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April 12, 2009 7:11 AM   Subscribe

Cooking with Dog is a fantastic Japanese cooking show on YouTube - but don't worry, they don't actually cook dogs. It's just that in Japan, an internet cooking show comprised of short videos of simple Japanese recipes just wouldn't be interesting unless it was narrated by a talking poodle. Katsudon / Oden / Gyudon
posted by billysumday (26 comments total) 33 users marked this as a favorite

 
I tried the Katsudon recipe last night and it was fast, easy, and delicious. Talking dog or no, this is a fantastic reference for how to prepare and cook traditional Japanese recipes.
posted by billysumday at 7:13 AM on April 12, 2009


... and the poodle can help you sweat off those extra pounds.
posted by bonobothegreat at 7:16 AM on April 12, 2009


My wife "cooks with dog" all the time: with a beautiful, cobra-fast, thieving dalmatian (a.k.a, her sous chef).
posted by RichardS at 7:30 AM on April 12, 2009 [2 favorites]


RichardS: "My wife "cooks with dog" all the time: with a beautiful, cobra-fast, thieving dalmatian (a.k.a, her sous chef)."

Indeed. For dog owners, the challenge is cooking without dog. I don't call my whippet Reggie "every chef's pal" for nothing.
posted by Joe Beese at 7:35 AM on April 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


I was hoping this was going to be a Korean cookery show.

Man's tastiest friend.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 7:45 AM on April 12, 2009


These are good! And I LOVE the "dog" narrator's accent.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:53 AM on April 12, 2009


that dog's english is surprisingly good.
posted by mexican at 8:03 AM on April 12, 2009 [3 favorites]


I cook with my husky, she lies on the floor in the middle of the kitchen, waiting for me to drop something. And, in all honesty, her accent is not as difficult to understand as that poodle!
posted by HuronBob at 8:09 AM on April 12, 2009


that dog's english is surprisingly good.

And uses Fahrenheit? Hmm...
posted by tmcw at 8:25 AM on April 12, 2009


Aside from the constant worry I have that the dog is going to catch fire at any moment, these are great!
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 9:36 AM on April 12, 2009


And uses Fahrenheit? Hmm...

Yeah, that surprised me too... ;)
posted by SAnderka at 9:39 AM on April 12, 2009


The katsudon looks mighty tasty. I'm going to have to watch that again and take notes.
I'm not sure I understand why the human got English subs but the dog was dubbed though.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 9:40 AM on April 12, 2009


composed of short videos. composed.
posted by rxrfrx at 9:42 AM on April 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


rxfrx: Is this a grammar thing I'm missing? The interwebs tell me:
com⋅prise—Idiom
4. be comprised of, to consist of; be composed of: The sales network is comprised of independent outlets and chain stores.

posted by billysumday at 10:04 AM on April 12, 2009


The katsudon looks mighty tasty. I'm going to have to watch that again and take notes.

FYI, the Japanese-specific ingredients, like the mirin and dashi, can be found at most big grocery stores with an "ethnic foods" section. Of course, if you live in a larger city, you can find a lot of these ingredients at a generic "Asian grocery" or even, if you're really lucky, a Japanese grocery.
posted by billysumday at 10:09 AM on April 12, 2009


If this were narrated by a Border Collie, he would be correcting the chef.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 10:12 AM on April 12, 2009


compose vs. comprise

(Great videos, thanks!)
posted by sappidus at 10:28 AM on April 12, 2009


(probably a better compose-comprise link)
posted by sappidus at 10:33 AM on April 12, 2009


I liked the one about the Onigiri. I've been curious about them for ages now, because I keep seeing them in movies, where they appear to play the role of comfort food, so I was very curious as to why people would get so excited about what just appeared to be a big ball of rice, wrapped with a sheet of Nori.

I'm disappointed to learn that Umeboshi isn't made from pickled Victoria Plums though.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 10:35 AM on April 12, 2009


I love it, thanks! I was really happy to see ichigo daifuku and omurice on there, so delicious!
posted by lizbunny at 11:46 AM on April 12, 2009


That dog did a better job of showing how to make takoyaki than Korean boy band Tohoshinki.
posted by needled at 11:59 AM on April 12, 2009


Yes! I've been learning to make Japanese food for a while now and cookbooks sometimes have trouble explaining certain things. Thanks for this.

Hiromi has some easy and delicious recipes, if you can get around her difficulties with English.
posted by Grimp0teuthis at 1:21 PM on April 12, 2009


At first I thought "Hey, the dog is just explaining the steps, how boring."

After watching for a while, I thought "Hey, the dog is just explaining the steps, how awesome!"
posted by JHarris at 2:02 PM on April 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


That dog sounds kinda like the dwarf from Twin Peaks.
posted by pwb503 at 2:08 PM on April 12, 2009


So then the horse says, "holy shit, a talking dog!"
posted by dmd at 4:08 PM on April 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


I would feel more reassured about the chef's intentions were the dog not actually sitting on a hot-plate.
posted by bicyclefish at 10:36 AM on April 13, 2009


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