Holy smokes is this stuff ever good! We’ve been eating at Kim Bap Chon Guks for YEARS now, and we just discovered this. No, it’s not a commonplace in all Kim Bap Chon Guks. Some offer it, some don’t. We’ve seen some that offer Gwabeggi (sp?) as well, and others that don’t. This one, though, does offer the Donkatsu Kimbap, and it’s fantastic.

Why so fantastic? Because I don’t like Taco Bell, that’s why. Let me explain: Taco Bell is delicious. I like the taste of it, but I never like the texture. Everything I get just feels like tube meat, tube sauce, tube veggies, tube rice, all in soft wrapping. It feels like mushed baby food. Sure, you can get the hard shell taco, but every time you bit into one it explodes like a dropped windowpane. I like having different textures in my food. Some soft. Some crunch. Taco Bell doesn’t offer that (at least, Korean Taco Bell doesn’t. Maybe different Taco Bells do?). This Donkatsu Kimbap is the perfect combination of textures. It’s perfect, I say. Perfect!

Some of you might be asking why I wolfed down so many Kimbap pieces while Martina was talking. It’s not because I’m selfish and the Kimbap is perfect. The reason why: Survival, that’s why. Not that I needed to do this to survive: it’s just a survival mechanism I came up with while in Korea. See, in Korea, meals are more communal than they are back from what I’m used to. Here, everyone shares food. That makes it difficult to portion things off, right? How do you know how much you should eat as opposed to someone else? There are no rules for this. There are only survival strategies. My strategy: get people talking about a topic they’re passionate about. Hey, my conspiracy theory friend: tell me more about Nazis and how their best scientists got recruited into America. Hey, my spiritualistic friend, tell me more about how Hyuna practices Satanism. Hey, my sports friend: tell me more about the Super Bowl and how this one was the worst ever. All of those topics I have no say in. I just eat all of the foods. And they never notice! They’re so passionate. I’m such a good listener. I’m also a good eater.

In other words, this blog will teach you how to be a jerk with anti social skills.

Lastly, I just want to say that I really hope you liked this video. We loved the editing in it. It was so fun. Leigh edited this one, and it’s her new favorite video ever. It used to be her Hangover Soup video, but this one now takes the cake. It was great, in our eyes. We hope you feel the same!

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  1. Where is this place? Just started planning my Korea trip to Seoul this summer! (:

  2. omg looks so good .,… wanting kimbap!!

  3. Poor Martina, it seems that in every fapfap Simon eats all the food.

  4. Oh Simon and Martina! Are there any kimbap options for vegetarians? I can eat egg though! I would really love to eat kimbap it looks sooooooo good.

  5. Hey Simon & Martina! Could you reveal the exact address of the Kimbap Chonguk you went? I’ve been to so many and I only managed to find one with Donkatsu Kimbap near Yeongdeungpo-gu Office Station :'< Please share the joy with fellow foreigners in Korea! :D

  6. Do we get directions to this one???

  7. Omg Spudgy at 1:15!!! So cute ^^

  8. Have you tried Charles SutBul Kimbap (찰스숯불김밥)? Sutbul kimbap is similar to donkatsu kimbap, but with delicious charcoal barbecued piggy meat instead. The marinated galbi is so yummy! I recommend the spicy sutbul kimbap (매운숯불김밥) if you want some kick. The spicy and regular versions are both 4,000 won. They also have some tasty dwaeji galbi kimchi jjigae (돼지갈비김치찌개) for 6,000 won as well as a few other dishes. Charles Sutbul Kimbap is a chain like Kimbap Chon Guk except it’s not usually open 24/7. There is one near Hongik University Station, Exit 1. Go out exit 1 and turn right down the KEB street. Keep walking straight about 180m, and cross the street to reach the Flower News side. Walk one building to the right, and you will find Charles Sutbul Kimbap. But wait, there’s more! If you don’t feel like leaving the EYK studio, they deliver. I think the EYK studio should be within their delivery zone. Take a look at the full menu at no1gimbap(dot)co(dot)kr before you call 02-334-1692 to order. Enjoy^^

  9. Meemers rolling around sexily..i need to rewind martina’s part again cos i got distracted by simon eating..a torture video for hungry people!!hope u will do WANKING soon!!

  10. nice! i’d really like to try that! you can get maki rolls at the convenience store here in Japan, but there’s not such a big selection… (and natto rolls?!??? ewwww!!!)

    I wonder, does donkatsu actually have meaning in Korean? or is it just borrowed from the Japanese word for the same food which is “tonkatsu”? though even in japanese, “katsu” is a defformation of the word “cutlet” so… not sure who started it anyways…. just wondering!

  11. i thought Leigh couldnt eat kimbap because it reminds her of being lonely!!!!!

  12. I asked for one of these the other day. Clearly my Korean is more broken than I thought, because I received a kimbab and a 돈까스, happiest mistake ever

  13. Leigh’s editing waa awesome! That flashback of Simon literally stuffing his face was hilarious. His expression was priceless anf the slowmo + music combo was winning. I also really like learning about new kimbap. I really like the idea that you can put just about anything inside. It makes it super personal and is also I think a great thing to make with friends. Anywho! I’m flad you guys are back with regularly scheduled videos. I didn’t know how much I missed them til they were back

  14. off topic but RUNNING MAN IS COMING TO AUSTRALIA AT 6:30 TOMORROW in BRISBANE AIRPORT YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH…. oh and lovely video today Simon and Martina :D

  15. I LOVE Tonkatsu(Donkatsu) SOOOOO much! Also, Meemers, in the background being cute. He took my attention away from the video for a bit, sorry guys.
    What is generally the difference in kimbap and sushi? The large amount of ingredients or the thin cut or is there really no difference except the name?

  16. Wow, those looked glorious! GLORIOUS!!!!

  17. Please do a fapfap with Bibimbap!!!

  18. I saw the facebook post. Then I said to myself that I want to eat kimbap even though the only place that sells takeout kimbap is in downtown, i only have 1.5 hr until my class, it’s $4 for kimbap, and it only has 1- 2 options (one of them is tuna, and I really dislike tuna)
    I really like Taco Bell, but I only eat it if I’m ever in the US sadly. The closest Taco Bell from my house is…. like 2 hours away off of some highway near some shop in the next city. (I know it exists, but not sure where exactly. Just know the city) There isn’t even a mall one nearby.

    I’ve also had weird dreams of Taco Bell a few times… though I was really craving it that time…

  19. Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeee tell me you’ve been jamming to Lip Service’s YumYumYum… donkatsu donkatsu don donkatsu~


    • Wow. I like it. I’m not sure if I love it yet, but I certainly like it. These girls sure know how to rap! And it’s a change from the ultra sexy butt action that’s been going on lately with so many girl groups, which I find kind of boring. I think girls are sexier when they are confident and cool like this. We will have to wait to see if I love it, but thanks for introducing it. :)

  20. Kimbap looks good, but when the weather’s still cold and snowy, you just can’t beat a bowl of spicy chicken & beer ramyun. ‘Tis my own creation, with the broth being made of equal parts chicken stock and dark beer, with a spoonful of goktujjang mixed in. It’s a freakin’ party in your mouth, son!

  21. Think I’d be more inclined to believe Simon if he hadn’t shoved all the kimbap into his mouth at once…

  22. Pretty sure you mentioned Donkatsu a while ago in your “Vegetarian/Vegan edition”

  23. Man, i just read the title and started drooling…

  24. I’m so glad Leigh is back! I’m glad you have a new favorite video you edited. And if you are ever working on editing a video where the some of the band members’ names are mentioned pick up a few so you can enjoy yummy food (and surprise Simon and Martina).

  25. You should do a video on useful Korean phrases (i.e. ordering food, asking how much something is, etc.) that you guys use often in Korea or phrases/words you wish you new when you first moved there. It seems like Martina has a pretty functional grasp on the basics; I think it would be a really interesting video. On a side note, I feel like you guys may have already done a video like that, in which case, never mind, keep up the good work! **cheesy smile/thumbs up combo** haha

  26. I’m salivating at my desk, desiring some kimbap now! Why do I watch FAPFAP’s while at work? The closest place that sales kimbap is on the other side of town, a 20-30 minute trip from where I work. >_<

    And if I already didn't think Taco Bell was disgusting your description made it 1000 times less appealing now. Since I live on the border with Mexico I'll just eat real Mexican food, Taco Bell is in no way shape or form real food…uhm real Mexican food. :-P

    Poor Leigh, she's going to have to take a kpop 101 class to learn idols names if she ever wants to eat during FAPFAP's.

  27. Simon, I’m judging you harshly right now, judging!! Meemer’s stole the show, btw. This does look really good though.

  28. I DEMAND HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE VIDEO!! pleasepleaseplease !!

  29. Oh, I love donkatsu kimbap! It’s a shame not all kimbap places have it because it’s one of the best kinds. probably also one of the worst for you haha

  30. Is Meemers a belly cat? Or is it his no-no zone? Because I feel like Meemer’s belly fur is faceplant worthy.

    Also, Taco Bell. Have you tried their Dorito taco?! (Is that just an American thing?) Or their stuffed nacho?! That stuff isn’t tubey! It’s so wrong, but so right.

  31. im distruct by the fat guy laying down behind both of u in ur home

  32. Whoo! Glad I baked some banana bread before watching this because that loooks deeeeeelicious! I’m not usually a fan of cooked meats in my rice/seaweed rolls but you’ve convinced me to try to branch out my tastes.

    If this is Leigh’s favourite editing/video, I would be interested to know why? Not because I disagree with you, but I would be interested in knowing which elements you are most proud of. I did like the editing but everyone was soooo hungry that there wasn’t enough time for a good pause for sexy food p0rn T_T. Next time buy more, take home leftovers for laterz ;)

  33. I love that Dr. Meemersworth is laying on the floor like: Dude, you guys need to stop being so lovey dovey and pet me. You see my belly??? Pet it!!! Silly Meemers, it’s a FAPFAP and you weren’t invited…?

    I love Kimbap. I am allergic to most sea-food so I have to ask for mine to be made without fish cake, crab meat and anything else that came from the sea. The ahjuma who makes them for me at first thought I was nuts but when I explained to her that I’d end up in a hospital, I think she got the point… Don’t eat too much or you will become sick and never want to look at Kimbap again, ever, or at least for a long time.

    Simon is a piggy who love Kimbap! Poor Martina and Leigh, Simon is Kimbap Nazi… NO KIMBAP FOR YOU!!

  34. i was just like o_O at Simon stuffing his face!!! ahahaha
    *drool* food looks so delicious though!!

  35. I don’t know why I find it funny, but my co-worker is also in love with this type of kimbap and it used to be all she ever ordered for dinner (for like her first 3 months here in Korea, that IS all she ate for dinner actually… lol)
    she branches out now and occasionally will get other things, but. yeah. It’s a good ‘safe’ guess for unknowing foreigners I guess!
    (i prefer cheese and egg [kaelemarli?] kimbap.)

  36. No one can look this comfortable and lazy but Meemers

  37. does even “basic” kimbap has ham or spam? bc i don’t eat pork, so maybe i have to tell them not to put ham and spam in it?

  38. And Meemers lounges sexily in the background.

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