Still as a baking challenge they could've done something like making curry-pan or melon-pan, which I know are Japanese as I've seen them a lot in different Japanese media. Also, the name of the show is BAKE off, they steamed these, ie not a show theme correct challenge. Also, Lentils and Mango chutney don't go together. As a Bengali who has dal on a daily basis, chutney helps to make the dal good but don't mix chutney into dal, you ruin the very subtle flavor of Dal. Honestly, for what it is, I'll give the British this L.
@Amy Schmelzer oh lol
Amy Schmelzer
Amy Schmelzer 2 aylar önce
@꧁꧅ìꦧ꧀ꦖì꧅꧂ You might know what “british pies” are but the episode I am referring to was “american pies”. GBBO got the theme all wrong.
@Amy Schmelzer pies are a british invention, we know what pies are.
Amy Schmelzer
Amy Schmelzer 2 aylar önce
They can’t even do American food correctly and I would hardly call that ethnic. If you don’t believe me, find the episode where they make pies that are supposedly American. They make tarts. Not pies.
Conor Murphy
Conor Murphy 2 aylar önce
@Havok nice years old meme
Mauricio Sauri
Mauricio Sauri 2 aylar önce
Chef Brian even if you don't add much culinary commenting you have such a great vibe, is almost like watching a video with a buddy
Chef Brian Tsao
Chef Brian Tsao 2 aylar önce
🙏 thank you
james yamamoto
james yamamoto 2 aylar önce
People always associate buns with China, but Japan has its own variety. The fillings are quite different, and I like them more than the Chinese ones. Nikuman are my favorite and they are filled with pork, cabbage, shiitake, and scallion
Princess of Keys
Princess of Keys 2 aylar önce
Honestly thought buns was inspired from China as I heard some structures are. I wouldn't be surprised if this was the case. A lot of countries do tend to have their own spin on things inspired by another.
Mao Sama
Mao Sama 2 aylar önce
@TheAsianTomboy china or should i say different countries within china from way long ago had been in contact with different kingdoms and countries in asia. They had both got influenced by and influenced them as well. Sharing of culture trading and even breeding with each other.
TheAsianTomboy 2 aylar önce
@Mao Sama most likely since Nepal and China shares borders
Bill Kong
Bill Kong 2 aylar önce
They're all evolved from the Chinese 包子 Same with gyoza, ramen, sushi, matcha, and lots of other stuff. It's like how there's regional pizzas all over the world and you might like deep dish more than Neapolitan, but there's no denying that pizza is essentially Italian.
Mao Sama
Mao Sama 2 aylar önce
Its probably because it came from them.
Smoky Water Studio
Smoky Water Studio 2 aylar önce
Why is Chef Ramsay the only British person that doesn't fuck up ALL Asian cooking ? Because he is actually Scottish.
Aaron Luis Dela Cruz
Aaron Luis Dela Cruz 28 gün önce
Well, he goes to the country to learn the philosophy of their cuisine as well as respecting the dish. Unlike Jamie Oliver.
Crow Demon - The Archives
He's also a respectable professional chef who's also willing to learn the right ways to achieve a certain flavour lol (I mean the shows where he adventured in Asia was hell of a ride lmao)
colin riddle
colin riddle 2 aylar önce
You will love how they do Mexican week. It is a riot. Love your reactions
colin riddle
colin riddle 2 aylar önce
@Chef Brian Tsao thanks :). Your videos make me laugh. Love how you edit them. Keep it up
Chef Brian Tsao
Chef Brian Tsao 2 aylar önce
Already done! Check it out! trvid.com/video/video-DUcNkQM96BQ.html
AzumiRM 2 aylar önce
That katsu curry had me wondering for a moment too. In Japan we have 中華まんwhich translates as Chinese food buns and they include nikumann (pork) pizzamann (pizza sauce and cheese) currymann (curry sauce) annmann (sweet bean paste) And numerous others depending on the region you're in.
Lori Carroll
Lori Carroll 2 aylar önce
I enjoy the Great British Bake Off. It is lovely to see a competition where things are not cut throat. Many times if stuff goes wrong, they'll help the competitor who had great woes. But agree, keep it European and they are bang on the dot. But these two episodes, shake head.... I need to find em and watch the entire episodes and pray it's not all a complete train wreck.
professorbutters Aylar önce
@hammerhiem75 To be fair, Nailed It! is even worse. At least the chefs in Great British Bake-off are good, even if they’re not pros. Nailed It gets bad bakers and asks them to do ridiculously complicated things. I remember once watching some unfortunate contestant looking at a dessert that included cannelles and saying, “but I’ve never used a deep fryer before!” and I gave up watching right then. It’s no fun watching someone trying to make something so far above their skill set. Once they had three supposedly bad bakers on and the panel watched one woman separating the dry ingredients from the wet ingredients, and they were *stunned.* “Wow. She really knows what she’s doing.” That’s how low the bar is. I’m pretty sure that an actual Japanese chef could make either of those things. Home cooks, probably not. I barely cook anything these days, but I’m American and do not have a clue what to do with suet and don’t really want to know. We have our own weird cultural stuff, like cold cereal. I did get a rice cooker for Christmas, though. I bet it’s great at making steamed puddings.
hammerhiem75 2 aylar önce
@professorbutters do you think a japanese Chef could make a Suet pudding? or Beef Wellington? Because that's kinda what you're asking some rando home cook to do here, it's totally unfair to throw them under the bus for something that a trained Chef couldn't do in reverse.
professorbutters 2 aylar önce
It’s not. But they really don’t get non Euro food.
MusicSheep 2 aylar önce
Out of all of these, I'd say that surprisingly, the burger one leans more towards Japan than the others. Japan has had points in fast food history where they put burgers in things. Although Kudos to the guy who went "This is a Chinese dish, so I'm using Lamb."
Car Jul
Car Jul 2 aylar önce
It doesn't matter how many times I watch this episode, I still get confused by the show's definition of Japanese. How?!?! What?!?!🤯🤯
Chef Brian Tsao
Chef Brian Tsao 2 aylar önce
KaiserAfini 2 aylar önce
Since the theme is Japanese cooking and China has the very similar baozi, I feel that is even more of a reason to focus on Japanese ingredients. I think the lamb one, for example, could have been made into an interesting variation of nikuman.
Kevin Ruddell
Kevin Ruddell 2 aylar önce
On the one hand, the criticism of lamb meat being uncommon in Japan when the theme is supposed to be specifically Japanese is an excellent criticism. On the other hand, I would absolutely eat a lamb dumpling shaped like a lamb.
Anna K
Anna K 2 aylar önce
Interesting that you said that Mantu was just steamed bread, because in Kazakhstan they make it with different feeling, the one that I was given had potatoes, onion, carrots and some meat, it was the size of a baozi but the dough was very thin, so the total reverse of that curry bun they had there.
噜啦啦啦 2 aylar önce
因为唐朝的时候馒头aka馍馍就是有馅儿的 后来分化成了有馅儿的包子和实心的馒头/馍馍 但中亚那边保留了有馅儿的馍馍“momo”
Havok 2 aylar önce
kazakh food is amazing
P.K Dionysus
P.K Dionysus 2 aylar önce
This is gonna hurt 😖🤣 Also, I think you may appreciate Profesional Master Chef. It's awesome watching the pros sweat and seeing how they handle the pressure of being scrutinized by Chefs that are at the top of the profession.
Adam Be
Adam Be 2 aylar önce
UK professional Masterchef is my favourite thing cause it's the one cooking show where the chefs are genuinely excellent
Ruth Walton
Ruth Walton 2 aylar önce
Omg yes please 🤣
Chef Brian Tsao
Chef Brian Tsao 2 aylar önce
Abby M
Abby M 2 aylar önce
I just have to sit back here and ponder what kind of steamed bun I'd make if I was supposed to impress some judges and also make it Japanese. I once had red bean dumplings where the red bean filling was infused with black tea, and it was amazing. I think I'd go for something like that- a tea-scented red bean bun, but because red bean can be a little dry and bland to western tastes, I'd have it in there with some sweet plum jam, and have a plum-blossom pattern on the outside of the bun. Red bean, sweet plum, and tea. I think it'd be really nice. Or else just jam a whole thanksgiving turkey in there with mashed potatoes and gravy, why not, looks like anything goes around here, lol.
KilaKami Aylar önce
I work at a burger joint, and they have this burger it's a 8oz burger with 2 cheeses, gruyer and swiss with caramalized onions, steak sauce on top and chipotle aioli. Basically a customer came in and ordered that burger but just wanted cheddar and lettuce only, like why order the expensive one and not a regular one.
Chef Brian Tsao
Chef Brian Tsao Aylar önce
For real
Aaron Luis Dela Cruz
Aaron Luis Dela Cruz 28 gün önce
Like one commenter said, the Hamburger bun is the most japanese out off all of them. Heck I would even eat a tuna mayo bun with a few corn in it because that's my favorite.
Crazy Horse Cav Doc 4/9
I came here from the Mexican week one. I cried inside and this was insane. Definitely subscribed now
Chef Brian Tsao
Chef Brian Tsao 2 aylar önce
Thank you! 🙏
Foogod 2 aylar önce
Japanese do actually eat their fair share of steamed meat buns, etc, (肉饅頭 "niku-manjuu" / 肉饅 "nikuman"), and they're quite commonly sold around Japan, etc, but yeah, they really are fundamentally of Chinese origin, brought to Japan from China, not something that started out there originally. And the "you can fill them with anything" was, I think, more a specification for the contestants on the requirements of the challenge, not actually cooking advice. He was simply saying "we are leaving the choice of what to put in them up to you (but you will still be judged on it, so choose well)". *However,* if anyone in the world is known for sticking weird things into food you wouldn't normally expect to be that way, that arguably _is_ a very Japanese thing to do (just look up "yakisoba dog" if you don't believe me), so there might actually be some validity to that in the case of "Japanese week"... たぶん. I think the guy with the "katsu curry" bun (arguably, just chicken curry) should get some more props, though. It's not technically "katsu", but it is still Japanese, and he actually took their "not really Japanese" challenge, and actually used a _legitimately Japanese filling_ to turn it into something that would arguably be considered Japanese cuisine, if anything (and actually I could believe somebody might sell in Japan as a sort of specialty bun). And to be fair, Japanese people do absolutely love to make food into all kinds of cute mascot shapes (including bears, and pandas, etc) all the time, so while pandas are technically _native_ to China, having food shaped like a cute panda face (or a little chick, etc) is arguably exactly the sort of thing that could be argued to be very Japanese (though making it shaped like a tanuki would have been so so much better). And I dunno, for the "burger bun" I guess you could argue that it's Okinawan-inspired or something, maybe? (Okinawa is actually part of Japan, but is very much culturally "Japanese-American fusion", including eating lots of burgers and such) If they'd gone with more of a "hamburg steak" sort of thing, that would actually arguably have been valid Japanese food, in a way (hamburg steaks (ハンバーグ) are a very commonly served modern Japanese household dinner, after all, and I could actually imagine Japanese people doing something like that as a form of specialty bun). Those are definitely not that, though. Ok, yeah, I'm really trying to give people the best benefit of the doubt here, but I don't think I can come up with any possible acceptable explanation for the Indian one, though. Sorry. The obvious problem for a show like Bake Off is that traditional Japanese food really arguably does not involve anything at all in the way of actual _baking._ There are tons of bakeries, etc, around Japan, but they pretty much all do very French (and other European-styled) baking, nothing actually really culturally Japanese in any way. (The closest thing I could think of that might conceivably qualify is something like grilled mochi, and even that's stretching things a bit (pun sorta intended).) To be honest, I just don't know why they went with Japanese for a show like this to begin with, considering it's one of the very few cultures on the face of the planet that arguably _has almost no baking_ in its own native cuisine. It's like doing "vegan week" on a cooking show that's all about the best way to cook meat.
Mikey G
Mikey G 2 aylar önce
I think this has to be in my top 3 favorite videos you've made. You were completely on the mark! Thank you again Chef
Chef Brian Tsao
Chef Brian Tsao 2 aylar önce
🙏 thank you so much
CK Lai
CK Lai 2 aylar önce
for Buns in China, there is a whole branch of cooking styles, in fact it's a study of bun culture all on it's own. You got steam buns, fried buns, laughing buns, Four season buns with vegetarian buns, meat buns, sweet buns, spicy buns, even like tough buns like rock or soft buns like cotton, and many more.
Arun Daniel K
Arun Daniel K 2 aylar önce
Love watching you react to other's cooking videos! Love your work! Just hope I can one day come to your shop to eat your sandwich!
Chef Brian Tsao
Chef Brian Tsao 2 aylar önce
Me too!
Sidney_L 2 aylar önce
This episode seemed extra painful for you Brian. You took it like a champ though. Bless you. 🙌
Chef Brian Tsao
Chef Brian Tsao 2 aylar önce
Darkside1188 2 aylar önce
It's a good thing that American sandwiches are totally different and (as someone who lives in the UK) are far superior to UK sandwiches so I'd say your still in the clear, great video!
Eddy Madison
Eddy Madison 2 aylar önce
Honestly the "Japanese Week" should've chosen bread instead of steam bun for their theme because Japan has a lot of bread recipes like Curry Bread, Anpan, Melon Pan, Katsu Sando etc
SixteenTonesStudio Aylar önce
even the Vietnamese Banh Bao (rice bun) tends to have a slice of Chinese sausage in it. Then half of a boiled egg, and a ball of ground pork that has a little vegetable in it. Super delicious btw, with a little black bean sauce and sriracha
BDavis 2 aylar önce
👏 👏 👏 Absolutely agree, it frustrates me when someone substitutes or takes out ingredients in an order/recipe then turn around and say it sucks. If you change it, it's not the same thing! It's not the person who made it at your direction or the author who sucks! 😑
Kyrena 2 aylar önce
You do realize that food allergies are a thing right? Also personal taste is a thing. If I don't like pickles I'm not going to force myself to eat them.
AbronAnimation 2 aylar önce
i love when Chef Brian and Uncle Roger are completely in-sync on british nonsense lmao! GBB contestants actually do practice the signature challenge bakes at home ahead of time! they 100% could have done some research on the steamed buns and practiced more. They definitely need to bring on guest judges from the respective cultures when they branch out, but the pie and bread episodes from earlier seasons are some of my favorite comfort tv ever
Eileen_A_B 2 aylar önce
@tosety well, to be fair, the "taco" they made for Mexican week was a surprise dish, which they didn'tget to research or practice. They have to make 3 dishes each episode. The first and last they reseach and practice, but the second one is always a surprise where they get ingredients and basic directions. They have to figure out how to make the dish using their technical knowledge to fill in the blanks for what isn't explained in the instructions. So instructions will leave it to them to figure out things such as how to make the specified sauce or how long to bake/cook the item.
tosety 2 aylar önce
What?!? After the Mexican week video, I believed they were tossed in with no ability to even google what the dish is. Although now I'm wanting a show where contestants are just given a name of a dish and the translation of what it means and then get judged by people from the culture of belongs to
CarnivoreBunny Aylar önce
This is like if a Chinese cooking show had contestants on to do a pizza cook off and the contestants came up with shepherds pie paella pizza with German schnitzel paired with bangers and mash.
miamiking 2 aylar önce
I will never forget the anxiety i had at my chef exam...3 course menu for 6 people in 3 hours amd everything from scratch...now, 6 years later, i would smash that exam but back then i was sooooo nervous
Lady Síofra
Lady Síofra 2 aylar önce
Oooh, Good point! Can you imagine if they had done a mochi challenge instead? They are used to making desserts anyway, so it would have probably turned out at least okay.
Ministra Sterlin
Ministra Sterlin 2 aylar önce
What did you expect from the country that their national dish is just a deep fried fish and french fries XD
@erin likes a cornish pasty well said
Neion8 2 aylar önce
@shirokanzaki I mean, it depends - if the chips are skinny they're often called fries but yeah it's not 'Fish and fries'. As for the other comments, potatoes, tomatoes and chillis (along with many other spices) were introduced to India via the same global trade network that exported asian spices to the UK while the heart of Indian cooking was greatly influenced by middle Eastern conquerors, so without imperialism modern Indian food wouldn't exist in its current state. Was it worth it? Hell no - I'd take millions of Indian lives and a more politically stable planet over some tastier food but at least something good came out of it and we should take what good we can get because there's enough bad you don't have to go looking for it. Also, I'm kinda sad people think the national dish of England is either fish and chips or Chicken Tikka Masala (invented in Scotland) when they're far from the best foods we have.
shirokanzaki 2 aylar önce
@Jay Harv28 bro, not if you're a Brit... trust me they don't call it fries in UK
Jamin Gaming
Jamin Gaming 2 aylar önce
@Havok tika masala might be sold in every Indian restaurant but it's not actually Indian.
Wilt Chamberlain
Wilt Chamberlain 2 aylar önce
Yeah, I remember recommending this during some of your earlier videos where the rant was, "Look, just because it's from an Asian country doesn't make it (specific Asian country) cuisine!" Because, yeah, they just kinda went, "Well... it's from vaguely East of here, so that makes it Japanese, right?"
Chef Brian Tsao
Chef Brian Tsao 2 aylar önce
Thanks for recommending this! It’s been on my list for a while! Thanks for tuning in!
Annabloem 2 aylar önce
While lamb is definitely not super common in Japan, one of the more famous local cuisines where I live is Jingisukan (Genghis Khan) which has lamb or mutton. It's mostly famous around the Northern parts of Japan, such as Hokkaido (the whole prefecture), Iwate (Tono) and Sendai (Zao). But lamb is definitely not commonly seen in super markets/ outside of more specialized restaurants.
Lauren Smith
Lauren Smith 2 aylar önce
FWIW, I'll say that the general expectation on GBBO is that the judges will give them a "format" (in this case, steamed buns), and the contestants are expected to get creative for the flavors, and they're not asked to be traditional. They're typically rewarded for pulling off an unusual flavor combo. I think when the host said you can "put anything" in them, he meant that they were allowed to go outside the box for the challenge, and not that steamed buns by default can have anything in them.
Cynthia Thomas
Cynthia Thomas Aylar önce
Uncle Roger actually knows his food! I have learned alot!
KokoroNoTakara Aylar önce
OMG as a lover of all things Asian this seriously rankles me... The amazing Asian countries are NOT interchangable!!! Each culture is rich, vibrant and interesting in each of their own unique ways!!!
D H 2 aylar önce
As a Brit who has actually taken the time and made the effort to at least learn a bit about Asian food I can only apologise for this bunch of absolute f*ck sticks 🤣 we're not all this ignorant, I swear!
Chef Brian Tsao
Chef Brian Tsao 2 aylar önce
びみ 2 aylar önce
My boyfriend loves Nikuman! When I lived with him in Japan he would often get them from the 7/11 around the corner. Unfortunately, I shouldn't eat gluten so I can't really eat them. But every once in a while I would sneak a bite. If I could have, I would probably have eaten them all the time. They are quite common and popular in Japan, even though maybe not originally Japanese.
evan rocha
evan rocha 2 aylar önce
I got no clue why they did steamed bun. Have them do a taiyaki. Requires technique, speed, and filling for interesting flavor combinations
Tyghe Deerfield
Tyghe Deerfield 2 aylar önce
Yeah, the bun wasn't the only horror on that week. They also made showstoppers with milk bread. Sculptural bread pieces... out of one of the softest breads out there.
Meganox 2 aylar önce
Oh that sandwich of yours looked awesome. I would love to try that. I do understand what you mean about people asking to exclude stuff. That is one of the reasons I never ask for something to be taken off. Even if it is something I don't like, such as tomatoes, the over all dish may just taste wonderful with it. The other reason is that I see it as an insult to change the recipe at a restaurant like that.
Chef Brian Tsao
Chef Brian Tsao 2 aylar önce
Love that! 🤘
Mar EAM 2 aylar önce
I've seen what they do with mexican food also, and my heart stop everytime they do the shell taco, so I feel the same when I see these kind of videos 🤣
Alanna Nelli
Alanna Nelli 2 aylar önce
I would also say, reacting to the week they did American pies might be fun. It was a similar kind of situation and it broken even my heart and I don’t really like pie
Mike Oxmaul
Mike Oxmaul 2 aylar önce
I’m sure he loved the sandwich, remember a while back you reacted to Joshua and uncle Roger making pad thai. At one point in the video Uncle Roger makes a comment about steak being the most boring food, but several months later does a collab with Guga where they both made steak and he loved it!
Mitchell Parks
Mitchell Parks 2 aylar önce
For all the American hate and stereotypes, the British really make me feel like a man of culture when it comes to food lol
yes because the world needs american canned spray "cheese" lol
Victor Vu
Victor Vu 2 aylar önce
American food is bomb, best bbq, pizza, fried chicken. Don't get me started on new Orleans.
Chef Brian Tsao
Chef Brian Tsao 2 aylar önce
Southern Targaryen
Southern Targaryen 2 aylar önce
Omg! The Great British Bake Off is AMAZING! The Roku channel has all seasons. Netflix US doesn't have all of the earlier seasons. I'd recommend not starting with S1 as it was a bit rough and ready. Hope you enjoy!
DefiniteFenrir 2 aylar önce
there are very few dishes where you just "put anything in it" and come out with something good and even then those dishes have a set of herbs or spices to keep flavor on the up so anything goes only exists in depression food, depression food wild af freaking jello mixed with pork with a side of chocolate and a capper smoothie
That's Interesting
That's Interesting 2 aylar önce
Oh, I just want to say, hearing you speak of Mantou and that you have Chinese and Korean heritage, my favorite Chinese ×Korean fusion to make is Mantou with Kimchi in the morning. Just some steamed bread and kimchi. It's good 👍
Chef Brian Tsao
Chef Brian Tsao 2 aylar önce
Zero Burn
Zero Burn 2 aylar önce
"If they're shooting from the hip" That's the thing, they're not. Afaik for a lot of these intricate designed things they get told them at the beginning of the week, right after the last episode, so they can go home and practice and work on them. I know they do that with the showstopper at the end, and I think they do it with the first one too, it's just the one where they have to follow the directions given that they're completely in the dark.
Cooking with Stephen n Jacklyn
I'm still waiting for the Japanese bun 😆 🤣. Great review as always Brian . Cheers ✌️🍻🇺🇸🇹🇹
Chef Brian Tsao
Chef Brian Tsao 2 aylar önce
🙏thank you!
Andres0082 2 aylar önce
Ah, the perfect way to wake up is to watch Chef and Uncle Roger tear up on British "cooking". All the best.
Chef Brian Tsao
Chef Brian Tsao 2 aylar önce
You too dude! 🤘
Jeremy Robbins
Jeremy Robbins 2 aylar önce
I think it was more about the general technique. They do this stuff all the time. They will have to make a victorian sponge but they decide to flavor it with savory flavors and ice it mashed potatoes. Now the first and last challenge is about creativity but the 2nd is all about making a completely authentic item.
Kirabaka Arts
Kirabaka Arts 2 aylar önce
Ok, so Japan doesn't really have a steamed bun. They do eat steamed buns, but it's baozi (In Japan they call it Nikuman/Batuman, but it's the same dish), which is Chinese. No, I may not be Japanese, but if I were to decide what the contestants were to make for Japanese Week, Nikuman would be the last thing I would think of. My top picks would have to be Mochi, Anpan, Dorayaki, and Taiyaki.
Knightwolf 2 aylar önce
the best part of this show is how far off, it's like those movies that are so terrible which makes it great
Run On Sentences
Run On Sentences 2 aylar önce
Man I would work for Chef Brian any day, even if it was just washing dishes. He's an amazing person and an A+ Chef.
Chef Brian Tsao
Chef Brian Tsao 2 aylar önce
J3ffro 2 aylar önce
Filipinos do a steam bun also. It's called Siopao. Usually it's filled with a pork or chicken mixture.
Chef Brian Tsao
Chef Brian Tsao 2 aylar önce
Sean 17 gün önce
You should review the whole episode. The bao buns were just the beginning of the train wreck. It went downhill from there as I recall.
Ian Swinford
Ian Swinford 2 aylar önce
Regarding the chicken-looking katsu curry buns, I heard from a Japanese TRvidr that they were supposed to look like the chicken mascots from a Japanese cellphone commercial. So I’m not going to be too mad about the buns’ outward appearance, but everything else was problematic.
whoah an ant
whoah an ant 2 aylar önce
As someone who doesn't like certain foods I will always ask for them to be taken off. However I usually have a rule when looking at new foods/new establishments, if the ingredients are mostly things I dislike then I'll just not get that food and pick something with ingredients I actually know I enjoy/ingredients I'm willing to try. I'll ask for tomatoes off but if the food has like 3+ things I know I hate then I'll just pick a different dish. Especially for sandwiches. I mean at that point you can just make a simple sandwich at home rather than go out to eat. Most foods I hate are texture wise so even if they smell/taste good it depends on how the ingredients are prepared. I hate raw celery, tomatoes and onion but preparing them anyway besides raw then I enjoy it alot more. Which is why I usually just make my own sandwiches rather than ordering out sandwiches cause tomatoes and onion are quite popular toppings for them. Peppers are good though I'm not a fan of the taste of jalapeño peppers, another popular topping. It's fine if you like what you like but sometimes it's good to recognize that certain foods don't mesh well with your tastes. I'm generally not a sandwich type of person and that's alright, but there's plenty of sandwiches to try that have different ingredients from those 3 and I'd be willing to eat them rather than ask for 3 ingredients to be taken off at that point lmao.
professorbutters 2 aylar önce
Usually I ask to replace the cheese. I know that the goat cheese in my favorite cheeseburger recipe (goat cheese, bacon, and fig marmalade) isn’t going to be as nice with cheddar, but I’m lactose intolerant and Cheddar is one of the few cheeses I can eat. Now I just order a plain cheeseburger and ask for whatever topping they have from a list, because I don’t want to be a nuisance.
Osvaldo Arroyo
Osvaldo Arroyo 2 aylar önce
Yes !!! . Thank you for the new video . Been watching your videos all week . I know your going to get your uncle title as soon as uncle Roger reacts , your fired rice was perfect !! 10/10 .
Chef Brian Tsao
Chef Brian Tsao 2 aylar önce
Fingers crossed!
Jürgen Olivieira
Jürgen Olivieira Aylar önce
Japanese love decorating food... they'll put eyes on anything and they have many themed dishes like even Gundam anime. And it looks and tastes amazing... :)
Rainy Reveries
Rainy Reveries 2 aylar önce
They need to stop doing region-themed weeks if the contestants are just going to do whatever they want. This was so painful to watch 😂
Castle 2 aylar önce
I think I would have done just a normal steamed pork bun I'd have to do a little research to figure out what other flavors to use but they just went wild with these buns.
Jésus Datura & Lucifer
I would be amazed to watch you react to french Kitchen Nightmare with chef Philippe Etchebest :) It's quite funny especially seeing him being more and more harsh and desperate throughout the seasons ^^
Knight Shade
Knight Shade 2 aylar önce
So today is Spanish week, we’ll be making Escargot
Kanucool 2 aylar önce
Can we see you make Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich? but make it actually melt haha
NSMS 8 2 aylar önce
On behalf of the UK, I apologise for this massacre of Japanese cuisine. (Seriously, what the actual fu-) Fun reaction, though- I especially liked the hats off moment, and the commentary on being picky about what ingredients are in the food you order. If you want something made a specific way, make it yourself- don't go to a restaurant or café or somewhere.
Chef Brian Tsao
Chef Brian Tsao 2 aylar önce
Dennis Boulais
Dennis Boulais 2 aylar önce
I've watched years of British Baking Show episodes, they can be very entertaining.
Colin Lieberman
Colin Lieberman 2 aylar önce
I remember the first time I bought a bun from a shopping mall bakery in Japan. I was *really* surprised that it was filled with curry. It was good, but wow, when you're not prepared for it...
MsKaz1000 2 aylar önce
I'm not much of a cook but I love Chinese novels, manga and anime and BTS so over that I know the differences between some of the countries' cuisines and it is not hard to google which are Japanes dishes not to mention we have NHK
Melaneykk 2 aylar önce
I watched this episode unprepaired. I just got angrier and angrier. Then I watched Uncle Roger and I felt so much better. When you can laugh at your pain it hurts not less, but you are laughing. I just have to say if you want some thing to taste like Japan use 4 things soy, mirin, saki, and dashi. You can use other things but those are necessary for so many basic recipes.
Kayla Gaines
Kayla Gaines 2 aylar önce
Every time I think it couldn’t get any worse, they always surprise me
IAmAmai 2 aylar önce
I hate tomatoes in anywhere but if I go to mission sandwich, I won’t ask for no tomatoes to try the sandwich in whole ❤
Chef Brian Tsao
Chef Brian Tsao 2 aylar önce
Richard Gilson
Richard Gilson 2 aylar önce
Your mention of the R&D that goes into planning food reminded me of my favorite DIve bar when I lived in Nashville. the owner/cook/chef put a ton of work into planning a burger of the month. she'd make multiple variations, Check them for the exact flavor she wanted, the appearance and the ability to prep and make them in quantity. all in time for the first day of each month. I was lucky once to get to try two of the variations and offer an opinion.
Chef Brian Tsao
Chef Brian Tsao 2 aylar önce
Very cool!
lurkingknight 2 aylar önce
filled buns takes a lot of skill to execute, bread to filling ratio, some buns have intricate toppings like melon pan which is an art on its own to get right. The bread recipe is not the same from anpan to melon pan to karepan, karepan can even be presented as a deep fried version. Closing the bread with the filling inside requires some dexterity and skill. The filling also requires a certain amount of thickness/water content as to not contaminate the bread dough when you close it. Buns are not a beginner/random entry level venture, it's like the producers and contestants of the show just spun a wheel of random asian things and threw it together as an episode.
Joyce Neal
Joyce Neal 2 aylar önce
Two minutes in, I was nervous. By the midpoint, I was afraid. By the end, I was terrified. 🤯😱 At least there wasn't a bun filled with candy corn and decorated with a clown face.🤡 I think Uncle Roger showed great restraint. He kept his leg on the chair. 🤣 Brian, we love sandwiches around here. Wish I lived near enough to Mission to try yours. ❤😁
Charlie M.
Charlie M. 2 aylar önce
I’d want to make the steam buns look like rain frogs those thing are absolutely adorable
Kate Kenya
Kate Kenya 2 aylar önce
I feel you there am also a chef like you and I have the same guests that complain that it tastes bad after removing what they don't want and lady is a pure KAREN!!!
The Milk Man
The Milk Man 2 aylar önce
I think the first guy could have added toasted panko. That could have given a crunch to the dish and also added some texture to the chicken appearance. If it didn't stick right out of being steamed maybe brush just a very very very thin layer of something so it would stick? That's all I can think of that might add a crunch.
Eran Shachar
Eran Shachar 2 aylar önce
So glad you finally reacted to this one. I think it's exactly like how I described it I just thought you will poor in some Japanese cuisine knowledge as an expert but still it was a fun episode. Thank you Chef.
Linuxman777 2 aylar önce
I have had the Pizza Bun in Japan, It was weird but okay, as I am not much of a cheese eater. It seems to be pretty popular there
Brahm Payton
Brahm Payton 2 aylar önce
Wonderfully done. We could probably do fun stuff with Gyoza. Also, If I ever make it out to your shop NO SUBSTITUTIONS WILL BE ASKED FOR.
K. Usery
K. Usery 2 aylar önce
Off topic, but I recommend checking out Anti-Chef’s TRvid channel. They make dishes from Julia Child’s cookbooks just following the language in the book in a literal manner. It’s pretty damn funny imho. I can’t pick a favorite at the moment, but the chicken liver aspic one is up there on the hilarity scale. lol
Chef Brian Tsao
Chef Brian Tsao 2 aylar önce
I checked it out and it’s super cool!
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