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WHEN TWO WORLDS COMBINE KKKKKBBBBBBFFFFWWWWW!

(That was the sound of an explosion, by the way).

So, we’ve been stalking Alien’s Day Out forever. And by we, I mean Martina. She’s been stalking that blog forever. But that means, in the grand scheme of things, that I’ve been stalking it as well, because Martina tells me all about it all the time. I know all about the foods and the bunny.

Also, we’ve been on a bit of a health kick lately. We went on our big diet a while ago and cut out carbs and lost a boatload of weight from it. Now, we’ve been reintroducing carbs into our diet, but we’ve been trying to eat healthier stuff instead. Trying lower carb options, vegan options at times, and exercising a whole lot more.

We were really excited when we heard that Alien’s Day Out was opening up a restaurant. There’s something really amazing, for us, in seeing online people take things offline. We have another friend, Dan Grey, who runs Seoul Eats, and he opened up a pub a short while ago, and we were just so happy for him. I don’t know what it is. We know a few bloggers in Korea that have expanded outside of just blogging, and it inspires us a lot. Hopefully, one day we can do something like this as well.

Anyhow, the point of all of this backstory is this: we were both driven by our desire to eat better, along with our respect for Alien Day Out’s success, and mashed that together with us being awake at a reasonable hour, so that all the planets aligned and we were finally able to make a video of this awesome place.

We went there before once just to test it out. Vegan food can sometimes be gross. Sure, it’s nutritionally delicious, but sometimes it’s just not palatable. We wanted to taste the food first before we recommended it, so we went a few days beforehand. It was lovely! We even met some awesome Nasties there as well, so it was an overall really lovely experience.

We came again on a Wednesday afternoon, in time for lunch and dessert. Though we ate more dessert than lunch. Did I say we were trying to eat healthier? Trying, ok? Trying! Trying! Stop judging meeeeeee!

No, but for really reals. This place is lovely. The food is lovely, the people we met there are warm and friendly. The thin mints are freaking delectable. It’s a bit confusing to get to if you don’t know the Itaewon area very well, but we made a video here to show you how to get there. BOOYA!

 

You can check out the Google Map of how to get there here:


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And here’s the address in Korean just in case you want to hop in a taxi and just go there: 서울시 용산구 이태원동 63-15

Oh! And we’ve got a few bloopers as well. Check em out!

 

If you liked this video, and would like to see more of us traveling around Seoul and eating awesome stuff, make sure you click on this pretty button below right here. Booya!

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  1. Leigh’s editing is awesome! I wish more videos or other Youtubers were like this. I may have potential, but I’m aware that editing is time murder… XP

  2. Non-Vegan Bacon Deserts (say it three times fast): Candied Bacon , Chocolate Covered Bacon, Bacon Toffee, Bacon Brownies, Maple Bacon Donuts (See Tim Horton’s), Bacon Cinnamon Rolls, and MORE http://republicofbacon.com/2011/06/20/top-25-amazing-bacon-dessert-recipes/

  3. Those all look so unbelievably good. Pumpkin and salted caramel are my two favorite food things and I am seriously drooling over that cake.

  4. I would rather stab myself in the eye than east vegan food by choice. There is no vegan cake that would not taste better and also be easier to make with the addition of a few eggs and some milk or butter. I could learn what vegan options there are in order for me to have adequate amounts of protein and iron in my diet or I could just eat beef, maybe some liver too…

    I have nothing against people who are Vegan or Vegetarians for their own moral reasons. I just hate the pseudo-science of fad diets and the common misconception that it meat free eating is such a healthy lifestyle. What happened to just eating a healthy balanced diet, lowering calorie intake? The picky eating is why we have such rampant food allergies these days.

    Besides life is too short for it to be lived meat, butter, milk, cheese, egg, fat and general tastiness free!

  5. Intern Leigh has graduated into editor Leigh??? WHOOOO *cue graduation music*

  6. That Canadian pronunciation of “about” at 23 seconds in the Bloopers XD

  7. Martina you aren’t go alone next time….

    You are going to take me with you!

  8. Awesome FAPFAP, I find it hilarious that Simon eats basically everything & Leigh did everything you to told her what to do in the final cut. ahahah. funny~ It’s nice to know your opinion on Vegan food. I hope one day there’s a session of EYK Cooking Show. Maybe add some “BAM!”, for entertainment. I want to see lots of EYK Cooking experience. & possibly have someone you know that’s a cook as a special guest.

  9. I loved the editing in this video Leigh! It made me laugh out loud :D And the end of the bloopers was awesome!

  10. Re; The bloopers video. I’m glad Martina’s sister mentioned the “legitimately” thing. I wanted to but didn’t know how to do it without sounding like a school teacher. It was out of control.

  11. FYI SIMON- a lot people don’t know that desserts aren’t vegan. Literally every holiday and family get together- “So… why is this cookie vegan? What makes it not vegan” FRIGGIN BUTTER! MILK! EGGS! Then you get the whole debate of whether vegan butter is yucky. My sister always complains that it is “not natural” yet she slathers canned frosting on her boxed cake…. thanks sis. Thanks. *rant over*

    Point is that people don’t make connection of bi-products. At my job I have to teach probably 50% of the new employees that chicken stock is NOT vegetarian. And I interject all the time saying “No that has sour cream, that is not vegan, no yogurt is not vegan” Hell, I got asked once if the Chicken Noodle Soup was vegetarian.

    TLDR; Simon people are idiots that don’t know what they are shoving into their mouths.

    • XD I know. I am technically not a vegan since I eat some fish and eggs (cage-free/wild caught/sustanible). I occasionally eat dairy mostly because I get tired of having to tell people that I don’t eat cheese. I know some people who consider chicken vegetarian too. It cracks me up.

  12. Loved the edits for this one! And as a veggie I’m happy you did another video of vegan/vegetarian places in Korea. I was like “now I’ve just eaten, watching a fapfap won’t make me hungry” but I was wrong. I want cake and salad too :(( Looks sooo yummy!
    Also, when you said huddle up, I actually huddled up to the computer screen :D I hadn’t really missed your videos that much but it sure feels nice to have you guys back :D Hope you enjoyed your break!

  13. My parents had a vegan doughnut and they told me it’s really good. I never got to eat it.. but one day I will.

    Vegan food is good, but it really depends on where you get it, and what you’re having. During the summer, Vancouver had this vegan food festival, and had all these products you can try. My bf and I tried the vegan chicken strips, and we couldn’t finish it. It was just nasty. I have Taiwanese vegetarian chicken nuggets in my freezer, and they taste really good and almost remind you of Chicken McNuggets.

    If you find a Buddist restaurant, it is heaven. All they sell are vegan dishes and the “meat” you get looks legitly like the original meat product and tastes pretty similar to the original product. (Since dairy products don’t sit well in Asian diets.)

  14. *weeps* i was going to go to korea in march, but the people i was going to go with are planning to go when i had already agreed to let a friend stay in my room. and apparently they can’t do any other time, so i told them i’d pass. AND THEN I SEE THIS VIDEOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooo ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; all the tears

  15. I LOOOVVEEE u guise so much!!! Do you know that all your videos from TL;DR, FAPFAP, WANK has help me during my Christmas holiday in SEOUL last year…THANK YOU SO MUCH (virtual hugs)..I love the vegan food edition cause I’m a Muslim so it really does help me a lot to find food..looking forward to more of your videos so I can plan my next Korea trip!!

  16. This was like the best fapfap ever! So friggin hilarious! I missed you guys so much! My weekly dose of Korea life has returned! Never leave me again!

    Edit: omg you killed Leigh!

  17. Wow! This WANK/FAPFAP was super awsesome-sauce! It was funny, informative, and the editing was just top notch. I did looooooove the foiled sexy food porn shots of Simon and Martina stuffing their faces too – makes me extra hungry for some reason, and I even came prepared by eating already! Fooling around with the links and calling out the effects was really fun too, poor Simon, you’ll win next time. Interesting that you liked the banana pie when you don’t like banana bread, what did it taste like?

    Not all vegan food is horrible tasting but you have to work extra hard because some of the ingredients just don’t mix well. It’s great when you can find some good stuff. As for vegan/Korean pastry being bad, certain the basic pie pastry without butter is juust Crisco (whipped vegetable shortening), salt, flour, and cold water…..you can use any kind of “flour” for gluten free (ground acorns?) and it will usually be okay. I have seen upteenth frozen or store pies that mess it up (so yucky!) even here in North America, but I cannot imagine how, it’s not rocket science.

    Cyber_3 – points at mouth like Simon’s cat too……time for dessert!

  18. I feel like you kind of did a filming style shift and I love it. Its so fun to watch you use bribes on leigh and have the camera act like it is a person. I love love love Leigh (probably somewhat because that’s my mom’s middle name) and you should have her do more of the group naming. Personally I’m surprised that she didn’t get Tiffany or Jessica.

  19. Thanks for the wonderful W.A.N.K.ing F.A.P.F.A.P. or would it be a F.A.P.F.A.P.ing W.A.N.K…..hmmm

    All the vegan food looked really delicious, especially all those desserts. While I’ve learned I can’t whole heartily become a vegan or vegetarian (I’m infamously a chickentarian), I do enjoy interjecting those recipes/foods into my meals. Vegan meals can be tricky, so vegan desserts have always scared me away from attempting to bake them. Seeing how pretty those were, and how delicious you said they were, I just may need to give baking vegan a try.

  20. Guysssss ! Can you teach me how to speak martina ?

  21. Guys! Thank you so much for doing this video. And as a vegan I understand just how unappetizing some vegan food can be especially baked goods. But the really good stuff is good whether it’s vegan or not. There is bad food everywhere. Now excuse me while I wipe the drool of my face…

  22. So how much of the stuff was gluten free? Also, if it is labelled as gluten free, does that mean that they make sure there is no cross contamination? I have celiac and will be in Seoul this summer, so I’m quite interested. ^^

  23. oooo intern Leigh graduated to Editor Leigh *likelike*. no desert at home.. will have to do with wildberry frozen yoghurt.. good enough .. good… eee … nough

  24. Great video! All of that food sound so goood~ It also did not look too expensive either which is something that usually happens when you try to get vegan/vegetarian food in U.S. I love chocolate but that salted caramel and pumpkin cake looked the best. I wish I was in Korea just to get some of that food! Why don’t you send me a slice?

  25. When studying in Taiwan and China, I felt exactly the same. I love the place, the food is good…but many of the pastries and other baked goods…not my favorite. They always look wonderful, but the western bread and pastries just not just my favorite…they were too sweet and didn’t have the denseness that one would expect with cheesecake or other pastries or breads made with butter

  26. Yay! FAPFAPS are back!
    I didn’t realized how much I missed it, until I saw the new one.
    I’m just happy right now. ^.^
    (And a little bit jealous as always ;) )

  27. Awesome video. I love the walking one… because i’m weird like that.

    Also loved that you included leigh ^^
    AND Lastly. At some points. It totally looked like Martina’s hair was like. … glowing. lol

  28. Aaaa, this video makes me SO HAPPY!! Plant has been my nr 1 place I’m going to when coming to Seoul – can you guise read my mind?! O-o I love her blog, and since I can’t eat gluten (I know some of her stuff is gluten free, but not everything).
    My two favourite bloggy people in Korea getting togetha <3

  29. I hear you calling ‘editor Leigh’ now, instead of ‘intern Leigh’ :)

    • She’s probably still not paid (officially). When Simon and Martina were talking about setting up their business, they said that there is a regulation in Korea that requires them to hire at least 4 (I think) native Koreans to work for them before they could hire any foreigners. As far as I know, they’ve only hired 2, Soo Zee and DW (I assume DW is paid; I don’t actually know what he does).

    • Yes, I heard it too! Does this mean that Leigh is done school or at least back for a while? That would be awesome, she just adds such another extra dimension of greatness to the EYK videos. Please say it’s so!

  30. Everything looks so good. I really wish you guys would do a fapfap with straight desserts that are good for gluten free and lactose free. That’s right, I want a fapfap where all you do is eat desserts. Like piggies!

  31. Itaewon freeeeeeedom!!
    The cakes look so delicious! I miss very tasty pastries and cakes… Japan has the same problem, the taste is different that I’m used to. I guess it’s the butter and milk! Though some things tasted better in Korea but garlic bread with sugar?!? WHY KOREA!?!?

  32. Well its 1am where I am now and I want cake

  33. Thanks guys, I’m hungry and I’m not even a dessert person *goes to find chips to stuff her face at 4 in the morning*

  34. LOL at the “Random stranger person”

  35. I think I might’ve seen that shop before… Usually I see them at a bad time and don’t have time for cake. *sigh* But thanks for the recommendation! I will check them out next time I’ll go to Namba! :D I hope I will have a better experience with creamy cakes…

  36. ditto, just made gluten free black sesame cookies for Lunar NY <3 noms!

  37. OMG You guise replied! And that would be amazing!

  38. Hm…I’m from the U.S. so it could be a taste thing for sure…though I’m not a fan of the milk in Japan either (I drink skim and “skim milk” in Japan is just watered down milk…so I always drank soy milk…)

    Have you tried Gramercy New York? (in usual ironic Japan style not in anyway related to New York…) I always had cakes there, and I know they’re all over Japan. You can find them in high-end department stores (like Takashimaya). Check out this review… http://kaileypierre.com/gramercy-new-york/
    Super recommended-and curious on your opinion!

  39. I think the ones you get at cafes are delicious! But from bakeries and such there is something different in the flavour. Now I’ve gotten used to the pastries here and they are tasty but me (Finnish) and my (Polish) friend agreed there is something different that we decided to call “the Japan flavour”. Especially creamy/milky cakes are not for me because the milk in Japan tastes horrible in my opinion. D: Which is sad… I just think that it depends on what you’ve gotten used to before.

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