What Japanese Frozen Meals Are Like


Hello world where I’m from in Japan, this is what frozen meals are like (Ajinomoto Consommé, Roll Cabbage) (Big Shumai) (Pork Shumai with Clam Adductor muscles) (Miso soup broth) (Handmade Kimchi) (Reduced-salt soy sauce) (Spinach) (Wakame seeweed) (Miso soup meat broth) (Miso soup long green onions) (This you need to) wait a little longer. Yuzu (Lemonade) Ponzu We have Miso-shiru and we have Kyabetsu and we have rice and we have Shumai and Kimchi and some tea So the plan for the video was for me to show what meals mainly scrounged from the freezer were like So I had this idea to shoot one meal for every day of the week So five meals, but I thought hey, that’s a little bit. No don’t eat that. That’s a little bit excessive So I went with let’s go over three days three meals. So I did that and Let me shot it and that’s the video that you saw and then the video just sat there for eight months There’s no reason for that There was no answer it just sat there and wasn’t me thinking of some grand idea. It wasn’t me thinking of the best way to present things Sometimes there’s just no answer people by the way My wife is probably going to hate that I spread the whole freezer on the table like this But she’s only at work and I have to work so so last week I was scrounging through my video archives and I found this Frozen meal footage and I thought to myself. Okay, I should finish this off, but I had two more meals to make and I thought That’s two more days of shooting. How about this? How about I just go to the grocery store? Pick up a whole bunch of variety of food because that’s what you want to see you want to see like everything Pick the right food cook it all in one night Eat it all and show you so that’s what you’re getting a variety of Japanese Frozen meals that you can get at a Japanese grocery store Okay, so we’re at the frozen section and let’s just see what’s there At the end we find noodles things like Tantan-men (noodles) and Udon Here’s all your frozen veggies. So a corn carrots and green peas mix like you’d find in Canada other items you might not like Kabocha or Negi and a whole bunch of Edamame and Over here you’ll get less healthy fried. Kara-age some hamberg and yaki onigiri This whole session is mostly fried rice or Chahan with a bit of omelette rice at the top There’s a fairly large selection of pasta meals for one Here’s a Karashi-meitaiko dish our spicy cod roe and this pasta is shrimp and five vegetables we found some takoyaki and nerrit some okonomiyaki and A cat yaki and down below some pizza and Gratin And lastly, we have a little bit of french fries some hash browns and up top a few greens and some fruits and berries We’ve never seen these frozen grapes before so why not? And sorry, I didn’t film the Bentou section that much but there’s a couple doors dedicated to lunchbox food Now on to the good stuff. Do you see the size of this ice cream here? That is huge. Really? Yep Okay note to viewers. You’ll understand why Aiko considers this one liter of ice cream huge in a moment These are our small Haagen Dazs, that’s a lot of flavors. Yep Do you have this many haagen-dazs choices where you’re from? Let us know It’s been a while since I’ve checked out the ice cream section in Canada as you might have noticed There are a lot of individual servings our boxes that contain it compares into Canada small iced treats The pro is that they’re not so big and they’re single servings that don’t contain too many calories Like this one has 209 for example the con I suppose is that you pay more and get less? Except for packaging you get lots of that. Although Japanese packaging is very thin So I’d be interested in comparing how much of a difference in packaging waste there is between Japan and other countries What are we cooking here we’re cooking gyoza How often do we eat Gyoza do you think? Like two times in one month? Yeah, and who usually makes the Gyoza? Um yeah Grandma. Yeah she gives us fresh Gyoza. Yep, but when she’s not there to give us fresh Gyoza. We have frozen Gyoza Yeah, this one is from pal system, which is a co-op grocery delivery service How’s this one taste? This one tastes fine. It is good Okay, so what are we making here we’re making Chahan. Can you make this by yourself If I try like looking at menus But I can’t really. All you do is you pour it in and you stir it. That’s about it. Or mixed it Oh you mean, like this one? (Greg) Yeah, yeah. (Aiko) Okay I thought you meant. (Greg) No the frozen one (Aiko) yes, it’s really easy. Okay, and how did this one taste this one tastes really good? Yeah, I thought it was pretty good the quality What are we seeing here? We’re seeing Hamburg. And how do we cook hamburg? This one we just put it in a pot and take it out like how many seconds? – No, no for real We cooked it for 25 minutes. Oh Okay. – Just for the video, we put it in the pot and then we took it out because I was cooking on the other stove and I didn’t film it. So What’s inside? Cheese Yeah, so cheese and tomato sauce and it’s actually it’s I think it’s all pork might be some beef in it I don’t know. Yeah, what is this? Tantan-men. It kind of looks like the plastic food, doesn’t it? Yes and do you think you can make this on your own? Hmm. I mean like this frozen. Yeah frozen style. Alright, thank ya because you’re seeing the whole thing that’s all you do is you put it into a pot of boiling water and then you put the sauce in and mix. But how did it taste? – It tastes good, like it’s kind of just little little spicy. Yeah, I really liked it Well, so what is this that Mommy is doing? – Well she’s just She’s playing with her food? – No no, she’s not playing. She’s just.. Looks like she is playing. I’ve never seen anyone do that before. – She never does that. – Normally, you mean? – Nope. – Okay. – Never. Tasty. Mm-hmm. Well, and there you are Yeah, it’s kind of hot. – Oh, it’s all like spicy hot, or just temperature hot? – Oh both – oh, okay What about the slurping is that okay Well, it’s fine. If you’re loud, it’s not doesn’t matter And what about this? – Udon. And that looks again like frozen or like it like plastic food kinda. – Yeah And what about the Udon? – Yeah, I like the Udons and Noodles, it was like really soft all the texture So what is this? This is takoyaki Have you ever made this in the microwave oven like this before? – Nope. In comparison to the ones that you cooked at home by yourself versus this microwave one, which one tastes better. Oh well, let me make it. I really made the real one Like this unfrozen one was like mmm Kinda different. – Okay, so like the Chahan was pretty decent right? – Yep But Takoyaki isn’t just not quite the same. – Yeah, it’s not. Yeah not the same. Okay And so we’re just cooking a whole bunch of stuff in the microwave now? – Yep! I guess they’re easy to pop out – Yep! (Aiko) Eh, sorry I need to get that… How is the frozen one in comparison to the fresh one? Oh well the frozen one is like I don’t know how to explain but it’s kind of different you can feel it Maybe the texture is just not the same But did you like it? – Yeah, I liked it Mm-hmm She always wants to be in the videos Kenny Yeah, because we’re kind of spoiled because your grandpa he has ones that he grows on his own farm, right? – Yep! And what is that she’s putting in? – Tarako Spaghetti. How did this spaghetti taste? – It is fine. And so what did you have to do due to the spaghetti? – Oh, we have to mix it for like… the Tarako? – What’s Tarako? – I think it’s like little fish eggs or something. Okay. Yeah Okay, what is this? – It’s ice cream. – So this is frozen meal as well I think Yeah. – Tastes like banana What do you think? – Banana in caramel. – Of course, that’s the name… Good? – Eh yeah, fine. (Shin: Oops, well take the opened one please) What is it, Shin? (Both) Calpico. What is it inside though? It’s like um coffee No, he’s not real coffee but it’s like. Yeah chocolate coffee. It’s really pretty I mean. It’s ice! How’s the grape? Grape. Frozen grape. Frozen grape? That is yummy. I probably don’t like the sweet because it looks like sugar but it wasn’t… I don’t know the milk? I don’t know, just frozen grape. – Yep you are right. Just frozen grape. Hmm, get a bit cold grape. Like in Canada, they’re much bigger all the desserts so you have to eat a lot more So I find in Japan the desserts are like you give you small portion sizes. I like that. Hmm Yeah, so this is what I’m saying this like it’s it’s pretty small. So that’s like 200 and I think 50 calories The thing like in the commercial that’s a big deal. Hey boy He said if you push it and then you go on the side – Really? – Yeah Out of all the frozen food you’ve had today which one’s the best No desserts Chahan – Chahan, okay. – What about the desert? Which one’s the best dessert? Papico. Thanks for watching see you next time bye. What are frozen meals like where you’re from? Because um, which one’s your favorite meal? Tantan-men That sounds like Aiko responding Well because I am. I need them um, Any like Tantan-men and the best? – Yes, I like Tantan-men the best hmm I don’t know. I kind of feel like I like Gyoza. Tantan-men’s pretty good to me. – Really? Wow, that’s That’s great Yeah This ice cream the second best Ice cream doesn’t need to shake. Oh I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to do that

100 comments on “What Japanese Frozen Meals Are Like”

  1. JH L says:

    Another great video! I've also wondered how much packaging waste Japan produces compared to other countries. When I went to Japan, I found the packaging to be quite excessive, especially for fruits. I wonder how much waste and impact it has on the environment. Would love to see a video investigating this further!

  2. ButterToast says:

    While american frozen food be like :"INTO THE UNKNOOOOOWN!"

  3. Rhonda Mancinelli says:

    The cat crawling on the frozen food is disgusting!!!! And like the above comment.. you see one video and you’ve seen them all!!!

  4. hi hello says:

    sometimes i wonder why western countries are considered superior when asia has stuff like THIS

  5. sarah radford says:

    Cat….. did he say cat….. ( seriously, not being rude )

  6. Shanmuga priya says:

    Looks completely unnatural to me…..🙁but i appreciate there effort.

  7. Alyssa Bagasala says:

    my attention was caught by that cute cat.

  8. Crystal Rose Brock says:

    Lots of ketchup used in Japanese cooking. Kool! ✌🏽👌🏽

  9. gagah putra ibrahim says:

    So much plates, so many dishes 🙁

  10. Lokesh Bastia says:

    I am vegetarian. RIP

  11. Rabby Hossain says:

    The kid is good 👌 he drank the milk when I was a kid my mom had to run in the house chasing me to drink milk but I still didn't finish it lol

  12. Pragya Cute says:

    I don't like frozen food, n why they use so much plastic??

  13. Sharath Rameshan says:

    The kids are really hard to impress 😅🤣

  14. Sally Rose says:

    when frozen/instant from japan or asian countries are hella tastier with variety then western frozen/instant foods

  15. Jihan Jamal says:

    So much plastic!!

  16. teahhh says:

    You have a beautiful daughter☺

  17. Mark says:

    Bruh in Japan even their frozen food looks like a 5 star Michelin meal

  18. Tathagat Rout says:

    Boiling everything is a very smart way of cooking #chandler

  19. Mike Mao says:

    Japan. the land of excessive packaging.

  20. Anj Plsenteraname says:

    Your cat is eating the frozen food and opening it

  21. Mo says:

    Wow they don’t look disgusting like the ones in the U.S

  22. Angelynn Almeda says:

    Filipino: *sees siomai and rice

    SiOmAi RiCe🎶 aKo'Y nAgUgUtOm GuStO kOnG-

    Y'all finish the song

  23. ShanochiTV says:

    So technically Japanese frozen foods are way much better than western frozen food? Dang, harsh truth lol.

  24. Divya Indar says:

    Im from India.. we never have like this.. we cook fresh …..

  25. Alien says:

    Freezing nd heating it soon after is not good.. tht too plastic in microwave🙄…. And so much plastic usage.. ☹️☹️

  26. draken865 says:

    You never see the wife , why??

  27. Nekun says:

    Shumai/Shomai is common in our country…

  28. Zareena Ebrahim says:

    Ight imma head out to japan

  29. Max loveko says:

    Wahahaahhaahah super cute cat

  30. Max loveko says:

    I love japans food…i wana live there

  31. FAJAR MULIA says:

    i cant use chop stick,, im 27,, i sometihing wrong with me?

  32. Pringle Mongle says:

    Still delicious

  33. Zayden unicorn says:

    The cat made the video

  34. wyrxpn TM says:

    Got to get me a Japan.

  35. Ann Greeshma Jossy says:

    So that's where all the plastics come from

  36. Yvone Bagtas says:

    Oh its shumaiiii??? In Philippines we call it shomai!!!!

  37. Shaquan says:

    Cat on the table

  38. Alex Taylor says:

    No totinos pizza rolls?

  39. Susilo Silo says:

    Cat cuteee

  40. Salwyn Mathew says:

    She's like a small Gordon Ramsay!!

  41. T-Bone_ CG says:

    Mom:what do u want
    Kid:Spinach
    Me:imma out of here

  42. Ge Te says:

    Are frozen meals healthy?

  43. I love my service Dog says:

    That little boy dug into that rice like he hadn’t eaten in five months I’ve never seen a kid diving the food that fast

  44. I love my service Dog says:

    I would’ve love to see the Bento section that’s what I’ve heard so much about I wish we had that in America and did you say there was some kind of cat food that people eat does that mean it’s made out of cat

  45. eLMo WoN says:

    The cat is the best part of the video

  46. greenbanana1001 says:

    Frozen meals in the uk look and taste like dog crap

  47. Leeann Albritton says:

    Yummy

  48. biyan masca says:

    I don't know why, but 7:28 looks like a ball of cancer lmao

  49. Jungkhar Dangla says:

    Dad, it's huge.😶

  50. Carbon 121 says:

    The Heinz tomato ketchup was the only Japanese I understood 😅

  51. Suzanne Berry says:

    I’m hungry.

  52. Anonymous says:

    Soo much better than the frozen food here in America.

  53. Bala Kondul Films says:

    Binging this right now! 😁😃😊 This should seriously be on Netflix 🤔

  54. Lana Kristin says:

    What song at 1:32 ?

  55. rai x says:

    10:54 3 plugs in 1 socket outlet! it's not good.

  56. 6OJlbWA9l_WuWKA says:

    Прикольная у тебя ДОЧКА !

  57. Worinof says:

    those packaging are very eyecatching. it may become my daily meal 😅

    i sensed a powerfull creativity from his daughter.

  58. Riin Lin says:

    Does our India have this kind of meal???? 🙄🙄🙄

  59. dubu dubu says:

    the only frozen food we have is pizza.

  60. Rose Kay says:

    Most of their food is boiled which is healthy. I’m just interested in the microwave it’s nice lol

  61. Amy GÜRKAN says:

    Lady Borden ice cream please. 😋

  62. Amy GÜRKAN says:

    I bet that cat thinks she has scored seeing all the hooman food on the table 😸

  63. M M says:

    Sadly so much plastic wastes and kids just get very influenced

  64. Cat Flores says:

    Meanwhile, I’m here eating my hot pocket

  65. 1ken1111 says:

    When mom is out of house

  66. mercy apple says:

    People in coments like its so healthy bt sry for me its so unhealthy ,cooking with plastic 🙄

  67. Why do I have 9 subscribers says:

    We don’t have frozen meal. Countryside.

  68. judy says:

    I freeze my grapes too!! Blessings!

  69. Crow says:

    At first I was like "what where'd they find this stuff I don't see it when I go shopping"
    But then I remembered that all I eat is 711 onigiri and sandwichs.

  70. A B says:

    And how much sodium?

  71. Michael Patrick says:

    Slurping is okay in Japan, just to let you know.

    Because in the United States and at your place, Canada, does have some minor standards.

  72. Übermensch says:

    I just want to put my hand through the screen and eat all that tasty food.

  73. Sanjay Somvashi says:

    If this could happen in my country then i am not gonna worry about my cokking skills .

  74. John Maximus Abella Armada says:

    6:30 when u eat it whole but still hot af

  75. BTS ARMY says:

    Looks like u people r pretty busy to make fresh 😯but how can I say It's Good but Not Good…

  76. Breach35Playz Official says:

    6:29 Top 10 Rappers that Eminem is afraid to diss

  77. EXVS - Akaikiri 赤い霧 says:

    Frozen meal in my country ( indonesia ) is just nuggets and frozen french fries hehe he 😂😂😂😭

  78. Khaat says:

    him and his daughter are so cute together 🥺🥺

  79. IHAVENOLIFE 5 says:

    I’m sorry but that kid looks autistic.
    I’ve met one in my life and he act exactly like him.

  80. Petelenuo Keyho says:

    I hope all the plastics can be recycled.

  81. yoga sadewo says:

    the person : explain everything

    cat :
    NOW THIS ALL MINE MYAHAHAHA

  82. hikaru says:

    damn…I'm hungry 🤣

  83. Robin says:

    this isnt all that different compared to american frozen foods. the selection is different but here at my grocery store we also have fried foods, veggies, pasta, meat, and lunch meals.

  84. Uma Mageswari says:

    Too many plastic wrappers..

  85. RIYA SONI says:

    Ye log sab kuch market se hi magante h ya ghar par bhi kuch pakate hain … Too much use of plastic 👎

  86. S&T Dude says:

    well i have never tasted any frozen food except icecream and sweets, but i wish to. i think fresh vegetables have their own flavor which may not be found in frozen ones. I am from west bengal. Our main course lunch is rice. and the rice is kind of drizzled and we must have some curry or pulse with it. I think japanese may like like our foods also if we make it less spicy.

  87. CHoKU Sano says:

    Lot of Japanese buy this product because almost some people don't know how to cook

  88. B O I I — says:

    mf cat just vibin

  89. yuppy Takata says:

    i live in japan and i eat the frozen taco yaki buuuuut before i eat it after i microwave it i put oil in a frying pan and fry it a lil so it could be a really crunchy in the outside but soft and fluffy in the inside delish

  90. Kabita Das says:

    Love from India

  91. Lucy Zhu says:

    When they grow up, the girl is going to have so many male pursuers, and vice versa.

  92. Avocado Senpai says:

    Frozen food yet everything looks healthy compared to the trash we eat here in usa

  93. Jessie Cooper says:

    Did he say cat yaki?

  94. me me says:

    I don't know how people think slurping and eating with their mouths and making that smacking noise doesn't sound like animals. It's rude and disgusting I don't care what country thinks it's okay it's just rude and gross

  95. 1,000 Subscribers With No Video says:

    Shefu Gōdon Ramuzei : SHIIEETTTTT

  96. RY_BlueSkies says:

    Well japan has literally the best food in the world

  97. Oldboy Coco says:

    *puts food on table*

    Shin: proceeds to devour rice

  98. MercyBhk says:

    6:29 probably me and my brother.

  99. Elfan Virnandi says:

    2.04 Kimchi is Korean food n I really don't like it 😱😱😱😱

  100. danang pamungkas says:

    I'm concern about msg (monosodium glutamate) level in that food

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