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WTF – Wasabi & Salmiakki with Amber

November 29, 2014

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This week’s WTF Korea has a special guest appearance by Amber! Story time!

So, we were talking to Amber, and she was telling us about her new computer, and then we started talking about the EYKAs and she was down, and then she suggested that we also shoot a WTF video together. She said she was in Japan and saw something that reminded her of us, and so she bought it. Instead of just giving it to us, though, she thought it’d be fun to film together. Of course! WTFs are really fun to shoot, don’t require any scripting or planning, not even any research, really. It barely even requires lighting! Ha! If you can’t tell, it’s one of our favourite segments to film.

Aaaanyhow, Amber suggested we film a WTF together all in the same day as her nomination videos, which are hilarious by the way, check em out. So we did! And it was great fun. We sat down, shot the shit, and ate the Wasabi KitKats she brought us. They’re…not my favourite kinda KitKat. Not great, IMO. It’s ok, though: we got her back with Salmiakki :D

Side note: I know some people might be wondering about us and our working with SM, especially after our SHINee Interview last year. Well, let me start by saying that we were hesitant. We’re on good terms with Amber, and we’re all down to film not just these videos, but lots of videos together. We just had to go through her management as well, and that was intimidating for us. We were all tense when we started talking with her manager. But, hell…he was pretty cool! He was a bit confused about the point of this video (because, after all, what IS the point of a WTF video anyway?), but after he hung out with us for the day and saw the kinds of videos we film, the vibe we have going on in the studio, he totally opened up and had lots of fun. We joked around with him, he joked with us, and overall our experience with him was great. I have hope for more things in the future!

Anyhow, I hope you had fun. Leave us a comment if you want Amber to be a regular on the show. She was great fun :D

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  1. So glad to hear you had a much better experience with Amber’s manager!

    3 years ago
    • I was reading through all the comments, and I loved your picture<3 I <3 Kitties^^ Your cat is so cute<3

      3 years ago
  2. “…and then Amber never came back again…” is what happened after you fed the manager that stuff. Lmao. Just kidding! This was great! I love love love Amber and your friendship with her is awesome and enviable all at the same time. This is now without a doubt my favorite WTF. Thank you for taking another chance on SM.

    3 years ago
  3. A lot of people I know here are obsessed with salmiakki/salmiak as well. I don’t like it at all, but Dutch people seem to be rather fond of any type of liquorice.

    Now that we’re talking about Japanese exclusive sweets.. I hear sakura (cherry blossom) Häagen-Dazs is really good. You should try that!

    3 years ago
  4. Ugggghhh my mom bought Salmiakki from a World Market and made me try it. She liked it but that is seriously the worst thing I’ve ever put in my mouth! Condensed tears with some added anise… happy fun time! *barf*

    3 years ago
  5. would sell soul for more amber in your videos
    i mean uh

    anyways as soon as i saw the wasabi kitkats my nose scrunched up because who thought that would be a good idea???? “ah yes, chocolate and wasabi together will definitely sell.”
    oh japan…
    poor amber’s manager though hahahaha i actually went “oh nooooo” when i saw his reaction.

    3 years ago
  6. Thank you Amber’s Manager for being a cool guy xD
    Now we can add Amber to the list of awesome kpop idols that can appear out of nowhere in your videos.

    3 years ago
  7. SALMIAKKI <3 It's one of the things I really miss when I'm abroad – it's not that I eat it everyday here in Finland, but it's definitely one of my favourite candies. The stronger the taste, the better. There's so many different kinds of Salmiakki, and I know people who only like the sweeter ones, and people who don't like them at all. I guess I've just grown to like it. I should bring a Finnish salmiakki mix with me when I come to Seoul in December ㅋㅋ If anyone there wants to try them, feel free to contact me! :P

    3 years ago
  8. More Amber please!!!She can only add to the awesome that is EYK! I love the fact that her manager got in on it. It gives me hope for the SM artists.

    3 years ago
  9. I kinda feel like sending you guys lots of Danish candy with salty liquorice now *devilish smile*
    Anyway great video – loved how Amber trolled her manager haha

    3 years ago
  10. This vid is awesome! xD

    Btw, in the Netherlands salty liquorice is also very popular, but I’ve never had salmiakki before. I imagine Dutch people can really appreciate the taste of that stuff as we get the salty flavor from the same stuff (salmiak we call it, the sciency name is ammoniumchloride). There’s even this (super old fashioned) candy that has powdered salmiak in it. It’s 50% liquorice (or glyccyrhizin) powder and 50% of that salmiak. It tastes crazy.

    From what I understand salty liquorice is an acquired taste, so you have to learn to like it. Similar to Japanese natto, durian and wine and stuff.

    3 years ago
  11. I know Japan has lots of crazy Kitkat flavors and I’ve even gotten the green tea ones here(which are awesome) but wasabi seems like a terrible choice for any candy. Also Amber is hilarious! More Amber!

    3 years ago
  12. Is that really even a question? Yes, more Amber! Glad you guys had a positive experience this time with the management. f(x) has been my favorite girl group from the beginning closely followed by 2NE1.
    Amber had me laughing throughout the entire video but especially at her reaction to being stuck between you two.

    3 years ago
  13. I’m Finnish and I think salmiakki’s absolutely disgusting. I can’t even swallow a small piece of it. I actually pull pranks on my foreigner friends by making them eat salmiakki and telling them it’s delicious. It’s funny, veery funny 8D

    3 years ago
  14. But…. Samliakkis and licorice are so yummy! :( My favorite way to indulge the licorice is by sprinkling it on ice cream! It tastes like heaven, and is by far one of the most popular flavors here in Norway!

    And ohmygod, please let Amber be a regular! <3

    3 years ago
  15. I used to always bring Salmiakki with me when I went abroad just to see the look on people’s faces when they tried it XD I’ve laughed at that particular joke enough for now though so the people I meet in the future might escape this lovely treat :D Instead I’ll give them chocolate. We have really nice chocolate.

    3 years ago
  16. OH MY GOD!!! AMBER~~~
    all this Amber stuff today!!! T_T
    i’m so so happy and excited!!

    HELL YEAH I WANT MORE AMBER AS A REGULAR ON THE SHOW!!! (what more could i possibly do to show my enthusiasm over this idea than to write in capslock over the net)

    ….now how to become friends with SHINee’s managers….

    3 years ago
  17. Of course there needs to be MOAR AMBER! I need MOAR LLAMA~ in my life ^_^

    3 years ago
  18. Brillliant ……….

    3 years ago
  19. Ohh Salmiak, I don’t really like the drops like that but at times I like it in lollipops :) Maybe I should buy some of those today if I can find the kind I like because some I don’t like because the taste is too strong. Can you do one with Eric Nam and Kevin too? I so liked their EYKA video’s.

    3 years ago
  20. Also: YES MORE AMBER PLEASE.

    3 years ago
  21. As soon as I saw ‘salmiakki’ in the title, I knew this video would be good! I’m in Finland on exchange right now and there are SO many types of salmiakki! Everyone here LOVES it and I don’t know why. Amber’s reaction is my reaction every time I try to taste it. It’s so gross. ;-; My friends from Europe really like it though. I was thinking of buying a bunch of types of Finnish candies and forcing my friends in hong kong to try it on camera like this! :D

    3 years ago
    • No offence but Hong Kong has TCM that probably tastes worst than salmiakki LOL

      3 years ago
      • No offense taken! I’m from the US, I just attend Uni there. But I’m sure there are Hong Kong people I know who like things I might think are gross, so I think it’ll be humorous nonetheless!

        3 years ago
  22. Just another proof that adds on to the growing pile named : why swedes are weird. Poor us…..

    3 years ago
  23. oh yes, more Amber please! she is so much fun. i laughed for good ten minutes when i saw her nomination videos. plus f(x) is my bias! ♥

    3 years ago
  24. YASSS MORE AMBER!

    My wasabi kit kat story is when I was visiting my brother in Japan – he had been living there for years but was flying back with me after my trip. The whole time I was there I relied on him for everything because he is fluent in Japanese. Finally at the airport I was like “Okay we are about to leave Japan… I will go buy something myself!” So I go to a store and buy what I think is a mint kit kat because the box is green… then go sit down next to my brother and he says, “Why did you buy wasabi flavoured kit kat??”

    3 years ago
  25. Yes, more Amber please! :D Would love to see more Eric Nam too. :D

    3 years ago
  26. Even though its the most popular flavour in the stores here in Norway I hate it. and worst part is when you try to buy mixed candybags they always have salmiaki in them and it ruines the taste of the other candyT_T and if you want throatmints they usually before was only in salmiaki. thankfully now they come in flavours like eucaluptys etc.

    P:S Love Amber, pls let her be a member of EYK crew^^ or a regular.

    3 years ago
  27. I’ve had green tea kit kats, and I’ve had wasabi ice cream so I don’t think I’d have a problem with wasabi kit kats.

    And yes, more Amber please.

    3 years ago
  28. I’m going to make a really strange comparison, but this is honestly how I feel. I like eggs. I like that the hens make eggs that I enjoy. But I only buy free-range eggs. This doesn’t mean that I hate these hens that have to live in a cage and I want them to die, but I don’t want to support them living in these cages. It’s the same with KPOP. I love their music and the stars, but I don’t feel comfortable supporting these big companies exploiting these stars. So after the whole SHINEE-thing, I loved seeing Amber’s manager joining in the game and reading that he had fun. I think it helps a lot to know that these KPOP stars are in a good environment, surrounded by good people. Anyways, this video was a lot of fun to watch, as always :)

    3 years ago
  29. omo, i wanted to taste those ;D have you tried peanuts with wasabi? it’s spicy but quit good. Amber was very funny \(^^)/

    3 years ago
  30. When I come to Korea next, I will try to bring you as many flavours as I can.. I saw green tea, sweet potato, strawberry, strawberry cheesecake, apple, rum and raisen etc.

    3 years ago
  31. Love f(x), love Amber, definitely have her back, she is fun and seems to match well with you gaise!

    3 years ago
    • Btw. I have stacks of salmiak at home! YUUM! My parents send them and other salty licorice regularly over from Germany to Australia, so I never run out! :)

      3 years ago
  32. Yes yes yes wants mah baby everyday. Pleaseeee. Pretty pleaseee ❤️

    3 years ago
  33. heck yea

    3 years ago
  34. aww. but salmiakki is like the best candy ever? :c actually it’s the only one I really like… :D

    funny vid tho! I guess I’ll never get bored of watching ppl eating salmiakki.

    3 years ago
  35. This had me laughing so hard! It’s 3am here in Vegas. I’m surprised that I didn’t wake anyone, I was laughing so hard. And I’m a loud person, like… Simon loud. lol

    I’m glad you guys had a better experience with SM. And super excited to see anything you guys film with Amber. Yay! lol Anyway, thanks for the laugh and good night! I mean, have a nice day!

    3 years ago
  36. Bu-but salmiakki is the best candy (with chocolate) in the woooorld!! (A Finn here)
    Amber as regular yes please! :D

    3 years ago
    • I’d be really interested to try salmiakki and see if it’s really as bad as they make it look. I don’t think I’d have that bad a reaction as I like licorice. Maybe I should just put some salt on licorice and eat that??

      3 years ago
      • If you like licorice then there is a chance you like salmiakki too. But there is also different types of salmiakki so they taste different too. But for example I like the old fashioned licorice but not the sweet versions of it, and when it comes to salmiakki I like them all. :D
        As for putting salt to licorice, unfortunately it’s not the same thing…

        3 years ago
      • It’s not actually table salt, it’s ammonium chloride ( regular salt is sodium chloride ). Regular salt doesn’t come close to it.

        3 years ago
  37. LOLOLOLS I cant stop laughing at this. Poor manager…

    I love Japanese Kitkats. Every few months or so, a new flavour is found in a tiny Japanese grocery store, and I have to get them. The bigger Asian market once has limited edition KitKats that were regional specials in Japan, however those jerks were charging $25 for a small bag.

    SInce you guise are cool with Amber and her manager, you think something awesome will happen when she releases her solo album/single?

    3 years ago
  38. Indeed. WTF is the point of a WTF???!!

    3 years ago
  39. Oh my god, when I saw the link I almost died, thinking you were eating salmiakki covered in wasabi. This wasn’t any better than that, but I think you might kill Amber if you gave her that instead ( and then get killed by SM in return ).

    On a better note, this was pretty funny. Amber, you’re the best! What a cute widdle llama~

    3 years ago
  40. Hmmm should I attempt the annoying “first” comment in the hopes that no one has beaten me to it in the time it took to write this? Why not!

    First!! :D

    And now to actually watch the video :P

    3 years ago