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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. 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. 

  2. For this week’s challenge, Simon, you wanked the vest Engrish but Ayy Martina, Mickey’s so fine he blows my mind, luvya for that.

  3. They’re taking part in the internet protest against SOPA, an American legisltation bill that’s currently being considered.  I don’t want to get into the details (click on any of the black bars) except to say that it only seems to benefit the entertainment industry, and could be a disaster for the internet. Many websites are protesting by blacking out their pages to raise awareness and get people to contact their representatives (check out Wikipedia today, the English version is totally blacked out.  Boing Boing and Reddit are also blacked out.  Google put a big black bar on their logo.)  Others are blacking out to show solidarity. 
    To see the page, just reload it.

  4. Simon’s Engrish (Making you more easy?  I know alcohol can make you more easy, but coffee?)
    Martina’s Idol.  I don’t know who he is, only that I like the dirty thing he’s got working there. (*Gasp* Maybe coffee IS making me more easy!)  

    If I had been able to, I would have voted Simon’s pie.  Even though I agree that the fork looked like a severed chicken foot, I appreciated the realistic blueberry sauce detailing.

  5. SImon’s Engrish, but Martina’s Pic cause it had Kang Sora and she’s one of my fave actresses :D

  6. Micky Yoochun All the WAY!! 

    Simon’s Engrish!! 

  7. Simon’s English and Micky Yoochun (Martina’s Idol) xD

    why did you make a “black”berry cake Simon? 

  8. Simon’s Engrish and Martina’s Idol

  9. Simon for both Se7en and the Engrish

  10. yay for blacking out 8D lol

  11. lol shouldn’t Martina’s blueberry cheesecake be the TOP one? =)

  12. I clapped for Simon rolling a 6 :)

  13. Definately simon on this one for both. 

  14. Simon for Idol(dang Seven is sexy!)and Engrish.

  15. 1) Simon’s Engrish was def vest.
    2) Simon & Se7en handling his butt FTW.
    3) My favorite part of each WANK vid is whenever you do the swan dance across the frame. It never fails to make me smile!
    4) Simon – I totally feel your pain! I was eating really spicy octopus in Korea and managed to flick some of the sauce into my eye. Handling Korean spice is one thing….handling it in your eye is another.
    5) Mug for Rabbit is my favorite coffee shop on Garuso-Gil, too. The outdoor seating is particularly lovely during the springtime! Why in the world would Mister Donut dare open a store in such a cute area???

  16. Martina’s Idol Yoochun <3 and Simon's Engrish!

  17. I vote for both Martina’s idol (sorry, not a big Se7en fan) and her Engrish.  They made up a new word!  How awesome is that?

  18. damn it  SOPA….i cant read your blog! >:(

    hahahahah….well actually i can by it’s annoying cos i have to highlighted everything x)

  19. Oh and I vote for simons idol and Engrish!!!! 

  20. I vote for Simon’s idol and Engrish. Happy early birthday, Simon! Your lips looked hilarious after eating the jjimdak by the way… soooo red!

  21. haha “Fix your breaks!” I think that was a turbo car letting off the gas and shooting their Blow Off Valve. This video was very funny!

  22. Did I see Yoochun here for a super brief second ? :D

  23. I vote for both Simon’s Idol and Engrish this time. :3

  24. Happy almost Birthday Simon you look wonderful for 2ne1.

    I’ll even vote for Se7en  and your Engrish and hope you win next time (but I’m actually so down for Dirty Mickey )

    so 2 Simon
         0 Martina

  25. Oh goooooooooood when I was in Seoul I went to SE7ENs restaurant with my friends, too x_x but the one in Honghae. It was waaaaaaay to spicy for me! D: I thought my tongue was dieing. 

  26. u need to update the page, happend to me too :P

  27. So, when you two you are in front of the camera who is holding it? XD Awesome job though guys!!!

  28. My favorite part is definitely when they “be my baby” down the street and those two chicks give the wtf look lmaooo

  29. It would be perfect if I will meet you by accident in Seoul one day ;) 

    • We meet a bunch of people when we’re WANKing.  Yesterday we met a couple of teachers and also bumped into another YouTuber: http://www.youtube.com/user/esnathesinger  :D

      • We bumped into Simon last time and it was really… awkward haha
        We felt like stalkers or scary girls ^^’

        Anyway for the votes:
        – English: Marina : webfood!
        – Idol: Simon : seven~

        ps: we were surprised by all the ajumma we saw in Korea with a “Canada” black and red woody hat :D

  30. So being from Canada I can’t really pick a state for the black bar thing T^T  

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