MMMMM Deep fried anything… okay, before we start this FAPFAP, do you guise know what croquettes are? Because we only discovered them in Korea and we assumed that they were French because of the name, but they may not actually be French. French readers! Do you have croquettes in France? Other country readers! Do you too? Let us know where you are from if you do have them. I’m sure we have them in Toronto, they’re just not readily available at the many bakeries I’ve personally been too. Anyhoo, we are judging theses croquettes based on our experiences of Korean croquettes only, so I’d really love to hear input from anyone who has tried the croquettes in both Korea and in other parts of the world!

So this little shop called Chilly-Cha-Cha we stumbled upon just by chance when we decided to wander down a street in Hongdae we had never gone down. That is really the best way to get to know any area in Korea, just go for a walk and see where it leads you. There tend to be amazing coffee shops and restaurants hidden down the randomest alleyway. Just when you think a street is totally residential and void of all shops, you’ll stumble upon an orange glow and soon discover some random adorable coffee shop filled with customers happily sipping their secret coffee. SO MANY SECRET LOCATIONS! Hongdae is really filled with locations like this because it has so many alleys that extend off the main street (aka Parking Lot Street). Most people just stick to the sparkly main road or wander only a few restaurants away from the main street. WELL WANDER!!! I COMMAND YOU TO WANDER DO YOU HEAR ME! < ----Go back and read this in an echoey playlist mode voice...

Really not much else for me to talk about in this post because the video really embodied all our warm feels for the food. Simon and I disagree about our favourite choices, but really, all of them are quite yummy. Except you scary mystery meat. UUMMMMM… what was I going to say...OH! I know! I took a picture of the menu for you because it's totally in Korean (maybe one of the downsides to wandering off the tourist path) but don't worry, I translated it for you as best as I could. But what about mystery croquette? I rely on you, faithful readers, to let us know what it was we ate! Was Simon right with liver or was I right with fishcakey filling? Oh and if you visit the shop, let them know two crazy foreigns who made a video and ate eight croquettes sent them there, they'll know what you're talking about. :D

Here is their business card with directions: Hapjeong station is the bottom left corner, and Sangsu Station (the one that we started from in our video) is in the bottom right corner. We took Sangsu Station, exit 1 and just walked straight until we hit the Dunkin Donuts on the corner, and we hung a right onto Parking Lot Street. Then head on an angle towards the Family Mart (the first street on your left) and walk down that about 2 minutes until you see Chilly-Cha-Cha on the corner.

Croquette card

The menu: we translated just half, the rest of the menu had ddukkbokki, u-dong noodle soup, and drinks!

Croquette menu

And, of course, we’ve got some extra scenes. We try to solicit a street kitty to sit and eat with us. But the kitty is an anti-social jerk! Why aren’t Korean street cats friendly? Street cats in Toronto: I pet so many of them back in the day! In Korea, though, they all run away. Not a single one wants to be nice. Ah. That’s a topic for another video.


  1. Oh my Gosh! I’m prepping up for a trip to Seoul next month (flying from Dubai, UAE Oct 11-19), booked a homestay via airbnb (around Hongdae) and have literally been digging through your posts to fill up an 8-day schedule for my partner and I. EYK youtube vids have given me so much lulz for many months, but it’s only now that I’ve realised just how extremely useful this godly creation of yours is for foreign travellers! Probably the most informative and down-to-earth slices of life, compared to touristy sites. SO MUCH LUFF I HAZ FOR YOU, SIMON AND MARTINA!! Thank you! <3

  2. My family is from Holland and Indonesia…as far as my encounters with croquettes have been, I think they are popular in the Netherlands! But many Indonesians have a version all their own, too. The ones I’ve eaten had carrots, ground meat of sorts, and potatoes of course! I live in Canada now and haven’t seen many croquettes being sold anywhere except if my Polish boyfriend’s mama makes them(yum). Thanks for doing your awesome FAPFAPs S&M <3

  3. they still dooo make the McD apple pies here in the States! 2 for $1 deal. booya!

  4. SIMON!! MARTINA!! I LOOOVE YOU GUYS!! Keep up the fabulous, awesome, stupendous, well you get the idea haha, job!! o^-^o
    This might be a little late(I believe this blog post was done a while ago) but I wanted to participate in the “nasty” community and give you my input to your outreach to your fan-base =D
    I’m Indonesian-American; and long ago, when my mom had only one job and didn’t develop laziness(due to being tired from now working TWO jobs; poor thing T-T;), she would make “Indonesian” croquettes. They’re not my favorite Indonesian delicacy but they’re still tasty. It’s been so long since I’ve had one of hers I’ve kind of forgotten what the filling was, but if I’m not mistaken, it’s ground beef? You mash potatoes and encircle your filling with it, shape it like a potato or something oval-like, dip it in beaten egg wash, dip it in smooth, finely mashed bread crumbs, and then deep fry it!! ^-^ I THINK the Japanese do their croquettes this way too. Other Indonesians mix it up; and I think they had shredded carrots and peas to the filling. I’m not a fan of peas, so I’ll pass on those kind. I’ve seen them sold in Indonesian restaurants, Indonesian-managed/owned boba shops, and community bazaars for church, etc.
    I’d love to give Korean croquettes someday but I’m not in a hurry… BUCKET LIST!! =D
    I look forward to your future work and hope that you guys will be around for a long time. Arrogance not fully intended on my behalf =P or ANY offense on yours, but it’s a tremendous joy to find people(you AWESOME peeps!! =D) with a sense of humor, enthusiasm, weirdness(which I’m actually proud of), quirkiness, etc. like, if not better than, mine<333

    Best wishes!!

  5. Your fapfaps are so helpful! I’m staying in Hapjeong right now and I’m so going to check this place out

  6. Tried to go to Chilly-Cha-Cha tonight and found it closed. It is either under renovation or has moved up – couldn’t read the sign. Just a heads up for those thinking of heading there.

  7. Hey guys, I found out what Kkangjang means! It’s soybean paste. I think the croquette may have been a mixture of soybean paste, onion, garlic, hot pepper, squid and pork. Maybe the meat may have been a different type of seafood, I’m not sure. But I think that those ingredients may have been in that croquette. Well, that’s my 2 cents. :)

  8. THANKS FOR THE DIRECTIONS GUYS! i’m so going to make a trip there and try the apple pie croquette and basil! PS- the street kitties are probably anti-social in Korea because they’re often harassed by people. Lot of people despise stray cats in korea for causing a mess with food garbage bags left outside, or they generally have some superstitious hatred/fear of them. :( Don’t hate on the kitties! :D

  9. Hi Simon and Martina,

    I’d like to thank you for your videos. I enjoy them alot. However, I noticed in this video Simon is wearing fur!! Korea is a big problem when it comes to the fur industry – as Koreans like to wear fur and are huge contributors in the fur industry. I know Simon and Martina are furry critter lovers and wouldn’t want to harm any animals. Please watch this video and spread the word about the cruelty to animals in obtaining fur. China brutally skin raccoon dogs alive, take pet dogs and cats and skin them alive as well.

  10. Croquettes are like a Hispanic finger-food type of dish. Croquetas, how they’re called in Spanish, which is why they’re called croquettes in English, not because they’re French, is what we eat normally during parties as appetizers before the real food comes out. We have it of ham, fish, chicken, and cheese but really you can make them out of anything.

  11. Here’s a blog that tells you how to make 깡장
    They claim it’s meat, seafood, and soybean paste.

  12. the couple in the background was so cute!

  13. The croquettes in Hawaii are like breaded, fried, mashed potato patties. I think they’re Japanese style croquettes, but I’m not completely sure. May sound weird, but I love them! They’re pretty common in Japanese stores/food places and the ones I’ve had are usually either just plain potato or have vegetables mixed inside with the potato, and sometimes they come with like a katsu sauce or something similar to that.

  14. We get potato croquettes in England. They’re just like breaded mashed potato that can be baked or deep fried. I’m totally craving them now…

  15. Are these vegetarian?:) no seafood or meat? I will be in Korea and I’m thinkin of going to it but my whole family is vegetarian..,,

  16. Hi!
    In Portugal we also have “croquete” and it’s filled with meat. You can find it in almost every portuguese-style coffee shop.
    Cheers =)

  17. I’m from the US and I’ve had potato croquettes before.

    is it really pronounced like “cro-kay”, or like “cro-ket”?

  18. What I know of croquettes, or the Spanish term croquetas which is more used in the Philippines, is that it has a ground beef core, covered with mashed potatoes, layered with bread crumbs, and then deep fried. So good.

  19. Hey!! :) I’m from the Netherlands and we do have Croquettes here! They are called Kroketten in Dutch. There is a weird substance in it, of which I’m not really sure what it is… Everyone in Holland knows it, I always thought it was something typically Dutch, but I guess they have it in more countries. Anyways, it very delicious, but mostly in the Netherlands it is eaten as fast food.

  20. I like the new format of the video ^_^

    me gusta el nuevo formato del vídeo ^_^

  21. Here in Brazil, there is croquete too. It is a common food.
    Well, but they have meat, chicken or shrimp on it, and that is it. These korean ones seem really different and now I’m craving it!

  22. We have croquettes here in Venezuela too ^^.. In spanish it’s “croquetas”.. I love them, especially the crab croquettes! Delicious~:D:D

  23. Hey guise, does Korea still have Canmore? The desert place that has rocking chairs and porch swings? That would be a cool place to do a FAPFAP!

  24. I’m from Quebec (Canada) so I do speak french and there is something that is called “croquettes de poulet” which is chicken nuggets.


  25. Wow, croquettes in Brasil are SOOOO DIFFERENT! They are usually filled with shrimp or cod fish :P there are other fried stuff that are very similar, but we use different names to each kind, like coxinha (filled with chicken and catupiry cheese) or bolinho (that is more general, usually this ones have a spherical shape and usually are filled with cheese, fish or meat) :P

  26. In portugal we have croquettes as well but ours are made of meat, cooked with onions, garlic, olive oil, chorizo, cilantro, black pepper and salt, then you grind all that goodness, shape it like a cylinder, cover with egg and then grounded dried bread and deep fry it! They look like this: http://i0.ig.com/fw/10/k0/7n/10k07nr7gxhf34so2s2ephl5s.jpg

  27. “WELL WANDER!!! I COMMAND YOU TO WANDER DO YOU HEAR ME! < —-Go back and read this in an echoey playlist mode voice…" Yes! I did read it in an 'echoey playlist mode voice' XD

    "I took a picture of the menu for you because it's totally in Korean (maybe one of the downsides to wandering off the tourist path) but don't worry, I translated it for you as best as I could." uuuu *____*

    "Oh and if you visit the shop, let them know two crazy foreigns who made a video and ate eight croquettes sent them there, they'll know what you're talking about. :D" and the owner's reply would be:" Each of you receives one croquette free!" (or maybe not XD)

    "I pet so many of them back in the day! In Korea, though, they all run away. Not a single one wants to be nice. Ah. That’s a topic for another video." …and the guests of honour would be Dr. Meemersworth(translator) and a random kitten! XDD

    Thank you for the upload! :D

    P.S: have I told you how much I love your new website design?? *____*


  28. I have “croquettes” in my country and they’re spelled “croquetes”, so not much difference there xD, but they are completely different from the ones you ate. They are slightly smaller and they have a cylindrical shape, that can be longer or shorter. Some can even have a spherical shape, but the ones you can find in pastries usually are always cylindrical. Also, I have never seen croquetes filled with anything else but meat. Usually pork or beef, that’s been minced (ok, used google translate for that one, I don’t know the word in English) with other ingredients cut in very small pieces (onions, garlic, etc) for some flavour. The inside is all that mixed together looking like one of the photos attached. They taste so good! They are often used at parties as appetizers.
    Ups, almost forgot, I’m from Portugal. Hi! xD

  29. andrea chan

    Those looking for Chilly Cha Cha, its at the bottom of a huge brown building with big red/orange flowers plastered on the sides. I got kind of lost looking for it since I came from Hapjeong Stn and that map on the name card wasnt as descriptive as I would’ve liked. So yeah. And really do try the basil and cream. It will not disappoint!!!

  30. Australia’s Maccas still sells apple pie. Still the best deep fried goodness out!

  31. Omg I’m watching this at 2am!!!

  32. Hi, I’m from America, and it isn’t uncommon for my aunt to make what we call ‘croquettes.’ It’s basically mashed potatoes that you mix with veggies or chicken, and then you form a ball and pan fry it. I’m sure you could deep fry it if you wanted to. I don’t know if this is really an American dish that we stole the word for, or whether it’s just a thing my aunt does though.

  33. I grew up on the southern US; my mom made salmon croquettes on Sundays. We ate them with syrup poured over them. Sounds gross, but they were really good!

  34. I should have taken the warning… Hungry college student trapped in a library

  35. We say “kro-ketts” here in the US, but it would be hard to find someone in America that knows what they are and has eaten them except maybe in Florida/Louisiana area or inner city places where they have more street food from other countries.

  36. In my part of Belgium “kroketten” filled with mashes potatoes, shrimp or cheese are a common and well-loved side dish or appetizer ^^

  37. i always thought croquettes were spanish.. My sister loves croquettes de pollo. Hmm..

  38. In France we use the word “croquette” as well for deep fried food, i don’t really know how to say that, but it’s made with mashed potatoes.
    And yes….pet food !! ^^

  39. I like your new design :D But I really miss the old font for your blog posts… maybe it’s just me but somehow it’s a bit difficult to read now T_T BUT I STILL LOVE YOU ♥ (don’t want to offend anyone ><)

  40. Hallo, I’m from the Netherlands and we do in fact have croquettes :D (or kroketten in Dutch), though they’re very different from the Korean ones. As far as my experience goes you usually buy them in a snack bar (or deep frie them yourself). Croquettes are mostly eaten as a snack or with fries. We also have ‘bitterballen’, which translates into bitterballs. Essentialy they’re like croquettes, but round > in the shape of a small ball.

    I’m so hungry after seeing your video ><'

  41. In Indonesia we have krokets and they’re basically potato croquettes stuffed with some minced chicken.

  42. *dies laughing* the ganja one.. Martina’s reply: what are you gonna do? smoke that one? ahahahaha. love EYK!

  43. Here in the US- most people pronounce them as Crow-kets- and it is pretty low grade food. XD You make them seem all fancy and frenchy- and here in the US they are more so associated with dinner foods. From what I understand Croquettes were invented as a way to reuse left over meat.

    Can’t really contribute to how American croquettes are since I am not a vegetarian, and the only time I made them they were Qunioa-Chickpea croquettes, and they were baked- not deep fried, and were very very dry.

  44. wow. I’m from Indonesia and we have those croquettes here too. We call in “Kroket” Usually it’s filled with meat (beef or chicken) but not as full as the croquettes that you ate. Mostly, it’s 40% filling and 60% bread. Sooo.. I’m pretty envious with the croquettes that you. Looks mighty delicious!!

  45. Oh i suddenly thought of what it’s like! It looks identical to “wu kok” (Cantonese for yam puffs) that they sell in dimsum places.
    I’ve never had the Korean ones before but the Japanese ones aren’t flaky

  46. We have them in the U.S. In the south they are usually made with salmon, e.g. salmon croquettes, AKA salmon patties. Here in Hawaii they are also made with canned tuna fish, mixed with onions and various other seasonings, sometimes bound with an egg and flour/corn meal/cracker crumbs/ or japanese panko then deep fried although they are also pan fried sometimes. Because of Hawaii’s large asian population, tuna/salmon patties often contain tofu, bean sprouts and green onions etc.

  47. Thank goodness I just ate. Looks soooo good! Definitely French in origin (croquer: to crunch), but you can pretty much find croquettes worldwide.

  48. i think croquettes are japanese, too, because I buy them from a local japanese market a lot

  49. I’m from Indonesia, and yes, there is also croquette in here (or “kroket”-in our language). It was first introduced during Dutch Colonial rule. This food is very popular in here. ^^
    It is basically made of mash potato and beef/chicken meat (along with other ingredients: carrot, onion, etc). It’s delicious!

  50. LOL Okay so I checked what time it was when I saw your disclaimer. It’s 1:57am right now, I’m hungry, my house is utterly devoid of food, and my car is at a shop at the moment so I can’t even go to a gas station *sob* So yeah, that definitely described my pathetic situation perfectly!

  51. Artsy fartsy Hongdae huh? I saw a person with pink hair and another person with blue hair :O

  52. thisisjustforfunval

    Dang, now I want an apple pie from McDonald’s but I’m in my pajamas and I refuse to go out into the cold. Plus the two closest to me are closed, one for the night the other is being remodeled or something.

    Oooo and this week I tried Korean food for the first time ever and it was really delicious. However I forgot everything your FAPFAP’s taught me and I just starred at the menu very confused, but assuming everything would be delicious. The owner was really wonderful though and suggested some dishes my friend and I would enjoy as a first time Korean meal. Very, very delicious. Found my new favorite restaurant here. Now time to rewatch all your FAPFAP’s and learn what I should try next.

  53. Oh man that looks so delicious! O_O – btw guise, are you going to that one foreigners walk with starts thing? O_o – just wondering :D

  54. I think this style of croquette is an asian thing……I’ve seen these in Japan bakeries as well.

  55. In Vancouver, Canada they have baked apple pie all year round and I remember them having limited time smores pies too.

  56. Should have had the warning at the beginning of the video lol :P
    Watching this when you are starving = really bad idea -___-
    All of the Croquettes looked sooooooo good!!!

  57. I work in a Mcdonalds in Quebec, and there, we call the McNuggets “Croquettes” ^^

  58. KATHyphenTUN

    Yay! A food I have tried before! I have only been able to find them in Japanese restaurants where I am from, but they are soooooo yummy! (Ps. don’t worry Martina I have to fight for my food from my boyfriend too XD)

  59. ….this just dawned on me just now…
    Do they sell breads/pastries that aren’t loaded with milky sugary goodness???
    I’m lactose intolerant, so am I gonna die tiny deaths every time I eat something there? And speaking on that, do they sell milk that’s lactose free there? I never thought to ask this until now. :C
    *Is le worried*

  60. We have them in Brazil, mostly they are filled with minced meat, cheese or fish. The dough is heavier here, I think, and they are usually cillinder shaped.

  61. I think it’s from the Netherlands or at least it’s really popular there. They even have McKroket, delicious :9. It’s also very popular in Indonesia (I’m Indonesian) because of the huge influence of the Dutch here. And I think Japan has their own take on Croquette which is still quite the same I think.

  62. I’m from Quebec, I speak french and we have a “croquettes” at Mc Donald (L) haha it’s a nuggets :)

  63. Hey! That looks delicious, unfortunately I’m on a diet at the moment and can only enjoy looking at such yummy deep fried food. Anyways to answer your question about apple pies in Canada, they still do exist. As a matter of fact I tried one for the first time this summer in a McDonald’s near Canada’s Wonderland, while coincidentally watching one of your Music Mondays with my friend. They also now have strawberry pie and occasionally for promos have other flavours such as caramel and s’mores.

  64. 1:19
    the couple on the right side, the guy is holding a bag with big bang on it ! :O

  65. ohhoho Croquettes! Ca va? lol derp :P There are potato croquettes in Australia, they’re not that common but some restaurants have it…come to think of it I vaguely recall having them as Tapas or seen them in the frozen food section of the supermarkets. I just assumed they were French but then I do remember from reading other comments that they were from Belgium?? Who knows but I’ve also have croquetas with the bechamel sauce que rico!

  66. Hahaha there may have been a disclaimer in the middle of the video, but I watched it anyway… so much regret! hahaha So hungry! Now anything I make to eat won’t be as tasty!

    I’ve seen Croquettes in Australia, though only Potato ones and Chicken ones (which were really large chicken nuggets)

  67. Question, do all the croquettes (minus the fruit one ) have mash potatoes in them?

  68. In Daegu, there’s a very popular bakery that is famous for its Korean croquettes. In stead of deep frying them, they just bake them… and to be honest, it tastes SOOOOOO much better!! After eating at that bakery, I cannot buy Korean croquettes anywhere else

  69. They are done with Panko I think! I had these at a minshuku (private guest house) while in japan, and I ate curry potato ones. Mah feels! I never knew what they were called!!

  70. irritablevowel

    Coincidence! I just saw mac and cheese croquettes at Whole Foods not an hour ago.

  71. Well, I am french and in my region (north of france, close to the belgium border) we use the word “croquette” for both : pet food and the deep fried thing. :p

  72. I recognized it was Hongdae! Wooh! Just because I watched the 34th episode of Running Man. They’re eating a lot of food in Hongdae in that episode. I would have been awesome if you visited all those yummy places. I’m going to visit them all *-*

  73. I was distracted by that couple playfully playing in the background while S&M were talking in the beginning. 1:30ish to 1:43.

  74. WELL WANDER!!! I COMMAND YOU TO WANDER DO YOU HEAR ME! < —-Go back and read this in an echoey playlist mode voice…
    ^That was not necessary I already did xD

  75. When I was in Japan, they also had croquettes at many places.

  76. Fortunately I’m neither hungry nor on diet (I should be, though), but I’d love to try those basil cream ones because I absolutely love the taste of basil (PESTOOOO)!

  77. Nooooooo! Not Almost Paradise! Get it out of my head!
    I had croquettes in Japan, but I have no idea where they actually originate.
    P.S. Loved your LOTR reference :) The talking trees are Ents.

  78. You two are always so stylish, I can never get over it. XD

    Croquettes, hmm, something I love to have for breakfast.. Coming from a Hispanic background (both of my parents are Cuban), we have what in Spanish are called croquetas, as some have mentioned. ^^ They’re usually filled with ham, chicken or turkey, sometimes even cheese (but I suppose those would be called cheesesticks? Haha), and they’re really delicious. Croquetas can be eaten really at any time of the day, but in pastry shops and bakeries here in Miami, they’re usually sold in bulk for parties and/or for breakfast. I’ve attached a picture of what they usually look like. My dad usually makes them like this, so yummy. :)

    Gosh, Korea never fails to fascinate me… Korean croquettes here I come~~

  79. you’re warning is too late. I’m watching this at 2:00pm and i haven’t had breakfast or lunch….

  80. There are tons of people that sell Croquettes in Toronto. Mainly in Chinese restaurants. They are very yummy and they come in various things. But anything that is fried, it is good. :)

  81. I am so making these, probably a shepherd’s pie flavour and curry flavour, maybe a cheddar-bacon-hamburger flavour…

  82. Hareem Siddiqi

    I was fasting when i watched this…shoulda took the warning seriously.
    Anyways, thanks for this video. Cuz my family is vegetarian-ish so this was nice.

  83. I live in Germany and they have Croquettes here but they’re called ‘Kroketten’ and they aren’t really filled.. I actually think its a specialty of the area I’m in… Just moved here from California so not too sure XD but you get them usually with Schnitzel (pan fried breadcrumbed pork) Hope I helped ^-^

  84. Sitting here. Eating a stupid subway sandwich. Wishing I was having what they’re having….Harumph…

  85. It’s funny that the croquette is actually a French invention but apparently not even French people know this .

    I did a little research the oldest croquette recipe is really from France and it’s dated from 1691. However they were exported to the Netherlands at the end of the 18th century and became extremely popular there. Because they became worldwide popular through the Dutch, a lot of people still think they’re Dutch origin.

    Croquettes are widely popular in European countries, each with their own local recipes and variations. Except in France I guess. Lol the irony.

  86. If you crave curry, I’m sure curry croquettes will pale in comparison to the real curries at this place:http://www.bihanee.com/ The food is awesome, authentic. It saved us in Korea when we needed a hit of different flavour, just down from Bupyeong station – totally worth the trip. We used to go there every few weeks, the guys that run it are so nice. Tandoori …. tikka masala … korma … mmmmmmmm

    • pierrotinlove

      Omg Indian food in Korea? :O Go there! Tell us if it tastes authentic, cause if I ever visit Korea, I’ll probably get homesick for some yum Indian food :D

  87. We have croquettes in the USA. Salmon croquettes are popular in the area I’m in (Northern Kentucky). But also I see sometimes on menus “fritters” that seem to be the same thing. One Irish restaurant has Cheese and Chive Fritters and you dip them in spicy mustard and they are sooooo good. They also have Chicken Cordon Bleu fritters, yum!!!

  88. i’m from germany and only know potato croquettes. they’re common here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croquette#Germany.2C_Austria_and_Switzerland
    but now i want to try the ones you had, i guess i have to make them myself because chances of me going to korea any time soon are 0%

  89. I think croquettes are really common in whole Europe because they’re (almost) in every country.

  90. I love croquettes!
    We make them for guests cause its like a lighter version of a samosas (yes I’m south asian but not indian ^.~), But i’m not sure if its a french food since we make those kinds of things aswell. I think we have another name for it but i cant remember :/

  91. Maybe the kitties dont like your looks….. :-)

  92. I found out about croquettes when watching anime (Anime food tends to look really delicious!) and I always wanted to know what they were. Then a few months back my mum gave me a recipe to make for dinner then I found out they were croquettes, I was over the moon, now they are a favourite at home, so easy to make and delicious. The ones we made had potato, egg, and minced meat, covered in the batter which is made from flour, egg and bread crumb (Panko), deep fry them they crisp on the outside and super soft on the inside.

    This FAPFAP has now inspired me to try out new fillings, THANKS!!!

  93. cool i from denmark and i think this is cool thanks if i could come to korea but i need to wait to when i’m 18 and have enough of money

  94. lol dancing to gangster rap music ~~ …and I think McDonald’s still has apple pie in Toronto because I ate it a few times last year or early this year hehe. It still tastes great, in my opinion. =)

  95. PunkyPrincess92

    mmmmmmmmmmm!!! those croquettes look delicious!!!! i’m hungry now!! your warning was too late!!!!! i shall now hold you responsible for my hunger!!! mwahahaha!!!
    wow i find it sorta weird the first time you guys had croquette was in Korea!!
    well anyway my mom makes it so that’s why i ate them tons of times!

  96. We have them in Miami. We call them croquetas. People from Cuban decent are the ones that eat it the most. It’s like a stapple food to them. The make them out of ham, or chicken. They even make sandwiches with them. So Yummy!! :-)

  97. I was watching an episode of Tasty Road yesterday and Eli from U-Kiss and NS Yoon Ji went to a burger place that I think you guys should check out :) If you can! You can see what I’m talking about here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miOyr2-Fjl8&list=FLM-hpkQ30V6r6HmZt_9CAKw&index=1&feature=plpp_video at around 28:50

  98. Dammit, you’re warning came to late >O<
    I'm soooooo hungry~ luckily for me I always hide some snacks under my bed. I was prepared!!! (o^ . ^o)

  99. In Argentina we have them too, We call them croquetas, (and as in France it can refer to dog/cat food) we just have them with different stuffings

  100. Hey Simon and Martina they do still sell the apple pies at Mcdonalds its like 2 for $1.

  101. I did the “one of a kind” dance/song immediately…

  102. i am the only one that thought the couple in the beginning, (the guy with a pink shirt and a girls with a fluffy jacket), was adorable? ^-^

  103. I’m pretty sure croquettes in japan are called korokke. :D

    i’ve had them in canada (calgary). they’re sooooo good.

    but i haven’t seen a pumpkin croquette.

    it looks so good. ; ^ ;

  104. Martina is so hip that she wears not one but two hoods! :-)

  105. McDonald’s still sells them :)

  106. Yes McD still sells the awesome apple pie! If you mean the one which has nuclear hot filling and comes in a green slim box? At least in Finland we still have those. They were gone for few years but they made a comeback ;) I love ‘em so much, so I think I’d looooove the apple pie croquette.

    • Yess We have them still in Australia too!! Soo good! I know in China they don’t have them…I think they have Taro ones.

      • Yes! They have taro ones in China. I tried when I visited there. The filling is bright purple but is so delicious. Tastes a little like vanilla.

        • I remember eating it many years ago thinking it was apple and got totally freaked out when I saw it was purple and not apple XD But I must go back and try it one day~ I must say the “Asianised” versions of western Take-away is very interesting~

    • I’ve had apple pai at McDonald’s once, but they’re not selling them in Norway anymore…:/

  107. McDonalds still sells those pies ^^

  108. This is my favourite Fap Fap! I felt like I had to fly over to Korea immediately to get my hands on those croquettes. Why didn’t you try the mystery flavoured croquette?

  109. I FOUND WHAT KKANGJANG IS! Kkangjang – “fermented soybean and vegetable stew”

  110. In Japan and Hawaii Japanese ‘s market called shirokiya

  111. We also have croquettes (mostly with ground beef) in Aruba (the Caribbean)!

  112. I don’t know where croquette comes from, but in my country it’s sold as a Japanese cuisine.

  113. In mexico we had “croquetas” which is basically the spanish word for it… the ones i had as a child were usually filled with tuna and potatoes (and i love them) but i know what you mean, here in Canada, i have never come across anything like it!

  114. I was luckily eating a sandwich when I watched this.
    But it looked meagre compared to your noms ;A;

  115. CROQUETTES <3 I learned how to make 'em because of my undying love for potatoes. I basically make mashed potatoes, fill 'em with awesome stuff like my fave TUNA CURRY *hungry*
    Here in the Philippines, I only see Korokke in some Japanese fast food chains.

    It's a dream to get lost in Hongdae *sigh*
    Hope you can visit the Philippines too, guise! ;]

  116. XD… well, Croquettes are quite a traditional food here in Italy, but we eat them in the salt version…actually we make them with mashed potatos, eggs, black pepper, cheese and parsley…we also have the rice croquettes (with white rice and ham), while the ones with tomato’s salsa, rice, ham and peas are called “Arancini” and they are also a traditional dish, expecially in Sicily…so they do exist also in korea…That’s awesome!! ^_^

  117. The croquettes look so yummy!! I prefer Dutch croquettes, the classic ones ^^ The fluffy “pastry” is made of breadcrumbs i think ^^

  118. hey Martina! do you have a tattoo on your wrist? I’ve never seen it before…
    anyway: in France, we don’t have Croquettes. Actually I’ve discovered them when I was in the Netherlands! ^^

  119. your warning was too late… I’m hungry and I’m watching this at 2am and there is no delicious food in my house…

  120. The feral cats might not be friendly because they have learned to be wary of humans due to some sort of negative interaction in the past. Maybe some people tried to kick them when they approached?

  121. We have them here in Pennsylvania! XD Also, it’s pronounced cro-ket, not cro-kay :3

  122. They do sell those apple pies at mcd’s. By me..im in NJ..you can get 2 for $1. :-D

  123. I’m originally from Italy and we have then there. and they are sooo YUMMY! By the way we’re visiting Korea at the moment and your videos are my guides to awesome places… Like Hello Kitty Cafe and Mandus :D THANK YOU <3

  124. i always thought croquette was pronounced “crow-ket” and croquet (the sport) was pronounced “crow-kay”?? maybe it’s an accent thing :) either way they look delicious, i want to try the curry one!

  125. I’ve eaten them at Japanese restaurants in Singapore

  126. 깡장 is short for 깡된장. It’s just unprocessed 된장. But has a very strong flavor normally.
    The soup you make with 깡장 and vegetables and pieces of pork is very good and popular! It’s also just called 깡장. So maybe the croquette you had was modeled after that soup.

  127. Sadly I’ve never seen anything like this in Australia :( but oh boy do they look amazingly delicious! I just love it when you guys do meatfree FAPFAPs! Also, you both look so cute and coupley in this video, it’s super adorable ^-^

  128. Well in Montreal, the word croquettes is the French translation for nuggets, like chicken or fish nuggets. And it’s totally 1:00 am here in Australia and I’m starving.. Not cool.

  129. Whu.. What? Was that an orc peon sound I heard in this video around the talk of gangster rap dancing? Or ‘m I just going crazy…?

  130. Grrrrr…gotta love how ya’ll put up the warning past the halfway mark…not!

  131. Well, I’m from Montreal, and Croquettes is the French word we use for nuggets. Like chicken or fish nuggets.

  132. you’ve placed the WARNING at the mid mark?? WHY!! too late~ i’m salivating from all those croquettes! I’ll make sure I make those tomorrow~~~ =p~

  133. Yes we have this in france but this is not really a daily meal.

  134. We have them in Austria. It’s a typical side dish here^^ I love croquettes =D

  135. I’ve only really seen them at Japanese places here.

  136. TOO BAD I’M HUNGRY RIGHT NOW and it’s 10pm and the only thing I could buy and eat near me are junk foods T______T

  137. I googled it and apparently “Kkangjang is a type of rich bean paste that harks back to old Korean bean paste traditions. ” Not sure if that’s correct, though. XD

  138. The Korean version of the croquettes is closer to its Japanese cousin the korroke, which is mashed potatoes which are breaded and fried. :-)

  139. In Poland croquettes are upgraded pancakes (the dough is the same I guess, but dipped in breadcrumps and fried again with the filling inside), filled with meat and/or cabbage and mushrooms.

    • I would say there are more options for the filling :) Actually, you can use whatever you like. For example, I made croquettes with spinach or mushrooms & paprika

  140. *salivates* those look delicious!!

  141. I’ve never seen croquettes in Norway. The fruit one sounds delicious!

    • Croquettes are very common in Norway, but they are almost never called that. ‘Fiskepinner’ (‘fish-sticks’) is a small fish croquette usually eaten with mashed potatoes.
      There are also bigger croquettes with meat, fish or veggies found in most supermarkets. It’s not usually found as snack food, but rather served at dinner.

  142. in the netherlands/belgium we call them kroket, and we have al sorts of croquettes, for example potato, cheese, meat, fish, shrimp, mushroom kroket etc.

  143. Despite the warnings I watched this while hungry TT^TT! Looks so delicious!

  144. Yes, we dutch people love croquettes! ^^ We call them ‘kroket’ :)

  145. I know croquettes from germany… but here it’s just fried mash potato nothing else in there, only mashed potatos ^^

  146. They are in germany as well… Sometimes filled with cheese ^^

  147. Croquettes are a Dutch snack that we eat mostly with french fries, but we sometimes eat them just with bread as a normal snack

  148. I don’t really know where croquettes are from originally, but in Spain they are super common (called “croquetas” :D). They are filled with bechamel and something else, usually chicken or jamón. And yes, they are delicious! :) I would like to try korean croquettes!

    • Yeaaah. omg i haven’t had those in quite a while, I love them <3

    • yeah was gonna say i had amazing croquettes at a spanish restaurant in london, super soft melt in your mouthy goodness

    • I was going to say the same so… I’ll just add: I love the croquetas of jamón!! You can have some of them as main course in a meal or they can be eaten as tapas as well. As Ángela said, the most common are filled with jamón or chicken and even codfish.

    • Well i’m Cuban-American and from Miami and here you can find croquetas in any and every bakery, in fact it’s a well known Hispanic dish. We usually eat it during parties as little finger-foods before the actual food. Sometimes you can even eat it for breakfast with Cuban bread and have a pan con croqueta or even in between two crackers.

      We also have ham, chicken, cheese and fish croquetas but you can really make it out of anything. I never thought it was French, i always thought it was called Croquettes in English because… well.. that’s that actual translation from Spanish to English.

  149. Netherlands! My family is dutch and we eat them all the time!

  150. Hey thereee! I am French and when I read the title i smiled because Croquettes in France is the name for cats and dogs food haha ^^

    • BBBAAAAA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH!!! Pet food is delicious.

    • now THATS hilarious

    • sounds so fancy for pet food hehe

    • I was going to say the same thing^^ Anyway, i’m french and i’ve never had Croquettes, but i tried them in Germany. They seemed less delicious though. Why is the name french and i read so many people saying they have those in their country but we don’t :(

    • Well, actually, that’s only true in France. In the french speaking part of Belgium, the word “croquette” is used for… well, the deep fried thing xD It’s because croquettes are not french, just like fries are definitely not french. They’re from up north, Belgium, the Netherlands, maybe Germany. We love our deep fried stuff x)

      So yes. Remember. NOT french. x)
      (we do use the word “croquette” for cats’ and dogs’ food too. but really, the situation can’t be misunderstood, so yeah :P)

      • I definitely ate things called “croquette” in Belgium that were not pet food LOL in Russian there is also croquetti from the French that are breaded shaped fried balls or patties not unlike a shnitzel as well. I think the main difference is the “shell” or breading – how thick, how sturdy, does it melt in your mouth.

      • In Germany croquettes are little “potato fingers”, like fries, but much bigger and more soft in the inside and they are called Kroketten :) But I also don’t know where the word is from .

    • HAHAHA I literally snorted I was laughing so hard when I read this!!! That’s too funny!!

    • Indeed you are right as this word is used to described the dry pet food.

      But not only dear: “Croquette” is also a French dish (belive me I am French too) and fact that the word comes from the French language is for a reason…


    • In Puerto Rico, we have ham croquettes and chicken ones. But we call them croquetas. They’re yummy!

    • That’s funny. I guess croquettes have gone out of favor in France. Based on Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking,” there is a recipe for croquettes. According to her, any fondues (thick cream sauce with cheese, ham, or what have you) can be “chilled, cut into squares or balls, rolled in egg and bread crumbs, then browned in deep fat.” Mmmm deep fat! Korean bakeries here in NY Metro Area and Los Angeles have croquettes, but they usually come in two varieties, potato and curry. They are my favorites.

    • I’m from the French part of Canada and here Croquette is basically the generic terms for nuggets. I remember when I went to France and ordered “McCroquette” at McDonalds and the cashier seems to find it very funny LOL

  151. I think it’s from Japan? I always get it from places that sells Japanese food :/

  152. We have them in the Netherlands too ^^ :D

  153. …Mystery?

  154. “Croquette” is a type of dog or cat food in French xD

  155. I don’t know about the US. But I know they’re in Japan. So maybe they’re in Japantowns all over the US as well. :P

  156. I think croquettes are Spanish… But I’m not sure

  157. They have croquettes in the U.S too. My mom makes chicken croquettes and potato croquettes for Thanksgiving, and they’re really good! I’m pretty sure you’re right about them coming from France though^^

    • I like Salmon croquettes!

    • Hi!! here, in Spain, we have the “croquetas”, that are filled with all kind of food, but if you look for them in a restaurant the more common are the filled with jam, chicken or codfish. Also we’ve got the called “croquetas de cocido”, that are made with meat’s broth.
      I would like to say “las croquetas son españolas”, but sorry, I can’t, They are from France. But we have got something better…the Spanish omelette and the jam. So, I won’t argue for that ;-)

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