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 • 5 097

  • Binging with Babish
    Binging with Babish   6 months back

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

  • Jacob Underwood
    Jacob Underwood  48 minutes back

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

    • s3rlrules
      s3rlrules  2 hours back

      Those are donuts! How dare you!?

      • Hinokaze
        Hinokaze  16 hours 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  17 hours back

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

          • FlusteredBush Studios
            FlusteredBush Studios  22 hours back

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

            • xAznMusicChibi
              xAznMusicChibi  1 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  1 days back

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

                • Henry Hernandez
                  Henry Hernandez  2 days back

                  Do tuna mayo its the best flavor

                  • Anton M
                    Anton M  2 days back

                    🍙 so thats what this emoji is

                    • Draco Ryu
                      Draco Ryu  3 days back

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

                      • Kalamite
                        Kalamite  4 days back

                        New show: Jazz Cigarettes w/ Babish

                        Just a four hour podcast every week talking about nothing

                        • Dylan Walthall
                          Dylan Walthall  5 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  6 days back

                            Oh boy, jelly doughnuts

                            • OtakuSamurai 1223
                              OtakuSamurai 1223  6 days 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  6 days back

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

                                • Kevin Chau
                                  Kevin Chau  7 days 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  1 weeks back

                                      Isn't he making jelly filled dounts

                                      • 小林恭司
                                        小林恭司  1 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  1 weeks back

                                          LOL jazz cigarettes

                                          • Old-world Ghost
                                            Old-world Ghost  1 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  2 weeks back

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

                                                                          • Skorp the Memer
                                                                            Skorp the Memer  2 weeks back

                                                                            *Cue the jelly-filled donut jokes*

                                                                            • adminprime
                                                                              adminprime  2 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  2 weeks back

                                                                                The frying pan reference made my night

                                                                                • Yee Yee
                                                                                  Yee Yee  2 weeks back

                                                                                  Did anyone else get a pokémon ad?

                                                                                  • Exploring And Such
                                                                                    Exploring And Such  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Jelly doughnuts are my favorite.

                                                                                    • MP[BASSmusic]
                                                                                      MP[BASSmusic]  2 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

                                                                                          • 蜜村ぷう
                                                                                            蜜村ぷう  3 weeks back


                                                                                            • Gabriel Renteria
                                                                                              Gabriel Renteria  3 weeks back


                                                                                              • Shelby McMillan
                                                                                                Shelby McMillan  3 weeks back

                                                                                                I’ve been squeezing my plums for 10 mins now and nothing is really happening