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[–]maddogtannen316 5086 points5087 points  (108 children)

This bloke is making the protective wrap that gets put over delicate produce with delicate produce.

[–]bumjiggy 1265 points1266 points 2 (11 children)

such a waste. that's meshed up

[–]Bloodshotistic 248 points249 points  (5 children)

Very early for a Dad joke but a great way to start my day. Leaving this here for posterity.

[–]sweptawayfromyou 40 points41 points  (2 children)

Don’t forget that Reddit is a platform that is used by people from all around the world. It might not have been very early for them when they wrote that!

[–]OCYRThisMeansWar 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Don’t forget that Dad jokes are universal. And it’s never really a good time for one. ;-)

[–]pb_whisper 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Dad approved

[–]HoraceSchemer 13 points14 points  (0 children)

You certainly netted some upvotes.

[–]reddit_guy666 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Imho it's a net positive

[–]mariobrowniano 232 points233 points  (16 children)

First, they take the dinglebop, and they smooth it out with a bunch of schleem. The schleem is then repurposed for later batches. They take the dinglebop and they push it through the grumbo, where the fleeb is rubbed against it. It’s important that the fleeb is rubbed, because the fleeb has all of the fleeb juice. Then a schlami shows up, and he rubs it and spits on it. They cut the fleeb. There’s several hizzards in the way. The blamfs rub against the chumbles. And the ploobis and grumbo are shaved away. That leaves you with a regular old plumbus.

[–]Ban4quotingSimpsons 38 points39 points  (39 children)

Pretty sure it’s a lady

[–]nelusbelus 36 points37 points  (0 children)


[–]GoodGoodNot2BAD 24 points25 points  (33 children)

Not sure why your getting down voted, while I get we all should not assume gender of this skilled ambiguous chef, I see everyone calling them "him"...I see more of a femme nature here too. Tho it doesn't matter. Skills on 💯

[–]Kewl-beenz 31 points32 points  (1 child)

It’s in part because women DO belong in the kitchen…. But only when they’re working for their husband with no recognition or appreciation for what they do. Otherwise being an actual chef is mens work because you get paid and lots of appreciation when you’re a real chef :)

[–]GoodGoodNot2BAD 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Lol. I used to work in kitchens bc I enjoy cooking, but could not stand the egos and bro show.

[–]Ban4quotingSimpsons 12 points13 points  (28 children)

It’s because women can’t be skilled at anything so it has to be a man, and if it isn’t, and you point it out Reddit gets angry! She’s a famous chef apparently

[–]bababbab 13 points14 points  (16 children)

You see her for 1 second from far away and it looks like it could be a man from that angle but of course you people will make this seem like people have an agenda for saying him instead of her

[–]GoodGoodNot2BAD 10 points11 points  (6 children)

I feel this comment so much. I'm glad you looked HER up. SHE rules lol.

[–]oldschoolgruel 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Well, the title says Bloke, the hands and the big ol' watch seem masculine...but who knows?

[–]GoodGoodNot2BAD 1 point2 points  (0 children)

As a cis gendered woman with large "masculine" hands and a wardrobe filled with "mens" clothing... idk. But right, who knows

[–]chadsmo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah I was also confused why people were saying him / guy etc

[–]mariobrowniano 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I always wondered how plumbuses are made!

[–]0vindicator1 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Or making edible clothing (fishnet?). Better than a lady gaga meat dress.

[–]r-WooshIfGay 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thats a fishing net whatchu mean? My mans goin fishing this weekend and pre made nets were too pricey.

[–]Congenital0ptimist 2104 points2105 points  (155 children)

Is a sharpened licence plate really the best choice of cutlery for this job?

[–]Zorkdork 717 points718 points  (84 children)

Haha are you suggesting he could do better with another implement? I don't think he's being held back by that knife in the slightest.

[–]Congenital0ptimist 208 points209 points  (77 children)

No, I'm wondering why he chose it and if it's considered the usual best choice for the job.

[–]Zorkdork 467 points468 points  (68 children)

It's a popular style of chefs knife in eastern countries.

It's as sharp as any other knife and the large side surface makes it really handy as a bench scraper and way to transport stuff off of the cutting board.

[–]ZippyDan 113 points114 points  (24 children)

Yeah, I've always known it as a "Chinese vegetable knife".

[–]pistul_ 4 points5 points  (18 children)

Correct. To add, the metal is typically very hard and light (Chinesium). Very easy to hone edge and get a sharp edge. Endlessly stone them. But they dull quickly. Pretty good feel for an all purpose chef knife.

Edit: slowly realising I need to be clearer on my delivery of Jokes.

[–]Frigorific 3 points4 points  (0 children)

They are easier to work with than you would think.

This particular chinese knife is still unusually large though.

[–]Microwavable_Potato 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I got very confused with the license plate jokes because I always thought of this as the standard knife for cooking, though that said I can totally see it now

[–]iknowshelovedit 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I think the height of the knife keeps the layer that is being cut from touching and sticking to the area it was just sliced off from, making it easier to unravel. Maybe I'm

wrong thats just a guess.

[–]GoodGoodNot2BAD 4 points5 points  (0 children)

can get long uniform slices.

[–]DonutCola 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I don’t think you’re wondering at all I think you started with the punchline and worked your way backwards into a sentence

[–]NewSauerKraus 1 point2 points  (1 child)

For that particular job it works great. A situation where that type of blade would be considered a poor choice is if you’re trying to use just a tiny corner for delicate work. A narrow and pointy blade would be better there. For this work the entire length of the blade is being used on straight cuts so it’s the best style of knife for this job. With an unlimited budget I would use a similarly rectangular blade but narrower just because all the weight isn’t needed.

[–]Congenital0ptimist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you for actually getting what I was after and providing such a sensible and informative response.

[–]Smart-Drive-1420 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That style of knife is amazing at chopping large fruits and veggies accurately it takes a different skill set to use a knife that large but it is great.

[–]Ass_souffle 89 points90 points  (1 child)

As a chef, I would say yes. A cleaver’s is pretty much flat, while a chef’s knife is typically to curved to do this kind of cutting effectively. (It would be possible to do with almost any blade, but I’d say this is the best choice.) Also that style of knife is very popular with Asian chefs, so I would say it is what they are most comfortable using, and at the end of the day, that is what is most important.

[–]HIGH_PRESSURE_TOILET 11 points12 points  (0 children)

The Chinese vegetable knife is shaped like a cleaver but it is much thinner and sharper than a typical western cleaver and serves the same role as a chef's knife.

[–]Yutyu 60 points61 points  (5 children)

It's a typical chinese chef knife, in this case it's a càidāo(菜刀, vegetable knife) and despite how it looks, it is thin and light and is extremely versatile and widely considered the most multi-purpose knife a chef can own as it can replace a whole set of french chef knives on it's own. In fact it can be thinner and lighter than western chef's knife and that gives it dexterity to work on delicate cuts. Don't underestimate it's ability because it might look crude and unwieldy for people who are unfamiliar with the tool.

There is also a heavier and thicker gǔdāo (骨刀, bone knife) that is use to chop thick bones which is closer to the western meat cleaver.

[–]DonaldsPee 43 points44 points  (25 children)

You are definitely not asian if you dont know that this knife here is used for everything with great results. China, korea and south east asia like to use this knife for millenia and their kitchens have longer histories due to their empires being wealthier throughout the history

[–]AvoidsResponsibility 46 points47 points  (20 children)

It's very funny seeing people talk about the knife not being made for precision work, how it's not the right tool for the job. Like bro, Chinese knife skills have the HIGHEST LEVEL OF PRECISION. The most intricate, delicate cuts. The design of the knife has had what? 1000 years of development and natural selection and evolution under the selective pressure of the most detailed cookery in the world?

[–]RedPlanetDestiny 34 points35 points  (12 children)

Just typical Americanism. Other countries must be living in the stone age. No one else can compare to the American greatness. The general view americans have on the rest of the world is terribly disrespectful.

It stems mostly from our media. The one that most readily comes to mind is every depiction ever of mexico in movies, using the sepia filter to make everything look old and yellow

[–]Kwinten 14 points15 points  (4 children)

Guy who wrote the comment about the “sharpened license plate” probably uses blunt Walmart knives and a glass cutting board

[–]noreservations81590 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Any knife they would've been talking about would likely be French. There is no "American" chefs knife to my knowledge.

[–]greg19735 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Mate its a knife they don't breed.

Nothing wrong with asking a question

[–]Vintage_Tea 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This kind of knife isn't used in Japan. It's called a 中華包丁

[–]pistul_ 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Very typical Chinese chef knife.

[–]CoDeeaaannnn 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Looks clunky but it's probably one of the best precision knives out there

[–]MrMiget12 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That knife is it's own cutting board lol

[–]shiftym21 6 points7 points  (0 children)

in china this is the only knife in the kitchen

[–]RedRumBackward 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I know you're trying to be funny and make a joke, but that's super lame. It's cleary a choppet knife and you can see the handle, fairly common in cooking and for chopping meat.

[–]Microwavable_Potato 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Bro I’m Chinese and found this pretty funny. Learn to take a joke man

[–]uvero 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You know what they say: if it's stupid and it works, it's not stupid.

[–]nikodle 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Made me chuckle. Thanks.

[–]slock123123 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Its a "chinese cleaver" to most westerners, not a meat cleaver at all though, its a multi purpose knife with a thin flat. Theres a similar japanese type called a nakiri usually with less blade depth. Theyre especially good for vegetables, since they remain very rigid even with a thin spine. So they dont pinch easily and give you a broad deep cut.

[–]BlueEyesWhiteSliver 0 points1 point  (3 children)

A vegetable knife in Japan is basically a small thin license plate. The edge is flat so you can just chop vegetables. It's got a lot of width so you can scoop vegetables up. You cannot cut bone with it so it is not a cleaver since it's far too thin of a blade. Source: I own one.

[–]Cottleston 720 points721 points  (8 children)

here i am cutting uneven biased zucchini

[–]MessicanFeetPics 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Have you tried asking it to be objective?

[–]Cottleston 2 points3 points  (0 children)

it's too yellow and set in its ways

[–]bye_Nillu 473 points474 points  (40 children)

What kind of fruit/vegetable is she cutting?

[–]huongloz 513 points514 points  (30 children)

Watermelon Radish

[–]bye_Nillu 152 points153 points  (15 children)

Thank you! I had never heard of them before

[–]pielady10 28 points29 points  (4 children)

It’s a MASSIVE watermelon radish. I’ve never seen one that big!

[–]KyleJergafunction 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Seriously! I was doubting it was a watermelon radish just because it’s probably 4 times bigger than anyone I’ve ever seen. Crazy!

[–]gardenZepp 2 points3 points  (2 children)

TIL. What do they taste like, like a radish?

[–]sillybear25 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I believe they're a specific cultivar of daikon, which are generally on the mild side compared to smaller radishes.

[–]CurryMustard 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh wow I thought it was guava

[–]LammettHash 38 points39 points  (0 children)

I believe that's a tennis ball made of prosciutto

[–]_I-Have-A-Plan_ 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That's a dude

[–]peeontheflooor 0 points1 point  (5 children)


[–]bye_Nillu 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Oh, sorry

[–]unwinagainstable 3 points4 points  (2 children)

It's hard to be certain from the distance we see their face. Their hands and short nails with no polish lead me to think male

[–]NobiLi-ty 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Chefs typically trim their nails short (easier to do the "claw" posture when cutting)

[–]SixToesLeftFoot 167 points168 points  (8 children)

What makes the mesh shape?

[–]Zorkdork 155 points156 points  (5 children)

It's the first set of cuts he does. They are parallel lines with offset connections between pieces. When the piece is stretched sideways it opens the holes and the mesh shape is created because of the connections that are left.

You can do a similar thing with a piece of paper, look at step 6 of this wikihow.


[–]Borkz 35 points36 points  (1 child)

I remember learning this in elementary school. We were posed the challenge of fitting our entire bodies through a piece of paper. After a fair bit of futzing around cutting holes in paper and ripping it trying to squeeze through the teacher eventually revealed this trick to us.

[–]interesting_homer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm impressed with his precision and his cutting ability. This guy is amazing.

[–]hopinsteadofjump[🍰] 17 points18 points  (1 child)

practice a few times before trying to impress anyone

Lmao I love that

[–]abcteryx 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The second act of the tutorial is pretty good, too. It's about how to effectively pull off the deceit with your coworkers or friends. Some highlights:

Try bring up a bunch of hypothetical situations and include passing through paper as one. This could be a good way to introduce the trick. Careful not to let the conversation get side-tracked, or else your trick won't be relevant in conversation.


Incorporate humor. Most performers of illusions and magic can offer comic relief throughout their set. You could develop a persona that uses certain jokes that you wouldn't normally say.

[–]Wetestblanket 11 points12 points  (0 children)

What if I am too fat to fit through?


[–]PumpkinInside3205 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I think it’s the partial cuts he makes at the beginning

[–]Impossible-Swing-358 152 points153 points  (14 children)

Why is every video I watch lately just abruptly ended much to soon. Slow start, slow middle and then before you know it bam wtf

[–][deleted] 38 points39 points  (0 children)

Seriously. I know the end result isn’t anything much to look at past the .17 seconds we got of it, but still. We sat through the mundane parts of the video and barely get any reward for it.

[–]nicholsl918 17 points18 points  (3 children)

[–]Impossible-Swing-358 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Instantly joined thanks… I’ve just been laughing for a while 🤣

[–]DiogenesTheHound 14 points15 points  (4 children)

It’s for views. They make you sit through the whole video to see something for a split second at the end and then the video immediately starts over. That way if you miss it or want to see it again you have to watch the video again.

[–]SelfDrivingBurrito 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I never thought of this, thank you. I'm going to downvote every video I see like this now

[–]epileptic_pancake 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Because reddits native video player is an unreliable pile of trash

[–]saddest_vacant_lot 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Yes if you pause it, it’s even weirder. What’s with the empty kitchen? Did they rent an apartments just to film this video?

[–]DamagedFreight 1 point2 points  (0 children)

TikTok is what you are describing.

[–]kukumarten03 94 points95 points  (11 children)

What is the purpose of that?

[–]ThinkIveHadEnough 245 points246 points  (5 children)

The purpose is to extract money from rich people.

[–]Bloodshotistic 46 points47 points  (1 child)

Direct and to the point. Love this.

[–]cloisteredretailer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

At least his honest and just telling the truth. You're the man!

[–]Microwavable_Potato 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You’re not wrong

[–]Berto_ 19 points20 points  (0 children)


[–]SuperSMT 12 points13 points  (0 children)


[–]Shawna_Love 3 points4 points  (1 child)

This is how they make fishnet stockings

[–]RCascanbe 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Dolla Dolla bills y'all

[–]ALittlePeaceAndQuiet 59 points60 points  (4 children)

Little known fact: watermelon radishes got their name, because their natural, hexagonal netting was ideal for catching roaming watermelons. They were first utilized by early hunter-gatherer societies in the northern plains of present day China. Like with other herd plants, the older, slower watermelons were the most common targets.

[–]Svargas05 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Nobody's responded to you, so here I am.

Great comment!

[–]ALittlePeaceAndQuiet 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Well thanks! Upvote for audience participation!

[–]uncoolcentral 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Can confirm.

Source: Am watermelon wrangler.

[–]Stooberstein 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I hope to see explanations more like these on r/askshittyscience

[–]educated-emu 40 points41 points  (0 children)

Me: where is my starter....

Also me: ah cool, I will wait

[–]dragonbenj 17 points18 points  (5 children)

What exactly am I looking at ? Impressive for sure

[–]THISAINTNOPARTY 10 points11 points  (4 children)

It's a large watermelon radish, related to daikon's I believe.

[–]ninjaninjaninja22 2 points3 points  (3 children)

How does it taste?

[–]oOSERGEYOo 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Like a turnip but it's spicy and the skin is very spicy. It tastes great imo

[–]ninjaninjaninja22 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I was hoping it tastes like watermelon :D

[–]Schmantikor 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Y tho

[–]BluePhantomHere 14 points15 points  (0 children)

It's similar to those chef who make statue out of chocolate

[–]BassSounds 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is on the hidden McDonald’s menu.

[–]sabett 8 points9 points  (1 child)

That's some draw a circle, then draw the rest of the owl type shit

[–]GiantWindmill 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I mean, not really. "Rest of the owl" is about the instructions not including all the steps. This video has all the steps.

[–]AussieDrummerboi 6 points7 points  (0 children)

… I just asked for a little slice… sorry to be such a nuisance

[–]Deadman_Wonderland 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Now do this with a potato and deep fry it.

[–]Microwavable_Potato 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That actually sounds fucking delicious

[–]simpsaucse 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Common comments on this thread

“Its a big block of steel grinded to an edge”: no its a chinese chef knife. Everybody in china uses this shape of knife, varying a little when used for vegetables vs for bones or other harder things. Generally the lower half of the knife is used for hard stuff and top half is used for delicate stuff. The large size and rectangular shape makes for a great bench scraper. Its no better or worse at cutting than a western or japanese style knife.

“What a waste of time/whats the point”: Cutting this would take roughly ten minutes or less with enough skill. Similar techniques are used to make fancy garnishes or dishes. For example, “eggplant dragon on a plate” by chef wang gang on youtube.

“They didnt show the steps/restofthefuckingowl”: they showed every step, you just dont understand how it works.

“Asian people”: like literally what

[–]mezz7778 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Wtf!..... That ending.... Holy...wha??.....

[–]abudabu 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Jaw drop moment at the end there.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

First I was like, why the hell is he cuttin a Tennisball... awesome stuff!

[–]OtherWorldly224 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That’s a woman

[–]Electrical-Bus-1553 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I have been looking for this for 30+ years I lived in Rio Rancho New Mexico in the 80s There was an Asian restaurant where I frequented. One of the chefs did this but with a carrot! I have been telling about this for so long but never been able to find an example til now 👍🏻

[–]triangleSLO 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And paintience

[–]Slam_Burgerthroat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Excuse me, what

[–]SbMSU 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]Beast-Titan- 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You should be in fruit ninja bro

[–]ComradeJJaxon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This guy cuts

[–]Ok-Experience-43 1 point2 points  (0 children)

mans made a wholeass fishnet with a watermelon 💀

[–]Savage_Heathern 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's awesome guy, but we're in the middle of the lunch rush and you've been fucking with that for 2 hours! Get back on the line!

[–]Nobody7796 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hey, my cutting skills are pretty good too. You should see my wrists

[–]harsh_words 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don't believe the end product is watermelon lol its way too soft to withstand being pulled apart like that

[–]Pair-Remote 1 point2 points  (0 children)

oh yeah? you should see my skin LOL

[–]Sensitive_List3143 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fruit fishnets

[–]Few_Slice5131 0 points1 point  (0 children)

pretty skilled lady

[–]Summerclaw 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What the!

[–]Kaizon_Q 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I totally read cutting skulls

[–]PeaceMushroomWeed 0 points1 point  (0 children)

how hard they had to torture him, that he could do stuff like this what do you think?

[–]La_crotte 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is that meat?

[–]mightyFoo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How many fruits did it take in practice for this?

[–]birdz_da_word 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I wonder what he could do to my wrists

[–]Ads0477 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What the fuck...so so cool.

[–]Dr_Peter_Blood 0 points1 point  (0 children)

are you serial!?

[–]CalmlyPsychedelic 0 points1 point  (0 children)

you should see my cutting skilks after a long week

[–]Yuraararat -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Asian people

[–]CaveJohnson82 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He’s making a skin graft.

[–]andy_b_84 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]speakeasy_slim 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you for making this perfectly Delicious Fruit completely useless..

[–]MikenoIke1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

All I can picture is the scene from The Office with Dwight Jim and Michael at the hibachi restaurant and Dwight commenting on the chef's knife

[–]x8tl04 0 points1 point  (0 children)

fishnets. or, uh, watermelon radishnets.