California Style Burritos | Basics with Babish

Birt 9 sep 2021
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  • as someone whos lived in california his whole life, i have never heard of these

  • *aggressively taste test*

  • lower third quadrant?

  • Got that dirty cheez-it money now boy! XD

  • I usually substitute Basil for Cilantro, because Basil is awesome and Cilantro tastes like soap.

  • This should be on Botched by Babish.

  • *horrified texas noises*

  • The marinate is wrong

  • I have a suggestion for a video for you :) I have a recipe for fish head soup that uses grouper heads and it is beyond amazing. I would love to see you create it on the channel :)

  • It's a rental but they're allowed to refinish the patio floors?

  • pokies

  • 3:44 hehe... Jalapenis....

  • I'm so sorry that your taste buds just taste soap when eating cilantro, with the other set of taste buds, it is the most amazing flavor ever.

  • don't call it cali.

  • From SD and picked up a Cali burrito on the way home.

  • Maybe the stupidest recipe I've ever watched, even if the techniques themselves are solid. Come on, Babish.

    • You will always be a loser, Chris. I hope you realize this.

  • Now I’m hungry, I need to stop watching these videos when I haven’t eaten in a while. :(

  • 7:07 "lower third quadrant"

  • If you are one of the quarter of the populace gifted with the superpower of tasting just how foul and soap/feces-like Cilantro tastes, then WHY are you using the stuff? It certainly doesn't matter to me whether you use cilantro or a little bit of parsley or watercress instead.

  • you need so much more jalapeños

  • These sponsor sections are extremely cringey.

  • I love all of your videos, my wife and I love getting ideas, but it can difficult at times as we limit our animal use. Can you do vegetarian or vegan basics?

  • I'd definitely omit the cilantro. Taste like a bar of ivory soap smells.

  • If you don't like cilantro, why do you add it in?


  • I don't know if this is the right forum to ask this, but I hope it is. Every time I see an English-language recipe, it always specifies kosher salt. Why? Is there any reason. Any. For a gentile to use kosher salt over regular sea salt or Himalaya salt?

  • Look like a white people burrito.

  • How is this even a burrito? This is basically a shawarma/gyros



  • Nude sellout. Unsubscribe.

  • How do you keep your quarter sheet pans so clean and shiny. I've literally attached a round scrubby thing to a drill and still couldn't grind it clean. Or is the secret really just using a brand new pan every episode?

  • Literally never heard of a carna asade marinate like that

  • why can i smell the intro food

  • It’s not cali style, it’s a California burrito. That plus other stuff is so cringe.

  • for a California burrito that looks small

  • "guacamole eggs"

  • way better than a rice filled burrito!

  • Episode 125 twice?

  • Nobody: Andrew after taking something out the oven: 👋

  • Don't forget to wrap your burrito in foil immediately after you take it off the skillet. It's a crucial step. It steams the tortilla and makes it softer and less likely to break as well. Game changer for homemade burritos.

    • Does it work for other flat breads? My dad always browns pita bread, which always results in constant breaking. I have to rip the pita apart and eat everything like a rice meal.

  • Nice

  • i'm surprised he didn't put some of the cheez-its in the burrito. I think it would add a lot of crunch and cheesy flavor to the burrito

  • Yo Andrew, your voice doesn't sound the same. You alright?

  • “Aggressively taste test” I love it haha 😂

  • Salsa Rojo is way thinner, way spicer, and way different than pico de gallo

  • As someone who has lived in California for going on 20 years now I’m sad to say I’ve never heard of this burrito or seen it offered literally anywhere

  • Cheez it snapd is genuinely garbage dont recommend

  • someone send him to cali for a real california burrito

  • Wah-kah-mole

  • I'm not sure I knew this was a known thing in California...there's a restaurant down here in Southwestern Oklahoma called "Cali Burrito" that serves these, and I kinda thought it was unique...turns out we're just catching up to what Californians have known for years I guess lol

    • Most Californians don't know either because what we call a Cali burrito is something else entirely and has been around for decades.

  • I'm from California and I always hate it when people call our burritos "Cali style" instead of "California style"

  • I seen you at the beach in waimanalo when my golden retriever puppy ran up to you and your gf, I was to nervous to say Iv watched your channel for over 5 years 😭

  • I'd love to see a recipe for salsa negra, there's so many varied recipes that I don't know which is best!

  • Is there a version that I can make without spice? I’m allergic to capsaicin

  • "devil's lettuce"... "lunch or munchies".. this guy definitely smokes cilantro

  • cILANTRO poor cilantro - always the elephant in the kitchen

  • What a shame you're a genetic dead end who can't eat cilantro.

  • you shopuld do a cilantro gauntlet, just keep cooking with it and eating it until you like it :P

  • my favorite fry-making method is just using the air-frier the whole time because they’re delicious and it takes 15 minutes. plus then you can spend their cooking time making whatever else you’re eating and one part of the meal doesn’t take 7 steps.:)

  • Why do even people hate cilantro?

  • So this is how white people make salsa.

  • What pepper grinder is that lol?! So much pepper in two cranks

  • how many pairs of gloves, just to make guacamole even? come on man, so much plastic waste

  • I lived in San Bernardino for several years and I can say, you haven't lived if you haven't gotten one of these at least once in your life. Even my husband, whose family is straight from mexico, says these are amazing, and now I can make them from home. Thank you for the vid!

  • So what do i need for this recipie again? Oh about 400 limes should do it!

  • Basics with boobish

  • Huh I have lived in Cali for almost 30 years and, other than a chorizo breakfast burrito, have never had fries in my burrito. Lol it must be an at home thing

  • I never comment, but I'm disappointed those salsas weren't roasted longer and lower. Get some more mallard going on those.

  • I am a native to the SF bay area and I've never had a burrito with french fries. When I go to SoCal I always eat great burritos and tacos and none of them had fries.

    • yea i drovea big rig up and down california and all over the usa and never had fries in a burrito

    • I live in cali and they have them where I live.

  • Why potato in burrito doe is disgustingg

  • Naw this is simply a colorado burrito. Made many many moons ago from the people at tacos rapidos and many surrounding restaurants.

  • I've lived in Cali all of my life and never heard of people putting french fries in their burritos

    • yea me neither and I have been all over CALIF. as a truck driver and eaten thousands of burritos

  • Where in Cali are these popular? Like I'm Latino and lived in LA almost all my life and never heard of these.

  • Stop saying "Cali." Say California. -All Californians.

  • Never thought I would see a cheezitz sponsor

  • aggressively?

  • Worst version of a California Burrito on ISprofile.

  • that honestly looks more like a showarma then a burrito

  • im in shock v

  • Left after the Cheezits ad. Show some class.

  • Anybody know what blender he’s using?

  • Ahhhh agressively taste testing is my favorite past time

  • You need to doubly fry the fries

  • Mexican “oregano” ok babish 🍁 😏 lol yes I do know it’s a real herb, I hope no one takes it serious lol

  • the color editing is awful on these videos

  • I don’t know why I just had this epiphany but although babish cooking skills are amazing, I think his voice overs are what really stand out. Being able to captivate the viewer with amazing dialogue and interesting flow of speech is incredible !

  • You forgot about the cheese sealed burrito

  • At least the sponsor wasn't those terrible Ritz cheese crispers 🤣

  • Bro your produce bill must be crazy 😂.

  • I love you babish but that is not how you make salsa big daddy😂 those look terrible ❤️

  • Bro, here is a pro tip for salsa, dont ever use jalapeños because they are not spicy, instead use serano pepper because jalapeño is just flavor and not heat

  • You should consider a collab with De Me Rancho a tu Cocina for mexican recipes in the future. Best cooking channel on youtube.

  • Babish please the salsas… they need more chiles!! 😂😭

  • Babish I gotta ask - I've been watching your videos for years and in the intro music... right during the transition between chopping the parsley and bread cutting, the audio blips for a second as the music gets fuller and fuller. Is that intended, the short blip in audio? It sounds like its clipping and not just pausing and I catch it every single video so I just wanted to ask /edit it sounds like its missing a drum snare or something..

  • Those sauces are a complete joke ,No bueno. That tomatillo sauce is disgusting 🤢.

  • bruh you can deep fry those potato skins you peeled off, after you're done with the main fries.

  • In geology, there's a term 'metasomatism', which pretty much translates to "changed by juices". Kinda *kinda* like marinating.

  • what about Honeycake from The Witcher - Nightmare of the Wolf?

  • Wait, what? Fries in a burrito? What the heck?!?

    • I'm from California and I'm right there with ya!