October 22, 2017
Welcome everyone to another week of food adventures in Japan, I’m your host, Simon, and my wife Martina and I will be guiding you through the magical world of Japanese bakeries, who have some really cool things to offer that we’re not used to seeing in North American bakeries, so let’s get started!
Why am I writing this way, for starters? I’m not sure. There’s a big typhoon hitting Japan now and I’ve got a wicked headache from it and I don’t want to whinge so I figured sounding like a radio show host might help. And on with the show!
No wait: whinging first. How many of you thought that I was the one that took Martina’s bacon? Be honest! You thought I’d steal my wife’s bacon. Me! Of all people! You think I’d do that to my loving and sweet wife? And what’s more amazing about it is that my loving and sweet wife thought with utmost certainty that I took her bacon. There wasn’t any hesitation. Bacon was gone, she didn’t remember eating it, so it must have been me! Ah, all of you, Shame! But, as a bigger commentary on pastries, I think that was a good testament of how delicious the quiche was. If the egg and mushroom were so flavorful that they could make you forget you’re eating bacon, that’s a good sign, I think, and more proof about the deliciousness of Japanese bakeries.
That curry bun wasn’t even top notch, by the way. It was lovely, for sure, but there’s a chain that we’ve seen around Tokyo that serves a whole bunch of different curry buns. It’s one of the first meals we ever had in Tokyo as well. Now that I think about it we only had it at that place once and haven’t gone since, but I do remember it being just absolutely jam packed and stellar. If you’re walking around Tokyo and you see a shop with glass displays at the front showing different kinds of Curry Buns (I saw them in Omotesando and I think Shimokitazawa) try one! And let me know the name of it as well so I can remember it in the future.
Apart from the baked goods themselves, I just wanted to say that we had a really fun time filming this video. Our last two videos were pretty serious and information heavy, but from time to time just grabbing a bunch of things we’re not sure about and trying them out as we laugh with each other gives me a really good feeling. Info heavy videos are stressful to edit because we’re always worried about getting something wrong. This wasn’t stressful at all here. Just some fun and laughs in a gorgeous park with my loving wife and friendly dogs. I couldn’t ask for more. I hope you had as much fun watching this video as we had editing it.
If you’re looking for some more laughs, we’ve got some bloopers and extra scenes below!