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Korean Subway Waffles

February 27, 2014

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Ok, yes, this is our second FAPFAP in a row. We have two WANKs filmed, but both of those are big project WANKs that depend on the schedules of other people we’ve partnered with for those videos, and both of them got delayed. Yargh! But they’re good delays! Really! Luckily, we had filmed another FAPFAP just in case our schedules changed, so hopefully you’re ok with two FAPFAPs in a row. Ain’t nothing wrong with some sexy food now, is there?

Though, this food isn’t really the sexiest. It’s just something we have crazy cravings for every once in a while. And, the problem is, this place is in Bucheon. Right at Songnae Station, the stop that we used to get off at when we lived in Bucheon. We’ve had other waffles since then. There’s even a Waffle Truck outside of our studio, right beside the Free Park, that even puts ice-freaking-cream in the waffles, but they’re still not as good as these badboys right here in Bucheon. Oh man. They’re so fresh and warm and goopy. So soft and succulent. And they’re 1,000 won, which is less than a dollar. LESS THAN A DOLLAR. What can you buy where you’re from that’s warm AND tastes really good that’s less than a dollar? Hard to find, right?

I’ll tell you what, though: I ate this the proper way. Martina wanted to hold it and talk about it, but that just ain’t right. That’s a disgrace to the time honoured tradition of waffle wolfing. Eat it fast when it’s warm and before the syrup coats your hand in a clove of sweet butter. There’s no dignified way of eating this meal. Just hoover. That’s the right way.

You know, Bucheon has some of our favourite food spots ever. Ajumma Samgyeopsal, Coffee Kitchen, this takoyaki place that’s only open from 7PM-4AM that’s better than the takoyaki we had in Tokyo, the mo-mil restaurant. The Meat Soup place! Bucheon was amazing for eating. Better than Seoul in many ways. We miss you, Bucheon!

What’s so cool about this place is that we say we went to Bucheon to eat it. You’d think we went to a restaurant. No. It’s literally in the subway station. Climb up the stairs, and right before you scan your card to get on the subway you’ll see the long line of people waiting for their waffles. It’s not even a chain. What’s amazing about it is that restaurants usually have such a high turnover rate here. They’re in business for six months or a year and then poof business went bad and they’re off somewhere else. These waffles have been in the same spot for as long as I can remember. They’ll outlast everyone. A shrine will be built in their honour at their 100 year anniversary, as their lines keep getting longer and longer.

So, if you’re driving past Bucheon on line 1 of the subway, make sure you stop off here and have a waffle, then hop back on the subway. It’ll be worth it. You know what else is worth it? Clicking this button below, right here. FREE WAFFLES TO ALL THE CLICKERS!

And, sorry guise, no bloopers for this one. We didn’t do that much talking and we tried to keep it short. We were also dreaming about the Waffles the whole way here, so we knew exactly what we were going to say. It was more like “OK SHUT UP AND EAT NAO” and, voila, no rambling. Next week, though: there should be rambling :D

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  1. Mmmmmm those look just like my moms home made waffers with, fresh home made butter syrup mmmmm. dang now i want some Nooooo! tee hee poor mir but I just can’t say waffles the same way any more. :)

    3 years ago
  2. Hahaha you can’t talk about Waffles without talking about Mir ^^ haha

    3 years ago
  3. My favorite variety of waffle would have to be Belgian. The liege waffles have pearl sugar spread throughout, or basically sugar balls that caramelize into little crunchy sweet spots in the waffle while it’s cooking. It’s caramelly-crispy on the outside but super light and fluffy on the inside. You could eat it alone, but you could alsoooo put speculoos (biscoff spread!) and all sorts of goodies on top. Wafels and Dinges in Manhattan or Saus in Boston!

    3 years ago
  4. Your subway stations look like our long distance train stations. I don’t know if I would be brave enough to eat something made in the NYC subway. Public transportation looks so much more civilized in Korea. Waffles looked yum..

    3 years ago
  5. I replayed the “while Martina is talking” part like 3 times…. u guises are sooo funny…
    I have to go to Korea… *—–*

    3 years ago
  6. Wow, those waffles look great! I think that the half moon shape folded in half is also handy/great for eating, even better than when you fold your pizza slice in half. Hmmmm….maybe I should just make small pizzas to get a half-moon folding shape – super convenient!

    BTW, so far, all the twitter links have put me through to the blog (with video) and even the EYK site has shown the content pretty much right away. I think the problem is fixed. ^_^v

    3 years ago
  7. ahahaha i was only paying attention to Simon singing about washing his hands, then he finished and i realised that Martina was talking!!

    3 years ago
  8. WAPPUL!
    Loooove it! I miss waffles like back in the States. Here in Japan the waffles are often the crunchy ones you were mentioning, Martina.
    FINGERS CROSSED I’ll be going to Seoul for Japan’s Golden Week (first week of May…ish), so then maybe I’ll go on an adventure for WAPPUL!

    3 years ago
  9. Hey I was wondering what people who don’t know how to cook have for food options other than eating out in Korea.
    Is frozen food and pre-prepped foods a thing in Korea?

    3 years ago
    • Pre-packaged foods are quite popular, probably even more so than in USA. You can find it convenience stores, or just about any place that sells food. Frozen foods, not so popular. I guess it got squeeze out among fast food, ramyun noodles and stuff from convenience store stuffs.

      3 years ago
  10. Did Leigh eventually get her waffle? xD

    3 years ago
  11. Vietnamese waffles are amazing. They are called Pandan waffles (aka bánh kẹp lá dứa). The batter is made from pandan favouring and coconut milk and eaten plain. They cost $1.50 where I’m from

    3 years ago
    • Yay! Vietnamese waffles! Oh this evokes my half-Vietnamese side. :)

      3 years ago
    • This sounds amazing

      3 years ago
    • My first thought when I saw those is that they would be PERFECT for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day celebrations! I have never had pandan before. Or at least I don’t recognize that name. Can you give me a rough description of the flavor?

      3 years ago
      • Very true, pandan is hard to describe, but you will also find pandan flavored sweets in Thai and Filipino desserts, so even if you dont live in Asia, there is still a chance you can find it where you are. Chinese food markets also sell the “pandan extract”

        3 years ago
      • Pandan which some say taste similar to coconuts- which is odd considering that the two ingredients are usually paired together. To me its hard to describe because it has a unique favouring tasting kind of banana leafy flavour with a nutty undertone. If that made any sense. But the waffles actually has coconut milk and desiccated coconut so the waffles has a small coconuts taste but not very sweet. I would consider this a savoury waffle compared to the other “western” waffles you see.
        If you are would like a recipe for this this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSIY6cQBOY8. I hope it helpful.

        3 years ago
        • Thanks! I will see if I can find what I need to give these a try. :)

          3 years ago
  12. They. Look. GLORIOUS!

    3 years ago
  13. AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH NOT AGAIN I should not stay up this late. Because when I do you guys post food. And then I get hungry. I should sleep before these things happen and then find your delicious looking food videos in the morning as a surprise. When I am *supposed* to be hungry. xD But NooooooOoooooOoOOoo… nnrrrrgh… hungry… off to find some toast.. because I have no waffles. T_T

    P.S.: I love waffles. ;___;

    P.P.S.: “Do ya like waffles~?”

    3 years ago
  14. They look so goooood! :Q__ Btw I saw a lot of these small pastry thingies sold at subway stations… You usually got them in a bag and they smelled good but I never tried. I didn’t know what they were so I was too scared to try. OTL

    3 years ago
  15. I’m living in Asan right now, and my university campus has a waffle stand as well, also for cheon won. Though from the sound of it, they’re not nearly as good. They have that syrup stuff and whipping cream sort of stuff, but I’ve never liked the syrup, so I always end up asking for it without it (too sweet for my taste). Also, the waffle isn’t soft. It’s crunchy, and while I like that, I do prefer my waffles a little softer. Man, I need to take a trip down the other side of Line 1 (‘cuz Asan is also on Line 1, but not the same one as Bucheon, since it splits at some point).

    3 years ago
  16. Curse youuuuu for making me drool two weeks in a row! This is not fair you guys :( On a similar note to waffles, I recently tried Taiyaki for the first time in London and errrmagerd it’s so good!! Can you get it over there as well?

    Also if you like the apple butter then I really recommend you try out this cake recipe (don’t curse me for ruining your diet… It’s totally worth it):
    http://www.simplicityinthesouth.com/2013/09/amazing-apple-dapple-cake-recipe.html

    It’s literally the most gorgeous thing I’ve ever had. Although, a small tip from me would be that instead of her caramel sauce, just melt some normal caramels/butter toffees and pour them over. I also added a nice heaped teaspoon of cinnamon to the cake batter, which worked out even better. Though I suppose nutmeg would work, too. OH, and using half butter, half oil (instead of all oil) also works out better xD

    3 years ago
  17. OK …. now I’m hungry. Why am I not in Korea????

    3 years ago
    • teleportation should really be a thing

      3 years ago
      • Well, at this hour (well, in Korea) I think I would have to go after my #1 addiction (well, food addiction) – bulgogi.

        3 years ago
        • My addictions are mandu, jeon, samgyeopsal, and well…….. all of it? I love it all lol

          3 years ago
        • I’m kind of stuck here too. Its not so much we don’t have a few places – its just out mass-trans. system absolutely bites (and the best place is right on the edge of the hood). But if you get that teleporter up and running – can you swing by here. I wonder if Simon and Martina are famous enough to need a driver/bodyguard??

          3 years ago
        • Well, at least you have a good “way in” for visiting or moving to Korea. Me, I’m just your average (well, big) redheaded waygookin. And I saw something about Korean fried chicken on tv once (well, it was a show about wings and that was one type the host talked about). While I haven’t had any yet, it looked absolutely amazing. I think if I ever do make it over to Korea I’ll need to first get a gym membershp and only then, go out to eat.

          3 years ago
        • Oh, you don’t wear long sleeves and that sun-visor/welder’s mask thing?? Well, I could lend you some of my paleness. If it was a sport, I would be the MVP of Paleness. Other than my size, my paleness would be the envy of Seoul …. but then I would get hated on for all kinds of other stuff.
          Here, in Baltimore, we have an amazing music school – so we get a lot of Koreans and Chinese students. Sadly, they normally never stay and so no real community – like that out in CA, ever really formed up (or that I know of). But I would love to see the nicer sides of California .. sadly, that whole job thing seemingly gets in the way of most of my “fun” (or fun things I want to do)

          3 years ago
        • Nope, I don’t wear the long sleeves or that sun-visor thingy. In CA, we don’t try to get pale. I mean…. Its the end of february and its bright and sunny with a cooling breeze outside. So really, the weather of CA is just a lot of sun, you can’t avoid it. If you can give me some of that paleness, that would be great! Maybe we can do an exchange, some of my tanness for some of your paleness? lol well, CA is great with Asian food, so if you ever get the chance to go, do it. Save up some money, go in the non-touristy season :) and go to Korea/China/Japan- town. Or just google what you wanna eat and we probably got it lol.

          3 years ago
  18. Oh, and question for you guys, have you encounter the ballroom dancing scene in Seoul yet? My teacher teaches some of the workshops over there and in Tokyo awhile back, and according to him, its quite nice.

    3 years ago
  19. It’s 12:35 AM and basically I am a masochist for watching this now. I wish there was a subway waffle vendor here. Or I guess it’d be a skytrain waffle vendor in my case.

    3 years ago
  20. Do you guys ever visit Cheese Lady when you’re in Bucheon?

    3 years ago
  21. Lovely! When are you coming to Korea?

    3 years ago
    • Welp it depends on the money situation. We may go next year with his mother. She goes there yearly for a month or so to visit family. Ooootherwise the main goal is to go in two years. I’ll be completely done with college by then. 8D Mwahaha~!

      3 years ago
  22. Hey I live at Songnae station!!!! They aren’t kidding, there is ALWAYS a line at the waffle stand.

    3 years ago
  23. There is a 24-hour IHOP open a few blocks away…

    Guess where I’m going because of this video? I have to remember to bring my own syrup though… Maple Syrup is yummy!

    3 years ago
    • Your IHOP doesn’t have maple syrup? The one here doesn’t put it out on the table with the other 4 flavors, but you can ask for it and they will bring it out. They will even warm it up for you. :)

      3 years ago
  24. The road to goodness is paved in sweet yellow waffles of deliciousness. Screw Dorothy and her yellow brick road.

    3 years ago
  25. ^^ awesome!~~ i should be sleeping now (10:30 as of now). This video totally made my day :D thanx guyz for being so awesome!

    3 years ago
  26. Mmmmm Ode de Larry King. A fine musk of moth balls, cabbage and shoe polish. It’s elastic fantastic.

    By the way, I’d like a midnight (1am) waffle instead this midnight orange having.

    And Yay Leigh for getting Junsu!

    3 years ago
    • LoL I wasn’t the only one ;~} Midnight mandarins for me. Leigh didn’t even need clues, totally impressed.

      3 years ago
  27. Really? I was under the impression that eating too much sugar could lead to diabetes, no? Sorry for being misinformed about the subject :(

    3 years ago
    • As far as I know, it’s being overweight that is the most important cause for type 2 diabetes. I don’t think that eating sugar occasionally is that bad.

      3 years ago
  28. WAFFLES WAFFLES WAFFLES I LIKE WAFFLES I WANT WAFFLES

    Actually I like pancakes more than waffles… but whatever. I want waffles

    Simon, Martina if you two are ever in Victoria, BC there is a restaurant that is called Westcoast waffles, and they sell waffles. The great thing is that they have both savory and sweet waffles. Also, you can custom your own waffle with fruit and frozen yogurt and syrups. Also you can choose the waffle batter from whole wheat, white, and that other super healthy one which name I dont remember because its healthy.

    Oh and theyre open until 2am. Late night clubbing waffles anyone?

    3 years ago
    • Yum!

      In a way I prefer pancakes too (well, crepes actually) because you can make them savoury. In the summer on this island that I go to there’s this amazing crepe place that I’ll go to on occasion to treat myself to one with feta cheese, tomatoes, lettuce and oregano for lunch :) And then off to the beach!

      3 years ago
  29. Guysssss go find gluten free fooooods. :3 Please? and then do a FAPFAP about them!

    3 years ago
    • I am sorry, but going gluten free without specific doctor’s order can cause health problems. It’s another one of those fad diet that should never have gotten popular. It’s snake oil of our time.

      3 years ago
      • I have Celiac Disease. (In case you’re wondering, Celiac Disease is an autoimmune disease that makes your body thing gluten is bad, in layman’s terms. So every time I eat gluten (accidentally of course because I’m not an idiot) I get very ill. Also, if I were to continue consuming gluten I could end up with stomach cancer or some other disease.) So I am gluten free because of a doctor’s order. Don’t assume things, it just makes you look silly in the end.

        3 years ago
        • I am sorry for your condition. I did not intend to imply whether you have or have not doctors order. I wrote my message in hurry and did not make it clear.

          However, gluten free diet should not be encouraged in any form because it can be accessed by ordinary person without doctor’s prescription. But it’s like prescription drug in that it can cause harm for people without celiac disease. In fact, I became aware of the problem because there was a news report about doctors seeing patients because of it.

          3 years ago
        • Honey, I am quite well aware that people shouldn’t attempt to go a full gluten free diet without proper care of a doctor and a doctor’s orders. However, it’s really easy to go gluten free without damaging your health. There are plenty of healthful foods that are naturally gluten free. If a person were to avoid bread and pastas [the main source of gluten in a normal person’s diet] they would still be able to be nutritionally sound without gluten.

          And you say you “didn’t intend to imply” about whether I have a medical condition that necessitates going gluten free but your message clearly implied that. Also, I’m not encouraging others to go gluten free, however if Martina and Simon were to find a gluten free restaurant and try it and give their review on it…I’d be happy. Trying a bit of gluten free food doesn’t harm anyone, honestly. If it did, people would only eat bread and pasta because many things are naturally gluten free. [Vegetables, fruits, meat, fish, etc.]

          3 years ago
    • Pardon my ignorance, I am not very gluten aware. Are there substitutes that can be used to make gluten free waffles and other baked goods?

      3 years ago
      • You should NOT go on gluten free diet unless your doctor tells you to. It’s a remedy for celiac disease, but for people without that specific ailment, that diet can cause health problems. It was in the news last year that doctors are seeing patients who were on gluten free diet.

        3 years ago
      • Tons! Rice floor, coconut floor, quinoa floor, chick pea floor etc etc…

        3 years ago
  30. I was gonna judge you guys hard on going back to a place for food, when I realized that my family will literally come up with excuses to go to the other side of the island to eat at a place. Plus it’s Bucheon (I also find it funny that I spelt it correctly first try), I was happy to see you guys back there.

    3 years ago
  31. vi

    Waffles in a Subway? who knew :D affordable too!

    3 years ago
  32. It’s 3 A.M. here…and I’m starving. D:
    Guise…..why? Virtually send me soooooome! TT_TT

    3 years ago
    • You and +bigbangfosho are both in the same time zone. Are you also…IN THE SAME BUILDING?!
      *quick zoom in to eyeball*
      *scary music plays in background*

      3 years ago
      • Lol! I don’t know maybe! I live in a giant apartment complex in South Florida!
        Where you at +bigbangfosho?!

        3 years ago
        • hah my house in NJ….so far away

          3 years ago
        • We live in the Garden State. After this video, it should become the waffle state.

          3 years ago
        • Being from Baltimore – I would LURRRRVV me some 24-hour crab cakes. That would RULE!! (well, if you were from here – they put something in the water)

          3 years ago
        • Still close than NJ to Korea, though ;)

          3 years ago
        • :( so far from <$1 deliciousness

          3 years ago
        • Dis ist true. U_U
          Hey, I went to NJ for that 2NE1 concert though! That was a very long drive…
          *War flashbacks*

          3 years ago
        • You actually drove that?! I hope the concert was worth it

          3 years ago
        • Hey, I loved it! I had V.I.P. tickets as well, so that alone was amazing. That, and I met Trainer Hwangssabu. He was so nice! *_*

          3 years ago
        • !! NICE! I went to the big bang concert in newark (lucky for me, it’s about a 30 minute drive) but we had pretty bad seats. Still, it was magical.

          3 years ago
        • I’m so envious of you. TT_TT
          I had to cancel that trip…. Not enough for tickets AND travel.

          3 years ago
        • move to NY/NJ :D you might freeze your butt off but at least some kpop stars might come around here! just kidding..that really sucks. hopefully you didn’t already buy tickets

          3 years ago
        • No thank goodness. I was planning on it, then I lost my job like the week before tickets went on sale. :C
          Nothing like unemployment to destroy seeing the ONE GROUP I really wanted to see.
          *Don’t mind me…I’m just terribly bitter*

          3 years ago
        • Aye you have the right to be bitter. Hopefully they’ll have another world tour sometime in the the near future.

          3 years ago
        • Ah yeah I’m hoping they do! I will definitely catch them next time!

          3 years ago
  33. now I’m so hungry! and it’s all your fault! how can you say apple butter in a video?! :'(

    3 years ago
  34. I clicked. I want my free waffle!! And also, WAAFFERRRR!!! = )

    3 years ago
  35. *clicks* waits for waffles.

    3 years ago
  36. It’s 3am, I’m studying integration and this comes up. Now i’m hungry.

    3 years ago
    • There used to be an IHOP in Paramus that was open 24-hours. I haven’t lived around there for a decade or so… so my knowledge of that area is totally ancient.

      3 years ago
    • Chances are with living in NJ, there’s probably a 24/7 diner within a 10 mile radius that is ready and able to cure the bout of hunger that Simon and Martina have induced for you with this video.

      3 years ago
    • I LURRRV the brown cheese: I didn’t know that it should be put on Waffles, though? I just ate lots of sandwiches with it :D

      3 years ago
      • We put brown cheese on pretty much everything ;)

        3 years ago
        • I never heard of brown cheese, what does it taste like?

          3 years ago
        • It’s kind of hard to describe… XD They boil milk (cow and goat) cream and whey (a by product when they make normal cheese) and they boil it so it kind of caramalizes. It’s kind of sweet. A canadian friend of mine said it tasted like salted dulche de leche. I think is one of those things you love or hate. And yes I had to google how they make it even though I have eaten it all my life XD

          3 years ago
        • That….sounds amazing. Now I’m drooling. Anyone know where I can get some of this brown cheese in Seoul?

          3 years ago
        • There might be a Norwegian church abroad somewhere, they usually have a little shop for homesick Norwegians and other visitors ;) They will also serve you norwegian waffles, I guarantee it!

          3 years ago
  37. You guys are definitely badass in my mind. Thanks for keep on trekking! :] Semangat! Fighting!

    3 years ago
  38. You guises should head back to Incheon and Bucheon more often, it’s nice to see you highlight other areas of Korea :)

    3 years ago
  39. OMG first to comment?!

    3 years ago