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Goat Stew in Hwasun

October 3, 2014

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Here’s the next video we shot while on our epic Eayourkimchi Road Trip: Goat Stew in Hwasun!

After leaving Slow City, which we shot videos of for their beach, ice cream, and just overall prettiness, we drove for an hour and a half over to Hwasun for their famous goat stew. I gotta say, when Leigh and Soo Zee we’re telling us about the plans for the road trip, and the different restaurants we we’re going to visit, this one I was most excited about. Goat meat! I love goat meat! And goat cheese. Damn: goats make some good food.

We were surprised when we got here how difficult it was to find.

Also, I have no idea how this is supposed to be summer food. I remember hearing it a while ago, that hot stews are good in the summer because your body will try to cool itself down, or something like that. Is the same supposed to be for this stew, or does the goat have some magical properties? My guess: it’s great for the summer because it’s so delicious that you run out of there screaming and jumping from being so happy. Damn this stuff is good.

I asked Leigh and Soo Zee to ask the lady if they had any sons to marry. They did not ask for me. I need to find another way to get this goat stew in my life. One of the perks of working for Eatyourkimchi: we’ll try to marry you off to Korean men.

I also wonder how many of you understood what I meant by roti. It was something I commonly ate growing up, but I realized that Martina never had it until our last trip to Canada. WHUUUT. If you’ve had it, let me know. Damn: I miss me some roti. I just freaking love goat meat. Goat cheese, goat meat. Anything goat. Goat videos on YouTube are hilarious as well. Goats are the best animals.

We’ve been taking lots of pictures on this road trip as well. Here are a bunch from this restaurant. Included are pictures of the puppy!

And we’ve got some bloopers as well, including Martina’s difficulty in pronouncing Jeollanamdo and Soo Zee’s vine sniffing:

We might be a bit slow to answering comments, because we’re publishing this just as we arrived in Oslo and it’s almost midnight here and we’re ready to go to sleep, but we’ll get to answering as soon as we’re functional tomorrow. We’re starting our European Tour! We still have videos to publish, though, including a WTF this Saturday, so don’t miss out. And, if you’re in Europe, we hope to see you in our OOH EURO NASTY TOUR! Come on over :D

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  1. I don’t know if anyone commented on how is goat meat good for your health….(I kind of discovered your website/videos just recently and I find it awesome)…..anyway goat meat has less cholesterol and fat totals than beef, pork and chicken and has more Iron than them….and appearantly is so tasty according to Simon (I only had it grilled and I didn’t like it but I am a not a fan of grilled red meat>>>>>so I might have a different opinion if I ever were to taste a goat stew)

    4 years ago
  2. FAPFAPs!! … making my 1/2 eaten bag of potato chips look like sadness since 2008.

    5 years ago
  3. In Puerto Rico, we eat stews and soups all the time, It cools your body down especially of it’s spicy. Look it up, the spiciest food around the world are found in countries whose climates are warm and hot year round.

    5 years ago
  4. You never actually mentioned how/if the goat soup cooled you down! :(

    5 years ago
  5. I was just wondering, have you guys had an Eat Your Kimchi Asian tour? I dunno, but you guys often are in Europe, we Asian Nasties are missing out T_T -Nasty from the Philippines :-)

    5 years ago
  6. it was not until today after watching the video and reading the blog that I found out how incredibly into goat Simon is haha it’s so funny and adorable.

    5 years ago
  7. This is kinda random and doesn’t apply to the video at all, but do you ever get backlash because you are white and you enjoy and promote Korean culture. I was going through my Tumblr and I noticed a post saying that international fans who aren’t Korean should not like koreans or should go teach english there, and at the end they said that we shouldn’t support eatyourkimchi. I really don’t care one bit what they think, but this kind of mindset bothers me, because I get this as well for liking Japanese things as well….. Just thought I’d ask…….

    5 years ago
    • You’re right that ignoring a culture because you weren’t raised in it is a ridiculous idea. However, I kind of understand where people are coming from when they say it’s not right to date a specific race. Usually when someone likes x race it’s because they believe false stereotypes about it. Or they just think those people look attractive, which is also pretty creepy, imo.

      5 years ago
      • … idk….. my friend just happens to like cat like eyes, she just happens to find them attractive. She doesn’t seek out Koreans, or Asians in general because they’re asian, but she is attracted to that feature…..

        5 years ago
    • Bel

      That kind of mindset bothers me too. They are always nitpicking about everything, instead of trying to see the big picture.

      5 years ago
  8. My aunt had some lambs on the Hobby Farm she has, she named them Lunch and Dinner.

    5 years ago
  9. I need to go check out my grandmothers old cook books again am sure it has some goat meat recipes. Since it had a recipes for squirl meat. It would be fun to see if it does. Not that I’ll ever make it.

    5 years ago
  10. Growing up, Our neighbors were Jamacian, and their mother made a most delectable curried goat. Although mom was also very talented when she made “cabra guisada” (stewed goat). Both were delicious when served over rice! Oh great, now I’m salivating…..

    5 years ago
  11. Though my comfort zone is still pretty small, your food videos inspire me to be more adventurous with my eating!

    But not stingray. Never stingray.

    5 years ago
  12. I really appreciate that you guys put the bloopers video on your blog post too, that way I don’t have to go over to youtube when I’m on my tablet.

    Anyways, goat is soooooo delicious when it’s done right. Yum!! Rabbits are tasty too. I know they are cute and all, but don’t let that stop you from trying new things. Let the 70$ price tag stop you from trying new things. At one of the restuarants I worked at in the past, we made a rabbit mole (moh-leh, the Mexican one), and it was SO good. Any animal can pretty much be a pet or food, just don’t get the ones that are your pets mixed up with the ones that are for dinner!!

    5 years ago
  13. FYI in indonesia.. we have Rabbit Satay.. its like a chicken satay but its from rabbit..

    5 years ago
  14. Yeah, I watched this on an empty stomach. Bad idea.
    You think I would have learned after all this time….

    5 years ago
  15. Goat is delicious! When I lived in Mauritania we ate mostly fish in our village, and only got meat on special occasions, like Eid al-Kebir. My host family couldn’t afford the sheep that is traditionally slaughtered for that feast, so they used a goat. And then, since the family goats lived amongst us, it was kind of sad when you noticed which adorable goat was no longer frolicking in the yard. But you got over it- because meat! While most of the meat was sort of stewed (some was grilled right away on the charcoal for mishwi- we ate meat pretty much all day that day) it wasn’t broken up into little bite size pieces. Meals were served on this huge platter that everyone sat around, with the hunks of goat in the middle. And you really wanted the meat, but at the same time, it had come straight from the stew pot and was really hot. So eventually it was whomever’s hunger was stronger than the sensitivity of the nerve endings in their fingers who would stick their hand into the boiling hot meat to pull off a piece. Totally worth it.
    We also had the coveted burnt rice from the bottom of the pot- but we ate it straight, not as a soup. Mom would scrape it into a separate bowl and put some of it on the platter. It was considered impolite to grab all of it, so I would try to eat as many small bites as quickly as I could because it sort of caramelized a bit and was delicious. Then when we had eaten everything on the platter Mom would dump the rest of the burnt rice along with the leftovers from the stewpot onto the platter and it was glorious.
    Now I am starving.

    5 years ago
  16. YAY FOR ROTI!!! *fistsbumps Simon*

    5 years ago
  17. $70 for bunny stew? you can buy a rabbit ready skinned for £1 at my local butcher they’ll even debone it for you! (I shouldn’t know this stuff I’m a vegetarian!) Maybe its made with gold!?

    If you guys ever start doing ‘lets plays’ i’m voting for goat simulator! I’ve considered buying a PC just to play it! Though I’ve just found out its on ios/android!

    5 years ago
  18. Goat is something that I’ve never tried. Simon have you ever played goat simulator? You control a goat and you do whatever the hell you want. Great to play when you need a laugh. Or when you’re really drunk..

    Available from steam and on ios.

    5 years ago
    • Hahaha! I’ve only seen videos for it. It looked hilarious. I hope to find the time to play it, one day….one day!

      5 years ago
  19. Any chance you have directions to this magical goat deliciousness?

    5 years ago
    • just pop in the phone number in the video: 371-8811 into the maps websites of daum or naver … and there it is: http://dmaps.kr/mzjo
      That’s one of the nice things about Korean navigation system: “Navigate by phone number”

      5 years ago
  20. I personally love goat curry and roti, it’s so delicious. And goat cheese is the best!

    5 years ago
  21. What about goat jerky?

    5 years ago
  22. That looks like pure joy and everything perfect.

    5 years ago
  23. I always love your videos, but all growing up my family had goats as pets, so this one…was a bit hard for me. Lambchop… *breaks into sobs*

    I wonder if people who grow up with chickens or cows have the same issue, but I don’t think I could ever eat goat meat. As good as it may be, it would be too much like eating a pet. O_o

    5 years ago
    • I remember having a professor who dated a girl that lived on a farm. He told a story about how they were raising the perfect turkey to eat for Thanksgiving. Fattening him up and all. He liked the turkey, though, so he said he had the perfect strategy for saving him: he named it. He said that once he named the turkey, and started talking about it by its name, the family couldn’t bring itself to kill it by Thanksgiving, and they had one of the nameless chickens instead :D

      5 years ago
      • That is brilliant! I think I would be an emotional mess if I lived on a farm, I’d probably have to become a vegetarian.

        5 years ago
      • I occasionally name spiders to help me be less afraid of them. I think it works!

        There are a lot of people keeping chickens in my neighborhood. My immediate neighbors keep them as pets, but this one house a couple blocks over doesn’t. They had five previously that were all different colors, a black one, a white one, etc. Since those ones have…”disappeared”…the new five are all the same color. My guess is in conjunction with not naming them, not being able to distinguish one from the other keeps you from forming particular attachments.

        5 years ago
        • That is a really good point, not having that attachment would make things easier. My sister’s neighbors were also raising chickens for that purpose. And they have two small kids, so I was not too sure how all of that was going to work out.

          5 years ago
  24. This FAPFAP reminds me that the Eid al-Qurban is just the day after tomorrow. Which means there will be so goat meat and beef! The amount of the meat we will get can last for a week, I think, because our family don’t really into them (we’re more into chicken and fish).
    I think we need new recipes for this goat. I’ve been craving something that is not skewered, soto, gulai, or thengkleng. They are pretty heavy with spice.

    5 years ago
  25. Fun Fact: goat meat is the most eaten meat in the world.

    5 years ago
    • HOLY SMOKES, really? That’s amazing! It’s so uncommon just about everywhere I’ve traveled to. I’m not saying that my experiences are representative of the entire world, of course. I’m just surprised. I would have thought it was chicken. Where is goat eaten most?

      5 years ago
  26. That looks so delicious I am salivating! Good luck on your European Tour, no doubt it will be smashing! Come to Wales! There are lots of sheep, which is sort of like goat except that it isn’t.

    5 years ago
  27. We eat rabbit in Spain! Here is waaaay cheaper, like, normal meat, and we mostly cook it in the oven with potatoes or with Paella ;)
    I would say it has more of a..chicken texture? Not greasy or fatty at all.

    btw I love bunnies, they are so adorable and cute! But I guess I have grown up with having also rabbit in my meals that I don’t find it strange or gross.

    Sorry if I’ve made someone upset, please forgive me!

    5 years ago
    • All this Paella talk is making me ravenous. Never had rabbit Paella, only the seafood kind, but I had a rabbit stew once and really dug it. I bet chicken/rabbit would be divine. I hear the British cook with rabbit all the time, but it’s really hard to find stateside ㅠ.ㅠ

      5 years ago
    • No apologize necessary! :) People actually make rabbit stew here in Florida, though I have never tried it myself. I have tried squirrel before, but it wasn’t anything amazing.

      Also, the rabbit Paella, does that have seafood in it, as well? Or I’m I thinking of something different? I have never tried Paella, but it looks absolutely delicious!

      5 years ago
      • Squirrel?? Wow that is new for me haha ;)

        There are a lot of different kinds of Paella in Spain, it depends on the region. For example, the cities on the coast are mostly specialized in Seafood Paella, other cities make chicken + rabbit paella, we also have only vegetables paella and others make something called ‘Mar y Montaña’ (Sea and Mountain) that means seafood and chicken toguether ;)

        5 years ago
        • You haven’t missed much, I wouldn’t really recommend squirrel. :P

          Thanks so much for the information, all the different kinds of Paella sound A-MAZING! Now I just need to find someone who knows how to make it!

          5 years ago
  28. Dear Simon,
    Hire me and I will marry that lady’s son and give you her magical Goat Stew recipe
    lol

    5 years ago
  29. Those banchan sounded soooo gooood. I’m vegetarian, so I’ll have to take your word on the goat stew awesomeness, but I would love to get me some of that zucchini pajeon and bean, nut, seed concoction. It’s so interesting to see the little unique twists of the food in different provinces. I hope you guise do more of these awesome adventure vids in the future! Hope your flight went well and have a great time in Europe^^

    5 years ago
  30. I love goat-based food stuffs. Goat is a tasty, tasty creature. Many Puerto Ricans also like the rice stuck at the bottom of the pot. It’s called pegao. Puerto Ricans do not add water though. My mother claims it tastes like rice krispies. LIES! It tastes nothing like rice krispies!

    5 years ago
    • Indonesian love your rice crispies! But instead eating it like that, we deep fried them and put some melted palm sugar on top of it. You can saltened them too if you want. A very heavy snack, I know.

      5 years ago
  31. Mmm havent had goat for ages, what was the flavours/spices in the stew? I used to make a wicked Jamacan goat curry, but so hard to find goat meat now. And when we lived in QLD there was roti shops all over the place, but haven’t seen one down here.

    Ohh I can just taste it, ahh starting to drool!

    5 years ago
  32. AHAHAHAHAHA Simon’s ridiculous idea of marrying Leigh and Soozee off!!!!

    5 years ago
  33. Mmm looks sooo tasty! Pretty sure Simon fell in love with the goat lady! The quickest way to make Simon fall in love with you (if you’re not Martina) is obviously through his stomach. ;) Also, why would a goat overlord want me to eat goat meat? I’m very confused….

    5 years ago
    • Ahh, I see, the goat overlord wanted you to suffer for eating goat! Yeah…makes sense. Sleepy, going to bed now!

      5 years ago
  34. So glad I didn’t watch this until after I’d eaten dinner! Because, you know, now I’m not hungry for amazing-looking goat soup. …yeah.

    Aww, who am I kidding? *Drools on keyboard*

    5 years ago
    • That’s key. You can’t watch a FAPFAP on an empty stomach. That’s just courting disaster, isn’t it?

      5 years ago
  35. I’m not a huge fan of goat meat (I normally eat it the way you described Simon, curried with potatoes served with white rice or roti), but that looked pretty good.
    Simon, did you get a number for the owner? Can we expect a Spring wedding and a reception at the restaurant?

    5 years ago
  36. I feel so awkward about asking this.. but heard you just landed in Norway~ Any chance we could meet tomorrow (Friday) and just hang out? Eat some nice food, shop i don’t know.. Just hang out~

    5 years ago
    • Our schedule is a bit all over the place now. We’ve got some things we want to film, and we’ve also got to prep for tomorrow, so I’m not sure if Friday is a good day. Sorry :(

      5 years ago
      • Very understandable ~ Thanks for responding tho<3
        I'll be at Omona on saturday, so I will have a chance to if anything say hi to you guys, and I knew the request was far fetched ;; just would have been cool to actually hang out with you guys like friends.. without 100 others wanting your attention at the same time
        But yeah, see you later<3

        5 years ago
  37. I love your videos and the fapfaps always make me hungry. I really hope to visit Korea some day!

    5 years ago