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Japanese Train Bento (Traveling Tokyo to Nikko, Japan)

September 19, 2019


what better than eating delicious men to own the terrain nothing much [Music] hey guys so what exactly is an EQ Ben was basically a bento or box lunch so that the train stations and sometimes even inside the trains our trip today starts at Shinjuku Station will be rewarding an express train to Nicole one of the most beautiful places in Japan okay altering is departing soon let’s go buy some a Cuban we don’t want to miss our train [Music] the echo benda I got is called the autonomic you see bento Aki which means grown-up holiday autumn version this bento is kind of on the pricey side is 2,000 yen and it is pricey for a box lunch but there are many many ingredients here and they are carefully selected and carefully prepared for your enjoyment so this is what my bento looks like it comes in this beautiful beautiful package and it’s wrapped in this beautiful cloth so I’m going to take it off and as always there is a wet towel chopsticks and a toothpick and a special menu so you know what you’re eating [Music] this is the each module which means first box there are so many things in here I don’t know where to start these are gingko nuts and that is some kind of shellfish clam I think documen cannot remind me so much of Otto gingko nuts chestnuts things like this gingko nuts are actually simmered in a really light sweet soy sauce let’s try this clamp mmm oh yeah mmm the clam is not chewy which is really nice I hate chewy seafood I really like ski seasons as well so here we have a piece of fish that’s an egg omelet this is Amna masu which is vinegared vegetables daikon and carrots I’m gonna try it with this orange thing here hmm good num also what is that orange thing okay I just looked at the menu it is persimmons I think this is beef tongue you know I’m not like a huge fan of beef tongue but depending on how its prepared I can eat it hmm that’s actually nice hmm is it kind of a guitar charred grilled flavor the texture is not that chewy either like a lot of tongue is hmm this I like there’s a carrot this is mountain yam or Naga anymore in Japanese this is a yam that you make total with we did a video on mountain tackle where we eat Totoro soba and that’s what this is made of hmm hmm hmm kind of crunchy nice potato a flavor and a little bit slimy but not so slimy well I like this it also has a roasted flavor here we have some keep could I get and we got a shrimp here that is a sweet potato in the shape of a ginkgo leaf this is some kind of shrimp and something that’s a shiitake mushroom and this is a crab this is a piece of crap deep fried crab I’m gonna try this hmmm it’s a real crab hmm very happy never had real crab in a bento no wonder its mm yeah these are chestnuts here with some candied walnuts looks like a three bean salad so let’s go for that chestnut mmm knives are sweet oh my god this is a matsutake mushroom I never eat matsutake mushroom because it’s so expensive here in Japan no wonder this bento is so expensive it’s really intensely flavored I’m not used to matsutake it’s delicious it’s delicious what I pay $200 for it not really 2,000 yen okay let’s go on to my second box and this one has my rice and some sushi here and that’s my pickled vegetables that’s an pickled eggplant this one kind of meatball this is oh whoo which is some kind of gluten thing it’s a Japanese thing and here’s my simmered vegetables that’s my konyaku mountain yam with yuzu lotus root mini turnip like amaz Oh beautiful flavored vegetables but this one is very delicate and it doesn’t taste like soy sauce and all whatsoever I think these used soy sauce I’m sure that is salmon so I’m gonna go for this one I do like salmon but I like Saba better I think this is vinegared Saba I love this I love suppose Lucia the rice is seasoned with vinegar but the fish is also seasoned in vinegar this one is one of my favorite type of sushi so this is rice with kimchi tamago which is egg omelet and some salmon roll oh that is delicious this is actually regular rice not sushi rice because there’s no vinegar and that’s perfect because the hakuna the salmon roe is salty enough and gives it you know flavor we have two good vegetables here these artists kimono and this is daikon radish and this is an a mini eggplant now these I know a lot of people think it’s salad and they eat it these vegetables by themselves but these are to be eaten with the rice what you do is you eat some of this and then you eat a little bit of the rice hmm and when you combine the two it’s perfect mmm so she’s waiting patiently so I think I’m gonna let him eat now mine is unagi bento unagi means eel yeah machine is loved you but today I eat eel the regular bento is cold there is a strings put the strings the steam comes holiday look look look so let’s open Nagi bento yes here is chopsticks and otft wet towel and this is a color for year so it’s for year let’s open yay here here let’s pour some sauce this is Japanese paper corridor sancho it is necessarily for you it’s totally different from the regular paper turkey must not it is very soft tender nice no I can’t believe this is a Cuban and rice with this sauce it’s so good it’s sweet correct Sita sauce really good soy sauce the best that sweeter side it is a little bit concentrated it matches with rice I will eat eel and rice together this is a pickled vegetable maybe it’s not as get some kind of squash if you don’t use to eat nah that’s okay maybe the first time it is difficult to eat because its taste of it’s okay but eat twice or three times it becomes very good you know the other thing about Vento’s or Japanese food in general is that they use a lot of seasonal ingredients I think that’s what makes Japanese Vento’s really interesting now like I said before there’s nothing better than eating an achy bed or riding on a comfortable train with a beautiful view like this you [Music] okay guys we’ve arrived at our destination we’re here to check out the sights and of course to try out all the delicious food here thanks so much for watching guys let us know what you thought in the comments down below big thanks to our patrons for making this video possible take care guys bye bye [Music]

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