Watch the Trailer for ‘Paul Hollywood Eats Japan’ Which Premieres Next Week on Channel 4

updated Apr 22, 2020
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It seems like all your favorite judges and stars from The Great British Bake-Off are getting their own shows. Last week Netflix announced that Nadiya Hussain has a new show coming out at the end of April, and this week we got to watch the trailer for Paul Hollywood’s new show that comes out in less than a week.

Channel 4’s new three-part series, Paul Hollywood Eats Japan is set to premiere on April 28. And yes, the show is exactly what it sounds like: Hollywood will be heading to Japan to take in all the sights and delicious cuisine on the journey of a lifetime — and we get to follow along with him. You might be asking yourself: Why Paul Hollywood? And why Japan? Those are valid questions and we don’t have answers. BUT! We’re willing to watch the show and find out.

The trailer for the new show doesn’t give too much away. It starts off with “Paul Hollywood hits Japan. Or is Japan, hitting him?” We then see Hollywood talking with the locals, driving a go-kart, eating a lot of delicious-looking food, and admiring a very expensive strawberry.

According to Good Housekeeping, in the first episode Hollywood goes to Tokyo where he learns about Japanese pot noodles, and visits some incredible restaurants. At one restaurant, he eats alone in a “flavor enhancement booth” so nothing distracts him from the food while he’s eating. At another restaurant, he eats in a prison cell (apparently themed restaurants like this are popular in Japan). Throughout the rest of the short series, Hollywood travels around the country, learns about Japanese etiquette (the way he uses chopsticks is scrutinized), and experiences regional delicacies and popular dishes.

I think the thing I’m most excited to watch, however, is when Hollywood does “solo karaoke,” which, according to Quartz, is considered a “wellness activity” like yoga or meditating in Japan. You’re not alone if you can’t imagine the rather grumpy/serious Hollywood belting his heart out.

Now, the bad news: Unless you live in the UK, it will probably be difficult to watch the actual premiere of the show next week on Channel 4. If you’re able to find a way around this in the U.S., however, let us know — and until then, we’ll keep an eye out on Netflix.