Adam Richman Gets a Crash Course in Japanese Fried Food | Gochi Gang

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  • Published: 03 December 2019
  • From a delicately battered piece of tempura to a crispy slab of tonkatsu, Japan is a wonderland when it comes to fried food. In this episode of Gochi Gang, Reina sets out to explore the heart of Japanese fried fare—and there's no better companion than former Man v. Food star Adam Richman. Between bites of pork cutlet, Adam and Reina discuss everything from Japanese puns and good-luck rituals to Adam's own routine before heading into food competitions. But before Reina fills up on tonkatsu, she's heading to Secchu Yokota for an unforgettable tempura experience with chef Atsushi Yokota. From the origins of batter frying in Japan, to the lesser-known tradition of eating KFC on Christmas, Reina is about to embark on the ultimate Japanese fried food adventure.

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Comments • 954

  • First We Feast
    First We Feast   3 months back

    What is your favorite Japanese food? Let us know what the #GochiGang should eat next.

    • Seth Soderman
      Seth Soderman  7 hours back

      Love show

    • Mike Montijo
      Mike Montijo  1 months back

      Shrimp or Beef Okonomiyaki
      Tonkotsu Ramen
      Mazemen is interesting
      Sushi(but from an american perspective)
      It's all so fucking delicious idk

    • stvsueoka1
      stvsueoka1  2 months back

      First We Feast shirako 😬

    • portertanakafactory
      portertanakafactory  2 months back

      First We Feast My favorite Japanese food is Kenchin Jiru!!!

    • Tannin
      Tannin  2 months back

      Udon, 100%
      What other noodle can be served both hot or cold, outside of soba? Soba's also a good choice, as is Ramen, but all three should be their own videos

  • Antonio Luz
    Antonio Luz  6 days back

    domi arrigato #GochiGang

    • tj rhythm
      tj rhythm  6 days back

      Adams the best

      • Jonathan Faulhaber
        Jonathan Faulhaber  1 weeks back

        That scallop was raw, that's disgusting. I call bs on this "not deep fried" food. The guy makes raw food, mmmmm.

        • rock climbing33
          rock climbing33  1 weeks back

          Looks Delicious!!#

          • FoodforThought
            FoodforThought  2 weeks back

            I bet he gets ignorant people sending back the scallops

            • matthew duncker
              matthew duncker  2 weeks back

              my favorite late night after drinking meal was def. spicy miso tsukemen. an episode of just how different noodle dishes in Japan would be an interesting episode.

              • Christian Olson
                Christian Olson  4 weeks back

                dope anime at the beginning

                • Maxim
                  Maxim  4 weeks back

                  5:40 Ye im also using hot outside and cold inside sometimes when I take my lasagna out of the microwave too early

                  • Corey
                    Corey  2 weeks back

                    That's a technique I've mastered with hot pockets, it's better to take them out slightly early so you can eat them that day. Letting them cook for a few seconds longer apparently starts a nuclear fission reaction inside of them, and they stay perpetually too hot to eat.

                • alprazolam1mgs
                  alprazolam1mgs  4 weeks back

                  She's ten types of hot. And that voice!

                  • Dr. Thumbtzen
                    Dr. Thumbtzen  4 weeks back

                    Sad Japan got hot with the KFC scam lol

                    • Oliver Adams
                      Oliver Adams  1 months back

                      I had tempura scallops in Kyoto on 2017. It was probably the best thing I've ever eaten in my life! There's some considerable competition for that accolade from the rest of that trip alone, but the tempura scallop wins the prise.

                      • Lavar Master Ball
                        Lavar Master Ball  1 months back

                        Ppl don’t know Adam speaks fluent Japanese

                        • Kana Beats
                          Kana Beats  1 months back

                          I never learn. I need to watch this AFTER i eat. not BEFORE

                          • Morphic c
                            Morphic c  1 months back

                            I don't care for sushi but I wonder if I'd like them fried?

                            • Youre Welcome
                              Youre Welcome  1 months back

                              1st segment, I love how the chef has a look of pure enjoyment on his face as he prepares the tempura, yet he is so humble.

                              • Mike Philly
                                Mike Philly  1 months back

                                damn six unskippable ad breaks in a 16 minute video come on

                                • JeanRain17
                                  JeanRain17  1 months back

                                  Adam was low key dying of a cold in this I think.

                                  • Andrew Cooper
                                    Andrew Cooper  1 months back

                                    One thing I love about the Japanese culture is just the amount of respect and kindness they give to one another, just warms your heart!

                                    • Savage Talk
                                      Savage Talk  2 months back

                                      "Eating raw or undercooked seafood, especially clams, mollusks, oysters and scallops can be dangerous"

                                      • 오세륜
                                        오세륜  2 months back

                                        Reina is pretty hehe

                                        • 오세륜
                                          오세륜  2 months back

                                          Wow adam richman!!!! I like that guy haha

                                          • Dm b
                                            Dm b  2 months back

                                            Chef is Hot..He is so careful cooking and battering everything awe

                                            • stvsueoka1
                                              stvsueoka1  2 months back

                                              Do I hear pizzicato 5?! Niiiiiice moves guys 🙌

                                              • Dave Otuwa
                                                Dave Otuwa  2 months back

                                                I ate "katzu" at an on-campus event! 'Twas so yummy especially with the sauce!

                                                • Doug Michaels
                                                  Doug Michaels  2 months back

                                                  As someone who shoots food shows for TV for a living I’d say you really need to work on these food beauty shots. They are to loose! Get in there zoom in and use slow mo for close up cooking shots. Food beauty’s are about the food not the plate I don’t need to see the whole plate I need to see the food and it needs to look good I’m seeing way to much table.

                                                  • Kai V
                                                    Kai V  2 months back

                                                    I miss living in Japan. 2 years was not enough time to eat/explore/learn.

                                                    • EvFlp
                                                      EvFlp  2 months back

                                                      Hey, I came across this one, despite following first we feast on yt, only through a recommendation for your Phil deFranco collab (great epp too). I really like your eh 'vibe', for lack for a better word, in your vids. Great choice to focus on Japanese food. You somehow hit some sort of 'snare' that f.i. Bourdain didn't manage to hit in it.

                                                      • Sazime
                                                        Sazime  2 months back

                                                        Was Foley work done, or did the crew just mic the prep area that closely?

                                                        • Matt Preston
                                                          Matt Preston  2 months back

                                                          adam bring me with

                                                          • delloda
                                                            delloda  2 months back

                                                            6:27 Gordon Ramsay would throw that scollop back at him while shouting "RAW"

                                                            • Insta: Kivan.Soares
                                                              Insta: Kivan.Soares  2 months back

                                                              She sounds like the girls on anime 🤗 so adorable 😅

                                                              • Palatacious hill
                                                                Palatacious hill  2 months back

                                                                It's interesting to learn about the origin of tempura. Tempura is amazing with the right sauce.

                                                                • Black Cat
                                                                  Black Cat  2 months back

                                                                  Hungry af

                                                                  • trigunkwan
                                                                    trigunkwan  2 months back

                                                                    Do glad to see Adam again as I.miss him on tv that doesn't even show in syndication..Reina whom I recall from Crunchyroll is a great host and am glad to find this series to.subscribe to on a lucky recommendation since she did an episode with one of my fav pro wrestlers Asuka, who.has her own neat channel.

                                                                    • 93hothead
                                                                      93hothead  2 months back

                                                                      This better not be some overpriced tempura

                                                                      • lorenz m
                                                                        lorenz m  2 months back

                                                                        i dont know why but adam richman reminds me of sal vulcano from IJ. hahha

                                                                        • Stan
                                                                          Stan  2 months back

                                                                          Oh, its the Crunchyroll chick

                                                                          • s m
                                                                            s m  2 months back

                                                                            awesome show. good job everyone who is involved with this

                                                                            • RHYMANTV
                                                                              RHYMANTV  2 months back

                                                                              Am I the only one who thinks Adams looked healthier before?

                                                                              • MingWLee
                                                                                MingWLee  2 months back

                                                                                Izakaya food should be next, many should know about this specific food that works wonderful with beer or other alcoholic drinks.


                                                                                There was a time that I had a perfect Katsu don. Usually it will be cover with a lit as the final process; however, the one I haven't done that, and the egg was crack along the side of the Katsu (Pork Cutlet). Not only the egg was cook as silky smooth, but the Katsu have remains crispy outside! And the extra 'point' to that was the Pork chop is an inch thick! Which add the skill of chef must able to execute the perfect timing.

                                                                                • Nitay Harari
                                                                                  Nitay Harari  2 months back

                                                                                  Guys this is not japanese food...

                                                                                  • RubberDucky
                                                                                    RubberDucky  2 months back

                                                                                    I love how expressive people are when speaking Japanese. So much more interesting than people speaking English and staring at each other dryly while the other person talks. You can even see a difference in Reina's demeanor when she's speaking English vs. Japanese, and she's generally cheery and expressive regardless.

                                                                                    • Jenna R.
                                                                                      Jenna R.  2 months back

                                                                                      Too bad he didn't choke.

                                                                                      • youtooberman9001
                                                                                        youtooberman9001  2 months back

                                                                                        Who knew my microwave was a french trained chef, it cooks things hot on the outside but cold in the middle all the time

                                                                                        • Captain Casey Jones
                                                                                          Captain Casey Jones  2 months back

                                                                                          3:17 Look at the pure joy on his face KNOWING just how 🔥 a simple peice of aspargus is gonna turn out. That in itself is the joy of cooking.

                                                                                          • Awaken
                                                                                            Awaken  2 months back

                                                                                            Let's just high five, ignore, and not let the other guest at the table speak! Utterly ignored and she realized it half way through..

                                                                                            • RETRO™ ‍
                                                                                              RETRO™ ‍  2 months back

                                                                                              This show is great