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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. Sarah W.

    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. Loo Woo

    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…?”

  39. anale aiom

    Park Yoochun~~!!!! Martina wins the idol challenge, but I think Simon should win the engrish challenge, not only because it was longer, but it also made me laugh at the way he read it (plus points for adding in his own spiff)……….And yay for Simon not getting any punishments~~!!!! (even though you still lostXP)

  40. Anonymous

    Park Yoochun all the way and I agree with the earlier comment:  you guys should go to Jaejoong’s restaurant Bum’s Story!

  41. Anonymous

    Oh Man! Martina if only your idol was both Song Seung Heon and Micky I would have voted for you alas I also prefer Xiah and Jaejoong so Micky really wasn’t comparable to Se7en’s sexyness. But Simon it would have been “awesome-r” to get a picture with the real deal. I mean your at his restaurant you should have stalked him and got a real picture. 

    I pick Simon’s Engrish and Idol. But it would have been nice if Simon had to do punishment!!!! I so love it when I see Simon loosing. :)) I hope Simon looses the challenge next week again. :)

  42. I’m going to vote for Simon’s engirsh AND Simon’s idol, simply because i’d much prefer the two Js in JYJ, rather than the YYY.

  43. You guys should totally go WANKing at Jaejoong’s restaurant.  It’s called – inexplicably – Bum’s Story (insert scatalogical humor here). But hey, what if you met Jaejoong there?! 

  44. Simon’s Engrish and Martina’s Idol. The Engrish was just so funny and made no sense whatsoever. LOL. But on the other hand, sorry, Simon, but “Dirty Micky” will always be better for many reasons. However, I dare either of you to find a member from JYJ and from TVXQ and then see who winsssss. I’m very curious to know the outcome. kekeke

  45. lol simons face when he saw the six was PRICELESS!
    im sorry simon, but i have to vote for martinas idol… i mean, it micky…the only way you could beat her right now was if you had found Xiah XD
    but simons engrish was definately awesome! so thumbs up for that

  46. not being biased or anything… it’s just a lot more funny when Simon loses because he’s like “OMG, NO~~!!!!! [overreact] I LOST~~” and Martina looks super happy about it ^^

  47. Simon for the Idol and Engrish! LOL 

  48. SIMON for both IDOL and ENGRISH^^ too bad there was no punishment for Simon… :( i like it when he loses. 

  49. @Shane Canning is correct that was a blow off valve making the “brake” noises. Good to hear a Korean Ricer in action.
    Bring back the analog dice.
    Simon wins the Engrish
    Other then that I give this video an A+

    p.s. Should’ve watched the bloopers video before commenting on the lack of analog dice.

  50. Larisa Hohenboken

    Simon for Engrish, Martina for idol. Picking Se7en when the outing is “Let’s go to Se7en’s restaurant!” shouldn’t count…

  51. lea.b.tanner

    “Web food” ?! OMG I can’t stop laughing !
    So, I prefer Martina’s engrish and…Micky is sooo sexy but SE7EN is cute…Sorry, Simon, I prefer Martina’s idol !

  52. Martina’s idol and Simon’s Engrish.

  53. vaxanne

    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.

  54. You guys need to go to Andong to get some gimdok.  Its out of this world!!!

  55. marcie stone

    I love this web segment, brilliant idea! However I wish that when you guys were dance/frolicking and the those girls came out of the store that they would have just joined in and started dance/frolicking too…that would have been too perfect :)  

  56. Simon for idol and engrish, even though it was kinda cheap being allowed to choose se7en when you know you’re going to his restaurant!!

  57. Anonymous

    Vote for Martina’s idol and Simon’s engrish :)

  58. Simon’s engrish and idol! Sorry Martina!

  59. Vote for Se7en and Simon’s Engrish

  60. I have to vote for Simon’s engrish AND idol this time:P But I must say, it was too easy having se7en as the idol when going to his restaurant (so I kiiinda feel like voting for Martina there), but still..

  61. I vote for for Simon’s Engrish and idol.

  62. i vote 4 Simon’s engrish and Martina’s idol

  63. I vote for Simon’s engrish and idol! XD

  64. An old Mexican cure for when you get chili in your eye is to rub your eye with human hair, and if you just consume to much and your mouth is burning then drink a glass of milk. The proteins in the milk attach to the capsaicin and away from your taste buds. Both of these methods work rather well.

    I vote Simon for both engrish (Brimfullness of milk)  and Idol.

    Have a good day and I am off to have a Brimfullness of chocolate milk myself.

  65. Yay I’m glad you guys went to Se7en’s chicken restaurant, cos that was my suggestion, back when you guys were asking for suggestions for WANKing locations. :)) Also, I definitely vote Martina for idol, and Simon for Engrish. Loved this week’s WANK! 

  66. Katelyn Young

    So Simon wins the Engrish challenge, but Martina def wins the idol challenge. Another awsome WANK guys!!!

  67. Lol at the girls reaction to you guys skipping thought it was pretty funny.
    I vote for Simon on both the engrish challenge and idol challenge.

  68. I was looking at the pictures on twitter and kept asking me why Simon did a chickens foot xD Glad to know I wasn’t the only one thinking that LOL (and yes it was VERY obvious which cake was Simon’s xD)

    Engrish vote: Simon
    Idol vote: Martina (I can’t resist him after seeing him live^^)

  69. maii lee

    Lol. Battery too low. 

  70. Simon for both this time around~

    Omg LOL at the girls watching you doing the Be My Baby dance!

  71. Hey guys, I have no opinion on the engrish or k-pop idols (hope that’s OK!) but I did want to say how stunning you both look in this video! Simon I think your slimline jacket and scarf are just perfect, and Martina you always look fab but the adorable hair-bow and blue dress are to die for. I also love this series you all are embarking on, it’s good to see you both having a great time!

  72. I was so happy when Simon rolled a six. I’m glad no one was watching me…I looked like a complete douche haha 

  73. Lol congrats Simon on the no punishment. XD

    I vote for Simon’s Engrish.

  74. By the way, the Engrish challenge goes to Simon. The dessert challenge goes to Martina.

  75. Why does it look like the chicken is wanting more than just a hug from the pepper?

  76. Anonymous

    Simon wins for Engrish this week. Idol was close but Martina’s description makes her the winner. Love this series.

  77. se7en and simons engrish :D cafe coreano :3

  78. britt.millson

    My friend introduced my to your website on New Year’s Eve and you are both awesome! But of course you already know that. Simon’s Engrish and model!

  79. SE7EN!! and Simon’s engrish

  80. Maxwell Judd

    did SOPA do this ? FUUUUUUUU !

  81. EPIC FAIL you guise!How could “the vest” lose?!Simon, you should add it to your tagline like Dothraki Man-Warrior, the vest!!!Hahaha.

    WG Swan walk!!Wohoo. The girls there was like, “WHAT?????” but totally awesome. I hope they spread it to their friends and hopefully, every time you do it on the streets it’d be like a very long conga line.How cool would that be?!

  82. Why is this page censored? Am I missing something?! :( I can’t read because half of the words are black…

    • i know right? i thought it was only my computer >_<

      • irritablevowel

        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.

        • “Now the Internet — the world’s most efficient copying machine — is pretty much everywhere, our copying instinct is just going to play out more and more.” <— I'd like to say THAT to SOPA and PIPA.

  83. ninirobinson

    i absolutely love these WANKing vids! hilarious! i totally want to go to all these places when i get lucky enough to visit Korea.
    i vote for Marina’s idol ( i’m mickey yoochun biased)
    and simon’s engrish.

  84. Go to Jaksal Chicken at ILSAN next.

  85. I love you, Martina, but Simon TOTALLY wins the engrish this week, lol. And I gotta vote for Simon’s Se7en.

  86. LOVED IT!!

    well i’ve been slowly but surely fallen for JYJ and that picture of Micky is drool-worthy but i go with Se7en because YG family all the way =))…so,
    Idol=Simon
    Engrish=Simon

  87. irritablevowel

    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.

  88. Simons engrish 
    martinas idol MICKEY YOOCHUN

  89. Pallavi Sambasivan

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

  90. Micky Yoochun All the WAY!! 

    Simon’s Engrish!! 

  91. Sarah W.

    Simon’s English and his idol. This week’s wanking adventure was so funny! I esp. loved last week’s though, BOF forever!

  92. Anonymous

    Simon: Loving the jacket! You get my vote for both this week. And Happy Birthday :)

    Martina: Sorry :( X

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

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

  94. Simon’s Engrish and Martina’s Idol

  95. Simon for both Engrish and Idol. Nice Chappelle homage when you rolled a six. :)

  96. Simon for both Se7en and the Engrish

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

  98. Anonymous

    Engrish: Simon!
    Idol: Simon! Se7en’s songs got me into K-Pop, so Se7en FTW! :DDD

  99. Simon’s Engrish all the way and frankly I liked both idols but Martina wins that one. :)

  100. Simons Engrish and Idol. Sorry Martina…

  101. cloiebuggeater

    I clapped for Simon rolling a 6 :)

  102. Definately simon on this one for both. 

  103. Anonymous

    SIMON WINS ENGLISH AND IDOL. SORRY MARTINA.

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

  105. SImon you rock the Asian look. Seriously. <3 you guys :D

  106. Cecilia G

    Se7en and cafe coreano :)

  107. Micky Yoochun and Simon Engrish

  108. 05:58 was the funniest… when those two girls were watching LOOOOOOOL
    Anyways, I vote Simon on both counts…. That coffee…. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And the BUTT TOUCHING! AHAHAHAHA

  109. Samantha Morrow

    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???

  110. This was so amazing!!!!! Watching these WANK videos, my new goal is to move with my husband to Korea (or meet my husband in Korea) and go on adventures! :D

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

  112. Anonymous

    …Yoochun or SE7EN DDX

  113. Simon’s engrish and Martina’s sexy and dirty Yoochun <33333333

  114. Martina’s idol Yoochun <3 And Simon's Engrish ! :) Thanks for this really funny video ^^

  115. Anonymous

    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?

  116. Anonymous

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

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

    • Anonymous

      Ps. I don’t like the idea of big clothes shops invading Garosugil at all. :( Not that I have been there, but if every shops are gonna become ZARA or FOREVER21 then someday it is just gonna be like when you walk in high street in the UK (every town in here has to have the main street called High Street) where all the shops you go will just gonna be the same. From London, to Manchester, to York, or to a little town that people barely know about like Stoke-On-Trent. This thing actually dropped some excitement when I go to new places knowing that no matter what I’m gonna see the same shops, and same styles of clothes like where I came from anyway :(

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

  118. I so much want to go to south korea as an exchanging student. So i wonder how hard do the students work in there. Am i really going to just study study study if I come there. :D

  119. Sascha Wong
    Sascha Wong

    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!

  120. 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!

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

  122. Anonymous

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

  123. Literati Tempo

    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

  124. 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. 

  125. wow, this is censored. Can’t read :C

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

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

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

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

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