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 • 5 103

  • Binging with Babish
    Binging with Babish   6 months back

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

  • Joseph Kraemer
    Joseph Kraemer  16 minutes back

    Stuff a bunch of fine reefer in a black&mild jazz with a wood tip. Or use the sweets.

    • R5StandingBy
      R5StandingBy  5 hours back

      NANDA KORAWA!?!?!?! Japanese dubs!?!?!?!

      • Callie Choquette
        Callie Choquette  5 hours back

        every time we clean the rice before cooking it tastes good.

        • Gentle Stick Man
          Gentle Stick Man  16 hours back

          Dafuq is an "Onigiri"...

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

          • Fred
            Fred  24 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  4 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  7 days back

                                    New show: Jazz Cigarettes w/ Babish

                                    Just a four hour podcast every week talking about nothing

                                    • Dylan Walthall
                                      Dylan Walthall  1 weeks 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  2 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.