Binging with Babish: Congee from Mulan

  • Published: 26 June 2018
  • I was gonna hold off on making this episode until the new live-action Mulan came out, but principal photography hasn't even started yet, and it's expected to come out in 2020. So as I slowly recover from Vidcon, join me as I make one of the simplest and most essential dishes in our illustrious human history: porridge. Specifically, porridge made from rice, topped with a smiley face bacon-and-eggs affair. Leave it to Mushu.

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Comments • 4 752

  • lara
    lara  3 hours back

    I really dislike porridge but I think your advanced option would be worth to try

    • jigsaw puzzle
      jigsaw puzzle  5 days back

      Sriracha acne😂

      • Bella P
        Bella P  6 days back

        Babish: **holds knife to wrist**

        Me: *S C R E A M I N G*

        Babish: **cuts off wristband

        *c r i p p l i n g e m b a r a s s m e n t*

        • Cicada Aesi
          Cicada Aesi  7 days back

          so he made lugaw oml

          • hifret
            hifret  1 weeks back

            dude this was so cute

            • Echo
              Echo  1 weeks back

              as a chinese from asia i dont understand why you do all this why dont you just add soy sauce im so confuesed

              • OmOyEhEt 127
                OmOyEhEt 127  1 weeks back

                Why does the last bowl remind me of the Pringle’s guy on the Pringle’s can

                • Yoongi's Trophy
                  Yoongi's Trophy  1 weeks back

                  laughs in lugaw/goto

                  • Simply Sasuke
                    Simply Sasuke  1 weeks back

                    I just hear donkey in Mulan.

                    • Gabriella Comito
                      Gabriella Comito  2 weeks back

                      Peanut freckles!

                      • Gabriella Comito
                        Gabriella Comito  2 weeks back

                        3:44: Peanut freckles!

                        • Gabriella Comito
                          Gabriella Comito  2 weeks back

                          You said ‘kanji’ for something to do with food…? You DO realize that the word ‘kanji’ refers to Chinese characters as hànzì being converted as Japanese characters when out using Japanese kana, right…?

                          • Gabriella Comito
                            Gabriella Comito  2 weeks back

                            I noticed that almost every food you make, you make a new, improved, modified version of it….

                            • Gabriella Comito
                              Gabriella Comito  2 weeks back

                              I noticed that almost every food you make, you make a new, improved, modified version of it….

                              • Mandy Yeung
                                Mandy Yeung  2 weeks back

                                Tip I learnt from my mother: add dried scallops and hydrated dried mushrooms for more umami flavour into the congee with stewing

                                • tea and coffee
                                  tea and coffee  2 weeks back

                                  The way he stabbed his chopsticks into the congee... *Japanese cringing*

                                  • Mieu Dien
                                    Mieu Dien  2 weeks back


                                    • Brian Wang
                                      Brian Wang  2 weeks back

                                      Chinese before 2:06 😯
                                      After 2:06 🤔😐🤨😑😡

                                      • Victoria Kinny
                                        Victoria Kinny  2 weeks back

                                        Okay I'm not kidding, i have DREAMED about having this dish ever since i saw the movie. This video is amazing for me

                                        • Trash Queen
                                          Trash Queen  2 weeks back

                                          was... was that rice washed I'm concerned

                                          • ClubyminerRocks
                                            ClubyminerRocks  2 weeks back

                                            This is OG Asian Food

                                            • Samantha Grace
                                              Samantha Grace  3 weeks back

                                              My chinese genes flared up when he said "pressure cooker"

                                              • vanvan
                                                vanvan  3 weeks back

                                                Heat some chicken bones and meat with water and a bit of salt get the soupy water and use it in the congee, shred the chicken that if you cooked properly should be rlly tender and mix it with the congee, then add pepper fish sauce and prawn crackers

                                                • a dirt gusher
                                                  a dirt gusher  3 weeks back

                                                  Well if were assuming that Mulan joined the military to fight the Huns, then it makes sense that it's bland. Typically, MRE (Made Ready to Eat rations) are made with the idea of large calorie meals made in short amounts of time. But, this meal is low calorie, since Mulan and her division is meant to fight head on in vast plains, so they can't have too many carbs, fat, sugars, and things like that weighing them down when they are in war. So, the meal that Mushu prepared (and the one that Andrew made), is very simple and time-efficient. Cook some rice, fry some bacon and two eggs and BOOM, breakfast. Now, there's no time for flavor development, no time for sauces to develop, no time to create a complex, deep flavor in anything. So, what naturally happens is that the congee becomes bland. Now remember that this is the military. So, the congee might have nutrional benefits with protien and things like that to promote her training. Of course this could be true and congee is actually delicious, but since we don't see an in-depth look at Mushu cooking the meal, we can never be sure. And so, that's the reason that the real congee is bland, or really how I see it.

                                                  • marina kasparov
                                                    marina kasparov  3 weeks back

                                                    Babish: “[vidcon] pushed my production schedule into the day before you are watching this very episode”
                                                    Date published: 26th June 2018
                                                    Me: 🤷🏼‍♀️

                                                    • Me Llaman Pastilla
                                                      Me Llaman Pastilla  3 weeks back

                                                      In defence of Mushu's congee, they were in the middle of a war

                                                      • Cedric Curry
                                                        Cedric Curry  3 weeks back

                                                        You didn't clean the rice...

                                                        • Harmony
                                                          Harmony  3 weeks back

                                                          i hate congee because my family makes it with absolutely no seasoning so i really gotta show this to my mom lmao

                                                          • FooBar
                                                            FooBar  3 weeks back

                                                            If a congee is in prison, does it get congee-gal visits? (double pun ftw! :D )

                                                            • vrabbacc
                                                              vrabbacc  3 weeks back

                                                              Can you recreate the perfect tart from Advenrure Time

                                                              • Johanna Perez
                                                                Johanna Perez  4 weeks back

                                                                Shole zard, the porridge + saffron rosewater sugar pistachios is so much better. It's like sweet congee

                                                                • Goldengirl159
                                                                  Goldengirl159  4 weeks back

                                                                  It's the Pringles' logo, French cousin! Jon Bon Congee!

                                                                  • Nyxian_Wolfi3X
                                                                    Nyxian_Wolfi3X  4 weeks back

                                                                    I eat Congee a lot and for flavor just use chicken stock

                                                                    • frank datank
                                                                      frank datank  4 weeks back

                                                                      Looks good just gotta loose the garlic

                                                                      • Michael Angelo
                                                                        Michael Angelo  4 weeks back


                                                                        • A cup of tea
                                                                          A cup of tea  4 weeks back

                                                                          Do the new york sausages from Oliver and company!!!

                                                                          • Fit Penguin 67
                                                                            Fit Penguin 67  4 weeks back

                                                                            OOO that's a real CONGEE-nental dish (I'm sorry)

                                                                            • Petrino
                                                                              Petrino  4 weeks back

                                                                              what, no cricket?

                                                                              • Luas Hah
                                                                                Luas Hah  1 months back

                                                                                I think I got misdirected, but fuck the CCP

                                                                                • Reck
                                                                                  Reck  1 months back

                                                                                  Good Evening,

                                                                                  I'm *Congee Chung*

                                                                                  • Giorgio Larriva
                                                                                    Giorgio Larriva  1 months back

                                                                                    Well she was in the army I’m pretty sure it would be bland .

                                                                                    • Skyler Arroniz
                                                                                      Skyler Arroniz  1 months back

                                                                                      You coulda just made arroz con Letícia

                                                                                      I know it not Chinese but it’s still really good

                                                                                      • missironmouse
                                                                                        missironmouse  1 months back

                                                                                        How would you do this in a stove top pressure cooker?

                                                                                        • sheik
                                                                                          sheik  1 months back

                                                                                          I’m not Chinese, but my grandma
                                                                                          used to make a rice porridge similar to the texture of this when I was kid. I remember it consisted of sugar, vanilla sticks, with a water like cinnamon broth. Simple, filling, and sweet!

                                                                                          • Leedle Leedle Leedle Lee
                                                                                            Leedle Leedle Leedle Lee  1 months back

                                                                                            The congee didn’t have a lucky bug swimming in it

                                                                                            • mckinnley lott
                                                                                              mckinnley lott  1 months back

                                                                                              I know this is a late comment but @bingingwithbabish would the addition of all the ingredients you added to the top of the bowl be enough flavor wise to impact the blandness from just the rice water version of the conghee?

                                                                                              • Hina's Random videos
                                                                                                Hina's Random videos  1 months back

                                                                                                *stabs food with chopstick*

                                                                                                Me a Japanese child who got yelled at once for stabbing rice: *triggered*

                                                                                                Is it the same thing tho?..... eh Prolly.

                                                                                                • GrandMasterSalami 183
                                                                                                  GrandMasterSalami 183  1 months back

                                                                                                  Why am i up at 12:30 and how did i get here?