POKER FACE "Fermented Foods" Challenge | SORTEDfood

You chose the theme and we delivered! Get ready for a FERMENTED FOODS edition of our Ultimate Poker Face Challenge series; and who better to taste-test than our resident chef, Ben, along with our two normals, Barry and Mike.
If you want to find out more about the stuff we looked at, here are all the links you'll need - we haven't been paid/sponsored to talk about any of them so they are our honest reviews... But some of these links are affiliate links, which means if you click on them we may receive a very small amount or percentage if you go on to purchase - this adds no extra cost to you.
Indonesian Belachan Paste:
Osato ​Nattō​ ​Fermented Soy Beans:
Century Duck Eggs:
Oskars Surströmming:
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  1. Ikkle Goth

    Ikkle Goth2 tuntia sitten

    Ugh, why instagram? Twitter, please?

  2. zozog

    zozog11 tuntia sitten

    Surströmming 🇸🇪

  3. thron gamer

    thron gamer13 tuntia sitten

    Nato Is really good and the raw egg is the best omg even tho I'm not from japan 😆

  4. Mi Box

    Mi BoxPäivä sitten

    My mother used to make natto and she had to warn me to leave the room because of the odor, it has a strong sewage fecal odor that is very "unique"

  5. Vandal49

    Vandal49Päivä sitten

    Natto is friggin delicious and natto+raw egg is the perfect food, what is wrong with these people?

  6. Neil Campbell

    Neil Campbell2 päivää sitten

    Did the final one ever turn up? Haven't seen it on Instagram

  7. Adam

    Adam2 päivää sitten

    What do you end up eating or your go to afterwards to really chase the bad tastes away? Any favs?

  8. TashaAzhar

    TashaAzhar2 päivää sitten

    Missed the opportunity for tempoyak (fermented durian)😂

  9. SORTEDfood

    SORTEDfood2 päivää sitten

    There is always next time 😉

  10. Dilara Kandemir

    Dilara Kandemir3 päivää sitten

    “Swallowing is the way forward” needs to be on a shirt.

  11. Rai Gimoto-Taneo

    Rai Gimoto-Taneo3 päivää sitten

    I love Durian so much. People will either love it or hate it. Always at extreme.

  12. key bear

    key bear4 päivää sitten

    try sour or bitter i would suggest umeboshi

  13. Jack Atkinson

    Jack Atkinson4 päivää sitten

    ''Swallowing is the way forward''......... I AM DEAD :D

  14. Berry Yummy - That Sweet Feeling

    Berry Yummy - That Sweet Feeling4 päivää sitten

    Great video as always guys!! By the way, all fermented foods taste sweet with the Miracle Berry. Never be sour again lol!

  15. Kylan Beaumont

    Kylan Beaumont4 päivää sitten

    Not me literally eating natto and rice while watching this xD You should mix it with soy sauce before eating it!

  16. Kat Ozkosar

    Kat Ozkosar5 päivää sitten

    Y'all should do super sour foods next xD

  17. khaxjc1

    khaxjc15 päivää sitten

    Not my favorite series but I still appreciate the effort on the part of the team.

  18. Jamie Lawrence

    Jamie Lawrence5 päivää sitten

    The noise Mike makes at 8:41 will live in my head rent free forever.

  19. Akhil Muraleedhar

    Akhil Muraleedhar5 päivää sitten

    This is just torture. There's actual physical pain. I agree. FItitle views are not worth this. Next time atleast milk it out. Make 10 videos out of it..somehow..

  20. Jade T

    Jade T5 päivää sitten

    Mike makes these challenges. I'm crying right now 😂😂😂😂

  21. Lily White

    Lily White6 päivää sitten

    Natto is not a "western pallettes don't like this thing" because a LOT/most Japanese don't like it too

  22. Oliver Zhao

    Oliver Zhao7 päivää sitten

    Could have definitely made a better dish with century egg, like with vinegar and ginger, or in a congee, or mixed with seasoned silken tofu. The devilled egg idea is disgusting

  23. Oliver Zhao

    Oliver Zhao7 päivää sitten

    That much shrimp paste all at once is disturbing :( should have only given them a pinch, like the drinking snack in Thailand

  24. Natalie Holch

    Natalie Holch7 päivää sitten

    R1 i would say berry but he ate way less than eves

  25. Burris Streaming

    Burris Streaming7 päivää sitten

    in Sweden it's against the law to even take on a bus in an open container.

  26. Mathy Don

    Mathy Don8 päivää sitten

    Except for Natto and the fish each of these items are more like seasonings, you wouldn’t sit down and just eat a bowl of garlic 🧄 or black pepper

  27. Jocke Lundquist

    Jocke Lundquist8 päivää sitten

    surströmming is one of my absolutely favorite food. =)

  28. darknessblade

    darknessblade8 päivää sitten

    Only those who's nose are permanently blocked can eat "surstromming" without a issue.

  29. Cathy Nguyen

    Cathy Nguyen9 päivää sitten

    Century Eggs are actually amazing, I love having it in congee with congealed pork blood

  30. EvilMonkeyPaw

    EvilMonkeyPaw9 päivää sitten

    Barry, I'm mock-offended at your description of the taste of the century egg.

  31. Nagelfar

    Nagelfar10 päivää sitten

    How did you miss Hákarl? :D

  32. Alex Sugahara

    Alex Sugahara11 päivää sitten

    The little chef inside Ebbers DIED with this challenge

  33. Lara Luck

    Lara Luck12 päivää sitten

    I have not laughed this hard in a long time😂. Urinal cake

  34. Simon Koo

    Simon Koo12 päivää sitten

    Who win the end poker faces challenge permented food..... didn't get any channel.....

  35. Jean's Survival

    Jean's Survival12 päivää sitten

    I remember when I lived in Sweden... My Swedish girlfriend wanted to treat me with an Swedish specialty.... So I was in the living room on the couch minding my own business while my girl prepared.... Sürstroming... She opened the can and I immediately sensed the rotten odour of it and went to the kitchen to see what went bad.... According to my girlfriend nothing it has to be like that.... At that point I was already gaging... I told her I love her and I appreciate it but I will go out get a pizza! 😎🇫🇷#frenchprotip

  36. Michael Cheng

    Michael Cheng13 päivää sitten

    Century egg with soybean and soy paste is my favourite cold side while Natto is a good if infrequent snack that I like, it’s hilarious watching you guys “eating” them

  37. Harris S

    Harris S13 päivää sitten

    1:08 When you say "belachan", it's Malaysian It will be correct if you say " Terasi" or "Trassy"

  38. John Cossack

    John Cossack14 päivää sitten

    Did you seriously not finish the video?

  39. Lydia Yao

    Lydia Yao14 päivää sitten

    The egg is suppose to be eaten with vinegar which cuts back on the ammonia smell. Cooking them in a western style doesn't sound good.

  40. Ryan Hicks

    Ryan Hicks14 päivää sitten

    What was the 5th thing and who won? I don't have Instagram and don't really want to sign up for one. Thank you so much in advance!

  41. Chunga Wumba

    Chunga Wumba14 päivää sitten

    I'm Japanese-American and I grew up with natto. While it's not the grossest fermented food in the world, I absolutely cannot stand it. Most of my family eats it and I just hate it.

  42. rragnarok

    rragnarok15 päivää sitten

    Barry looks like he's reviewing all his life decisions at 14:18

  43. Christina Stracquodaine

    Christina Stracquodaine15 päivää sitten

    I really don't like the "crack crack sizzle" intro. It's way too muted and boring. Bring back the old one!

  44. liv

    liv15 päivää sitten

    indonesian here and i can confirm even most indonesian wont eat belachan like that😭😭 we either fry or steam it first to put in our sambal😭

  45. Cruzz999

    Cruzz99915 päivää sitten

    I'm impressed! They opened it under water, like they should!

  46. Jordan H Reiter

    Jordan H Reiter15 päivää sitten

    I actually like natto...

  47. Miranda

    Miranda15 päivää sitten

    Barrys piano playing was the funiest thing

  48. rain suria

    rain suria15 päivää sitten

    So nobody dared to cross the unchartered territory of TEMPOYAK..aka fermented durian XD

  49. Noar Abdulrhman

    Noar Abdulrhman16 päivää sitten

    This video is hilarious it deserves more views for sure

  50. Katlyn L

    Katlyn L16 päivää sitten

    Mike can never win cause he needs to be in every one of these 🤣🤣🤣

  51. Mikael Sjöberg

    Mikael Sjöberg16 päivää sitten

    When I went to school someone empty the surströmming can into the ventilationssystem. We all had to go home.

  52. AThousandLives

    AThousandLives16 päivää sitten

    For like the whole year? 🤣

  53. Arlene Aquino

    Arlene Aquino16 päivää sitten

    Poker face challenge always makes me LOL. Please make more of this video :)

  54. Kekkelpenney Peckeltoot

    Kekkelpenney Peckeltoot17 päivää sitten

    I gotta go ben, mike, barry mike

  55. S0dfish

    S0dfish17 päivää sitten

    If you haven't had surstromming before it tastes like the smell of an outdoor bin in a hot summer times 100. Eating it will ruin about a week of your life. I wasn't as lucky as these guys and the fish in the tin I ate had actually almost entirely dissolved leaving mostly bones and roe. If any food deserves a do not try this at home warning its this. eat outdoors, if you must. Do it for charity, the 30 or so people watching me watched me and my boss do it for a dare and we spun up the charity idea as an afterthought and got nearly £500 just because they were in smell vicinity. but try it now if you must. Young Swedish people (where it comes from) wont eat it so you may soon not get the chance. Forgot to say they all impressed me with the amount they ate. I can imagine going in for a second bite though, when your already completely on fire, you don't notice more fire.

  56. Filippa Svensson

    Filippa Svensson17 päivää sitten

    *me missing midsummer watching them eat surströmming*

  57. Karasu Shiro

    Karasu Shiro17 päivää sitten

    I'd love for them to try kusaya and maybe stinky tofu as well. Theres also exotic dishes that maybe they can try from different cultures. Here in the philippines theres balut and fried one day old chick. Or a live food poker face challenge with octopus and silkworms

  58. Devin O

    Devin O18 päivää sitten

    This feels like Jamie and some vengeance I love it.

  59. Sky Sweeper

    Sky Sweeper18 päivää sitten

    What was the 5th thing and who won? I'm not making an Instagram account just to find out.

  60. Glamour N' Nail

    Glamour N' Nail18 päivää sitten

    Mike in these is my favorite! ❤️ I feel like he should get a bonus points for the entertainment he provides.

  61. Georgia S

    Georgia S19 päivää sitten

    Crying laughing

  62. Lauren

    Lauren19 päivää sitten

    You've done spicy. You've done fermented. Sour, unbelievably sour, beyond all imagining. No foods come to mind, but I'd like to think drinks could be involved. Alternatively, high proof booze and a decent amount. In a short amount of time.

  63. George Loveland

    George Loveland19 päivää sitten

    I’d love to see some Poker Faces against the most salty things, and the tap out can be water (get it, TAP out)

  64. Flovonne Johnson

    Flovonne Johnson19 päivää sitten

    I love natto For some reason, Even though I'm a texture person who can't eat bananas because of the texture. I love it.... Although it probably would have been eating better if you would have stirred it until it's no longer clear looking.... It's a little less gooey that way

  65. BroGrab

    BroGrab19 päivää sitten

    Century eggs aren’t bad. Our Asian market sells them by the six pack for $20. You should also try hakarl. Tastes like pee

  66. Vixey Teh

    Vixey Teh19 päivää sitten

    What is the link to the instagram? Who won???

  67. Vixey Teh

    Vixey Teh19 päivää sitten

    Barry really had a pokerface. I totally bought that he actually quite liked that and he thought it was just like any another pretentious ingredient. Then he said "THAT WAS BLOODY AWFUL!!!"

  68. Scandic

    Scandic19 päivää sitten

    As always people forget the Västerbotten cheese , but ill giv epoints for eating it with a Klämma( bread) your a legit food channel if you eat it like that. I love surströmming. seriusly but id never eat it raw

  69. Jon Boy

    Jon Boy20 päivää sitten

    New intro is great!

  70. Lori Anderson

    Lori Anderson20 päivää sitten

    Lutefisk! I have only tried once! A Minnesota Norwegian tradition. The smell is something you never get used to, the texture is very unusual!! And some people eat it every Christmas time! The smell reminds my husband of childhood, where it was made in his Grandparents basement, you could smell walking up to the sidewalk!

  71. Flip Flap

    Flip Flap21 päivä sitten

    Bug poker face? Concentrated food poker face? There are always more exotic fruits and vegetables.

  72. Cory Walker

    Cory Walker21 päivä sitten

    Dude, natto is delicious!

  73. FabulousKilljoy917

    FabulousKilljoy91721 päivä sitten

    What about like an unusual food challenge? Innerds, face, eyes, genitals. And I must say I enjoy when the chefs join in and am so curious how James would play in one of these

  74. Panji Aditya

    Panji Aditya22 päivää sitten

    Indonesians generally call them "terasi" instead of "balacan/belachan". The latter is more popular in malaysia which is out next door neighbor.

  75. Lunaire

    Lunaire22 päivää sitten

    I absolutely LOVE natto!.... and I'm the only European I know that actually eats it for breakfast 😅 pls tell me I'm not the only one

  76. Golden Nine

    Golden Nine22 päivää sitten

    “Shutki”should be next guys. Do try this fermented fish

  77. MJB

    MJB22 päivää sitten

    I should not have watched this video with a chesty cough :(

  78. Tanequin1

    Tanequin124 päivää sitten

    New poker face challenge, who can keep a poker face while listening to non-stop Benuendos.

  79. Charles Watson

    Charles Watson24 päivää sitten

    Imagine not seeing the irony of gagging on natto because it's "gluey" but having no problem with cheese

  80. Emma Mak

    Emma Mak25 päivää sitten

    What about some weird spreads? I'm Aussie, but watching people eat a whole spoon of vegemite is hilarious and I'm sure there are other things that different cultures put on their toast or in a sandwich.

  81. Emma Mak

    Emma Mak25 päivää sitten

    Jamaica: Scotch Bonnet Pepper Jelly Japan: Ume Plum Jam Cambodia: Prohok (Not used on toasted but with vegetables as a dip) Ukraine: Salo (not sure it's weird enough, but it's just lard on bread)

  82. Robert Archambault

    Robert Archambault25 päivää sitten

    My favorite skit

  83. Rascal W.

    Rascal W.25 päivää sitten

    So much more respect for Mike after watching this.

  84. Siddiqua Haswarey

    Siddiqua Haswarey25 päivää sitten

    Hi! First off, my husband, 2.5 year old, and I love your channel. The best bits are always on the cooking battles. That being said, this particular episode made me wonder and question a few things. Granted the reactions to the foods... the gag reflexes etc., are involuntary. And some of the cast were quite civil in their reaction in particular their description of the food. BUT, I wonder if some of comments in the show could have been culturally sensitive? It's one thing to say you don't like a food. But quite different if one describes a food or compares it to things repulsive, isn't it? Did anyone else feel this way?

  85. Ruth Mayhew

    Ruth Mayhew26 päivää sitten

    Let's get James in that chair

  86. Riabain

    Riabain27 päivää sitten

    And here I eat natto on top of bread for breakfast....

  87. hannahalice

    hannahalice28 päivää sitten

    @14:20. Barry's look of utter despair

  88. PB

    PB28 päivää sitten

    oh my god i laughed so hard it became weird hyenas shrieks

  89. tempest

    tempest28 päivää sitten

    I would love to see this with pickled food i would suggest Japanese umeboshi plums

  90. Grimm Wald

    Grimm Wald29 päivää sitten

    The beans are super neutral. Like no taste at all actually.

  91. Erin Jean

    Erin Jean29 päivää sitten Signori, l'attuazione degli obiettivi pianificati crea i prerequisiti per gli sforzi di raggruppamento. Per il mondo moderno, la coesione di un team di professionisti definisce in modo univoco ogni partecipante come capace di prendere le proprie decisioni in merito ai requisiti di priorita. Considerando gli scenari chiave di comportamento, il vettore di base dello sviluppo gioca un ruolo decisivo negli sforzi di raggruppamento. Naturalmente, un profondo livello di immersione ti consente di apprezzare il valore di un ragionamento ponderato.❤️ Como se costuma acreditar, os defensores do totalitarismo na ciencia sao apenas um metodo de participacao politica e foram submetidos a toda uma serie de estudos independentes. Temos que partir do fato de que a implementacao das metas planejadas nao deixa chance para esforcos de agrupamento.A proposito, pesquisas completas sobre os concorrentes ate hoje continuam sendo o destino dos liberais que desejam ser considerados exclusivamente no contexto dos pre-requisitos financeiros e de marketing. Conclusoes banais mas irrefutaveis, assim como os acionistas das maiores empresas, sao apresentadas de forma extremamente positiva.

  92. Erika Montoya

    Erika Montoya29 päivää sitten

    Lowkey upsetting that they ate all of the other items how they were supposed to be eaten in their cultures and they decided to trash century eggs by making them deviled eggs instead of eating them properly with congee or something.....

  93. SCNC Tecnologías Alberto Rozos

    SCNC Tecnologías Alberto RozosUukausi sitten

    Where is James?

  94. Sophie Parker

    Sophie ParkerUukausi sitten

    That was one of the greatest twenty minutes of youtube i've ever watched.

  95. Pat R

    Pat RUukausi sitten

    We need a compliation of Mike's positivity!!

  96. Ray Beaudry

    Ray BeaudryUukausi sitten

    I don't have Instagram ( ANNOYED ) 🤬

  97. SORTEDfood

    SORTEDfoodUukausi sitten

    It's on our community post on YT too :) fititle.infocommunity

  98. chuchuchuchia

    chuchuchuchiaUukausi sitten

    Goes to show how impactful growing up with something is. I freaking love century eggs with a little soy sauce, flavortown.

  99. Denmark

    DenmarkUukausi sitten

    How to clear any room with too many people in one single step: Proclaim loudly that you're opening a can of surströmming. People will leap for cover as if you'd thrown a live grenade.

  100. coolcat Ali

    coolcat AliUukausi sitten

    What was the other food? I don't have a Instagram.

  101. jelainegin

    jelaineginUukausi sitten

    Oh I ate so much natto when I studied abroad in Japan. You’re meant to stir it up with your chopsticks to increase the stickiness so it stays together better lol. I think the boys could have benefited from that

  102. Misfitmorgan

    MisfitmorganUukausi sitten

    Sour or salty should be the next ones. Umbushi, toxic warheads, that type of stuff!

  103. Antoniv Vasili

    Antoniv VasiliUukausi sitten

    Been a while since I last visited. My god

  104. Arif Hidayat

    Arif HidayatUukausi sitten

    Making mockery of these food/ingredient that most people consider as part of their life and culture, calling it Revolting, Horrific etc., just because you don't like it. Kinda offensive don't you think??

  105. Monty M

    Monty MUukausi sitten

    You realise that people have different tastes right? I despise cauliflower in all its forms, and would honestly call it repulsive and putrid. By your standards, I am not allowed to say that, as it would cause offence to all those who love Cauliflower; which is utterly ridiculous.