Okokokokok: I know this exists in your country. It must, right? I’ve seen it in Canada – and so it exists everywhere else in the universe. HA! My line of reasoning is faulty. My point is, even if this isn’t a crazy new thing you’ve never seen before, this Korean banana holder, it’s at least got something special to it that I doubt is common: a damned banana fork. A fork for your banana! That’s crazy, son! Admit it! No? Forks are commonly used for bananas where you’re from? Really? Well, I’m sorry, then, to have wasted your time. Move along now. Nothing to see here. Next week we’ve got something totally different. Well, kinda different. Same but different. And if next week’s item is in your country then you and I will have to duel to the death! And I’m strong, too, especially strong now with all the bananas I’ve been eating, thanks to my Leveled Up Banana Holder. Though, honestly, I don’t eat a lot of bananas. They’re too carby. They’re delicious, but they’ve got way too much sugar in them. Not all fruits are good for you, you know? I’ve been eating a lot of nuts instead. We’ve been making these powerballs that are toasted coconut shavings mixed with lots of different nuts and chia seeds and homemade almond butter. I feel like a squirrel when I eat them. And then chia seeds get stuck in your teeth worse than popcorn kernels. THEY’RE SO MADDENING. but they’re healthy, and they make me stronger enough to duel you to the death and win if you claim to have experienced next week’s WTF item. YEAH!

Side note: I misspelled “banana” as “babana” and I remembered Ni No Kuni and how awesome that game was. GAMING NERDS! Tell me you’ve played that game as well! It’s such a sweet and lovely game damn it’s so good!

Side note #2: Leigh and Soo Zee’s second episode of Discussing Interesting Contemporary Korean Slang will be going up tonight. Huzzah! I hope that’ll make up for the Korean Indie segment we’re missing out on, again, this week. It’s because Martina was sick and we lost three days of filming! I’m sorry!

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  1. Oh my gosh! I’ve seen that before! My grandma got a banana case for christmas :)

  2. Can’t I say all of them? xD But if I had to pick one, it would definitely be the Banana Holder! Although that breast pack that may or may not contain Simon’s chest hair sounds very appealing, that banana holder blew my mind with it’s fanciness! I mean, lezzbe honest here, that thing is PURE GENIUS!!!!!

  3. Koreans are known for doing strange things with fruit, like only eating it with forks or skewers, and peeling apples. Seriously? Peeling apples? Why would you throw away all that nutritional goodness? Apple peels are loaded with healthful phytochemicals, such as quercetins, which help prevent type II diabetes, and antioxidants which not only fight cancer, but help maintain healthy cholesterol levels. By throwing away the peel, you’re throwing away half the nutrition!

  4. I don’t know how you guys are living! Are you vampires? When I’m on a diet I eat bananas (and other fruits) and FWOOSH some fat melts off my body, or I eat some plain white rice with veggies. This is probably because my diet is otherwise some variation of pasta, rice + meat, or sandwiches. But apparently bananas/fruits and rice are made of sugar/starches and make you super duper fat?! D:

  5. I love how I sincerely believed that Martina was on the phone with Junsu just then. Ha. Ha.

    I have a hypothetical yet very possible situation for you guise to consider:
    What IF you are an avid consumer of bananas, and thus own this very handy leveled up version of a typical banana holder, BUT instead of mountain biking, you take your banana to a K-Pop concert (because you know, you avidly consume bananas; or you just have a potassium deficiency, namean?) and when your favourite band comes out onstage, you get so excited that you just can’t help yourself and you sHAKE YOUR BANANA HOLDER FOR ALL IT’S WORTH BECAUSE YOU JUST LOVE (insert group name here) SO MUCH and then your banana flies out and hits an innocent bystander (or worse, your favourite oppa/eonni) in the face (or crotch).

    Nah, you’re right, don’t shake it. You might break it. Or get arrested for assault with a deadly fruit. Or something..

    And hey, does that fit all bananas? ‘Cause sometimes my Mom buys those extra large bananas and I wonder if the case is big enough to- Ah, I just can’t finish this sentence. >xDD

    P.S. I don’t know if this is feasible with the formatting of the pages, but would it be possible to add a “WTF” section to your Culture page? It’d make access so much easier, plus I think it’d be cool to see all your latest finds lined up like your WANKs, FAPFAPs, TL;DRs, Open the Happy videos and Livechats. Just a suggestion! :)

  6. Why did you start singing Boccherini in the middle of thaT?! Hehe. This is even goofier than the sleep muzzle…

  7. I’ve heard of shake it like a polaroid picture, but never shake it like a banana case. I learn something new every time I come to EatYourKimchi.com. Thank you!

  8. I will eat bananas like this all the time from now on. I get awkward stares when I stick bananas in my mouth in public. That sounded wrong… o.o

  9. I like the frozen chocolate covered bananas! They’re yummy!

  10. You must send one to your niece!! She LOVES Bananas.

  11. gotta admit, the moment you rang Simon on your banana phone, I could only start singing:

    …oh Raffi, you’ve done it again :P

  12. I Got that ‘BAD BOY, GOOD GIRL’ too Simon except its entirely black and not red :D

  13. I’m never going to understand the knife and fork thing for burgers and pizza.
    The pizza comes with a built-in handle for easy consumption!

  14. lol I always see these cases and think “Pfft who would need one of those..” then I go to school, open my backpack, and find smooshed banana all over my textbooks -___-
    I should really break down and buy one of those this year for school.

  15. Truthfully, I’ve never heard about banana holders or other fruit cases whatsoever (except from garlic cases)…I guess it should be usefull in some way…even if right now I can’t see any reason to have a banana case since this is the easiest fruit to peel and it is not too fragile to be put into your bag and such…but, well, I admit this is cute…

  16. Many little old Korean ladies cannot eat da whole thing, so they keep it in there.

  17. No, bananas are good for you! It’s a misconception (just like people say egg yolks are unhealthy). “Bananas contain a type of dietary fiber known as resistant starch that your body can’t absorb, so it fills you up temporarily without the risk of filling you out permanently. Other research has linked resistant starch to an increase in post-meal fat-burning, says Janine Higgins, Ph.D., nutrition research director at the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. One of the by-products of the unabsorbed carbohydrates in your system is butyrate, a fatty acid that may inhibit the body’s ability to burn carbs, forcing it to incinerate fat instead.”

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  19. I put my bananas in the freezer so they’ll last longer and frozen banayners are delish. . . I wonder if you can put the holder in the freezer? O_O

    • Just curious and sorry for asking but … Do you peel them first before you put them in the freezer? I just bought bananas and I want to keep away the fruit flies… And keep them lasting longer. So I wasn’t sure if I should peel them first… Thanks!

  20. Simon, NI NO KUNI WAS AWESOME! Mr. Drippy is the best sidekick EVER.

  21. Could we get your recipe for the powerballs? I’m really looking for a healthy snack source right now, and plain nuts are so boring…

  22. “I don’t eat a lot of bananas. They’re too carby. They’re delicious, but they’ve got way too much sugar in them. Not all fruits are good for you, you know?”
    I eat a banana almost everyday. I love them so much. However, I do not have a banana holder. Might have to invest.

  23. This reminds me of the of the banana slicer advertised on Amazon. You have to read the comments about the product. So much win! http://www.amazon.com/Victorio-Kitchen-Products-Banana-Slicer/dp/B001F5STWU/?ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

  24. I spotted some Charlie the Unicorn references!! :D or was it my imagination? … o_O

  25. ahahah i didn’t know banana holders existed!! never seen ’em before!!

    the only time i use a fork and knife with a pizza or burger is when the pizza is too thin and ‘floppy’ to hold and the burger is too large to bite!!

  26. These also exist in Belgium. A friend of mine has one. So Belgium is as weird as Korea in some points. :3

  27. gosh guise I just came up with the most ridiculous uses for the banana holder XD … first use: I think it could help you in case you’re robbed :)) you have it attached to your pants so if you want to scare the robber away you stick the banana in your pocket so it points out towards him and he ends up thinking it’s a gun X’DD (I’ve seen this in movies where instead of a banana case they had a small bottle :)) ) second use: the case could be a perfect dough cutter for a “banana butterfly” cookie X’DD and third use (which isn’t ridiculous at all) : for babies. You know how some spoiled children go like “I want a banana” ” No… I don’t want a banana”. You can’t throw it out, that would be a waste; so you put it in the banana holder for the child to eat it later :))

    I’m sure I can find some more uses for the banana holder XDD

    “Leigh and Soo Zee’s second episode of Discussing Interesting Contemporary Korean Slang will be going up tonight. Huzzah!” – Huzzah! :D

    “I hope that’ll make up for the Korean Indie segment we’re missing out on, again, this week. It’s because Martina was sick and we lost three days of filming! I’m sorry!” – don’t worry guise. Get well soon Martina! :| (and Simon)

    Great WTF! :D


    P.S: Did you find an apartment yet? :|||

  28. I eat my burgers with fork and knife in restaurants… :| But if it’s something like McDonalds then I eat it using my hands xD

  29. Since we’re on the topic of useless… useful tools for fruits, please tell me you all have seen the Amazon reviews for the Banana Slicer. If you haven’t, please do yourself a favor and click here NOW: http://www.amazon.com/Hutzler-571-Banana-Slicer/dp/B0047E0EII My abs hurt after reading through them. You’re welcome!

  30. We do have banana cases over here – at least theoretically, I’ve never seen anyone using one of them.
    Anyways, over here they are used a tad differently – you are not supposed to peel your banana in the morning and place it inside, but simply use it as a storage container for the entire banana (pulp and skin). When it’s time to eat your banana, you eat the entire thing, discard the skin and that’s it.
    No brown, awkward looking banana and almost no smell.
    And thinking about it, it really is practical if you are an avid banana devourer and dislike pulling out a squeezed and brown-ish banana from among your books, which henceforth carry a lovely smell of spoiled banana. ‘Yum yum yum! :)

  31. I’m thinking that the little hole isn’t to tie the banana to various objects. I think it is for attaching ridiculously cute charms to your banana. This is Korea we’re talking about. Doesn’t it make more sense that it would be for upping the cuteness factor?

  32. 1. Err.. Why a banana case? Is banana a staple food somewhere or..?
    2. An apple case would be a legit thing. And back to my first point: WHY BANANA? LIKE, WHAT?
    3. I don’t think it’s an Asian thing. I’m Asian, and I, nor does anyone in my family,eat bananas like that. We also do not eat pizza and hamburgers with a fork and knife. Although, my cousins and I have eaten tiny finger sandwiches with a fork and knife but that’s only because we were at this little place called Secret Garden and it’s suppose to have a somewhat British “tea-time” theme to it.
    4. Tried SooZee’s watermelon cutting technique on a mini watermelon. My parents were so confused when I asked them if I could cut it. After a fourth of the watermelon, I was DONE. But secretly, I think my mom does that now..O.O

  33. I have seen banana cases in the US, and we also have them for onions, apples, pears, and lemons. Super cute, but I am not sure how well they will actually work. I still feel like my food with get all brown and nast.

  34. Woah, I feel like I NEED to buy that banana case now

  35. There used to be a banana case here (Alaska) in the store Fred Meyers that you put the banana in and there was a cutter, so when you opened it the banana was in three separate pieces…but i haven’t looked in a year or so…

    I don’t eat bananas…

  36. I knew someone who always brought his banana in a banana case to class. I think they had a green/red/yellow pepper case as well. I haven’t spoke to them for years.

  37. I have never heard of or seen a banana case until now, but that is a genius Idea :3 Minus the fork. We don’t need no stinkin’ forks D< You pick up with hands and eat like barbarian warrior… WARRIOR HUH!

  38. I actually have that EXACT banana case at a store near my house, almost bought it, but then I remembered that I don’t like bringing bananas to school… So I didn’t (plus I only had enough money to buy cake and I wanted cake)

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