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Eat Your Sushi – Marmite Challenge

June 27, 2016

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Hello everyone!

We’re at the airpot in Oslo, Norway at the moment, but just for a couple of more hours until we fly back to Japan. We’re only going to be home for half a day and then we fly to Korea for a few days for the opening of their very first YouTube Space! June has been our craziest month of 2016 for sure. I’m still amazed at how awesome it is to be able to just be in another country via a giant flying metal bird plane. One day we’re in Japan and the next we’re in Europe. It’s crazy! We battled jet-lag pretty furiously but since we were at Desucon (an anime and cosplay convention) we had to be awake during normal people hours so I think meeting all the lovely Norwegian (and some Sweden) Nasties helped to keep us alert. We had a great time doing panels talking about life in Japan and Korea, and we even got to battle Mario Go-Kart on a giant projection screen! Also, everyone at the event got to meet Demon Dan in person, so I think we’ll have to introduce his face to everyone else soon as well.

The good news for Dan is that we didn’t torture him with black salted liquorice because it was his birthday weekend but the bad news is we got several bags that we will be using as torture back in Japan. BUUAHAHAH! NOT YOUR BIRTHDAY ANYMORE DAN, IS IT!!?? Well I guess it works out well because he got his revenge on us for tricking him into salted liquorice before in this EYS episode. I don’t want to spoil the surprise of who eats what, but I will say Dan brought Marmite into the studio so that we could play the is it CHOCOLATE OR MARMITE game. For those of you that don’t know Marmite, here is a direct quote: “the British version of the product is a sticky, dark brown food paste with a distinctive, powerful flavour, which is extremely salty.” It is essentially made from yeast extract as a by-product of making beer and it is so so so freaking salty. I’ve been told you can spread a thin layer of it on toasted bread and butter and it’s super yummy, but shoving a tablespoon into a donut is not the way to go.

Time for us to hop on our plane now! We’re flying to Moscow Airport first and then to Japan from there. If we aren’t commenting as much as we usually do after posting, you know why! :)

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  1. I’m not sure if this has already been addressed somewhere, but I can explain the police “whooping stick”. Long story short, it’s a traditional martial arts weapon called a Jo. Read on for a bit more lengthy explanation/background:
    There is a Japanese martial art called Jodo (completely separate and different from the much more widely-known Judo), which uses a wooden stick (called a Jo), similar to a bo staff, but only 128 cm (~4 ft) tall. Th Jo and Jodo were invented in the 1600’s by Muso Gonosuke Katsuyoshi in an attempt to defeat the famous swordsman Minamoto Musashi, but eventually was incorporated as a way to police, in particular, drunken and unruly, yet also high-ranking and dangerous, samurai; using a Jo allowed police to subdue swordsmen (via whooping of a precise and well-timed nature) without dealing serious injury or death. Japanese police have carried on the tradition of using the Jo as a non-lethal policing tool, from what I understand they are still often trained in a policing form of Jodo referred to as Keijo-jutsu. All this said, I’m not sure how often Tokyo police actually use it – the only time I know of is when a friend once asked a police officer for directions, and they used their Jo to draw a map on the ground, ha.

    This is history I’ve learned as someone who practices Jodo; if you want to know more, Wikipedia has a good overview (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jōdō ). Or you can always check out if there’s a local Jodo group/club where you can go and watch or try it out in person!

    2 years ago
  2. Hello! simon and martina i was wondering for a FAPFAP idea if you would like into possibly going to Mr Kanso! i found out about it today and thought ‘this would only be possible in japan XD’
    heres a link i just searched if you are interested!
    http://tokyogirlsupdate.com/guide/mr-kanso-nakano-cans

    omg this challenge was the best XD me and my older sister laughed so hard. i really needed that! <3 i've finally got her hooked onto eyk (after like 4 years of trying to get her to watch it with me) and my little sister who used to refuse anything Asian or anime related is now addicted to Japanese things anime so now shes watching all the nastiness with me since you both moved to japan XD ( bed influence middle sister kekeke) the three of us now cram into my room watching every update!

    2 years ago
  3. Hello! I just wanted to let you know that you two make my day, everyday! Both of you are so inspiring to me. I LITERALLY cannot wait to see your videos, and (side note) love cooking with Martina. I have always liked to be in the kitchen, but you really give me that extra push to be more creative. Thank you for being who you are, and sharing your creativity, awesomeness, and love with all of us!

    As for dinner, I literally cannot unhear Bibimbap for some reason…. It’s officially stuck in my mind, and is my final answer.

    2 years ago
  4. For the answer I have to say it has something to do with Shepard’s Pie. Especially if you slow down the video when Martina says it, you definitely hear “Shepard’s Pie with” but that’s all I can make out clearly. Other people are saying with some type of vegetables like roasted, but I’m not sure I hear that. Earlier you guys were saying you need “tomatoes for salsa”, that was a lot easier lol. But I think my final answer for what you want for dinner is “Shepard’s Pie with mixed vegetables”. Earlier I was thinking it might be “jalapeño slider burgers” but then I slowed down the video hehe… Is that cheating? Love you guys and have a great week! <3

    2 years ago
  5. Martina knows pasta! I always leave my pasta cooking one minute longer than what the box recommends for “al dente”. But I can’t weigh in on the cereal and milk debate because I don’t eat cereal and milk….

    Also congrats LibrarianRockstar on winning! You gotta show us what you got! Haha.

    Skill testing – Something about burgers? lmao. I really have no idea what it is but I’m still really set on tomatoes for tacos for your shopping list!

    2 years ago
  6. Martina, I have had the discussion of overcooked or just perfectly cooked with my friends as well several times! It’s not soggy, it’s perfect! Although oat meal is ok to get a little soggy… I hope you had a great time in Norway, I had to work the whole weekend and couldn’t join my friends. But they did make me a short video where you two say this is for Amanda – ooo so nasty! Thank you for that!

    2 years ago
  7. The police with the sticks are explained here: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/03/20/reference/police-who-stand-with-big-sticks/#.V3OajI7vRaX

    Love your stuff btw, keep it up <3

    2 years ago
  8. Can’t figure out the answer for the weekly challenge (some sort of hamburger?), but around 15:16 when you talk about your shopping list, jurmeter is obviously a tomato, and Martina says “we’re gonna have tacos with salsa, you need tomatoes. You need tomatoes for salsa.”

    2 years ago
  9. Wow! The Love Boat theme and the Trogdor song all within one minute – genius! LOL! Simon’s outfit is soooo fitting of the Love Boat – heh. That marmite looked mighty gross, I feel for you Simon. Your happy dance with the cotton candy was totally awesomely adorable Martina. It’s great to see someone enjoy life like you do. I don’t know what you’re having for supper but I’m pretty sure that germaders are tomatoes since you need them to make the salsa for tacos? I wanted also to comment on the little street scenes of backwardiness at the ends of the EYS segments – At first I loved them, then I got a little bored, then I liked them again and realized that they really give a good immersion of feel in your every day life of Japan and that you will really treasure them for bringing back the feelz in years to come. What inspired you to film these little backward action pieces and what is your goal with this art? (if there is one).What do you get out of making them?

    Cyber_3 – wants corn on the cob too but it’s 3 months away in Canada T_T

    2 years ago
  10. Am I the only one who hears something with meatballs?
    I’m gonna say spaghetti and meatballs! Or burgers…
    Do I at least get an A+ for effort?

    2 years ago
  11. Errrrr… Are you saying Jumbo fries and double(?) cheeseburgers. I could use one right now.

    You guys make me happy. :D

    2 years ago
  12. Martina, I grew up wanting to be a police officer, and that’s actually what I do now :) I definitely understand what you mean by the intimidation factor in America, I’m sure many people feel that way. I experience a mixture of respect and maybe slight intimidation from some people I meet, however, our job more often brings us to the people who do not give a crap that we’re cops. They have zero respect for most people and usually really dislike cops. Constantly coming into contact with these negative people influences the way we may interact or seem to the general public because we become so used to the disrespect. However, I remember when you guys visited California a while back and mentioned the funny/nice cops in line with you at a food truck, so I’m glad you may have had good experiences with police officers, too. The story about the Japanese officers is so funny to me! I think here (I live in Florida) elderly people could get away with a lot more than other people, too, :D so that might be a factor! Also, I want a giant beatie stick!! lol!

    2 years ago
    • I was thinking about what the people see when they see interactions with cops in America. The stuff that gets put on TV or the news and all that is definitely the contact with the people that have no respect for the law. I can’t say anything about the racism side of things though, since I’m white. I have always had okay interactions with cops, even when getting a speeding ticket or whatever. My boyfriend is mixed and has dark skin, and he said cops would do stuff like ask him where he was going and what he was doing- but like way too often. If he got pulled over in his hometown, they’d ask him what he was doing there because his address was in a town a few miles away. Like jeez, what’s the deal? His hometown is a bad neighborhood but seems like he was getting profiled.

      Anyways, thanks for being a cop, we need police no matter what people say. Do your best!

      2 years ago
  13. 14:20 – you’re having….burgers???

    15:10 – you need tomatoes. because you having tacos. and you can’t make salsa without tomatoes. :D

    Aside, is the avocado situation better in Japan, than it was in Korea? Is Japan also a land of $10 avocados. Because that would be sad.

    2 years ago
  14. Hey Simon and Martina!

    I have a question.

    As someone who is planning to study abroad in Japan in the future and maybe even teach English in Japan, I wonder….

    Do you guys know anything about teaching in Japan and how it contrasts to Korea? I’ve dug up the old teaching in Korea videos but I am still curious as to what the educational system and teaching in japan is like.

    2 years ago
  15. I think its either
    1: Shepherd’s Pie with Boiled Vegetables Orrrrr 2: Shepherd’s Pie stuffed red peppers
    ( I am SungRinARMY on Youtube By the way :D)

    2 years ago
  16. ^_^ what a great vid! Martina!!! You’re outfits were SOOOOOO CUTE! No wonder you got the Cutie Cup & Charlie’s Angels for the challenge?? Love it! ^_^ Simon, they were just speechless with your manliness at Starbucks, I’m sure that was it. So I had no idea what you guise were saying except maybe one was “juicy tomato?” but I absolutely love that you guise are even cuter & more loving with each other in private than the cuteness that we all see in the vids. Thanks again for sharing with us & I agree 100%= you guise make my life better.

    2 years ago
  17. Feel so sorry for Simon eating all that Marmite, it’s probably the worst food ever invented.
    Does anyone know what watch Martina has?

    2 years ago
  18. I think its Shepards pie with grilled vegtables

    2 years ago
  19. Im pretty sure Simon said “Shepards pie with boiled vegetables”! Also im really glad youtube doesnt badly affect your relationship as it does for so many others. You two always brighten my day.

    2 years ago
  20. I’ve listened to it over and over, and I’m going to guess that the whole exact phrase is “shepherd’s pie with roasted vegetables.” My bf and I have a couple’s language like that, too, but instead of one weird voice, we use six different voices representing the cats in our lives. :| You guys are the sane ones, I promise.

    2 years ago
  21. My sister thinks it’s Shepard’s pie and vegetables, while I think it’s Shepard’s pie and boiled vegetables. Let’s see if either of us is right :P
    I love how my sister and I have been watching Simon and Martina for over 6 years now and they continue to amaze us. Still learning new things about them every video xD

    2 years ago
  22. I guess that you (Simon) were saying something like Japanese (coco) curry with cheese and beer(??)
    Weird combination but still I guess it may taste nice somehow…
    OMGGGG WHERE’S that place where you can make your own cotton candyyyyyyy?????? I’m so going to fly over once I graduate!
    so doomed with having mid-sem exams in a week T.T

    2 years ago
  23. In the gibberish question I think you were saying “Do you want to buy a mini burger?”

    2 years ago
  24. My guess is: Mini Burgers with Peanutbutter and Jelly.
    Mhh, is this the kind of thing you have to try to be convinced that it tastes good? (Like goat cheese with british Marmelade on bread…soo yummy) =) Have fun in Korea you guys!

    2 years ago
  25. Did you have shepherd’s pie with pork and vegetables for dinner???

    2 years ago
  26. Why am I hearing McDonald’s Hamburgers? Would be cray-zay if that was correct! XD

    2 years ago
  27. Did you want to have shepherds pie with baby vegetables for dinner, and I hope you have tomatoes for tacos. Now I need to put jurmeters on to my shopping list so i can make toasted sandwiches :)

    2 years ago
  28. Q

    Is jurmeter, tomato? Btw, hi Simon and Martina and Dan! Notification squad wut wut!:D

    2 years ago
    • That is exactly what I thought too. They needed tomatoes for tacos.

      2 years ago