Herrine Ro: If you left me here, just alone, for five minutes, I would polish this off, easy. Hi, guys. It’s Herrine. So, today, we are in front of Otaku Katsu. It is a new restaurant specializing in Japanese fast-casual comfort food. It opened up about a month ago, and the place is already packed. I am so excited to try this place out because katsu sandos are
one of my favorite foods, and I wanna see what
all this fuss is about, so let’s go in. Key to Japanese comfort
food is the tamago sando, a light egg-salad sandwich
found in convenience stores throughout the country. Now, an egg-salad sandwich
might not seem like something worth queuing up for, but trust me, when done right, it’s the
best thing you’ll eat. Originally made in Japan, these sandos took Los
Angeles by storm last year, and now it’s finally New York’s turn to dish out the goods. Otaku Katsu opened this
September in Lower Manhattan by Dimitri and Christine, who met working in the restaurant industry and quickly realized their
shared love of Japanese food. Christine Argao-Voutsinas:
Well, first we just talked about getting drinks, and then eventually we both found that we
love, love, love to eat and explore different cuisines, but we found especially a lot of affection for Japanese cuisine. Herrine: After multiple
trips to Japan together and many late nights at Japanese izakayas, the couple decided to
venture out on their own. Christine: So, “sando” is
“sandwich” in Japanese, and what’s really important
is the ingredients. So, using the traditional
Japanese white bread, which is called shokupan, along with good old classic Kewpie mayo, cooking those eggs to, not so hard-boiled, but just shy of, and then
arranging it on your shokupan, that nice, bright, lively yolk, which is so important to the presentation. And, of course, cutting off the crusts you have your classic tamago sando. Dimitri Voutsinas So, every
day, I’m going through 15 dozen eggs just for that one sandwich. Herrine: Everything that
I love about my childhood is on this plate. I grew up eating Calbee
seaweed potato chips, and one of my favorite meals, growing up, that my mom made me was her egg salad. And this is just another
elevation of that, because they actually
put in half whole eggs, so that when you cut it,
you see these beautiful whole pieces of egg. That bread is plush, man. OK, so obviously I’m gonna say that my mom’s egg-salad
sandwich is better, but this is close. Oh, my God, if you’ve
never had milk bread, Japanese milk bread, you
are completely missing out. They are the perfect base for a sandwich because they’re so plush and so airy and still kind of, like, creamy. It just pairs perfectly
with the egg sando. A little pro tip, get a seaweed chip. [crunches] That’s the way to do it. Another restaurant favorite
is the katsu sando, which chef Dimitri makes
with a full chicken breast instead of a thinner cutlet,
like you’d see in Japan. It’s covered in store-bought
panko and then deep-fried. The milk bread is char-grilled and doused with imported katsu sauce
and a red cabbage coleslaw. I love the grill marks on this bread. What’s better than regular milk bread? Grilled milk bread. I’m a sauce girl. I like more of this tonkatsu sauce. I actually quite like how they
use the chicken breast as is, instead of pounding it down really thinly, because I feel like it
retains a lot more juiciness and it doesn’t take away
from the crunchy breading. Solid sandwich. Otaku Katsu also offers something
a little less traditional. The BEC katsu starts with
a soft-boiled duck egg, which is coated in a bacon
and Gruyère béchamel sauce, breaded in panko, and deep-fried. This looks like a dish that
my mom would prepare for me for lunch, but just a
restaurant version of it. My mom would never
perfectly boil a duck egg, no shade. It looks like a Scotch egg. It’s crunchy. If you left me here, just
alone, for five minutes, I would polish this off, easy. This is the best part. All the runny egg yolk has
seeped through the rice. The residual oil, it’s all
down here in this bottom. Customer: Today, I ordered the BEC. It’s a little bit like
a Japanese Scotched egg. This katsu was totally different
because it’s a duck egg. Totally a different taste,
and it was really fantastic. Herrine: With a tiny storefront even by New York standards, Dimitri and Christine are dedicated to keeping the food focused
on comfort classics. Christine: We’re working
with 300 square feet, total. Dimitri: I have to keep
the menu tight and small, so we had to pick and
choose what we put on there. Very curated menu. How we decided was, what would we want to eat every day and not get sick of? And it has a little mix of everything, ’cause that’s comfort food. That’s exactly what it is. Producer: What do you love?
Herrine: Mayonnaise. Mayonnaise and me?

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  • November 16, 2019 at 5:00 pm
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    Love eggs 🙂 Thanx for the vid. CHeck my channel out too 🙂

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  • November 16, 2019 at 5:02 pm
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  • November 16, 2019 at 5:02 pm
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  • November 16, 2019 at 5:02 pm
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    .

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  • November 16, 2019 at 5:03 pm
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    Tot

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  • November 16, 2019 at 5:03 pm
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    My love egg!!! 😍😍

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  • November 16, 2019 at 5:03 pm
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    🤤🤤🤤🤤

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  • November 16, 2019 at 5:05 pm
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    im early stream dance in the apocalypse by eden

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  • November 16, 2019 at 5:05 pm
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    9

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  • November 16, 2019 at 5:05 pm
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    I used to hate egg sandwiches
    But seeing this made my mouth water. Yum I'm literally drooling 🤤

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  • November 16, 2019 at 5:06 pm
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    https://youtu.be/SfF5014ILQY check this out, please…

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  • November 16, 2019 at 5:07 pm
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    Me : I want to go there!

    Also me : Does not live in NYC

    Also me : Yah I am too lazy, the plane tickets are too expensive too.

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  • November 16, 2019 at 5:07 pm
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    A fuckin egg salad sandwich 😂😂😂 TooooooK LA by STORM last year 💁!!!! BAAAhahahahahaah

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  • November 16, 2019 at 5:08 pm
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    74 becz pf low network 😛😛😛

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  • November 16, 2019 at 5:09 pm
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    Her facelift is so tight it wrinkles kindaaa bad in all the wrong spots- When she squints or like smiles. You can tell her skin is maaaad tight lmaoo

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  • November 16, 2019 at 5:09 pm
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    Someone’s ego finally well fed

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  • November 16, 2019 at 5:10 pm
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    Lol imm late

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  • November 16, 2019 at 5:10 pm
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    You win Empire of Japan you captured US using the forbidden techniques.

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  • November 16, 2019 at 5:11 pm
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    Wow!!
    Damn
    this looks legit nad so delicious broooo !!! Who else liked it
    Make this grey to blue
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  • November 16, 2019 at 5:11 pm
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    Do New Yorkers line up for everything?

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  • November 16, 2019 at 5:11 pm
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    Yummy

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  • November 16, 2019 at 5:12 pm
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    Looks at thumbnail
    This is gonna be good.

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  • November 16, 2019 at 5:14 pm
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    “The place is packed” well yeah if it’s 300 square feet then that’s not hard

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  • November 16, 2019 at 5:15 pm
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    So her mom is better than this resteraunt….

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  • November 16, 2019 at 5:15 pm
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    Man these meals tasty, especially 🇯🇵 style 🥚🥪🤤

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  • November 16, 2019 at 5:15 pm
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    sorry, thats insane. you can make an egg salad sandwich like that at home with little work. People complain about big business preying on consumers, but when consumers are this gullible………its like free money. $11 !!!!! for an egg sandwich??? thats silly.

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  • November 16, 2019 at 5:17 pm
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    Food Insider can you do a video of eating at Famous Dave's Barbecue.

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  • November 16, 2019 at 5:17 pm
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    Her face couldn't get any flatter…

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  • November 16, 2019 at 5:17 pm
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    She mentioned her mother so many times I forgot who she was reviewing 🤫….I’d be a lil salty if it were my restaurant especially when she says “My moms egg sandwich is better”

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  • November 16, 2019 at 5:18 pm
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    Packed? 6-8 people in a shoebox

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  • November 16, 2019 at 5:20 pm
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    That girl is WAY to beautiful for that man 🤢

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  • November 16, 2019 at 5:20 pm
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    More hipster bullshit

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  • November 16, 2019 at 5:22 pm
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    The place is packed, and so sandos are PACKED with flavor, too!

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  • November 16, 2019 at 5:23 pm
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    Well, the guy is well batting above his station with her.

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  • November 16, 2019 at 5:24 pm
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    1:28 When you dont like the guy, but still have to manage the restaurant with him

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  • November 16, 2019 at 5:26 pm
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    How exactly is this a Japanese sandwich

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  • November 16, 2019 at 5:26 pm
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    Delicious

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  • November 16, 2019 at 5:27 pm
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    Very rude review, comparing the sandwich to her moms and saying her moms is better, so rude and unprofessional, that’s why I don’t take reviews seriously 😒, very bias video.

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  • November 16, 2019 at 5:28 pm
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    0:27 😂😂😂 look behind

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  • November 16, 2019 at 5:29 pm
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    Wow didn't know egg salad sandwich. My childhood Poverty meal would become so famous. You guys suck

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  • November 16, 2019 at 5:31 pm
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    Is NYC very crowded?

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  • November 16, 2019 at 5:35 pm
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    Why she keeps talking about her mom?Who f….. Cares

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  • November 16, 2019 at 5:36 pm
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    0:02 was so satisfying 🤩 I never get the proper consistency 😒

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  • November 16, 2019 at 5:53 pm
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    TL;DR It's good but her mom does it better #noshade

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  • November 16, 2019 at 5:59 pm
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    Next time, make a video about your mom's "perfect cooking"

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  • November 16, 2019 at 6:01 pm
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    It looks good, I like that it's small and simple with a small menu.

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  • November 16, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    "Pro tip!"
    -Doesn't scoop egg with the chip

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  • November 16, 2019 at 6:36 pm
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    Konbi in LA makes those sandwiches but better!

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  • November 16, 2019 at 6:44 pm
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    Do more California and less NYC!! 😭😭🤤

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  • November 16, 2019 at 6:54 pm
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    Herrine, you are terrible. I mean really bad….

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  • November 16, 2019 at 6:55 pm
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    Wow she hella pretty☺. And dem sandwiches lookin good as hell🗿

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  • November 16, 2019 at 7:05 pm
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    Her Korean face is so ugly and disgusting, plz change it.

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  • November 16, 2019 at 7:07 pm
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    herin's mouth isso small

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  • November 16, 2019 at 7:07 pm
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    you can tell she didnt even like it but wanted to be semi-nice. If it was that good she wouldnt have mentioned her mom's shitty egg sandwich.

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  • November 16, 2019 at 7:17 pm
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    I ate more egg salad sandos in Kobe City when I lived there for four years than the entire 25+ years of my life beforehand lol. Milk bread is just amazing and really makes the experience delicious. Even 7-11 egg sandos are better than anything you could get here in the states they’re that good. Porku katsu sandos are my favorite though especially after a long night out and it’s 4am and you’re delirious at an izikaya close to home lol. Good memories

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  • November 16, 2019 at 7:20 pm
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    Edmund Kemper like this.

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  • November 16, 2019 at 7:31 pm
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    J'ai faim….

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  • November 16, 2019 at 7:35 pm
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    I’m curious if her mother owns a restaurant…

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  • November 16, 2019 at 8:15 pm
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    In our language(Filipino), sando means t-shirt. West too obsessed w/ these Japanese cuisine lately..

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  • November 16, 2019 at 8:39 pm
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    Its look so yummi 😋

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  • November 16, 2019 at 9:05 pm
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    Please get a host with a bigger mouth ! Just creepy

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  • November 16, 2019 at 9:06 pm
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    Y’all could’ve picked someone else to review

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  • November 16, 2019 at 9:27 pm
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    I hate the new "comment section" placement.
    Wtf Youtube?

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  • November 16, 2019 at 9:27 pm
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    It looks good af

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  • November 16, 2019 at 9:44 pm
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    Liars, they visited la and was like let’s do the same but in nyc😂

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  • November 16, 2019 at 9:54 pm
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    This is sad. Imagine paying for this food.

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  • November 16, 2019 at 9:55 pm
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    Aint this the same egg sandwich place like the one in LA that sells their sandwiches for 15 dollars

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  • November 16, 2019 at 10:20 pm
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    this is cringe

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  • November 16, 2019 at 10:31 pm
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    Where is your home girl ?

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  • November 16, 2019 at 10:32 pm
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    TAMAGO sandwiches

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  • November 16, 2019 at 10:55 pm
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    Get her out of here!! She’s so revolting and I want to enjoy these videos but I can’t – she lowers the standards of these videos with her poor commentary

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  • November 16, 2019 at 11:11 pm
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    I wonder how much they sell these for?

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  • November 16, 2019 at 11:12 pm
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    Anyone else triggered by the empty space on the bread when they spread the egg filling?

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  • November 16, 2019 at 11:21 pm
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    $10 for an egg sandwich that cost 6cents to make

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  • November 16, 2019 at 11:26 pm
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    Former art students with max student debt Take on huge debt to sell meme foods at 1000x mark-ups. The meme foods are foods popular with asian children and convenience stores in Asia. welcome to 2020 America.

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  • November 16, 2019 at 11:33 pm
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    Right now, for me, everything in NY is mostly expensive 🙁 (i mean in my country, $10 per day just for food is that i already feel rich).

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  • November 16, 2019 at 11:46 pm
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    What’s up with the crust? Who’s eating those? They better have a container to save those for later.

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  • November 16, 2019 at 11:52 pm
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    Her mouth in small

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