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At long last, the Tokyo episode of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern — featuring La Carmina as his guide to weird theme restaurants — has aired! Huge thanks to the crew for having me on the show, and to all of you who tuned in. I’m glad you enjoyed our bloody dining adventure.

What, you missed the Travel Channel premiere? Wipe those tears away: I’ve posted the clip below and on my YouTube channel.

Harajuku “fashion author and blogger” La Carmina brings Andrew Zimmern to Tokyo’s strangest theme restaurant, Alcatraz ER, on Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods TV show. She and her Goth friends drink red slush out of a mannequin’s head and eat “Russian Roulette” takoyaki behind the bars a jail cell. You can read/see more of the horror mental hospital cafe in La Carmina’s book Crazy Wacky Theme Restaurants: Tokyo (Mark Batty, Random House).

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We shot my title sequence in Shibuya, shortly after I met up with Zimmern at the Hachiko dog statue. People were staring as I strutted around and blew kisses to the camera…

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Mistress Maya wasn’t grossed out by the “bedpan of beer.” I think she drank most of it straight!

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My fashionable Tokyo spooks joined me for the shoot. Andrew Zimmern and the film crew were very nice to us all. (I wrote about the experience in my CNNGo article here.)

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What’s more disturbing: pumping a syringe of red head goop into your mouth, or a pink Cheshire Cat eating pizza with chopsticks?

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Come watch my Bizarre Foods video clip! Reactions? What was your favorite moment in the dining experience?

Don’t forget to enter my Miyavi concert ticket giveaway. And I welcome you to add me on Twitter for J-pop news and random ramblings. Hugs and love!

Japanese word of the day: Bizarre = Hen or Kimyo
Song of the Day: The video’s intro and outro music is Malice Mizer – Chinurareta Kajitsu.

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110 Comments

  1. Posted June 1, 2010 at 6:24 am | Permalink

    I’ll be quite honest by saying that if I had a syringe filled with a drink, I would be very tempted in trying to shoot that drink into someone’s mouth. Who says you can’t play with your food once in a while haha?!

    Oh and as for my favorite part…- DEFINITELY RUSSIAN ROULETTE! I would love to play that game all day!

    • Posted June 1, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Permalink

      Hahah! There was also a vibrating dildo that we used to mix a drink…

      • Posted June 1, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

        HAHAHAHA!!!! It’s all good fun!

  2. Posted June 1, 2010 at 6:27 am | Permalink

    lol…this is hilarious XD
    can i meet the cat guy? i liked his scratch at 7:14 ;)

    i thought i saw the bizarre foods on tokyo already, but i guess not >_<

    • Posted June 1, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

      Yukiro is all over my blog! Just search for “yukiro” in the right sidebar my blog ;)

  3. Posted June 1, 2010 at 6:35 am | Permalink

    I just watched it on the Travel Channel and loved it. His expression when he saw the brain syringe drink was priceless.
    Congratulations on the segment and I’m gonna go look at more whacky restaurants. :3

  4. Posted June 1, 2010 at 9:32 am | Permalink

    you and your mates are all so cute, not to mention fabulous. is andrew zimmerman cool in person?

    • Posted June 1, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Permalink

      He is so sweet and down-to-earth. A family guy and no pretensions. Fab.

  5. Posted June 1, 2010 at 6:24 am | Permalink

    I'll be quite honest by saying that if I had a syringe filled with a drink, I would be very tempted in trying to shoot that drink into someone's mouth. Who says you can't play with your food once in a while haha?!

  6. Posted June 1, 2010 at 6:27 am | Permalink

    lol…this is hilarious XD
    can i meet the cat guy? i liked his scratch at 7:14 ;)

    i thought i saw the bizarre foods on tokyo already, but i guess not >_<

  7. Posted June 1, 2010 at 6:35 am | Permalink

    I just watched it on the Travel Channel and loved it. His expression when he saw the brain syringe drink was priceless.
    Congratulations on the segment and I'm gonna go look at more whacky restaurants. :3

  8. Posted June 1, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    I was so excited to see this episode, you guys were all fabulous – especially Yukiro!
    congratulations on your continued success =)

    • Posted June 1, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

      Thanks so much! I really appreciate the encouragement.

  9. Posted June 1, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

    andrew really needs to shave….

    • Posted June 1, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

      Hahah he just came from Mongolia, where he lived in a yert for a week… hardcore!

      • Posted June 1, 2010 at 4:36 pm | Permalink

        Lol I guess if you put it that way, it’s understandable.

  10. Posted June 1, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    That seems like such a fun place to eat at! If your drink was out of a head, then I wonder what is for dessert!

    • Posted June 1, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

      Did you catch a glimpse of the penis cocktail? O__O

  11. Posted June 1, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    Yummy!

  12. Posted June 1, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    i just recently seen this episode today!! ^^ I was all like, OMG I KNOW THIS GIRL FROM FACEBOOK!!! ahaha xD

  13. Posted June 1, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    Nice one :)
    BTW what is the song at the very end of your youtube vidéo

    • Posted June 1, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

      The song is Malice Mizer – Chinurareta Kajitsu.

  14. Posted June 1, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    Awesome Carmen! I can’t wait to go to Tokyo and drink a Martini from a guy’s head ;) You look fab as usual btw!

  15. Posted June 1, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    watched it twice last nite lol

  16. Posted June 1, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

    The show was so awesome! I can’t believe you, my web bud, was on TV worldwide! Andrew Zimmern even won an award for that popular show. To see you there was so exciting and watching my goth siblings having a spot on TV was great. I only wish I was there!! ^_^

    • Posted June 1, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

      Thank you, my friend, for your kindness and support! <3

      It was an honor to be part of the show, and Andrew was fantastic. Next time, if we're in the same city and I'm doing a TV shoot, you should take part!

  17. Posted June 1, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

    thats awesome miss carmina! I can’t wait to watch it after my class is done! ^^ I love that show!

  18. Posted June 1, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

    I actually saw that last night on Food Network. You looked good! Omedetou’ Gozaimasu!
    Louis

  19. Posted June 1, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    Great show!

  20. Posted June 1, 2010 at 9:32 am | Permalink

    you and your mates are all so cute, not to mention fabulous. is andrew zimmerman cool in person?

  21. Posted June 1, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    Nice job Carmina!!!

  22. Posted June 1, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    I loved the flowers in your hair! You looked like an elegent (goth) pixie of some sort! very pretty.

  23. Posted June 1, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

    hahaha, I look so drunk and bloated ^_^

  24. Posted June 1, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Permalink

    ..congrats! i love tokyo culture, hope to visit one day, your Bizarre Foods adventure , awesome def. can’t have a weak tummy! =)

  25. Posted June 1, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    I was so excited to see this episode, you guys were all fabulous – especially Yukiro!
    congratulations on your continued success =)

  26. Posted June 1, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Permalink

    I watched it and omg all I have to say is that I would love to be a part of your group!

  27. Posted June 1, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

    I absolutely loved this episode, you guys were the highlight of the show! <3
    I wish you could host a travel special on Tokyo fashion and food because I would love to see more of you on American television. :D

    • Posted June 1, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Permalink

      I’ll be on CNN International in June, and Canal Plus France in the fall… and maybe something else before that…
      And I’d love to keep doing American/international TV work! Bring it on!

  28. Posted June 1, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

    andrew really needs to shave….

  29. Posted June 1, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    That seems like such a fun place to eat at! If your drink was out of a head, then I wonder what is for dessert!

  30. Posted June 1, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    Yummy!

  31. Posted June 1, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the friend request, the Bizarre Foods episode was very interesting and reminded me of all the wonderful insanity that can be found within Tokyo : )

  32. Posted June 1, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    i just recently seen this episode today!! ^^ I was all like, OMG I KNOW THIS GIRL FROM FACEBOOK!!! ahaha xD

  33. Posted June 1, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    Nice one :)
    BTW what is the song at the very end of your youtube vidéo

  34. Posted June 1, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    Awesome Carmen! I can't wait to go to Tokyo and drink a Martini from a guy's head ;) You look fab as usual btw!

  35. Posted June 1, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    watched it twice last nite lol

  36. Posted June 1, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

    The show was so awesome! I can't believe you, my web bud, was on TV worldwide! Andrew Zimmern even won an award for that popular show. To see you there was so exciting and watching my goth siblings having a spot on TV was great. I only wish I was there!! ^_^

  37. Posted June 1, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    Hee hee awesome!

  38. Posted June 1, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    Yukiro is all over my blog! Just search for “yukiro” in the right sidebar my blog ;)

  39. Posted June 1, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    Hahah he just came from Mongolia, where he lived in a yert for a week… hardcore!

  40. Posted June 1, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    The song is Malice Mizer – Chinurareta Kajitsu.

  41. Posted June 1, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

    Thank you, my friend, for your kindness and support! <3

    It was an honor to be part of the show, and Andrew was fantastic. Next time, if we're in the same city and I'm doing a TV shoot, you should take part!

  42. Posted June 1, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

    Did you catch a glimpse of the penis cocktail? O__O

  43. Posted June 1, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

    Thanks so much! I really appreciate the encouragement.

  44. Posted June 1, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Permalink

    He is so sweet and down-to-earth. A family guy and no pretensions. Fab.

  45. Posted June 1, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Permalink

    Hahah! There was also a vibrating dildo that we used to mix a drink…

  46. Posted June 1, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

    thats awesome miss carmina! I can't wait to watch it after my class is done! ^^ I love that show!

  47. Posted June 1, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

    I actually saw that last night on Food Network. You looked good! Omedetou' Gozaimasu!
    Louis

  48. Posted June 1, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    Thank you!! xoxox

  49. Posted June 1, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    Great show!

  50. Posted June 1, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    Nice job Carmina!!!

  51. Posted June 1, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    I loved the flowers in your hair! You looked like an elegent (goth) pixie of some sort! very pretty.

  52. Posted June 1, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

    HAHAHAHA!!!! It's all good fun!

  53. Posted June 1, 2010 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

    I’ve seen this! So awesome!! ^_^

  54. Posted June 1, 2010 at 9:20 pm | Permalink

    I just watched this ep last night XD…I nearly shit kittens when I saw you were in it. WIN!!!

  55. Posted June 1, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

    hahaha, I look so drunk and bloated ^_^

  56. Posted June 1, 2010 at 4:36 pm | Permalink

    Lol I guess if you put it that way, it's understandable.

  57. Posted June 1, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Permalink

    ..congrats! i love tokyo culture, hope to visit one day, your Bizarre Foods adventure , awesome def. can't have a weak tummy! =)

  58. Posted June 1, 2010 at 10:06 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for posting the clip! I had to teach at the same time, so I wasn’t able to watch it on TV. Loved how it came out those. I remember hearing about that place on the Tokyology TV DVD. So it was cool to see a different perspective on the place.

    • Posted June 1, 2010 at 10:06 pm | Permalink

      Blarrgh I don’t have a good vibe from Tokyology… saw a preview of the DVD. Seems like the host is usually an LA entertainment bimbo type and doesn’t really take part in the subcultures she’s trying to showcase… >__<

  59. Posted June 1, 2010 at 10:22 pm | Permalink

    You were great in the episode! My boyfriend and I totally raced home to watch the show. We love Bizarre Foods, and when I found out you will be in it, it was a bonus! xo

    • Posted June 1, 2010 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

      That is so awesome to hear! Made my day!!

  60. Posted June 1, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Permalink

    I watched it and omg all I have to say is that I would love to be a part of your group!

  61. Posted June 1, 2010 at 11:15 pm | Permalink

    You were great!!!! They should do another episod with just Andrew you & your friends going to all the theme resturants!

  62. Posted June 1, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

    I absolutely loved this episode, you guys were the highlight of the show! <3
    I wish you could host a travel special on Tokyo fashion and food because I would love to see more of you on American television. :D

  63. Posted June 1, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the friend request, the Bizarre Foods episode was very interesting and reminded me of all the wonderful insanity that can be found within Tokyo : )

  64. Posted June 1, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Permalink

    I'll be on CNN International in June, and Canal Plus France in the fall… and maybe something else before that…
    And I'd love to keep doing American/international TV work! Bring it on!

  65. Posted June 1, 2010 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

    I've seen this! So awesome!! ^_^

  66. Posted June 2, 2010 at 12:57 am | Permalink

    That is so awesome!

  67. Posted June 1, 2010 at 9:20 pm | Permalink

    I just watched this ep last night XD…I nearly shit kittens when I saw you were in it. WIN!!!

  68. Posted June 2, 2010 at 2:41 am | Permalink

    In the beginning of this episode there were a couple of cosplayers. I spotted Luka :D

  69. Posted June 1, 2010 at 10:06 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for posting the clip! I had to teach at the same time, so I wasn't able to watch it on TV. Loved how it came out those. I remember hearing about that place on the Tokyology TV DVD. So it was cool to see a different perspective on the place.

  70. Posted June 1, 2010 at 10:06 pm | Permalink

    Blarrgh I don't have a good vibe from Tokyology… saw a preview of the DVD. Seems like the host is usually an LA entertainment bimbo type and doesn't really take part in the subcultures she's trying to showcase… >__<

  71. Posted June 1, 2010 at 10:22 pm | Permalink

    You were great in the episode! My boyfriend and I totally raced home to watch the show. We love Bizarre Foods, and when I found out you will be in it, it was a bonus! xo

  72. Posted June 1, 2010 at 11:15 pm | Permalink

    You were great!!!! They should do another episod with just Andrew you & your friends going to all the theme resturants!

  73. Posted June 1, 2010 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

    That is so awesome to hear! Made my day!!

  74. Posted June 2, 2010 at 12:57 am | Permalink

    That is so awesome!

  75. Posted June 2, 2010 at 2:41 am | Permalink

    In the beginning of this episode there were a couple of cosplayers. I spotted Luka :D

  76. Posted June 2, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    I’ve been to Alacatraz E.R…Interesting to say the very least!

  77. Posted June 2, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    It was super AWESOME!!! <3 & I liked how he said he liked yukiro all dressed up & eating pizza with chopsticks! lol
    It looked like a great experience..but I'll admit, the bedpan of beer is a sour note for me LOL

    • Posted June 2, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

      hahah Zimmern says that was his favorite moment, eating in jail with a pink pussycat! :)

  78. Posted June 2, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    I've been to Alacatraz E.R…Interesting to say the very least!

  79. Posted June 2, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    It was super AWESOME!!! <3 & I liked how he said he liked yukiro all dressed up & eating pizza with chopsticks! lol
    It looked like a great experience..but I'll admit, the bedpan of beer is a sour note for me LOL

  80. Posted June 2, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

    hahah Zimmern says that was his favorite moment, eating in jail with a pink pussycat! :)

  81. Posted June 2, 2010 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

    wow thats soooo cool carmina! ^^ i remember when u were starting out blogging and stuff and i really liked all ur clothes and how to’s now ur just more amazing!

  82. Posted June 2, 2010 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

    Awsomeness! xD i wanna go there!

  83. Posted June 3, 2010 at 12:24 am | Permalink

    Omg i want to go there!!!! id were an awesome costume to!!!

  84. Posted June 2, 2010 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

    wow thats soooo cool carmina! ^^ i remember when u were starting out blogging and stuff and i really liked all ur clothes and how to's now ur just more amazing!

  85. Posted June 2, 2010 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

    Awsomeness! xD i wanna go there!

  86. Posted June 3, 2010 at 2:30 am | Permalink

    I liked this episode, but this was my favorite segment!! XD It looked like you all had fun. I wish.. I could’ve been there.. ;_;
    And it’s kinda funny, the restaurant. I saw in the news that Alcatraz is actually going through a beautification project haha xD

  87. Posted June 3, 2010 at 12:24 am | Permalink

    Omg i want to go there!!!! id were an awesome costume to!!!

  88. Posted June 3, 2010 at 2:30 am | Permalink

    I liked this episode, but this was my favorite segment!! XD It looked like you all had fun. I wish.. I could've been there.. ;_;
    And it's kinda funny, the restaurant. I saw in the news that Alcatraz is actually going through a beautification project haha xD

  89. Posted June 5, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

    Great episode, I wish I was there man

  90. Posted June 5, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

    Great episode, I wish I was there man

  91. Posted August 27, 2010 at 11:55 am | Permalink

    Great episode

  92. Posted August 27, 2010 at 11:55 am | Permalink

    Great episode

  93. Posted January 27, 2012 at 9:56 pm | Permalink

    oh, im one year late commenting! you look adorable, but nervous! you seemed nervous when we were being filmed in christian cafe, speaking of which, please tell me when they air that :P

    • Posted February 1, 2012 at 4:03 am | Permalink

      For sure, I’ll have clips up. I wasn’t nervous, I was STRESSED – there was too much going on, and too many people, as you can remember…

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