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Some of the top comments we receive whenever we ask you where we should go for our WANKing adventures are definitely for us to go to a Celebrity Restaurant/Coffee Shop. We finally looked into it! And, fortunately for us, we planned on going to Garosu-gil anyways, so why not check out SE7EN’s Chicken restaurant while we’re at it? Score!

Anyhow, we’ve been to Garuso-Gil many times before, if you remember our old video about Getting Custom Made Clothes in Korea (and that shop is still there). We also recently did our interview with Clazzi there as well…but we didn’t tell you guise that.

Garuso-gil literally means “tree-lined road” since it’s lined with tall lean ginkgo trees that are gorgeous in the spring and summer, but it’s also known as the Paris of Korea. There is a heavy feeling of French influence regarding food style, but we think it’s more the Korean-version-of-Europe-of-Korea…that doesn’t sound as catchy does it? Well, the reason we say that is because the restaurants and cafes aren’t just focused on French style food, but more the vibe of a quaint but classy cobble stone lane lined with bright shops, rich tasting food, and very stylish people. It’s a really cool area with a great vibe, lots of unique trendy shops, and cute restaurants and cafes that you can’t really find anywhere else.

Unfortunately, we were really disappointed this time around to see a lot of our favourite little shops closed down and covered with huge construction signs taking up a block, telling us that Zara is coming soon! Oh boy! ANOTHER ZARA in Korea. Now this is nothing against Zara or the huge Forever 21 (Martina hides in the earring section for hours touching everything) which is also new to Garuso-gil, it’s just that, with the Apujong name brand shopping district right around the corner, why do we need another area with clones of everything that we can find in any common mall in Korea? It’s starting to become a bit too corporatized, with the emergence of lots of stores that you can find EVERYWHERE else. We like Garosu-gil for being different. Sure, it’s more pricey here, but it’s not overrun by franchise makeup and coffee shops that you see at every subway station. Now it seems like more of these are creeping in. Seriously, Mister Donut? Why would I want to go to Garosu-Gil to eat donuts by candlelight? That’s lame! Try to avoid these name brand shops if you come to visit Garosu-gil because you’ll be able to find them easily and you’re not missing out. Instead, we recommend googling Garosu-gil and scrubbing through some blogs to get a good idea of the hidden gems you can find.

Otherwise, going to SE7EN’s Chicken Restaurant was pretty cool. We’re big fans of Jjimdak to begin with, even if we don’t know how to explain in English how to pronounce it. How does and English speaker who doesn’t know Korean learn how to pronounce double J? Luckily our Korean friends have beat it into us, so we’ll forever know the difference between “j” and “jj”. Back to the chicken! Delicious. Like, really really Onew-from-SHINee-finger licking good. Some jjimdak places really overcook the chicken so you’re hacking at it with your little blunt chopsticks trying hard not to just pick it up like a barbarian or…dare I say…DOTHRAKI MAN WARRIOR!!!! PLus, we like spicy food a lot. The bigger the burn the better. Jjimdak is really spicy, and thus, we like jjimdak. So be warned: if you’re coming to SE7EN’s restaurant because you want to be close to something related to SE7EN, better if you come here to look rather than to eat.

On a side note, how do you pronounce SE7EN? Sehseh Venen? Sounds like a yoga position: “and now, breathe deeply, and bend down, and grab your ankles into a Sehseh Venen. Feel your chakra oozing through your armpits” (sorry, we don’t know Yoga lingo very much).

Also, this is going to be our last video of the week. We usually do a random weekend video during our non-TLDR weeks, but – ahem – FRIDAY IS SIMON’S BIRTHDAY! So we’re spending our weekend doing birthday stuff instead of work stuff. Sorry guise! Until then, here are some bloopers! Se7en was nice enough to walk around the restaurant and give everyone high fives and handshakes…but we didn’t get that on camera…battery too low. SORRRRRRYYYYY!!!!!

 

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  1. Anonymous

    Simon’s Engrish and Martina’s idol! :D

  2. I want to go to that hair clip/accessory shop!!! 

    I also loved the expression of the Koreans after you two passed by doing your funny walk/dance! XD

  3. i went there xD i took the two peppers chicken that was a BAAAAAAADD idea . I was starving but i could like it one little piece of chicken and my mouth was on fire..then i was like Sorry..i am full can you pack this up?? xD while i was actually still hungry xD and the korean people at home were like ..mmmh this is good …a little spicy but very good xD i was like WHHHHAATTT and i am for Simon

  4. Simon’s engrish hands down.  Gotta vote Yoochun even though Se7en’s hand on Simon’s butt almost won it for me. XP

  5. I vote for simon’s engrish & idol ^^

  6. I vote 4 Martina’s idol, and Simon’s ENGRISH ;P LOVE YEAH BOTH ;D 

  7. Anonymous

    “Like, really really Onew-from-SHINee-finger licking good.”
    Best sentence in the entire article XD 

    When is SHINee gnna make a comeback? T_T  Superhero!!

    Simon’s idol AND engrish X) Se7en FTW XD

  8. I vote for simon’s engrish and martina’s idol.

  9. Simon’s Idol – Mickey and Engrish which totally made no sense at all. Sorry Martina.

  10. i do have to say that i like Martina’s idol but Simon ur engrish was halarious..

  11. JinDo Mann

    You hopping around and the girls were like “WTF?!”
    And thank you again for the “food-part”i really really, like it =))

  12. I hope ur eye is better! I vote for ur Engrish, but for Martina’s idol…MICKYYYY! Oh Micky you’re so fine, you’re so fine u blow my mind! Sorry , I got carried away..

  13. Anonymous

    LOL Simon, you are so lucky you didn’t get a punishment! Oh and I vote for both Simon’s engrish and idol. Sorry Martina. ^~^

  14. lol i love the wg walk lol, i vote simon engrish (but cafe coreano is spanish), martina idol (because she didnt get hers at the place you originally intented to go), but i dont like jyj much so actually both votes to simon

  15. I know that in Germany pigs are a sign of good luck and people get Marzipan pigs for the New Years, maybe in Korea the pigs are supposed to be lucky if you keep them in front of the shop?

  16. I have to go with “dirty” Mickey. He looked way better than se7en. But Simon’s version of the inviting coffee engrish was better. What was the function of the dice?

  17. jericho98

    martina you sooooooooooooooooooo PONED simon with the idol challenge, the most important reason i luv jyj is for mickey and so simon dont cry but you LOST, i luv se7en and all but really YOOCHUN ALLLLL THE WAY

  18. jericho98

    “”Could Feel Relish of Fresh Milk” simon you win

  19. This was a great WANK video, that “Jjimdak” looks so delicious, i’m drooling thinking about it and am hoping to find it here in Sydney but i feel doubtful, Korean restaurants are usually awesome BBQ buffets but i’ll do some restaurant hunting since i don’t think i have enough money to go to Korea.. quite yet :)

  20. the next wanking adventure, how about bucheon’ aiins world, anyone………

  21. I vote for dirty-sexy Yoochun and Simon’s Engrish!!! great WANK guys!!!

  22. i like you(simon+martina)…
    i live newbrunzwick…
    ofcouse i,m korean…hahahaha…^^;

  23. I vote for Martina’s Micky and Simon’s Engrish! Please, go to Jaejoong’s restaurant ~^^

  24. Yoochun + Simon’s Engrish

  25. Mug for Rabbit – Best carrot cake in Seoul! :)

  26. Simon definitely wins on both this time!!!

  27. i’m sorry martina….heh BUT vote for SiMON both times… sexy se7en inviting you in and that coffee whatever ad….was hilarious!!!

  28. I choose Se7en and the funny Cafe Engrish!!! (Both of Simon’s.)

  29. BTW how do you guys determine where you wank since people are sending so many request to wank here and there? Do you guys just go for the place that you prefer out of the places suggested? 

  30. Anonymous

    Simon’s Idol and his Engrish. 
    C’MON SIMON!!! YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!! 

  31. Anonymous

    Where do you get the musics in your videos? : D I love the duck/swan music! It would be so awesome ringtone hehe~.

  32. so does Se7en own all the restaurants of this chain or is he just a franchise owner?
    Darn… I wish Korea had more non-spicy foods…
    I can’t even handle Tostitos mild salsa…
    Got any advice for the spicy impaired?

  33. It’s friday there right now right? HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIMON!

  34. I choose Yuchun (^ 0^)/ I mean Martina for the icons & Simon for the Engrish ت

  35. kawaii_candie

    i like Simon’s engrish,,, cuz it makes you feel more easy…. lol. :p  and i also pick Simon as the winner of the Idol challenge… cuz Se7en’s hotter… also he has his hand on Simon’s ass…

    That chicken looks really yum!! normally, i think that korean food doesn’t really look too appetizing (doesn’t deter from the yumminess, the presentation of it is just kinda “meh”) but this looked really good!

    and the part when you were doing the swan dance and the two girls coming out of the store spotted you was just priceless… priceless!! lol. 

  36. Simon for both. Also how about you guys go WANKing in Busan? :)

  37. Vincent Kukua

    I think Simon’s dance after rolling a six is embarrassing punishment enough. :) Love you guys!

  38. Sharon Park

    6:00 AHAHAHAHAHA THAT WAS PRICELESSSS
    THEIR EXPRESSIONS WHEN THEY SAW YOU SKIPPING PAST
    they were like “what is up with those foreigners…?”

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