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Before we say anything else, how about HOLY UNCONTROLLABLE COLD, BATMAN! It was something like -13 when we filmed this. Nasty! We spent most of our time worrying if our fingers froze off. Seriously! The camera has tiny dials that aren’t really operable while wearing chubby gloves.

Enough complaining! We got to do something pretty fun today. It’s kind of like those Korean Convenience Store Raids we did a while ago. Today we get a whole bunch of bakery stuff and try it out.

Most of the interesting stuff we try is from Paris Baguette, which has one of the most misleading names out of any Korean business we know. First off, it barely has any baguettes. It has them, sometimes, rarely. Whenever we want to get a baguette and we go to Paris Baguette, they don’t have baguettes. WTF!? That’s like Dunkin Donuts not having Donuts. Maybe it’s just the Bucheon locations that suffer from a disparity of baguettes, but – really – in all the times we’ve tried to get a baguette we’ve come out successful maybe 5% of the time.

Secondly, it’s got the name “Paris” in it, which makes us think it’s French, or is like French bakeries, or does something French. No. No French. The food there isn’t really French at all. No French writing. No French people. No people speaking French. NOTHING! And so, after living in Korea for a while, we’ve learned to not expect anything French out of Paris Baguette apart from its title.

Aaaanyhow, Paris Baguette, not being Parisian or offering anything French, does offer some interesting food. Interesting. Not great food, mind you. It’s not like we ever get the urge and shout “oooh I could go for that surprise sausage thingy!” We think of Paris Baguette more as desperation food: we’re walking Spudgy in the morning and we’re hungry, so we’ll swing by there and pick up something quick to eat. Uh! We need to pick up some better eating habits.

Cocohodo, on the other hand, IS something we get random cravings for. We’re not really sure if it’s traditional Korean food, though. We thought it was, for some reason (maybe the marketing?). Ah! It’s still really yummy. Korea really loves Red Bean deserts, like you might have seen when we ate Patpingsu. Red bean pastries, though, oftentimes don’t do it for us. But for some reason we really like these cocohodos. There’s gotta be a different recipe for their red bean paste, or the walnuts offset the redbeaniness, or something. We don’t know. We just love these things and used this video as an excuse to eat them. So there!

On a side note: check out the cocohodo website. We find question #2 especially amusing. Really?! Women can run the shops alone? Without the help of a man! That’s amazing! /sarcasm. Is there something we’re missing here? Maybe something didn’t translate over well.

And on that note, here are this week’s Bloopers. We spent most of our time with hand warmers, which you might remember from our Keeping Warm in Korea video from a while ago. These things are awesome!

 

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  1. Chelsea Chapman

    So my cousin stopped at Paris Baguette in Flushing (NYC) and brought some over and apparently the line went out the door.The stuff they brought back was pretty normal; cream puffs, danishes, etc. I remembered seeing this video when it was put out so when they said they had Paris Baguette I was like “Whaaaaat?! I know this place! Simon and Martina wanked there!” They didn’t even know it was a Korean bakery. They thought they just sold some Asian style pastries and bubble tea because it is in an Asian area. I didn’t even know there was one here and apparently there are a few and I just haven’t noticed them. Lol.

  2. Did you find out who used your picture?

  3. Drama_addict

    simon ur whinning is so cute i would have choosen something saucy like dukbokki

  4. So I’m eating a snack and I look at the plastic baggie it comes in. “Peanut Crunch Bread”, it says with its Korean name presumably. Then I see Paris Baguette and I think to myself “Hmm…this seems familiar. Didn’t EYK do a vid on this?” A quick Google search of “Eatyourkimchi paris baguette” brought me back here! Aha! It seems that although its based in Korea, they also have stores in New York (NYC <3) where I am.

  5. Martina’s epic win face <3 I think Simon's engrish was still the best because the 1st sentence:" We are bread of love " also made no sense at all..lol we are love bread oh ho ho ho noms ppang sarangg <3

  6. are u guys in seoul? or other places? and i want to go eat cocohodo!!!TAT

  7. really like the wonderful adventure session!!!

  8. Thank you for the Chocohodo segment! A Chocohodo opened up a small storefront inside a Korean supermarket nearby and I have been wondering what the heck they are. (I live in Irvine, southern California in the Korean quarter of town) After watching this, I popped down and bought a small bag (9 pieces) for $3. They are awesome and I am now hooked! Thanks to you guys (esp Martina) I can no longer go without BB cream and these yummy redbean walnut cakey goodness nuggets. Yay!

  9. Is the place where you guys ate the chocododos a cat cafe? I see the kitties ^^ 

    and bonus points for LeeHom usage! WOOOT! 

  10. So…ignore the comment below.  I think the half rock/gemstone thing is called a “Geode” (pronounced “Gee-Ode”).  I think i have a couple myself.  Anyway, cool vid.  I’m not feeling how PB put all that crazy stuff in their baked goods. Keep It Simple!

  11. Sharon Park

    martinas idol, definitely XD and also simon couldnt name all of 2pm so…
    i reallyyyy want to try a cocohodo now :3

  12. So because of this video I made it a point to go to the Paris Baguette in Manhattan on my latest journey to New York…The pastries were def more Asian than French, but lacked the crazy flavours you guys encountered…I wish something there had a hot dog in the middle of it! that would have been an awesome find, but sadly not…I came to the conclusion that even though PB is a Korean company and the bakery was in Koreatown, that they were still adapting for our North American tastes a bit, which was interesting. I wanted to have everything you guys had, but had to modify and adjust my plans a bit. I had the cheese pretzel, which was surprisingly a little greasy but very tasty, I then had a glutinous rice doughnut which was very chewy and made me feel full(It was only 70 CENTS!) and lastly I had this green tea cream cheese pastry which lacked sweetness and tasted like a very moist bagel with cream cheese in it…to drink I did the iced green tea latte(yummy, but at a Starbucksesque price..4.50). Everything total came to 8 dollars, so it was an affordable lunch. I am sure it is cheaper in Korea though. I also have to say, the workers there are all gorgeous and the uniform is adorable(as seen briefly in the video on here). Thanks for once again inspiring me to try something different. It was a fun experience!

    • Exchange rate fluctuations not withstanding, I doubt if it’s cheaper in Korea because PB is very expensive as far as bakeries in Korea go.  Going to a mom & pop bakery is cheaper and if you find the right one – better in some ways.

  13. I love one of the breads at Paris Baguette and buy a couple loafs once or twice a week.  I don’t know what it’s called.  But it’s white bread that is really tall (too big for the toaster – I have to toast one end, and then toast the other end separately).  the price is 3,800/won a loaf.  It’s my favorite kind of bread.  I don’t ever buy anything else there – just doesn’t look that good and seems way too expensive.

  14. I heard the Grasshopper Song at 4:42-ish as well.

  15. Okay, I totally heard Sunny Hill- The Grasshopper Song at 4:16-ish. Do I get a prize for noticing?

  16. jericho98

    intefrity word of the week

    round of applause for simon

  17. i go for simon for both english and idols 

  18. I go for Martina on both the Engrish and the ‘idols’, cause how often do you randomly find yourself on a banner out in public? And what in the world is a hair castle? XD

  19. what are you two going to do when your famous and cant film normaly anymore? lol

  20. I gotta go with Simon on both this week. I felt so sorry for him with the cream on his nose. Also, he had too really good ones. Though Martina had a pretty good one with hers. BTW…those rocks are called geodes, I think that’s where amethists come from cause that’s the only thing I’ve ever seen in them.

    Keep up the great work!

  21. i like you even more for feeding the kitty!!!

  22. I’ll vote for Simon’s English and Martina’s idols! Seems like it’s as cold in Korea as here in Sweden then.. It has been around -13 and -10 for several days, I hate it! Trying to come up for excuses not to go out all the time… So I pity you guise…

  23. Didn’t you guys used to live in Canada? -13 is nothing! It was between -25 and -30 here for a good two-three weeks!

  24. For engrish I will vote for Simon. For Idols I vote for Martina, because she chose herself. You guys are getting really famous!

  25. don’t go to chains please.. We have paris baguette here in Philadelphia and NJ…

  26. It’s the middle of winter here in the United States but it’s warm like spring. It was 60 degrees F the other day!

  27. Will there be a korean drama edition?

  28. Oh I thought you would do all the bakeries and there are a lot!
    We spend 2 weeks trying them every morning and Paris baguette finishes last in our ranking, really not good (just the sesame bread with cheese that you had was okay)!
    As French girls we had to try all this fake French Bakeries with French names and as you said they are definitely not French! 
    But Dunki donuts, Krispy kreme, holly’s coffee and Tous les jours were great ♥

    Anyway Cocohodo looks delicious *p*

    And for the English and the idol picture, Marina has both my votes ! ^^

  29. Nelli Kraufvelin

    Martina’s idols and Simon’s engrish!

  30. I vote for Simon’s engrish and Martina’s Icons/Idols

  31. At 13:51 “Priceless” lol XD

  32. I vote for Martinas idols and Simons Engrish.

  33. I vote for Simon’s Idols because I love 2pm

  34. I vote for Martina’s Idols (you two) and Simon’s engrish – cause they TOTALLY just made up a word. ^_^

  35. Martina’s engirsh AND idol because YEAH.

  36. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!! SWEET POTATOE CAKE!!! *JUMPING UP AND DOWN* Yeah, crazy YONGSEO shipper? That’s moi! 

  37. Simon’s Engrish!! Martina’s Icons!

  38. Simon’s Engrish and Martina’s Idol.

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