Binging with Babish: Brock's Onigiri from Pokémon

  • Published: 02 April 2019
  • Okay, it's April 2nd, fun's over. This week, for reals this time, we're making onigiri: the breakfasty-lunchy-snack, ubiquitous in Japan, and virtually unheard of here in the US. As such, some committee of suits saw fit to Americanize their portrayal on Pokémon, and a generation of these United States grew up thinking they were donuts...and the bastards made ten hundred billion dollars. Was it worth it, 4Kids Entertainment? Oh, it was? No yeah you're right.

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Comments • 5 099

  • Binging with Babish
    Binging with Babish   6 months back

    Gosh I just can't apologize enough for the mix-up.

  • Gentle Stick Man
    Gentle Stick Man  7 hours back

    Dafuq is an "Onigiri"...

    *THOSE ARE JELLY FILLED DOUGHNUTS!* Damn Japanese changing even little things for cultural appropriation...

    • Fred
      Fred  15 hours back

      4:28 DRYING PAN <3

      • Tomato Idle
        Tomato Idle  2 days back

        Brock did all of this is a matter of seconds

        • Jacob Underwood
          Jacob Underwood  2 days back

          You forgot to use your trusty frying pan as a drying pan.

          • s3rlrules
            s3rlrules  2 days back

            Those are donuts! How dare you!?

            • Hinokaze
              Hinokaze  3 days back

              you messed up when you made it sushi rice. you use the same rice but don't add the rice wine and sugar to the rice. Onigiri is usually made with plane rice. The idea is to emphasize the taste of the filling. You can use salt with the rice but you don't make it sushi rice that is for Sushi not Onigiri.

              • Harinson Pixelutor
                Harinson Pixelutor  3 days back

                "When I say thoroughly wash it, I mean thoroughly thoroughly."
                Me: You okay Babish

                • FlusteredBush Studios
                  FlusteredBush Studios  3 days back

                  I cant believe the english dub called onigiri donuts of all things XD

                  • xAznMusicChibi
                    xAznMusicChibi  3 days back

                    When I grew up in Japan, to get the shape of the onigiri, we were taught to put the rice in the cling wrap and shape the triangle there and leave it for at least a minute or two. That might help

                    • my name is rhapsody
                      my name is rhapsody  3 days back

                      That outro was the sole thing needed to make this video a succes

                      • Henry Hernandez
                        Henry Hernandez  4 days back

                        Do tuna mayo its the best flavor

                        • Anton M
                          Anton M  4 days back

                          🍙 so thats what this emoji is

                          • Draco Ryu
                            Draco Ryu  5 days back

                            you had the drying pan upside down. the other way it could have caught the water.

                            • Kalamite
                              Kalamite  6 days back

                              New show: Jazz Cigarettes w/ Babish

                              Just a four hour podcast every week talking about nothing

                              • Dylan Walthall
                                Dylan Walthall  7 days back

                                Jazz cigarettes...
                                How many times have I watched this and missed it. I gotta lay off the left handed cigarettes lol

                                • phrenic 32
                                  phrenic 32  1 weeks back

                                  Oh boy, jelly doughnuts

                                  • OtakuSamurai 1223
                                    OtakuSamurai 1223  1 weeks back


                                    Me: *sees water dropping on his head*

                                    Me: no

                                    Babish: so it rains in the studio

                                    Me: No

                                    Babish: but u know what I should do?

                                    Me: NO

                                    Babish: I’ll use this frying pan

                                    Me: NO!!!

                                    Babish: as a drying pan

                                    Me: DAMMIT!!!

                                    • Poke Smot
                                      Poke Smot  1 weeks back

                                      did i just hear fucking "jazz cigarettes" ??? crying

                                      • Kevin Chau
                                        Kevin Chau  1 weeks back

                                        You should make those noodles and takoyaki with the spicy sauces Team Rocket made in the episode "Pallet Party Panic"

                                        • The Xenex Virus
                                          The Xenex Virus  1 weeks back

                                          SATOSHI?! HIS NAME IS SATOSHI!?

                                          • TinTin 99
                                            TinTin 99  2 weeks back

                                            Isn't he making jelly filled dounts

                                            • 小林恭司
                                              小林恭司  2 weeks back

                                              One reason you're not making great shapes is because you're also adding things not commonly found in onigiri, such as rice vinegar. Rice preparation is pretty plain, with most of the flavors found in the filling. One suggestion I have is you can use a ziplock bag to form the shapes so the rice doesn't stick to your hands.

                                              Another reason you might be having trouble with shapes is because you're not really using the correct type of rice, but that's not really your fault. The rice commonly used for onigiri are koshihikari and akitakomachi, though neither exactly easy to find in the US. The type of rice you're likely using is Calrose, which doesn't quite have the same texture, flavor, and stickiness of the koshihikari. What I mean by that is, koshihikari by itself already has a pretty strong flavor not found in any other rice so you don't have to season it, and its stickiness is much, much stronger than most grains, capable of holding many complex shapes.

                                              Nonetheless, I'm impressed. Most of my American friends still can't make proper shaped onigiris after I taught them so many times lol.

                                              • Christopher Howell
                                                Christopher Howell  2 weeks back

                                                LOL jazz cigarettes

                                                • Old-world Ghost
                                                  Old-world Ghost  2 weeks back

                                                  Noble of Lost Pause needs to see this.

                                                  • Ilona
                                                    Ilona  2 weeks back

                                                    I love the umeboshi ones and the Japanese mayo and tuna ones. The store bought kelp ones are pretty good, too. So is the salted salmon flakes. Most people at home make them in plastic wrap and there is a trick to making them triangular, but I'm still working on that, with some help from the chef at my school.

                                                    • Katzoo
                                                      Katzoo  2 weeks back

                                                      One question.
                                                      Are they jelly filled?

                                                      • Kazuhira Miller
                                                        Kazuhira Miller  2 weeks back

                                                        I was hoping you'd rap as you make onigiri.

                                                        • Marcos Orduno
                                                          Marcos Orduno  2 weeks back

                                                          Thats not.jelly 🍩

                                                          • TheDweller
                                                            TheDweller  2 weeks back

                                                            "jazzed cigarettes" Babish, my man.

                                                            • K B
                                                              K B  2 weeks back

                                                              Pokemon, Japanese culture, and Brock's 4 Kid's translated dad jokes....:)

                                                              • VeggiePun
                                                                VeggiePun  2 weeks back

                                                                Obligatory "jelly donut" comment

                                                                • Sojourner Burns
                                                                  Sojourner Burns  2 weeks back

                                                                  Oh wow, this one totally got me

                                                                  • Taylor Higginbotham
                                                                    Taylor Higginbotham  2 weeks back

                                                                    Every time I watch this dude channel I feel like I’m being food schooled by Bob from Bobs burgers cooler alter ego

                                                                    • Jon Snow
                                                                      Jon Snow  2 weeks back

                                                                      What absolute psychopath watches subbed Pokemon, holy shit, I'm terrfied

                                                                      • SirTerry
                                                                        SirTerry  2 weeks back

                                                                        THESE DOUGHNUTS ARE GREAT! JELLY FILLED ARE MY FAVOURITE! NOTHING BEATS A JELLY FILLED DOUGHNUT!

                                                                        • kedd
                                                                          kedd  2 weeks back

                                                                          no im pretty sure those are jelly filled doughnuts but i can understand how u got confused

                                                                          • Gregory Poopsicle
                                                                            Gregory Poopsicle  2 weeks back

                                                                            You should try making famous international dishes :) well be happy to see how you'd make a persian dish

                                                                            • Nothing
                                                                              Nothing  2 weeks back

                                                                              Brocks what now?

                                                                              • lionel anthony ataiza
                                                                                lionel anthony ataiza  3 weeks back

                                                                                Dude i really dont know that johny sims can actually cook good foods😂
                                                                                Peace bro✌️😅

                                                                                • Skorp the Memer
                                                                                  Skorp the Memer  3 weeks back

                                                                                  *Cue the jelly-filled donut jokes*

                                                                                  • adminprime
                                                                                    adminprime  3 weeks back

                                                                                    I am half Japanese and can verify that there is such a thing as a Onigiri holder you can put on your belt.

                                                                                    • Gameboy
                                                                                      Gameboy  3 weeks back

                                                                                      The frying pan reference made my night

                                                                                      • Yee Yee
                                                                                        Yee Yee  3 weeks back

                                                                                        Did anyone else get a pokémon ad?

                                                                                        • Exploring And Such
                                                                                          Exploring And Such  3 weeks back

                                                                                          Jelly doughnuts are my favorite.

                                                                                          • MP[BASSmusic]
                                                                                            MP[BASSmusic]  3 weeks back

                                                                                            Attempt number 4 is how every attempt at everything goes for me 😂

                                                                                            • Gabriel Trane
                                                                                              Gabriel Trane  3 weeks back

                                                                                              4:17 Bathing with Babish

                                                                                              • 蜜村ぷう
                                                                                                蜜村ぷう  3 weeks back

                                                                                                DONT USE VINEGER TO ONIGIRI