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June 28, 2013 5:05 AM   Subscribe

"Hi, I am Francis, the host of this show - Cooking With Dog." We will be cooking Choux Creme (Cream Puffs) / Tako-meshi (Mixed Rice with Octopus) / Cheese in Hamburg / Chicken Curry / Okonomiyaki / Agedashi Tofu / Yaki Gyoza / Bento Lunch Box / Green Tea Ice Cream. "Good luck in the kitchen!" (Previously)
posted by Katemonkey (26 comments total) 58 users marked this as a favorite

 
I didn't know I needed this YouTube Channel until now.

But seriously, after watching one video, I get the sense that these recipes are authentic... And with "Francis" translating I kind of feel like I could do this. Does anybody have other recommendations for Japanese cooking videos for English speakers?
posted by absquatulate at 5:34 AM on June 28, 2013


Runnyrunny999 is good, he cooks all sorts of interesting foods.
posted by ottergrrl at 5:47 AM on June 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


Cooking with Dog is how I learned how to make Katsudon. Mmmmmm, katsudon.
posted by netd at 5:50 AM on June 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


Cooking with Dog is one of those things that makes me feel better when I'm in a terrible mood.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 5:51 AM on June 28, 2013 [2 favorites]


I've been a devoted fan of Cooking with Dog for a while. I've cooked the gyoza recipe and it was great!

We often repeat a few of the notable lines that come up again and again like "Remove-ah the foam"
posted by fontophilic at 5:54 AM on June 28, 2013


There is absolutely nothing that cheers me up more than watching one of these recipes. Particularly if the narrator has to say "Worcestershire Sauce" which invariably seems to end up with many more vowels than expected. So much tasty food!!
posted by ninazer0 at 5:58 AM on June 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


Massive fan of the Hiroshima style okonomiyaki rather than the Kansai style linked above.
posted by edd at 6:00 AM on June 28, 2013


Note: no dogs are actually cooked.
posted by Curious Artificer at 6:03 AM on June 28, 2013 [5 favorites]


Thanks for clearing that up, because I watched like three videos and no dog has been eaten. It just sits there. Waiting. Probably knowing. But what? That he gets the food after the woman is done? Or that he might be next?
posted by KMB at 6:06 AM on June 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


The cooking with dog facebook group is also pretty great
posted by smackwich at 6:14 AM on June 28, 2013


i had a huge breakfast but i watched the okonomiyaki one and now im die hungry
posted by seanmpuckett at 6:23 AM on June 28, 2013


Cooking with Dog has an excellent gyudon recipe. Also it's probably my favorite youtube cooking channel.
posted by agress at 6:27 AM on June 28, 2013


Thanks for clearing that up, because I watched like three videos and no dog has been eaten. It just sits there.

Many years ago I read an autobiography of a soviet defector who had been a GRU trainee during World War II. His superiors had discovered that he had an irrational fear of frogs and snails and had decided to break him of it. The put frogs and snails in his bedroll and did other things to expose him to his fear, but nothing really worked. Finally they put him in a little room and showed him what they said was footage of a woman in Paris actually eating snails. You could tell it was Paris (he wrote) because there was a large french poodle sitting next to the woman. But even as a naive young soldier, he knew the footage was fake. He knew things were bad in France, but no one would eat snails with a perfectly good poodle sitting right there.
posted by The Bellman at 6:38 AM on June 28, 2013 [4 favorites]


Massive fan of the Hiroshima style okonomiyaki rather than the Kansai style linked above.

You are insane, sir! Osaka-style forever!
posted by GenjiandProust at 6:48 AM on June 28, 2013 [1 favorite]



Cooking with Dog ?

Chili con cane, my darling . . .
 
posted by Herodios at 7:15 AM on June 28, 2013


You are insane, sir! Osaka-style forever!

You got my vote. You can have okonomiyaki, you can have yakisoba, but both together is just wrong. WRONG. I don't hate the addition of pork belly strips though. In fact, I use bacon when I make okonomiyaki and it tastes even better IMO.

Also, yama imo? Is this usually added? I've never used it before and it still comes out great, but it's never exactly the same dish I used to eat in Japan. I feel like I just found the secret ingredient.
posted by Hoopo at 7:31 AM on June 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


Thanks for clearing that up, because I watched like three videos and no dog has been eaten. It just sits there. Waiting. Probably knowing. But what? That he gets the food after the woman is done? Or that he might be next?
posted by KMB at 6:06 AM on June 28 [+] [!]

There is a bottleshop around the corner from my house owned by people that have an awesome dog that just often sits on the counter watching customers come in and out and soliciting pats. That bottleshop is best bottleshop.
posted by Hello, I'm David McGahan at 7:53 AM on June 28, 2013


Oh man, I can't believe this hasn't been posted before. Cooking with Dog was a staple of my college years.
posted by WidgetAlley at 7:57 AM on June 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


Cooking With Cat involves a lot more tripping over Cat, stepping on Cat's tail, and feeling extremely guilty for stepping on Cat's tail.
posted by maryr at 7:59 AM on June 28, 2013 [8 favorites]


Cooking with Dog is the first YouTube channel I ever subscribed to. Love love LOVE it!

I wish my dogs were that good in the kitchen. Instead, it's all "Mommy, are you cooking bacon? Mommy, are you cooking bacon? Mommy, are you cooking bacon? Mommy, are you cooking bacon? Mommy, are you cooking bacon?" ad infinitum.
posted by magstheaxe at 8:30 AM on June 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


I really enjoy how utterly apathetic the dog looks throughout the preparation process, because it makes the barely contained excited quivering during the OMG NOMS time even more entertaining.
posted by elizardbits at 8:34 AM on June 28, 2013 [3 favorites]


Gyudon

Personal favorite. Made it more times than I can count.
posted by E3 at 10:51 AM on June 28, 2013


fontophilic: We often repeat a few of the notable lines that come up again and again like "Remove-ah the foam"

Earlier videos have the narrator using the phrase "skim the scum" and it is interesting to see the changeover wherein they must have realized this was an unappetizing way to describe the process.

I still like to hear the inserted 'gu' at the end of the word 'egg' any time the narrator says it.

Like The Great Big Mulp, these videos make me feel good crap days.
posted by oflinkey at 5:48 PM on June 28, 2013


This is really charming.
posted by rogueepicurean at 11:04 PM on June 28, 2013


Bad dog.
GET OFF THE BENCH.
posted by Mezentian at 7:13 AM on June 30, 2013


(Also, dog I can see being a Korean dish, and Chinese, but Japanese? No. You should feel bad for making these jokes. And if I could remember where I read the story about the 100yo Japanese dog breeder... I WOULD MAKE YOU FEEL BAD.)
posted by Mezentian at 7:14 AM on June 30, 2013


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