September 9, 2015
AWWW YEAH! Can I tell you how excited I was to shoot this video? Yang Gochi, which I’ll just call Lamb Skewers from now on, are one of my favourite things to eat in Korea as of late. Really. If we have the choice between Korean barbecue and lamb, I’m going for the lamb. I’m not sure if I’d make this choice for the rest of my life, because I do love me some regular Korean barbecue, but as of late I’ve been totally in love with these skewers.
I actually remember the first time I ever had these. We met our friends Brian and Whitney in Gangnam one night at a lamb skewer place that’s a pretty popular chain. They have a location of it right beside our studio as well, and hell we didn’t know that at the time or else we wouldn’t have gone all the way out to Gangnam! But that’s not the point. We went out for lamb skewers with Brian and Whitney and their friend Carlos, who is a heavy drinker. Probably the strongest drinker we’ve ever met. He would pound back shots of soju far faster than I was used to. Martina didn’t want to keep up the pace with everyone, so every time we took a shot she pretended to drink it and then dumped it into her glass of water. She never told me, though. I found this out by the end of the night, when we were about to leave the restaurant I thought that I had drank too much, and I needed to drink some water, so I grabbed Martina’s glass and pounded it as a one shot. It happened so quickly, and once I swallowed it all I looked at Martina, whose hand shot up to stop me but I was too fast. I did not have a good morning afterwards, but I still did love my first experience of the lamb skewers and have craved them ever since, just without all the drinking of course.
Anyhow, these are great, and I don’t understand why some of our Korean friends HATE it. Seriously. Some Korean friends like it, but others are repulsed by the taste of it, which they describe as not fresh tasting. Do we just have weird friends or is this a Korean thing? How do you feel about lamb? It’s freaking amazing to us, but maybe we have some weird genetic thing that lets us like the taste of lamb, like how some people can’t stand the taste of cilantro. Maybe?
If you like the taste of lamb, however, and want to go to the location we went to, you can find it at 360-24 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-Gu, Seoul. It’s literally diagonal from our studio, right across from the 7-11. It’s awesome. The people there are super nice, and the eggplant IS GREAT. The best eggplant dish you can get in Korea. In fact, I can’t think of any other time in Korea that I’ve liked the eggplant. But here it’s great, so take that for what it’s worth.
Otherwise, we have some extra scenes as well, so check em out here!
And now back to trying to keep up with our regular schedule! We’re back from Finland now and don’t have any more tour events scheduled for the rest of the year. We have to make a trip at the end of the month but it shouldn’t interfere too much I don’t think!