Cooking in the 21st Century
March 26, 2015 4:46 PM   Subscribe

3 Second Cooking, in Japan: Fried Shrimp and Fried Dumplings.
posted by Chocolate Pickle (38 comments total) 28 users marked this as a favorite
 
OK, I know I say this a lot, but this--this--is the best thing Japan has ever done.
posted by phunniemee at 4:53 PM on March 26, 2015 [15 favorites]


Weren't these commercials posted here before, or at least the shrimp one?
posted by DoctorFedora at 4:55 PM on March 26, 2015 [4 favorites]


Well hey, might as well add a couple of entertaining Japanese commercials too. http://www.trygroup.co.jp/cm/ is an ad campaign using repurposed footage from an old Heidi anime. My favorite is probably No. 2.
posted by DoctorFedora at 5:03 PM on March 26, 2015


To be noted it's a riff on the ever popular Kewpie 3 Minute Cooking.
posted by damo at 5:05 PM on March 26, 2015 [3 favorites]


The dumplings look super tasty, but would flying through the jets of flame really cook them all the way through? Even if it is total fiction, I still like the concept and want to see it applied to increasingly complicated dishes.
posted by Dip Flash at 5:18 PM on March 26, 2015 [3 favorites]


Okay, the first one, not knowing what was coming, had me in gods-honest-truth hysterics. Good show.
posted by Navelgazer at 5:19 PM on March 26, 2015 [7 favorites]


applied to increasingly complicated dishes

Same. Turducken, next?
posted by slater at 5:20 PM on March 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


Weren't these commercials posted here before, or at least the shrimp one?
yes.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 5:27 PM on March 26, 2015 [2 favorites]


JUST PRESS THE BOTTOM
posted by chavenet at 5:42 PM on March 26, 2015 [3 favorites]


How come the host is surprised BOTH times when whoever presses the button making the foodthings go PEW PEW? I was startled the first time. But the second time, I knew what to expect. If it weren't for my lack of knowledge regarding the Japanese language, culture, and traditions, I could host this show much more calmly.
posted by not_on_display at 5:44 PM on March 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


In-universe, I think she's surprised the second time because the cook jumps the lunch-gun on her.
posted by Navelgazer at 5:47 PM on March 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


Yes, but are the gyoza as good as my favorites?
posted by curious nu at 5:50 PM on March 26, 2015


Somewhere, Rube Goldberg is smiling. And getting hungry.
posted by datawrangler at 5:58 PM on March 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


Yes, but are the gyoza as good as my favorites?

Oh man, Ohsho. It's like Panda Express met Denny's.
posted by DoctorFedora at 6:03 PM on March 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


No idea what they are saying, but I think I've just found a new ringtone.
posted by spock at 6:04 PM on March 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


The dumplings look super tasty, but would flying through the jets of flame really cook them all the way through?

My off the cuff response would be "not even remotely", but I'm not exceedingly familiar with the thermodynamics of cooking. I do know that it's not really a linear response, e.g. cooking something at twice the temperature doesn't mean it'll cook in half the time (or even produce the same results). Most likely is the exterior gets a nice burn and the inside is still raw, similar to how you might sear a tuna steak with a torch.

If you really wanted to do something this... adventurous in your own home, you'd probably want to pre-cook the filling.
posted by backseatpilot at 6:04 PM on March 26, 2015


I am a part of the Lean (manufacturing) leaders at work, and you bet I'm going to be showing this to the next group of people I train.

"How long do you think it takes to make fried shrimp?"
posted by Fig at 6:07 PM on March 26, 2015 [5 favorites]


Fig, I will never look at a kaizen in the same way.
posted by advicepig at 6:10 PM on March 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


The dumplings look super tasty, but would flying through the jets of flame really cook them all the way through?

Yeah, absolutely not. It takes time for heat to pass through materials, and heat transfer from gases (e.g. fireballs) is much slower than heat transfer through solids or liquids.

Put it this way, have you ever waved a marshmallow through a campfire? Even in the hottest part of the flame, it takes seconds for the outside to heat up to burning, and if you pull it out once it's lit and blow it out, the outer layer will be ash but the centre will still be room temperature.
posted by Homeboy Trouble at 6:15 PM on March 26, 2015


Oh my, that made me laugh and laugh. PUSH THE BUTTON!
posted by xingcat at 6:20 PM on March 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


Half flagging. Half a double post.

Which is a single post.

Which means, umm.

Hey, have you seen that video with cats and the bananas?

Bananas!
posted by eriko at 6:58 PM on March 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


Was it just me or did DoCoMo ADVERTISE mobile 4G service that reaches speeds of 225Mbs? Great marketing!!!!
posted by Funmonkey1 at 7:04 PM on March 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


Of course the dumpling got cooked - the catcher had a hot plate in his mitt.
posted by idiopath at 7:22 PM on March 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


The dumplings look super tasty, but would flying through the jets of flame really cook them all the way through?

Yeah, absolutely not. It takes time for heat to pass through materials, and heat transfer from gases (e.g. fireballs) is much slower than heat transfer through solids or liquids.
--Homeboy Trouble

They should have them pass through a microwave beam generated by a powerful magnetron, then save the flames at the end to make the exterior crispy.
posted by eye of newt at 8:14 PM on March 26, 2015 [3 favorites]


There's a short list of countries I want to visit and Japan is at the top of it. People, food, art, beauty and the delightfully weird.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 9:00 PM on March 26, 2015 [2 favorites]


DoctorFedora: "Oh man, Ohsho. It's like Panda Express met Denny's."

You take that back! And then say it a few more times so you can take it back even more!!
posted by Bugbread at 9:17 PM on March 26, 2015 [3 favorites]


the delightfully weird

This is an advertisement, so is mean to be 'weird'.

Please do visit Japan but note that Japanese people view many aspects of Western cultures as 'weird' as well.
posted by gen at 10:28 PM on March 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


DoctorFedora: "Oh man, Ohsho. It's like Panda Express met Denny's."

Bugbread: You take that back! And then say it a few more times so you can take it back even more!!

That's true — Denny's doesn't have that weird thing going where each individual location gets to have its own unique menu with very little consistency of any sort beyond a surprisingly small number of key menu items. One of the two in town here has a menu like the Cheesecake Factory, just pages and pages and pages of all sorts of cheap craziness. The other one has lower prices, overstuffed gyoza, and the cigarette-laden smell of an old bowling alley.

It's hard to actively dislike Ohsho unless you made the mistake of ordering ramen.
posted by DoctorFedora at 1:24 AM on March 27, 2015 [1 favorite]


Why not compute the cooling time required to lower the temperature to optimal eating heat, together with the proper trajectory, shell the prawns in advance and simply fire them directly into the diner's mouth? You could add a lemon juice stage if necessary. Would that really be too much to ask?
posted by kinnakeet at 6:41 AM on March 27, 2015 [2 favorites]


The dumplings look super tasty, but would flying through the jets of flame really cook them all the way through?

Pretty sure that was a wave-motion gun, not jets of flame.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 6:51 AM on March 27, 2015


I call bullshit. Objects flying quickly through non adhesive heat sources can barely get warm. Not only is there the leidenfrost effect but try kiting your hand over/through a candle flame sometime. Or testing the heat of a pan or even a barbecue with your hand. Is your hand cooked? Then neither are the shrimp or dumplings.
posted by kalessin at 6:53 AM on March 27, 2015 [1 favorite]


next thing you know someone is going to tell me that that company never actually hired an office linebacker
posted by DoctorFedora at 7:54 AM on March 27, 2015 [6 favorites]


Kerosene: the real fifth flavor. Umami is a ruse.
posted by Nelson at 7:58 AM on March 27, 2015 [1 favorite]


Best gyoza I ever had was at Sapporo Restaurant in midtown Manhattan. Truly sublime.

And now I'm hungry. In Florida. ::sniff::
posted by Splunge at 10:00 AM on March 27, 2015


We are ON THIS ONE. Stay tuned.
posted by asavage at 10:38 AM on March 27, 2015 [13 favorites]


We are ON THIS ONE. Stay tuned.

I'm looking forward to the testing of the Gyoza Press Catcher's Mitt. I mean, fire's cool and all, but I wanna see that mitt working.
posted by RakDaddy at 10:55 AM on March 27, 2015 [1 favorite]


asavage: "We are ON THIS ONE. Stay tuned."

For just a second I thought you were on getting great dumplings in Florida. Now I'm sad.
posted by Splunge at 11:34 AM on March 27, 2015


As usual, the mise en place is where all the real work happens.
posted by TedW at 4:01 AM on March 28, 2015


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