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Yamachan and the Art of Eating Chicken Wings

April 27, 2017

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Be honest here: did you know how to eat chicken wings like this? Is this common knowledge? I literally just discovered how to do this at the end of last year, and now that we’re back in Nagoya in the same Yamachan and shooting a video, I thought we’d share how it’s done. It’s not common knowledge, is it? I’m in my 30s and I just found out. I’m sure some of you don’t know how to do this. And I’ve eaten chicken wings with lots of people before and I never saw anyone eat them like this, either. Why would they hide it from me, if it’s clearly the superior way to eat chicken wings? You can have much more in your mouth at once, and you can power through more wings at a faster rate, because with chicken wings it’s not a matter of eating till your satisfied, but eating till you’re ill.

Martina didn’t learn the last time. We were with Rachel and Jun. They introduced us to this place. We were all busy talking and whatnot. Jun was eating chicken wings this way. I found the instructions in the book and gave it a shot and I was amazed. Martina didn’t pick up on it back then. I’m not sure why she didn’t. But now she knows as well, and knowledge is power.

Yamachan isn’t only in Nagoya, though. I wouldn’t come to Nagoya just for chicken wings. We went to Nagoya for another restaurant that’s definitely worth the journey, but you’ll see that video another day! Yamachan is in Tokyo now as well, and I’m pretty sure it’s in other parts of Asia, too. It’s in Hong Kong and Thailand as well, but I’m not sure where else. No matter what, check it out when you get the chance and eat until you burst. You can check out their website or check out this Google Map with many of the locations listed (zoom out of the map and you’ll see more).

Otherwise, apologies for the lack of videos last week. We were in Kyoto shooting two fancy food videos with master chefs, and then we went to Kobe to visit the friends that really solidified our plans to move to Japan. And now we’re both sick with bad colds. I think we might be better a bit for tomorrow for a LiveStream, though! We’ll see in the morning. Till then, here are some extra scenes, along with some more of Dan messing up David Attenborough:

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  1. Omg Dan’s narrating voice is so mesmerizing. Could you guys do a segment were Dan just reads bunch of lame ass texts and makes them to be the most amazing thing ever? The chicken stuff was ‘kay too :D

    4 weeks ago
    • Ha! I’ll ask him :D

      4 weeks ago
    • I am a freaking culinary school student and get more excited about Dan’s voice than the chickens :D Maybe I should be worried. To be fare I am Attenborough fan as well :P

      4 weeks ago
  2. Will you guys be coming to Malaysia? Chicken wings here are grilled with a sort of honey soy sauce glass and some places do a lemon grass turmeric spice marinade.

    Also we have lots of supposedly Korean fried chicken here so Simon can feed his cravings; Kyochon, Chir Chir chicken, Pelicana…

    4 weeks ago
  3. Oh my god my life has been changed.

    4 weeks ago
  4. I have never seen chicken wings eaten like that! That was so cool! When you mentioned that they aren’t battered I kind of got excited. I haven’t had chicken wings in years since I found out that I can’t eat wheat anymore. I may have to check and see if I can find some batter-less wing recipes. Hope that you get feeling better soon :)

    4 weeks ago
  5. I must be the only weirdo in the world that predominantly eats chicken wings with chopsticks and rarely eats wings with hands unless the condition is right.

    Condition being that I am drinking or I didn’t get utensils.

    4 weeks ago
  6. Hah, this was a yummy video! And no, I had no idea about eating the wings like that but I’m TOTALLY trying it next time. I noticed that there were no “mini-drumstick” wing parts there, do they not include them in Japan? And is that little triangle end any more than a handle? There’s usually no meat on it, amiright? Dan’s nature documentary voice was priceless and hilarious – so awesome Dan! It also really helped to add that quirky fun element without turning it into an eating contest. It’s too bad that there was no way to shoot without cutting off Simon’s head (I can see from the booth) but it would have been nice to mention/caption that at the beginning because it did become a little annoying. I totally had to go eat lunch this video made me so hungry (but your website was down so I couldn’t comment until now….I’m sure I’m forgetting something….). Oh, have you thought about linking to your blog page rather than directly to the youtube video from your twitter feed? That might sent a few more eyes this way. BTW, glad you’re feeling better, this has been an awful winter/spring for the flu in Ontario, everyone seems to just keep relapsing again and again. My Mom used to make me these “Japanese Chicken Wings” when I was a kid that I was SUPER-ADDICTED to, they were sweet/honey and fluffy. I’ve made them many times as an adult but sadly, they are very good, but only GREAT when you add the necessary MSG, sigh.

    4 weeks ago
  7. Loved the nature doco style commentary over the top I had been wondering how long it would be until Dan’s accent was used lmao. My mind has been blown with that chicken wing eating hack. That seems like some witchcraft lol.

    4 weeks ago