This is part one of a two-parts episode. Part two is availabe here: Food Marathon – Gyoza (2/2).
A new episode, a new Kedomas collab. I love what he’s doing for this website, and I won’t ever get tired of thanking him.
Do you like gyoza (or steamed dumpling)? I personally love them. I could eat them nonstop, for hours, for days… or at least, that’s what I used to believe before this episode.
Our members are going through all the 32 shops (as of September 2009) of Gyoza-no-ousho (Gyoza’s King – a popular japanese gyoza restaurants chain) in Tokyo, with a quota of 6 shops each. In other words, to complete this relay, each one of them has to go through at least 6 shops (meaning 36 gyoza each) and pass the sash to the next runner as they move from one shop to another, until they reach the last one before 23:30, the deadline in which the stores will be closed.
The marathon is going to start from Hosei and the sash is going to be passed to every other member, one by one. Will they be able to complete it? Or will they perish while attempting this hard task?
– Tokyo is divided in 23 special wards known as “ku” in japanese (ex: Shinjuku-ku, Arawaka-ku etc.). I know it’s always hard to translate the word “ku” in english, so I simply chose the word “ward” for “ku”.
– At 5:14 Hosei talks about being hospitalized two years prior to this episode (in 2007). That’s from when they were shooting No Laughing Hospital. As you can remember, Yamazaki got recently hospitalized during its filming and had to leave halfway through it. Also – unrelated and stupid – in this hilarious clip from it, he wishes he could eat some gyoza now that he can’t eat anything because of his surgery. Foreshadowing?
That’s it for now, remember to watch part 2 of this episode. Thanks for watching, have a nice day!
episode #970, aired 2009/09/06