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Woohoo! Korean Toast! Now, let’s just say from the get go that when we hear about Korean Toast, we think of two different kinds of Toast. One is something that we experienced a lot as teachers in Korea. Ham-Cheese toast. It’s got a slice of ham, slice of cheese, fried egg, some cabbage, all between two pieces of toast. It’s all made on a flat, hot grill and slathered in butter. It’s greasy and delicious. So, whenever I think about Korean toast, I think about the delicious kind of toast, and then I think about this kind.

WHAT THE EFF IS THIS CONCOCTION? Calling it a slice of bread would be unfair, because it’s more like a quarter of a loaf. It’s made of the whitest of white bread. Gluey, stodgy, sticky white bread. Take a huge hunk of it. Cover it in stuff. BOOM! That toast.

It’s soooooo not our style. It feels like the kind of dessert your kid would make you if they’re six years old and want to impress mummy and daddy, and you eat it and smile just to make your kid not feel bad about themselves while really you’re like “WHAT THE EFF AM I EATING?!”

But, we’re thinking that maybe we just experienced a bad version of it. This is our second time trying toast like this, and both times it wasn’t quite good, but both times were from bigger franchises. Maybe if we went to the smaller coffee shops and got a sugar-overdose-loaf toast, then maybe it’ll be done differently? Patbingsu didn’t really do it for us at first, but once we had good patbingsu, we were totally converted. Can we eventually, one day, be converted into this kind of toast? I’m not sure. What if it was made with a cinnamon raisin bread, instead of just a white bread? Has anyone had a good toast like this before?

So, yeah! That’s it for the FAPFAP. We mostly show off foods that we really like for our segment, but every once in a while we want to show you something special that we find to be rather…interesting, and hopefully we can have you nasties convince us of the goodness of that type of dish.

Otherwise, we’ve got some footage that didn’t make it into the final cut, including bloopers, and more Kai Bai Boh-ing :D

 

Also, side note: we’re up for a Shorty Award for Best Webshow. Vote for us! If we win, that means we’ll be down in New York for the awards show, and we’d make an awesome video of it, and hopefully be able to hang out with some New York Nasties! And if we’re in New York, we’d definitely go over to Toronto as well, so we can meet you Toronto Nasties, too! It’s a win-win situation! So…give it a click! Let’s Nastify the Shorty Awards!

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  1. Brittani

    Martina I love your sweater!! It is sooooooooooo cute XD

  2. Flame London

    Actaully on the outside of the resteraunt it had a plastic version of what Martina ordered. And it looked excatly like what Martina ordered, so on the inside of the resteraunt was false advertising. But the outside was not false advertising.

  3. I had a much better version of this toast in Korea! It was in a small coffee shop and I think they called it “Chocobread”? It was basically two thick slices of french toast (nowhere near as thick as the bread you guys had) sandwiched together with chocolate spread that tasted like nutella and covered in whipped cream and chocolate sauce. The bread was sweeter and lighter than usual bread but slightly crunchy on the outside. It was gorgeous, especially for breakfast!

  4. Stephanie Boedecker

    The odd obsession with adding sweetness to ANYTHING here is something I won’t get used to. I bought “harvest” crackers at the store one time which I really expected to be whole grain or some sort of wholesome cracker. Well when I opened them up and could SEE the crystals of sugar on top my heart sank a little. Still love Korea though and it’s just another of their quirks..only in Korea

  5. This kind of toast might be up my alley… n_n” When I was younger, my nanang (grandmother) would give me toast with butter and sugar for snacks… if she had cinnamon, she would put that on top as well.

  6. Moontos

    Lol. The bloopers… Little balls all over my plate…. O.o

  7. …….I like the Korean toasts. When I get back to America, I’m going to get some Texas Toast, toast it, and put some ice cream and whipped cream on top and watch my family and friends have “WTF” faces of the century.

  8. Random food question: What do you guys do/where do you go when you crave food that isn’t Korean (or Korean tasting)? Do you both do a lot of home cooking and if so what sort of meals are staples for you?

  9. Shinee ate something like that once, in a reality show “maknae rebelion” where they had to do a challenge and eat everything they were served, like even they condiments and side dishes, but it also looked like a big franchise, well more like a chain store/ brand thing with uniforms and everything, it was plain bread but big and toasted and they poured honey on it, like if it were pancake, but theirs looked better http://youtu.be/vHTJuUKJYO8

  10. That ham-cheese toast sounds delicious. ;-;

  11. it must be acquired taste x) I actually like the savoury/sweet combo so I don’t mind garlicky buttery bread with sugar haha… it’s like dipping your maccas fries in sundae

  12. They have a Japanese restaurant — En Okonomiyaki Dining — where they have: as usual, a quarter loaf of bread that has been cut out from the crust, cut into cubes, toasted, then put back into the square crust. It’s all bathed in honey, ice cream, and toppings. It’s delcious! Please don’t give up on honey breads!

  13. Why is there sugar or sweet stuff on like every single Korean-ized Western food? :/

  14. Hana Yo

    I’m from Germany and the 1st time I saw this bread on display I was like “Bread as a dessert?!” I was kind of perplexed, but I tried it (at the Hello Kitty café *wuhuuuu*) and it tasted good. In the beginning it was a bit strange, because it wasn’t like the bread I anticipated, but it was okay (but a bit dry). It was more of a struggle to finde “real” bread with grain (we didn’t found any). I think that’s one of the things I would start to miss terribly. =/ Have you ever found such bread in Korea?

  15. Stawski? You have Polish surname? :D

  16. my first time in Seoul I went to Tom n Toms and tried the cheese garlic toast. Sounded good in theory – big chunk of bread like you guys had, but cut in half with a slice of melted plastic cheese sandwiched in there, covered with garlic butter on top and a sprinkling of parsley… In theory a yummy savory meal… In reality – they poured sugar syrup over the entire thing… yep… sugary cheesy garlic toast…

  17. “special circle of hell”… FIREFLY! 8DDDD

  18. i would love minus 19… it’s -34 in winnipeg right now…. with a blizzard

  19. trinyfabrina

    I have tasted similar toast in Indonesia but it’s from Japan. It has similar thickness but they toast the bread until the crusts were crunchy. They cut the crusts for you so that you don’t have to make a mess cutting the crust. The bread was crunchy on the outer part yet soft on the inside. They serve it with many toppings but I like the peanut butter w/ vanilla ice cream the best. I’m sure there are some in Korea, too. You just need to find those hidden gems :)

  20. Interesting. I’ve had Japanese honey toast, and it’s amazing and delicious! Shokudo here in Hawaii has a particularly good one. Theirs is a loaf of fluffy Japanese bread that’s been hollowed out, cut into squares, and toasted. The toasted squares are then put back into the toasted crust, covered in butter and honey and topped with ice cream and other toppings (like chocolate or cinnamon) if desired. So simple and delicious, you’d think it’d be hard to get wrong, but I guess it’s very possible…

  21. Laura Salgado

    i have never seen martina look so punished/horrified by anything (especially a dessert!) … that toast shop must have been that bad! as soon as u guys said “wonder bread” though, i already started to cringe lol

  22. Nasty…and not in the good way. Good thing I am allergic to wheat and have an excuse to avoid that… Speaking of that, do you think that a Celiac like myself would be able to eat well in Korea?

  23. kawaii_candie
    kawaii_candie

    omg… as a person who’s dieting right now, i feel your pain… and also… WHY DID YOU GO EAT THAT?!? lol.

    we actually have this kinda of dessert in Japan as well, though it usually has butter and honey on it with icecream, and it comes really hot, so like the ice cream is melting on it… it’s always been really really good every time i’ve eaten it. but yeah, it’s just bread with ice-cream so… if i’m gonna sacrifice my diet for sweets, it’s definitely not my first choice!!

    still i’m sure people who don’t live in asia got a kick outta watching you guys eat that, haha… ^_-

    oh, and another (not totally related) comment… i always thought that korea was really really similar to japan and similar weather as well but… how come it’s so cold?!?!? it doesn’t really ever go under 0C in tokyo… i feel for you guys!!!

  24. Wait…was it even toasted? How can it be toast without being TOASTED?

  25. Martina did you take Simon last name when you got married?

  26. someone should totally make a collection of the kaibaiboh moments of simon and martina. i mean, i can’t help but noticing,most of the times martina has to do something embarassing/doesn’t want to do because of it. :)

  27. lmao…kdrama trope!!! Too perfect Simon! I actually got tears I laughed so hard when you did that. Martina’s facial expressions were perfect! You guys were just too precious in this video.

  28. Lol, when was the last time Martina won Kai Bai Bo?

  29. I WANT YOUR SCARF! It would go super awesome with my Olympic gloves.

  30. I love copious amounts of bread and sugar
    I just hate white bread so I eat wheat :P

  31. “If I play with my food, I’d go to hell” “There is a special circle of hell for children who play with their food” Wow, that was funny! Makes me wonder what your childhood was like, Simon. The trauma!!!!

  32. Savory things should never be made sweet…
    I’d still try it out of curiousity though. But holy banana biscuits! That thing was huge! :O
    You guise should fapfap at one of Super Junior’s cafes! Kona Beans, Mouse Rabbit, K-Story…it would be awesome! :D

  33. Emilie

    I don’t know how different this toast is from the toast in Japan, but the toast I had in Japan was GREAT! It was about an inch thick (2.5 cm) and it was crunchy yet soft at the same time. The only thing it had on top was plain vanilla ice cream and honey. I was really skeptical at first too, but I loved it! So much so that I tried to recreate it after I went back home, but it didn’t work. OH! Btw, I got it at a karaoke bar. I had some great toast while I was singing my guts out. It was wonderful. :D

  34. Reminds me of when my dad used to say that all he had going to lunch was bread with butter and sugar on it… (but that was rural Ireland in the 60/70s)

  35. Min Kim

    you should try Isaac Toast. I had their egg, ham&cheese sandwich….OMG it was SO GOOODDDD…best toasted sandwich i’ve had in a long time.

  36. thisisjustforfunval
    thisisjustforfunval

    I want none of what you guys are having, but after reading your blog I want some toast with butter and cinnamon sugar. This craving is going to slay me for the next 5 1/2 hours while I’m at work.

  37. It takes supposedly twelve tries to get used to a dish that you originally don’t like. Ten more to go!

  38. That toast looks very…unfortunate. I’m not a huge fan of white bread in general, so this doesn’t exactly appeal to my senses :P

  39. when I think of Korean honey toast, I always think of those slices that are cut into like nine pieces, dunked in butter and sugar and toasted into caramel-y goodness pero like wowie zowie what you had right there was literally bread with stuff poured on top which did not look appetising at all. I am so sorry.

  40. millie102685

    I played with my food. Mashed potato mountains. Dissecting chicken like I was a surgeon. Eating food by color or size. Cheerios became floaties after Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (tell me you remember that movie). My mom didn’t care either as long as we finished our food.

  41. Also… I EAT THE CRUST!
    Simon, if you say no to crust, does that mean you shave the crusty bits off French baguette? :P

  42. Laura Tran

    5:04. Oh Simon, you so naaaaaaastay!

  43. Hmm…do they do Bread & Butter pudding? It’s sweet toasty goodness, surely they can’t muck that up.

  44. Question for you, are you doing (or have done) any FAPFAPS for North American fast food joints in Korea that offer distinctly Korean menus, such as the Domino’s with cream cheese filling (!!!) that I saw on a Travel Channel show recently? Would love to see your take on those.

  45. Ringo Han

    There’s a restaurant in here that serve that kind of thick loaf bread, but it’s usually honey toast, the savory version on it serve on a smaller cut of bread though, just the honey toast that were that thick like yours

  46. lunibelle

    lol I laughed at the “kpop/kdrama-mouth-wipe” bit :D:D:D but seriously guys, why are you smack/munch so much? :D and why do you eat with your mouths open so much?? oO I’m a bit sensitive about that :D Sorry.

    I sometimes wonder how most Koreans stay so thin, when theres weird stuff to eat like that. And fried everything. O.o And I doubt that only foreigners go eat at those places, and someone has to eat there or they wouldn’t be able to keep to shops open…

  47. hi! I think you just got a variation that doesn’t appeal to your taste buds. I love Caffe ti amo ‘s Honey Bread version, it’s still just a thick slice of bread slathered with honey and butter, with 2 sccops of Gellato of your choice. You can tone down the sweetness based on what flavor of gellato you are going to top it with. Mine is usally Cappucino gellato, and I let it melt a bit on top of the toast.

  48. Annaïs De Vismes

    Always strange to my hear, people calling that bread… I’m from France, and bread does NOT look like that here. I don’t know the english word for it, but it looks like “brioche”, probably with less sugar.

    Desert does not seem to be quite as good as main dishes in Korea.

  49. Try Caffe Bene’s honey bread!!!

  50. I usually feel hungry after watching these programs but now I’m just grossed out. I love you guys for eating something so horrible just to make a video for us. <3

  51. michael milardi

    “Cheese should be savour cheese.”-Martina Stawski. That will by my facebook status for today lol

  52. When I hear about all these things that are sweet when they should just be savory, I think of how the foreign exchange students feel about the salt in food in America. My ex was a host for multiple Korean foreign exchange students who I would cook for as frequently as possible. Though it would have been punishment for them I suppose. They tried so hard to not complain and eat everything I made. When I figured out that it was too salty for them I was kind of surprised. I don’t care for salt much at all so I always add less than a recipe calls for. I wound up just not using it at all but that only barely helped. So many ingredients have such a high amount of sodium it’s no wonder.

    • Tiffany

      Yeah Korean food actually has a lot of salt (as in more than westerners) in it but it is usually is diluted in a soup or in very spicy food haha. Fun fact :) But any time it is directly on food I find that not a lot of Korean people like it. Seriously any time I get french fries, or a cheese product there is like no salt in or on it. ( I live in Korea).

  53. Interesting, I love the garlic bread here in Korea. It’s sweet but still salty and oh so soft. Same thing with toast, it was really sweet but I dig the sweet and salty deal. I had Isaac toast, it had egg, cheese, and some kind of honey/jam. It was great :D But then again I LOVE korean pizza! Especially the golden crust (with the sweet potato and cheese!!!!!) I think Korean food is right up my alley :) I’ve found so many foods here that I wonder how I survived without for so many years.

  54. If you guys are planning to post a video about savory toast, I recommend Issac. Although its flavor kinda varies from store to store they have a variety of toasts and they are quite tasty. :3

  55. OMG…the studio!!! First thought that popped into my head. I have got to visit here. lol EYK studios is going to be a tourist destination in the future.

  56. romance0519

    omg I love this! you guys say gawi bawi bo so smoothly lol and you martina said ‘oppa’, even I didn’t catch it.
    well… I love bread but I don’t take those franchise coffee shop’s toast or bread cause it sucks. And it’s obvious those type of bread are koreanized. ah I’m Korean haha. I’d rather recommend you to try waffles in caffebene, at least it won’t disappoint you I guess :p
    good video! thank you!

  57. Maybe they make these… interesting, sugared concoctions to make people think that things made of sugar are kind of “ew-like” and that’s how they stay so trim over there by avoiding these things? xD

  58. April Ransom

    What about cheese cake, cheese danish, mascarpone??? Cheese in a dessert can be detectible if done correctly! So detectible…….drool…..

  59. At least the chocolate was chocolate and not red bean. Worst surprise ever.

  60. kpopfan123

    Hey! :)

    “It’s got a slice of ham, slice of cheese, fried egg, some cabbage, all between two pieces of toast.” that’s a sandwich : / (or a toast sandwich if you may) “greasy and delicious.”…aaand not so healthy….

    “sugar-overdose-loaf toast,” why have that when you could eat a muffin instead..or cupcake… besides shouldn’t toast supposed to be steaming hot?(Martina’s “toast” had ice-cream on it right? O.o )

    “cinnamon raisin bread, instead of just a white bread? Has anyone had a good toast like this before?” yeah that could totally taste better…. plus cinnamon is good for you!

    “So, yeah! That’s it for the FAPFAP. We mostly show off foods that we really like for our segment, but every once in a while we want to show you something special that we find to be rather…interesting,” … I know you did it for us guise (;_;)

    P.S: I like your “pupu” Martina! XDD

    P.S.s: “Let’s Nastify the Shorty Awards!” that’s better Simon :)) (don’t forget nasties that you have to make comments that make sense for the vote to count :P)

    ♥♥♥♥

  61. pisoo han

    Hello EYK!. I love your videos, it makes me want to go to Korea even more. I love you guys. =D
    From Maldives.

  62. erin.pea

    aww, Martina’s “OPPA I’M SCARED” was so cute xD

  63. Kateliese

    Singapore also has a version of these toast dessert-thingies too! i don’t think they’re a really Singaporean thing, since you mostly only find them being served at Hong Kong cafes like Xin Wang and HK Cafe (I have no idea if it originated in Hong Kong either, sorry!). (Looky here, google images! https://www.google.com/search?q=thick%20toast%20xin%20wang&sugexp=chrome,mod%3D2&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=8czuUMiTKsirkwWRlIHYBg&biw=1277&bih=635&sei=98zuULmYCsbskgWcr4CwDQ)

    We usually eat them drenched with condensed milk and slices of butter, or peanut butter, or with cheese and sugar, or with the most awesome topping ever, PORK FLOSS!! Meat floss is awesome. it goes with everything!

  64. omigod…srsly…it got like totally pornographic around 5:04. you guys are making me blush! >_<!

  65. Martina looks extra pretty in this FapFap!

  66. My friend was like here try this cake you will love it. I was like wow sponge cake with whipped cream yummers took a big bite and it was like eating Wonder bread with cream eww:(

  67. first time I decided to make Western food here I made spaghetti, and what is spaghetti without GARLIC TOAST?? “Hey Ryan” I thought to myself…”I saw some delicious looking garlic toast at Paris Baguette, lets get that shall we?!”

    lets just say that damn sugary garlic toast RUINED MY DINNER! One a positive note though I learned to make my own garlic toast and turns out i like it even better than store bought stuff back home. Take THAT life!!

  68. Hyun Jong ,Kim

    I have a feeling you guys didn’t portray what actual ‘toast’ for most Koreans is. That ‘toast’ is like delicacy toast. When Koreans eat ‘toast’ its usually just bread + various ingredients (eggs, cheese , meat, lettuce) + sauce which is either pressed/ toasted. Basically like grilled sandwich! (Its usually sold in a small, non-fancy shops for commuters who didnt have time for breakfast)

  69. Aaah, I wish you went somewhere else! There are so many good honey/maple toasts out there and they need to be eaten! I actually had the Maple Chocolate Toast from Angel In Us today. So delectable! It reminded me a bit of french toast since it was soaked in the maple syrup and was a bit more chewy than crunchy. Definitely recommend!

  70. Beccatokki

    Can you find a restaurant with gluten free options? I have to maintain a gluten free lifestyle, and I’d love to see what there is in Korea for glutards such as me. Also, that bread looks gross. >.> Although, the idea of white bread is delicious to me…since I can’t eat it, sweet cheese on white bread…not so much. xD

  71. I am hungry. Must. Eat. Now. And those toasts look quite tasty even if they’re not, they still make me want to eat.
    Anyway, I would be disappointed with that cheese one too because it didn’t look sweet at all. Cheese should not be sweet.
    And Martina, I noticed that you quite often wear hats indoors and you didn’t wear one outside when it was minus 19 degrees? Whoa! Don’t catch a cold! I have a horribly runny nose and it’s nasty. Ugh.

  72. I definitely did the mashed potato thing when younger. A lot of Koreans I know don’t like to eat much bread in Korea and appreciate the bread a lot more in Australia. I don’t think my husband has any interest in that type of stuff when he goes back to Korea, but most mornings here he gets me to make him toast (with healthy grainy bread) with butter and honey, which he loves. He also loves good quality raisin toast. I have to make it because he says he can’t make toast well….

  73. There are actually some very good Honey Breads in Seoul. Never go to Caffe Bene for honey bread. Its not good. In Insadong, there is an extremely good honey bread store……except……I cant remember the name….sorry.. u.u There was some thick, sft honey bread, with some green tea cream on top. Delcious.

  74. SammyLeigh

    OMG! Martina! My little sister does the whole mash potato snowmen thing!
    … Annnd I used to make lil towns out of my food when I was a kid~ You’re not alone! LOL XD

  75. naninoona

    i would never eat a “slice” of toast like that. i love my bread crunchy and kind of hard like baguettes and croissant and garlic bread and grilled cheese. omg. eating soft bread that isn’t substantially slathered in jam or cream or choco syrup or caramel or butter will just make me feel as if i’m eating wet paper. it’s tatsteles, mushy and overall unenjoyable for me. haha. also, i’d rather eat the freaking crusts. in fact, when my brothers won’t eat the crusts and have my grandma cut em off, she’d give em to me. lol!

  76. Well, the bloopers answered my question – which is worse, this or Korean pizza… how you suffer for us!

  77. Emily Howell

    lol whats that saying? “The whiter the bread, the quicker you’re dead”?

  78. We have this kind of thick ‘western’ toast in Malaysia as well but it’s not as gross as what you guys just described. LOL.

  79. 내일 내일

    I’ve no idea about this type of toast (I’m tempted to try Holly’s honey toast but it’s so huge……) but I could sell my soul for Paris Baguette’s garlic toast. Half my friends say it’s disgusting shit because “who puts sugar into garlic toast”, but to me it’s The Shit. :D

  80. It’s funny how you say it’s cold…and you are Canadians! :D

  81. FengHuangLady

    Oooh, brick toast! Here in California you can get it with jams and fruit and chocolate and ice-cream and such, usually served at tea places. LOVE IT. They’re usually not savory though…. D:

  82. KuraiYoru

    Bread is the thing I’m not gonna miss about Korea : P

  83. PunkyPrincess92
    PunkyPrincess92

    wow…….that is one helluva large “slice” of bread!!!
    the display ones looked so pretty though!!!

  84. Sugar + cheese+ parsley? Oh, for the love of god….

    I think I just vomited a little in my mouth.

    Korea – I love you, I love living here, but sometimes you confuse me…

  85. I was hoping the bread was a sponge cake in disguise… definitely not going to try that ‘dessert’ anytime soon haha

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