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 • 5 091

  • Binging with Babish
    Binging with Babish   5 months back

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

  • Henry Hernandez
    Henry Hernandez  6 hours back

    Do tuna mayo its the best flavor

    • Anton M
      Anton M  7 hours back

      🍙 so thats what this emoji is

      • Draco Ryu
        Draco Ryu  1 days back

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

        • Kalamite
          Kalamite  3 days back

          New show: Jazz Cigarettes w/ Babish

          Just a four hour podcast every week talking about nothing

          • Dylan Walthall
            Dylan Walthall  3 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  4 days back

              Oh boy, jelly doughnuts

              • OtakuSamurai 1223
                OtakuSamurai 1223  4 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  4 days back

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

                  • Kevin Chau
                    Kevin Chau  5 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  7 days back

                      SATOSHI?! HIS NAME IS SATOSHI!?

                      • TinTin 99
                        TinTin 99  7 days back

                        Isn't he making jelly filled dounts

                        • 小林恭司
                          小林恭司  7 days 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  1 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.

                                • The JoJoker
                                  The JoJoker  1 weeks back

                                  One question.
                                  Are they jelly filled?

                                  • Kazuhira Miller
                                    Kazuhira Miller  1 weeks back

                                    I was hoping you'd rap as you make onigiri.

                                    • Marcos Orduno
                                      Marcos Orduno  1 weeks back

                                      Thats not.jelly 🍩

                                      • TheDweller
                                        TheDweller  1 weeks back

                                        "jazzed cigarettes" Babish, my man.

                                        • K B
                                          K B  1 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


                                                    • 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  2 weeks back

                                                                          4:17 Bathing with Babish

                                                                          • 蜜村ぷう
                                                                            蜜村ぷう  2 weeks back

                                                                            DONT USE VINEGER TO ONIGIRI

                                                                            • 蜜村ぷう
                                                                              蜜村ぷう  2 weeks back


                                                                              • Gabriel Renteria
                                                                                Gabriel Renteria  2 weeks back


                                                                                • Shelby McMillan
                                                                                  Shelby McMillan  2 weeks back

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

                                                                                  • The ShadesGuy21
                                                                                    The ShadesGuy21  3 weeks back

                                                                                    I smelt the Noble memes *F R O M A M I L E A W A Y*

                                                                                    • Portentous Lad
                                                                                      Portentous Lad  3 weeks back

                                                                                      The clean plate club? I love it.

                                                                                      • Megan Rodriguez
                                                                                        Megan Rodriguez  3 weeks back

                                                                                        I just want to know where one can acquire the plums from? My local Asian market doesn’t sell them.

                                                                                        • SpetsnatzLegion 336
                                                                                          SpetsnatzLegion 336  3 weeks back

                                                                                          The fact that Pokemon was an anime does not sit right with me

                                                                                          • quirkyjams
                                                                                            quirkyjams  3 weeks back

                                                                                            Those are jelly doughnuts.not onigiri.

                                                                                            • Ender Yılmaz
                                                                                              Ender Yılmaz  3 weeks back

                                                                                              here another cool onirigi filling: mix canned tuna fish with mayonnaise and that all.

                                                                                              • Mushroom Head
                                                                                                Mushroom Head  3 weeks back

                                                                                                Jelly donuts?