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So some of you might be surprised we are FapFaping and not WANKing today. Well we’re going on vacation at the end of the week and we’re so crazy busy trying to set up a Spudgy sitter and pre-film our playlists and so on, so we realized we just didn’t have enough time to properly WANK. You don’t want to rush our WANKing right? Also, we have an opinion to ask of you fellow blog readers. We’ve been getting a lot of requests to keep the FapFap segment so we’re thinking of doing WANKing one week and FapFaping the next. What do you think? I know we do a bit of eating in our WANKing but it’s not nearly as detailed as when we FapFap, but we don’t want people to feel bored by our eating only videos. I don’t know! Let us know what you think!

Forward ho!!!! Today we went for grilled fish which is basically a gutted fish that is grilled under a super hot salamander and served with a watered down wasabi sauce and soy sauce. It’s so simple and so unbelievable delicious but it took us over two years to actually sit down and order one. The reason why is that Korean seafood restaurants are really intimidating. We can honestly say we’ve never seen English on the menu, and trying to translate Korean seafood into English can be daunting. I essentially had to drag a Korean friend to a seafood restaurant and take out my notebook to write down all the possible translations everything on the menu could be. On top of that, half the seafood items I have never seen or heard of in my life. Let me tell you, Koreans are a resourceful people who could create wonderful meals even if you dumped them in the woods with nothing. There should be a reality TV show on gourmet Korean grandmas fishing in the ocean and preparing stuff you’ve never seen before. Now the reason why it’s so intimidating is that not all the seafood is delicious, I know, everyone has their own opinion, and our opinion is that things that taste like peroxide should not be consumed willfully. Remember this TL;DR a while back? I talked about that terrifying fish…anyways, the point today is not about terrifying fish, but sinfully delicious ones.

Going to a place that grills fish has a similar level of intimidation because we used to be unable to know what to order, but after fumbling around and making bad decisions, we’ve found restaurants like the Bear-Nom-Beaver-Friend. Yes, that is what we call it, and if you’re wondering why we call it that, we’ll explain at the end of the video today. Epic battle. There are only two types of fish on the menu, and after various searches on google we came up with Japanese Spanish Mackerel and just plain ol’ Mackerel. We prefer the first one because it takes really buttery and just falls apart, almost like it’s been poached in a salted butter but it hasn’t even been seasoned. Just grilled to perfection. The other mackerel is good as well, but it’s a much firmer fish and has that fishy tasting aftertaste. I can just hear some people going, “um don’t all fish taste fishy” but they don’t all taste fishy. Some of them have their own distinct flavour, like salmon or tuna. I know this because my mom (Martina here) is a pescetarian, one whose diet contains seafood but not meat, so I’ve tasted a lot of different types of fish in my small lifetime. I’ve also smelt a lot of fish being cooked in my house, so it’s nice to be able to go to a restaurant and have someone make the fish for you.

Fish Restaurant Menu

Fish Restaurant Menu: click to see it in full size

I don’t really want to say anymore about this since it’ll give away the whole video (spoiler: we nom fish) but we wanted to make this video to encourage more people visiting or living in Korean to adventure out and eat more then just the typical dishes that are advertised (i.e.: bibimbap and bulgogi). I translated the menu so hopefully it will help you be less discouraged, and to those of you that already love eating this fish, HUZZAH! Let’s drink soju and eat fish together! :D

And lastly, what good is a video if there are no bloopers?! Of course there’s some silly stuff we excluded. There was a woman with a bird on her shoulder behind us, and we were amazed that she had a bird on her shoulder, but then it got loose and she started chasing it and…yeah. Fun times :D

 

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  1. So…I usually skip over your FAP videos, because the first couple I watched were just about meat and restaurants that serve meat, and I don’t eat meat. So, when my friend was like, “Hey, did you watch their pescetarian video?” I was like, “WHAT!? WHEN!? WHERE!?” Because, yes, I’m a pescetarian and every time I tell people that they give me the derp face. So, I’m super happy you guys finally sat down and ate fish! I was getting kinda worried that it would be hard for me in Korea, because meat is used in so many dishes, and vegetarianism isn’t common.  But I know they also eat a lot of fish, so I wasn’t sure if it’d still be AS hard for me. Its good to know that there are places that serve just seafood. I’m a bit less nervous about traveling there now that I know I won’t starve. :)

  2. the food videos make me hungry… :P

  3. It’s sounds like a good idea to have alternating fapfap & wanking weeks! Besides that, I really, really, really would like to see more TL;DR videos, since they are my absolute favourite because they’re so interesting and informative. It’s fun to hear your opinions and views about things, and just general information about life in Korea, since I might be moving there this year.. Even though I like Music Mondays and K-Crunches, I find the culture side still more interesting than music. However, I’m very thankful for the videos you make and I know you put lots of effort into your work and I really appreciate it. Thank you~❤

  4. Reiteration- Whatever floats your boat, Simon and Martina. 

    When, how, where to WANK or FAP or FAPWANK or WANKFAP, exclusive of each other or integrated. It provides the segment with flexibility and adds an element of surprise to eager beaver readers. 
     
    Thanks for sharing your discoveries with us. Enjoy Japan!

  5. this week I didn’t make the mistake of watching the video hungry,lol. Alternating weeks of FAPFAP and WANKing sounds awesome. 

  6. WANK and FAPFAP, defiantly a great choice. And the waiter/chef guy can cook for me anytime…he had a cute smile….

  7. Of course you can prerecord Music Monday, just do it on whatever song Big Bang is releasing this week… :) On the off chance that you’ll go for the sugestion of doing a one-off Jpop music tuesday I am trowing my vote in for this song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZjG3lTOvrg&feature=player_detailpage

    Personally I prefer WANK over FAPFAP but I can see why you would like to do both and I am also guessing that FAPFAP takes a lot less time and work to do so I am fine with the alternating week schedule. Obviously if feasible I’d like both, any day without a new EYK video is somehow lacking something. Perhaps the reduced time (at least that’s my theory) of making FAPFAP rather than WANK makes more time availible for TL;DR which is by far my favorite segment.

    Happy hollidays in Japan…

  8. also, you guys should have gone up to the bird lady and talked to her!!

  9. you should definitely keep doing both. mmmmhhhhh, the food looks so delishus…. i’m usually a picky eater, but when you present the food so sexily (lolz) i think that i wouldn’t mind a fish head staring at me.

  10. That fish looked DELICIOUS.  I’m really wanting grilled fish now.  
    I think alternating FapFap and Wank is a really good idea for both the viewer and you.  Alternating will keep you from getting bored, and the viewer gets a more thorough glimpse into Korean culture.  

  11. We’ll have to cancel Christmas!

  12. Personally I prefer wanking I find it more interesting but fapfaping is a great insight to different foods in S.korea. So maybe you could wank every 2 weeks than fapfap for just the one week? That way everybody is happy and it keeps things interesting. Hope this helps ( ^u^ )

  13. You guys should do a video on Loving Hut. It’s a vegan restaurant with several locations in Seoul and around the rest of Korea.  Please do it for us vegetarian/vegans ^^
    http://lovinghut.kr/kr/bbs/board.php?bo_table=menu_kr&wr_id=&sca=&county=&main=

  14. i think Wanking one week and FapFaping the next week is a great idea ^-^
    because if you’d do FapFaping every week, i’d get really~~ hungry every time xD
    and I love both so alternating would be awesome ^^

  15. I think alternating FapFaping and Wanking is a great idea! 

  16. Martina i love your brooch!!!! i love brooches like that!!
    if i went to a place to eat and i had to call like that i would definitely be a total fail!!! i am so shy even when people are next to me they tell me to raise my voice!!! 
    i thought that man that served you was about to record you guys but it turned out he was calling someone!!
    anyway……*shocked face* Simon did you just kill off Nemo??? i hope that bear attacks you!!! (okay not really)

  17. I think only wanking is okay because like you said you also present korean food and I find it funnier :) Maybe you can detail more the food segment from the wank series?!?!

    • See, we thought about that, but the WANKing episodes are already 16 minutes long usually.  We can’t really add that much more to it without driving ourselves crazy and making a mega-movie every Wednesday.  So food would have to be sacrificed for our WANKs

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