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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. Tasha Swinney

    This is a wonderful video for two reasons. First, Martina does a bad ass job of de-boning that fish! Good job! Second, the argument at the end about the logo was hilarious. I give this video FIVE STARZ! 

  2. Katherine Trout

    Umm can you give me the address of this place. You can send it to claidistar123 for youtube. Thanks!!! xD

  3. Sejin Kangsong

    It’s 12:28 AM and that 삼치구이 totally made me hungry…..

  4. I want to know if Natalie Tran of CommunityChannel saw this. I love that sexy fish time part. I’m guessing you watch those vids.

  5. JinDo Mann

    Is요기요 not more informal that실례한데요. Especially if you going
    to interrupt a conversation? (i am not Korean so its just my feeling for the
    language^^)

    By the way I luuuuuuuuuuuuuv
    you food-reviews !!! (And I am Vegetarian but I still watch them >.<)

  6. wow, that looks great.  What’s in the dipping sauce for the fish?  

  7. Haha I can relate to how Martina feels when having to call someone to order stuff. The restaurant logo looks like a beaver to me too, but I think a bear makes more sense haha.

  8. thatssumgoodcurry
    thatssumgoodcurry

    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. :)

  9. waaah fapfap & wankin is a good idea :) it’s nice to know new korean interesting places AND food :D plus that word martina uses for ordering… i was kinda wondering… i duno if u did the vid like that before or not, but it’d be nice if u in one of ur fapfaps make some kind of tutorial ‘how to order in korea’ P:

  10. looks so good… i love fish…i hope one day i will be able to go and eat all the food in korea hihihihi >.<

  11. I like the idea of keeping both the WANK and FAPFAP videos! :)  We get to experience Korean food, and locations that way! 

  12. Alternating Fapfap and WANK would be awesome!!! My sis n I always look forward to ur videos!!!

  13. NeelaWillis

    First, I must commend you on your awesome videos. All of them. I like all of your different themes and I’m really impressed that you are able to maintain your filming schedules to keep everything running smoothly.

    Second, I really love the fapping vids. Alternate them with wanking or anything else that floats your boat (yes, I’m totally over 40). Wanking makes me long to go to Korea but fapfapping inspires me to track down awesome korean recipes and share wonderful food with my family. We had the shabu shabu last weekend and it was amazing. Even my highly suspicious of every Korean food teenage son liked it and thats really saying something.

  14. stardustyuri

    the food videos make me hungry… :P

  15. Nelli Kraufvelin

    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~❤

  16. Is this place in Bucheon?? Where?! I want to go!

  17. agree!~ switch between them! maybe u can tape the review of food while WANKing then jst edit it for FAPFAP Go wild on your trip!

  18. Welllll….you could do both fapfap and wank……please? :))) I love fapfap wank and tldr!

  19. yeah fapfaping one week and wanking the other sounds great! even though you’re going to be on holiday in japan, i still hope you can make some small videos for us :)

  20. I vote for alternating WANKing and FAPFAPing!! XD Have a happy vacation in Japan!! :3

  21. Totally fine with alternating WANKing and FAPFAPing. I enjoy WANKing more, but FAPFAPing is enjoyable too. I understand that WANKing requires more energy from you, and I don’t want to see a tired-looking, saggy skinned, with dark circles darker than a black hole Simon and Martina in my monitor. Heehee. And regarding the no Kpop Music Mondays for a week, I think it’s fine. Just do 2 Kpop Music Mondays next week. Heehee. If that’s not asking for too much. Enjoy your Japan adventure (and hopefully not misadventure). I’m too envious right now. If you don’t mind, I’m gonna sob in the corner for now. T.T

  22. vaxanne

    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!

  23. FAPFAP week 1
    WANK week 2
    WTF week 3
    TLDR week 4– my fav (since im Korean-american its nice to hear from a non Korean’s pov and i also think its very interesting hearing other’s compelling questions about Korea.) I’ve lost interest in Kpop Music Mondays b/c of how much I’m dying to watch this- I still watch Music Mondays b/c i admire all your work

    I feel like if I don’t watch you guys.. I really die inside.
    I seriously love them all… less stressful, you get to do more stuff and more insightful culture of Korea..

    Have fun at Japan! kinda sad you guys are leaving but really you guise deserve it.. you both work really hard. 

  24. Although I like WANKing episodes more, I don’t have a problem with the FAPFAPing episodes. WANKing requires a lot more effort from you, and I don’t want you to exhasut all your energy, eventually sacrificing the quality of your videos. And about the no Kpop Music Mondays for a week, may I suggest that you should do 2 reviews for the next Monday. So the missing episode can be covered. But that’s just my idea. Thank you! And enjoy your stay in Japan. God, I am so envious right now. Maybe you could shoot some Open the Happy videos there perhaps? :)

  25. charmaine yap

    Question! I see you guise left quite a bit of fish flesh uneaten there. Is the rest not supposed to be or not pleasant tasting to be eaten? Cos i would have probably polish of everything!

    Am loving the FapFaping so would be eternally grateful if you guise could alternate FapFaping and Wanking! :)))

  26. THANK YOU!…for bringing something to the table for Pescatarians ! (yay Martina’s Mom)…I went *pesca* a decade ago and it was the best thing I’ve ever done for my health. The benefits are amazing…hope your Mom enjoys it like I do. The extra fabulous bonus is that I can eat as much as I want, whenever I want…NO weight gain.

    As a *southern* North American — the traditional diet can only be described as “heart attack on a plate”….I was raised on having bacon/fat added to vegetables and it wasn’t until college that I was able to shake-off having *meat juice* added to ….well, just about everything.

    I’m REALLY enjoying these food segments ~ it’s nice to *share* a meal with you two ~
    (◕‿-)✌

  27. Im so down with the idea of Wank one week and FAPFAP one week! It would be awesome! alternating the two would keep us viewers interested and not get bored! :D

  28. Sabrina Lee

    I’d love to watch both in every other week! I must say I enjoyed FAPFAP videos as much as I did with WANK. God, I love you guys and your videos, even though making me homesick time to time :P. I admire these work you guys do and I always get amazed how well-adapted and knowledgeable you two are with regard to various aspects of Korea. Seriously, you keep me updated with how things are back in home more so than anything.  Thank youuuu Simon, Martina…and last but not least Spudgy <3 

  29. thanks so much for this! i always love your videos, but may i make one tiny request? it would really help if you indicate directions to the restaurant, maybe in the blog post or in the video. it was only after lots of digging and Google Mapping that i found out that the Bear-Nom-Beaver-Friend restaurant is in Bucheon! not sure if you’ve mentioned this somewhere? thanks, guise!

    • 경기도 부천시 원미구 중1동 1151-3 — This is the closest address I found which is closest to the Bear-Nom-Beaver-Friend restaurant although map.naver.com has not updated it yet but the surroundings is identical. Hope you all find it useful!

    • Can we get the google map location to the Bear-Nom-Beaver-Friend restaurant in Bucheon? We will be going to Korea next week and would love to go try it!

  30. whatever videos you were making…..YOu look great with it guise! It brightens my day after seeing your videos. Fighting!

  31. ciera permaul

    You should most definetly keep the FAPFAPS up!! You should also do a vegetarian FAPFAP for all of us vegeatrians our there that want to visit Korea :) Thamks for all the AMAZING videos!!!

  32. Azura Abd Manaf

    yes, love the FAPFAPing videos too.. alternating the videos is a great idea.. can still see you guys WANKing and FAPFAPing in Korea..

  33. I like the idea of alternating, since FAPFAPing and WANKing have something different to offer.

    FAPFAPing is great for people who plan to go to Korea and don’t want to go all confused foreigner and miss out on the great food. 

    WANKing is great for when those people realize that yeah, we have no money so we need some vicarious sightseeing and general silliness (love the challenges, punishments, engrish, idols) with Simon and Martina to cheer us up. T__T  

    In other words, I like both! ^^

  34. EmmarsLannistah

    I Love ALL the videos that you post and the stuff that you tweet is really informative so I dint have a problem with you guys wanking ond week and fapfapping the other but I’d prefer 2 weeks of wanking amazingness a 1 of Fap fapping yummyness (or something) anyway, this is my opinion. Your videos always make my day a lot better. Greetings from the other side of the world .

  35. Please, please keep the Fapfap!!! Love this series, even a slight more than the Wanking. Every other week with the Wanking would be glorious!!

  36. cloiebuggeater

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

  37. Cinnamon_Cappel

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

  38. Love the idea of WANKing one week and then the other FAPFAPing !!

  39. SummerRayne

    Can’t you do both in one day? What I mean is, you have to eat while you are out doing WANK anyways, just split it up into two videos and upload it on different days (or however you do it). It’ll be easier and less stressful than dedicating a day to WANK and dedicating another day/afternoon/whatever for FAP.

    I’m personally not a fan of that KPop Cocktail thing and for some reason, I’ve stopped watching Music Mondays… I’m sure your popularity comes from Kpop-related things and maybe 99% of people who watch your videos come for the Kpop related things, so I’m sure saying this makes no difference to you, haha.

    I personally miss the WTF videos, and I think the WTF videos were easier to make, right? I also like TL;DR videos too. I know you guys wanted to get out more, so those were pushed back, but I prefer those kinds of things rather than the overload of kpop stuff. I guess I care more about Korea and the culture than Kpop, even though I am a fan of kpop.

    • Sabrina Lee

      This one do sound like a good idea and some times and efforts for Simon and Martina to save up!! I also miss WTF and TL;DR videos. Now I look back into archives and watch old videos that they’ve made, it was really fun and informative. I would def like to watch more of them.

      • SummerRayne

         I don’t know how Simon and Martina make their videos, I know for the kpop related ones it’s scripted for sure, but the other ones don’t seem to be, so it should be easier, or at least, more stress-free for them to make them, For WTF, it doesn’t even have to be a weekly segment. Maybe during their WANK, they found something and give a quick spiel about it and make it it’s own WTF video and put it in the bonus channel. It wouldn’t be as thorough as in the past WTF videos, but it’s better than nothing.

        For MM, it feels like it’s very stressful to make. Not only is it scripted but they often have little scenes that they have to act out as well. In addition, angry fans bombard them with comments like “why didn’t so-and-so get reviewed?” and “how can you say that about so-and-so?” and “you’re opinions are wrong!” and you can tell that Simon and Martina are exasperated at times… but i think it’s the centre of their popularity so they can’t cut it. I just hope that fans just chill the heck out sometimes.

  40. Wank and fapfap switch off is good! Although I do like wanks more personally, the switch off is fine. Man, you guys are great! We get so much variety out of you two, more than a huge majority of youtubers. Kudos <3

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