April 5, 2012
Ok, so a long time ago – in fact, in our first few weeks in Korea – we made a video about Korean pizza. We can’t find it, though. So the one we linked to was from a Korean pizza take out we did. Man! Our camera sucked so terribly back then. CRIKEY! Anyhow, point of this walk down memory lane is, we’re familiar with Korean pizza. We just haven’t had any lately.
And so, if we haven’t had any lately, many of you – who haven’t been around since the very beginning of our videos – might not have seen our take on Korean pizzas. If you have been around for this long then let me say, Wow! How’d you last without snapping? I commend you for your determination. How did you last this long? I don’t even think my mom has been watching us this long. She’s like “oh? My son has website?” I love my mom.
Ok: Korean Pizza! We went to Mr. Pizza for this week’s FAPFAP, primarily because A) Our FAPFAPs are usually of traditional Korean food, and we wanted to show something more modern this week, and B) We had planned on going to get some Pajeon to do a vegetarian FAPFAP for those of you who have been asking for one…but the restaurant we know shut down. WHY?!?!!? I swear: it might just be Bucheon, but businesses here have such a high turnover rate. Shops open up, stay for a few months, close down, another one quickly pops in and repeats the process. And so, right beside our now non-existen Pajeon place we saw Mr. Pizza, which we thought would be cool to show.
Side note: does 2PM make music anymore, or do they just do advertising? I don’t remember them coming out with anything after Hands Up, did they? They sure seem like they’re doing a bunch of advertising, though. From that really awkward Coway ad that shows up at the beginning of our YouTube videos (if you’re from Korea), to the Mr. Pizza endorsement, to the Korea Tourism stuff they’re doing, to Nichkhun doing Baskin Robbins: it’s starting to feel like 2PM is advertising everything everywhere.
Well, the whole point of this talk about 2PM is that I WILL NOT TRUST THEIR OPINION ANYMORE! Mr Pizza was quite awful. Now I’m going to cover this in as many disclaimers as possible so that people who are overly sensitive to differing opinions can understand that we’re just expressing our opinions. Not all Korean pizza is terrible. Some people like this style of pizza. Maybe Korean people like this style of pizza. For the tastes that the two of us have personally grown up with, we can’t enjoy this pizza. That doesn’t mean that all Korean people have bad taste in pizza, or…whatever other unreasonable conclusion some of you may get may have. All we’re saying is, this pizza was not yummy. We do enjoy one Korean pizza chain, and that is Pizza School which is like the cheapest of all pizza chains in Korea, but they don’t overload their pizza and they do a mean spicy chicken! Yum!
We like our pizza to have distinct flavors. Pepperoni pizza. Hawaiian pizza. Cheese pizza. Spinach pizza with feta. They all taste different. The pizzas that we had today, though, were all almost identical. Every one was tons of sweet corn, cheese, mushroom, onion, mystery meat, slightly tomato sauce pizza with one big topping in the middle. Huge potato wedge. Big Galbi Rib. Big piece of Chicken. A couple pieces of shrimp…it was like a full meal jammed onto a pizza crust.
Hey! Maybe you’ll like this kind of pizza. Who knows. We thought we’d just show you some really different pizza than what we’re used to from North America. It’s definitely an experience you’ll remember. We’re just not sure if you’ll remember it fondly or not.
Lastly, we didn’t really have a slew of bloopers this week. We felt really talkative, for some reason, rather than clumsy, so our mistakes are kinda at a minimum…and more like, extra talking. Sorry if it was boring!