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Korean Convenience Store Food – FAPFAP!

May 11, 2012


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So, Martina’s voice is still not back yet. *Sigh* It’s getting better, at least! She can squeak out a few words here and there, which is a lot better than how she was on Saturday, but she’s still in no shape to speak a lot on camera. We were pretty deeply scolded by the doctor to rest rest rest. No whispering! Looking at you JYP…and Martina. Did you know whispering is harder for your vocal chords to do then normal speaking? You learn something new everyday. So, we would have skipped this week’s FAPFAP, but considering how we skipped it last week because Martina was hung over from her crazy birthday party, we didn’t want to miss out on two weeks in a row. So, this was the best we could think of. A silent movie! Sure, it’s not as informative as our regular FAPFAPs or WANKs, but you can’t really be that informative without talking, you know? Ah! Hopefully you won’t feel totally ripped off at our semi-FAPFAP, we put a lot of thought into making it a little more entertaining then Simon talking for 8 minutes and Martina sadly nodding or miming.

We still had fun filming it, though! It’s quite a break from what we’re used to normally doing. We like being, um, “creative” every once in a while and make something that we’re not used to making. Today, this is one of those movies. Hopefully you’re still semi-entertained, even though it’s not as food-porny as we’re used to making our FAPFAPs.

If it’s information about the stuff we ate you’re looking for, though, this blog post’s the right place for you to look! Today we tried three different things. We’ll talk about them here:

1) Baked eggs: You can grab these at any local convienece store for a great quick snack, and they’re really delicious. They’re baked, not boiled, and often steeped either a soy sauce, or black garlic, or something sauce that gives them a tint when you open them up. Plus, they taste a little bit saltier then usual. Also, supposedly there is no chloresteral in these eggs because it is absorbed or pulled out or something because of the baking. I have no idea if that’s just magical herbal medicine talk, but there you have it. If you head to a jjimhilbang which Martina often does (but I, Simon, do not) you MUST have an egg! Okay, no one will murder you but it’s like tradition. though you’ve been quite a few times.

*Martina here*

2) Shikhye:

Side note: we love Shikhye because it reminds us of Flight of the Conchords. A SHIKAY SHIKAY! A SHIKAY SHIKAY! A SHIKAY SHIKAO! Ten points to whoever remembers what song that’s from. This drink too a while to grow on us. Granted, Shikye in a can isn’t great, it’s a little too sweet for us, but if you get the chance to try homemade shikhye in a local market place or in a jjimjilabng (also a tradition) it’s really really refreshing. It’s made with rice, malt, sugar, and water so it has an almost honey flavour to it. Funny story, the first time we ever made a video about this was way way way long time ago and we mentioned that we didn’t like the flavour and thought the rice was weird floating around. Whoa, the internet did not like that. That was the first time we experience netizen RAGE telling us to leave Korea and go home because we’re horrible people for insulting shikhye. Apparently some very sensitive people out there who realized a fairy dies every time someone confesses to not liking this drink.

3) McCol’s Soda: Do you remember this from that Valentine’s Day Wank Episode? Martina lost the challenge, and then she was supposed to drink McCol’s soda, but then she was sneaky enough to rig it so that someone would accidentally kick it over. Clever girl. UM. I totally didn’t rig that Simon. Anyhow, we just wanted to buy a bottle today to remind you not to drink it. It’s NAYUSTY. OOH MCCOL’S YOU SO NAYUSTY! *McCol’s squeezes its cleavage together*

4) King Watermelon Bar / Ice Cream Red Bean Paste Sandwich Thingy: Yay! Our favourite part of the video! Since we’ve started our diets, we haven’t had any ice cream. This is, like, the first time in over a month (when we used to have it a couple times a week). Anyhow, these King Watermelon Bars were a huge favourite of ours for the summer seasons. For starters, we love their Korean name “Wong Subak Bah!” Secondly, it’s pretty uniquely delicious. It’s made to look like a watermelon slice, and the seeds are made out of chocolate. Brilliant! It is painfully delicious and addictive because it’s not too sweet and not creamy but just refreshing enough for me to want to fill a pool with them and swim around with my mouth open. The other Red Bean ice-cream sandwich thingy is actually based on a Korean street food bread which is shaped like a flower too. It’s filled with red bean and the dough is usually slightly undercooked so that it’s a bit creamy. This ice cream sandwich is actually really delicious (as long as you like red bean which I do, but Simon isn’t totally into) with a thin layer of dduk (chewy rice cake) and red bean surrounded by vanilla ice cream wrapped up in an ice cream cone. That’s totally an ice cream cone, even though I totally thought it would be pastry. Nope. I thought it was lovely but Simon wouldn’t let me eat it all. Sad face. Has anyone else tried this?

Yeah! That’s it for this week. Next week is going to be our last Korean WANK for a month, because we’re gonna be going to California and Canada until June 18th. Sweet! We’ll be doing videos while we’re there, so expect some WANCing and…WANCing…wonderful adventure now Canada and California are the same. DAMN! We’ll have to think of something new! If you see us running around your neighbourhood make sure you jump onto camera and photo bomb!

Also, we’re going to California for Google’s Kpop Concert to do something special. Yay! We’ll tell you more about it in the future once we have everything set in stone. STONE DO YOU HEAR ME KPOP BANDS! NO BACKING AWAY FROM US! But for now, we’ll just be teases. YOOHOO! :D

Anyhow, we’ve got a few bloopers for this video, including a man who was really curious about what we were doing. Hmmm…

Otherwise, we’ve done this topic many times in the past before, but if you’re new, you should check out our Korean Convenience Store Dining and our Korean Convenience Store Raids, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4. Yeah. We like Convenience Stores here. SO WHAT! They’re awesome!



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