Japanese Chef Leaves Internet Flabbergasted As He Dips His Hand In Boiling Oil
By Mikelle Leow, 20 Aug 2018
Video screenshot via Yuku1991
If the hot summer already feels like it’s baking you to a crisp, just wait till you see how unbothered this Japanese chef is about heat.
Internet users from Japan have been left tongue-tied after seeing footage of a chef at Tenkin, a tempura joint near Mount Fuji, deep-frying foods with his bare hand dunked into scalding hot oil.
Shared by ‘Yuku1991’ from Twitter, the eatery’s owner and chef is seen immersing a battered egg yolk in a pot of cooking oil with his right hand. Unfazed, he proceeds to deep-fry the next egg.
Per SoraNews24, netizens have cried out wondering if the man has lost all feeling in his hand.
A more legitimate explanation, however, is that the method is an instance of the Leidenfrost effect. When a liquid is near contact of a much hotter substance than its boiling point, an insulating layer of vapor will be formed to prevent the liquid from boiling.
Don’t test this theory at home, though. Such things are better left to the experts. If you’re keen to check this place out, Tenkin is located in front of Hamamatsu Station in Shizuoka, Japan.
現時点の人生で一番好きな飲食店は、浜松駅前にある天錦。税込1,000円で最高の天丼が食べられる。店主は職人技を極めすぎて天ぷら油に素手突っ込んで卵黄揚げてる。これ口で言うとみんなに「は？」って顔されるけど言葉通りのパフォーマンスだから動画で見て。 pic.twitter.com/Ycu20RBECe— ゆく nʞnʎ (@Yuku1991) August 15, 2018
天丼は海老2尾、ハゼ(魚)、海苔、大葉の梅干し挟み、卵黄の天ぷらが乗っかってて、これの他にあさりの味噌汁、お漬物、そしてタイミングを見計らって出てくる海老の海苔巻きの天ぷら。これで1,000円。コスパお化け。近場行ったらみんなぜひ寄って。 pic.twitter.com/ezyPJp8uLC— ゆく nʞnʎ (@Yuku1991) August 15, 2018
[via SoraNews24, video and images via Yuku1991]
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