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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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