Korean Dunkin Donuts raid time! Let’s see what they’ve got to offer.

See, we often hear about Korean fusion food, and we’d like to think of a Korean Dunkin Donuts as falling under that category, but it’s more just like a Koreanized version of the donuts we’re used to. I don’t know: what’s the difference between Fusion and something-ized? Anyhow, whenever we go to a Dunkin Donuts in Korea, they seem to have some really interesting twists on conventional donuts, and so, similar to what we did in our Korean Convenience Store Raids, we decided to just grab a bunch of Donuts and see what they’re like. Some were surprisingly good. Some were surprisingly bad. Either way, we didn’t get what we expected out of this, but we got it all on camera at least!.

The biggest surprise was the Glutinous Rice Cream Cheese Donut. To begin with, it didn’t even look like a donut as much as it looked like a ball. Kinda weird for it to be in a Dunkin Donuts if it’s not…doughnutty. Also, biting into it would just deflate the ball entirely. The outside crust was tough as well. To be honest, it just flat out doesn’t look good on the outside. The taste though: another story. It was the best tasting thing we had that day. The cream cheese was delicious with the chewy rice. Really! It didn’t sound good in theory, especially in name, but it was a shocker.

Dunkin Donuts Korea

The front of a Dunkin Donuts in Korea

We had different opinions on the worst ones. Martina didn’t like the caramel macchiato donut because she really hates the taste of fake coffee stuff. She loves coffee, yes, as we’ve mentioned in one of our Korean Coffee Shop videos, but she’s more of a purist. The fake stuff…just isn’t up her alley. On the other hand, Simon hated the banana donut because the banana tasted so fake, but he was alright with the coffee donut. In both cases, though, we didn’t like the donuts that tried to be conventional donuts. The weird offshoots of donuts, made out of rice and tofu and sweet potato, were all really quite good. Seems like a Korean Dunkin Donuts is better at making its own Korean donuts rather than the donuts we’re used to from back home.

Also, we couldn’t fit in all of our footage into this video without making it feel too long, so we posted some of our extra footage on our Bonus Channel. Here it is:

Korean Dunkin Donuts Drinks

Anyhow, there are a couple of donuts that we didn’t get to review because they were sold out at the time but definitely deserve attention, namely the Garlic Glazed Donut. Tried it once on a whim for a sense of adventure, and totally loved it. Yeah! If there are any donuts here we missed, let us know! We’re always looking to try new stuff.

  1. I agree with you about the olive oil flavor. Each time I went to Seoul, I’d have one – two donuts a day! It’s that good! Mister Donut also has them. Their sometimes called Pon De Ring. :) Here’s the list of chewisty donuts I had in Seoul – http://simplydolicious.com/chewisty-donuts/

    I also tried making some at home using tofu! http://simplydolicious.com/pondering/

  2. Ha! It was great, wasn't it? Man, I could go for another of those now…

  3. Sounds interesting with the different flavors. I guess they have regular flavors too right? As long as I could have my donut with strawberry frosting and sprinkles I'm happy. So love Dunkin Donuts. :-p The shop looks sooo cute.

  4. That's…gross. I'd be furious if I had that in my donut. BAAAGGGH!

  5. Did the sweet potato drink maybe have taro to make it purple? Taro's pretty popular… when it's in liquid form it kinda taste like a sweet potato and a wafer cookie. When it's just in… dim sum (from my experience) it tastes like a sweet potato with a really weird texture which is hard to describe.

  6. i totally luv the way you guys make these educational videos! always so fun & informative to watch. seriously, as i had mentioned before, you guys should consider writing a travel guide book about korea… with all your cute cartoons of course (martina's drawings are amazing!). i would definitely buy that over other boring travel books! i travel to foreign countries frequently, have a book case full of travel guide books, and find every single one of them boring, dry… and not interesting for younger travelers under 30ish…

  7. Hi! I am just curios ………do you guy have any foreiger friends that are not teacher?
    Like what kind of job do they have!?

  8. That's similar to how McDonalds is in Korea. They have amazing bulgogi burgers instead of plain ol' hamburgers. I also heard of a tower burger, but I didn't remember if that was Micky D's or not. Nice feature :)

  9. Hello guys, I was so craving Dunkin Donuts and when I went realized it is so not American style Dunkin. I didn't find any of my favorites and the donuts I did get were hard and didn't seem fresh at all. Definitely not the Dunkin I love back home in the states, but at least I know now. Love you guys, are you planning on attending the Cherry blossom Festival in Chin hae? Excited to be going.

    • Some Dunkin' Donuts in the states are like that too though… that's usually why I don't get donuts there, more often than not they are hard and not fresh :( And why eat all that fat/calories for a gross donut? Krispy Kreme though… I have never had a problem at any of them and to me they taste better but there aren't nearly as many around…

  10. I don't think we've ever been to a Dunkin Donuts in the States before. I'd really like to know what they're like compared to Korean Dunkin Donuts.

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