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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. Did you find out who used your picture?

  2. 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.

  3. really like the wonderful adventure session!!!

  4. 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!

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

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

  7. intefrity word of the week

    round of applause for simon

  8. 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

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

  10. 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!

  11. 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…

  12. 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!

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

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

  15. Will there be a korean drama edition?

  16. Martina’s idols and Simon’s engrish!

  17. At 13:51 “Priceless” lol XD

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

  19. I vote Simon’s Engrish and Martina’s Idol….

  20. martina’s idols ofcourse :3 but simons engrish :D

  21. They don’t have any of that stuff at the Paris Baguette in my neighborhood (which would be NY Chinatown). It mostly has Vietnamese banh mi, which are actual baguette sandwiches, and also some Asian snacks and drinks. The sandwiches have meat fillings like grilled pork and almost all of them have cucumber, sliced carrot, green pepper and cilantro.

  22. FALSE. “cocohodo” is NOT the cutest word on the whole planet. Aaaaaactually, it’s “makkurokurosuke,” the name of the little black dust bunnies from My Neighbor Totoro, seen below. Try to fight it!! I DARE YOU!! lol! 

  23. OH MY GOSH I LOVE THE SESAME BALL, THEY ARE SO DELICIOUS,…though they usually have a s powdery yellow ball in them

  24. I never went to Paris Baguette or TLJ, but there used to be a little pastry shop in Songtan that was ridiculously awesome.  I think it was called Melissa’s, and despite always being busy, they shut down in late 2009.

  25. What does red beaniness taste like? Never had red bean paste.
    Simon’s engrish
    Martin’s idols

  26. Paris Baguette is the closest I can get to a normal breakfast here in Korea. My favorite is the slice of bread stuffed with egg and all rolled up into a piece of bacon!

  27. Simon’s engrish and Martina’s idols! 

  28. Geodes!! yay!
    Simon’s Engrish, Martina’s idols :)
    on the whole corn obsession- one of my family’s Japanese exchange students growing up told us “american” pizza had corn on it. She was shocked when we said we’d never tried it.

  29. I love 2PM, but… Martina wins. How often do you guys see yourselves on banners… AND without your permission? Y…yeay!…? And Martina’s Engrish wins too… I find myself curious and disturbed at the same time by what a ‘hair castle’ is… ewwww.

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