February 12, 2015
Guise, we’ve been wanting to do this video for ages, and now – finally – we got up the courage to do it. Actually, no. “Courage” isn’t the word. It’s more like we finally felt lax enough in our morals to buy fruit this expensive. Thirteen dollars for a pear better be worth it! So let’s hope enough people watch this video to justify buying all the fruit needed to make it :D
For starters, let me just say that the damned apple made me so mad. SO MAD! The lady who sold it to Leigh totally hustled her. We didn’t take a picture of it and bring it to the store in the end, so I still don’t know what a proper expensive apple tastes like, but if the rotten one tastes anything like the non-rotten one, it’s not worth the price at all. Damn. But that pear was really the most heavenly pear I ever had in my life, and I’d love to buy one again. Just not for $13. I’d spend…like, $8 for it. Maybe $9.
If you haven’t had a Korean pear, I’m not sure how to explain it. I never saw it in Canada, or anywhere else I’ve traveled to for that matter. And back in Canada, I hated pears. They’re so gritty and tough. You bite into a Canadian pear and it’s all fibrous. It’s like the celery of fruit. But Korean pears are GLORIOUS. Their consistency is just a little bit denser than a watermelon, so you don’t bite into one and get nothing but grit, and they’re sweet and juicy and lovely. I won’t eat a Canadian pear, but I can eat Korean pears daily. Having this $13 pear was a treat, because it tasted so much better than regular Korean pears when they’re in season. The cheap one we had was rather bland, but still good. It was just really weak in comparison.
I wonder if everyone in Korea has tried expensive versions of fruit like this. Not on a daily basis, of course, but for the holiday, right? Or is it like Haruhi from Ouran Host Club who really wants to try Otoro Sushi but never actually did? Seriously: when we saw the prices for those pears at Home Plus we were appalled. But surely people buy those boxes if they sell at a supermarket, right? It wouldn’t take up prime time real estate in the supermarket if it didn’t sell? Or do people just buy the cheaper boxes for Seollal and pass them off as more expensive ones, like for Christmas when you tell your parents you want a Nintento Wii and instead they get you a Funtendo Me? Korean people: let us know your stories. We won’t judge you. This is a safe place to share your deepest, darkest Seollal fruit secrets.
Also, I’m not sure if someone’s gonna mention this about our cheap knife, but, yes, the edge of it broke off. I don’t remember how. We’ve had that knife for a while, and it’s about as sharp as a pillow now, but it still gets the job done!
Otherwise, we’ve got some bloopers from this week’s video as well, so check em out if you want to see us be silly a lit bit more: