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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. Hahaha you can’t talk about Waffles without talking about Mir ^^ haha

    5 years ago
  2. 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!

    5 years ago
  3. Simon always looks so guilty when he starts eating in the middle of a video.

    5 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..

    5 years ago
  5. 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. :)

    5 years ago
  6. ummm… 1000 won on Argentina.. are $7,37 pesos.. For us, buying that Waffle, for example, it’s like you guise buying it for Seven dollars.. Not cheap… :/

    5 years ago
    • I think it should be more thought of as how that amount is spent within that country rather than comparing it with other countries’ economical status (although Simon and Martina often converts it to Canadian Dollar when thinking about it).

      I think 1000 won would be spent like how $1 or 100 yen would be spent in other countries.

      5 years ago
      • No, i was trying to compare something, but i couldn’t obviously..
        Thanks for the comment anyway!..

        5 years ago
  7. Don’t say apple butter! I swear it can’t be apple butter because it isn’t creamy! Apple butter is really just overcooked apple sauce. What was in the middle of the waffles looked too white and creamy.

    5 years ago
    • Actually, we have creamy apple butter in upstate NY and its totally delish! I’m pretty sure its made with apple butter and cream cheese. and now I have to try it on a waffle…

      5 years ago
  8. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen it in videos before, but Martina, where did you get your hat? I know you guys have the bowler hats in your store, but that one is so perfect with the little brim!!

    5 years ago
  9. Waffle-licious~!

    5 years ago
  10. 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!

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

    5 years ago
  12. 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?

    5 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.

      5 years ago
  13. 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

    5 years ago
    • This sounds amazing

      5 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?

      5 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.

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

          5 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”

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

      5 years ago
  14. Did Leigh eventually get her waffle? xD

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

    5 years ago
  16. 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

    5 years ago
  17. Philadelphia has the best “Belgium Waffles” or so that is what the store calls it. I like to think of them as sweet pretzels because you know those huge chunks of salt that are on pretzels? Well these waffles have basically big chunks of sugar instead. And they put other crap in there like fruit, chocolate, blah, blah. But it is the sugar that makes it awesome!
    http://ohjoy.blogs.com/my_weblog/images/bonte.jpg

    5 years ago
  18. Haha I missed what Martina was saying when Simon was singing in the background while washing his hands! Oh Simon… *shakes head*

    5 years ago
  19. It’s a good thing I live above a waffle house because y’all have got me craving waffles.

    5 years ago
  20. haha i think they pronounce his name funny lol it’s Mir from MBLAQ his name sounds like the word meer

    5 years ago
    • ooh hahaha yeah it kinda irks me too = as an A+ I’ve heard so many people pronounce it weird. like it’s not that hard haha xP

      5 years ago
  21. Mir is in a group called MBLAQ and they did a program where they tried to get into college. A part of the requirement was to know English. and there’s the pronunciation of our language that they kinda made fun of. and that’s where it all began…….
    at about 0:12 is where you can see it ^^
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8olFasEGYA

    5 years ago
  22. your so mean to mean Leigh…… so MEAN…. Leigh i love you!!!!1

    5 years ago
  23. I don’t know where else to post this, but I want to say how grateful I am for SooZee and Leigh. Adding them to EYK was a great choice. Both the quality and quantity of the EYK videos have improved loads. Not saying that it was bad before, but as their audience is expanding, I think S&M made a very wise choice in expanding the crew as well. I don’t know exactly what work they do, but I can see the result, and it is awesome!
    Plus they’re fantastic-elastic hilarious gorgeous ladies and seem like great people to be around.
    To SooZee and Leigh!!!

    5 years ago
  24. great. now i need waffle. /heads to Gosok Terminal Sta.

    5 years ago
  25. Ermahgawsh it’s so cheap! In Melbourne, basic waffles are $4 and go up if you want different topics.

    5 years ago
  26. Really diggin’ the polka dot shirt, Simon. I have a cute dress of the same material.

    5 years ago
  27. you like waffles? come to Belgium :D

    5 years ago
    • oh yeah, especially in Liège and Brussels ! there is a lot of good things to eat (and drink :p) in Belgium, you should try at least once ;)

      5 years ago
  28. So i had to watch it one more time because simon’s voice describing his bathroom experience totally distracted me the first time.

    5 years ago
  29. They. Look. GLORIOUS!

    5 years ago
  30. 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~?”

    5 years ago
  31. 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?

    5 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!

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

    5 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.

      5 years ago
  33. 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.

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

    5 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?

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

        5 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.

        5 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.

      5 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.

        5 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.

          5 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.]

          5 years ago
  35. 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!

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

      5 years ago
  36. vi

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

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

    5 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.

      5 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.

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

    5 years ago
  39. OMG first to comment?!

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

    5 years ago