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The Best Soju in Korea

September 5, 2014

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It’s finally ready! This video has taken us a really long time to finish, because it was such a massive undertaking. Allow us to present to you THE BEST SOJU IN KOREA!

This is an idea we’ve been tossing around for a while now. When it comes to Soju, most people only know about the few big ones in Seoul, but there are tons of other Sojus from around the country. Jeju soju is great. Busan soju is great. We tried them when we were in each of those cities, but we never tried Jeollanamdo soju before. Whoa we were missing out!

And so, our winner from the Sojus is Joeun Day Soju (aka, “Good Day” Soju). If you get a chance to try it, go for it! I’ve never seen it in Seoul, but hopefully we’ll find a place that sells it. Soju isn’t the tastiest alcohol to begin with, but this stuff was actually a lot better tasting than the rest. It’s really surprising when you put it up against the Sojus we like. Cho-um Chorum didn’t stand a chance.

I know some of you might say “they all taste like poison” but – really – there are differences in taste. We know some people who are surprised that we can taste differences in Soju. Cho-um Chorum tastes very different than Jinro Soju, for example. Anyhow, if you’ve tried different Sojus, let us know what your favourite flavour is, if you have a discerning palette :D

Special thanks to MyChonny for filming this video with us. He was in Seoul for a few days a while ago, and we got to hang out for a bit. We’re glad he wanted to partake in this video as well. Check out his channel if you haven’t already. He’s a lot funnier than we are :D

You can see more of our silliness in the bloopers, which we could have made a 20 minute video out of if we wanted to, but we kept it shorter in case you got bored. Here: have an extra chuckle at our expense :D

Speaking of Jeollanamdo Soju, we just came back from our giant Korean Road Trip on Friday night, and we’ve got a lot of footage from Jeollanamdo and its great food. Click on the button below so you don’t miss out on any of them. Yay!

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  1. Ah Soju. Very useful for the home renovator and you’re all out of paint thinner.

    5 years ago
  2. Perfect way to start my Friday! I don’t know what was better, your expressions or Chonny’s inability to figure out what round you were on.

    5 years ago
  3. Dudes, kudos on this video. This was so well done I was excited about it all the way through! Excellent work on the editing, the acting, and the way you arranged the taste testing. Seriously, it’s a great video and you all should be proud, one of my favorites so far.

    I personally don’t drink a lot of soju (I’m a huge lightweight and I have to be careful when drinking or I’ll get sick!), but if we’re out for Korean BBQ (I live in an area with a high Asian population), I tend to mix lemon juice with my soju, half and half. The tartness of the lemon juice just seems to make it easier for me.

    Once again, great video!!

    5 years ago
  4. Hey! For you next TL;DR please could do something on hotels/where to stay in Seoul? I’m planning a trip for next year and would really appreciate your advice on good places to stay!

    5 years ago
  5. LIVE BREAKING NEWS, THIS JUST IN. NEW SYMPTOMS OF DRUNKITIS INCLUDE THE INABILITY TO COUNT AND POTENTIAL HEAD-CUT-IN-HALF (HCIH) SYNDROME.

    5 years ago
  6. I paused the video and got up, I felt drunk just from watching you guys!

    5 years ago
  7. My

    Haha, I love that Simons headband “disappeared” during the interview :D

    5 years ago
  8. Whoa, that was an amazing video! The whole announcer, Mr. Molester-McGee (hope I spelled that right Chester) introducing the players was incredibly awesome. All the editing for this video was super fun, I felt like I was watching an alcoholic version of street fighter with an infusion of basketball in there. Absolutely loved it!

    5 years ago
  9. Whoooooooaaaaaaa there, Martina’s subtle palate cleansing middle finger.

    5 years ago
  10. Thanks guys for for starting out my day laughing! Loved the whole thing. 13:18 where Simon comes in and it looks like his head is …well..sliced in half, I laughed…should I have laughed? Anyhooo thank you for starting my weekend off happy!

    5 years ago
  11. Chamisul and Cho-um Chorum rule the bars here in L.A. Koreatown. There’s a few that get by… but I don’t see them that often. I’m going to check out the grocery store for a few of these. I know I have tried some others, I recognized them in the challenge. I still buy Cho-um Chorum though. I mean, maybe it is because I know how I will feel the day after. I mean, in my scientific testing.

    5 years ago
  12. This video was hilarious! I have to say you guys’ editing is on point! I love all the music, sound effects, and graphics. Really well timed.

    Also Simon.. what do you mean you didn’t watch Jurassic Park? That’s a classic!! Shoot her~!!!

    5 years ago
  13. HEY! It’s the bag of cookies I sent! Didn’t think they’d be used in a skit! Guess you ate all the red velvet ones… Did you find the Ginger Snaps Simon?

    Soju is awesome. Except the only one I’ve drank is a yogurt mixed one and the Seoul one, Chereum Chereum. Last time my bf and I drank, he lost it when he combined soju and beer. Though to be fair, he had to consume a whole pitcher of beer while I just drank soju…We had to sit at the restaurant until he was able to sober up a little.

    Would it be possible for you guys to post a list on the blog of all the Soju names/brands you and Mychonney drank? It would be easy for me to figure out what soju is being sold at the restaurant. Also, it would help whenever I go to Korea..

    5 years ago
    • Hahaha! Those cookies we’re awesome! We polished off the ginger ones long before filming this as well :) Thank you for sending them! As for listing all of the Sojus, I wish we had the foresight to have planned that out. We just took pictures for the video, but that’s all. Sorry :(

      5 years ago
  14. Is Martina really a New Finlander? I’m Finnish so we’re practically related, YAY! :D

    5 years ago
    • Ha. No. Newfoundlander. From Canada :) But I can hear the similarity.

      5 years ago
    • Oh wow not sure what to think about that. But I am even more super glad I do not drink. Though it seamed like Martina is an adorable drunk. And it was funny how Simons headband disappeared in front of the blue screen. Once again way to take one for the team guys!

      5 years ago
  15. Dang, that was ALOT of alcohol. I was afraid there would be some impromptu vomiting a la fermented stingray video.

    So many questions! Is there an average alcohol content to soju, or does it vary? Do you think your rating of the latter soju’s was effected by your drunkenness? Do you think you’d ever do a taste test comparing rice wines from different countries? What glitter was Martina wearing on her lower lash line, or were those just tears? Do you think you will get some free Joeun Day out of this video?

    Your buddy was funny. Forever round 2.

    5 years ago
    • Let me try to answer them!

      1) Alcohol content varies, but I mostly see it at around 19 percent
      2) Our ratings definite we’re affected by our drinking, but from the many people we’ve spoken about this video afterwards, many agree that Joeun Day is really good soju, so I hope at least that much is understood :)
      3) We’d love to do more taste test videos. This was fun!
      4) Not sure what hat glitter was :)
      5) I hope Joeun Day gives us free booze!!! Yay free booze!

      5 years ago
      • Joeun Day SHOULD give you free merchandise, because drunkenness or not, that was a thorough, thorough test. You even had a control tester who was unfamiliar with soju!

        Thanks for answering all my questions :D.

        5 years ago
  16. There is an American Soju made by TY KU. They usually make sake but they have a soju that they sell. I haven’t tried it since they use a gelatin in their filters, making it not vegan. And honestly I don’t feel like drinking something THAT bad if it isn’t vegan. (I mean I got options)

    I do like how they boast that it has half the calories as vodka. It also has half the alcohol.
    http://www.trytyku.com/soju.html

    5 years ago
  17. Listen, if this is for science, let’s do it properly. I humbly submitted my serves to peer-review this for you to test your theories, methodology and generalisability, and kept up shot-for-shot with Good Day, Chamisul, Chum Churum and (because that’s all I had at my local store) bokbujajoo (aka raspberry wine).

    And yes I can confirm, you are correct in your findings.

    Drinking that much soju makes you very, very drunk. Sleepy time now…

    5 years ago
    • One of the best EYK videos to date! But the scientist in me really wanted this to be a double blind test. While the methodology is a bit lacking the entertainment was fabulous! I hope you do more videos with mychonny.

      5 years ago
  18. Aaaah chonny…..he has a movie coming out:D this video was pretty great, especially Chonny and Simon’s bromance lolol

    5 years ago
  19. HONESTLY, have to say that this has got to be, THE funniest video I’ve watched! My dad is sleeping and I’M CRACKING UP MAN!
    I can’t handle this omfg XD
    The Chimon interactions are HELLA FUNNY as well XD

    5 years ago
  20. My new favorite video EVAR!!!

    5 years ago
  21. I was looking forward to this video with trepidation, thinking it would be lame, but it TOTALLY WASN’T!!! It was very funny, you livened up the dialogue a lot with your funny “endorsements”! MyChonny was also very funny and a very accomodating guest! My husband also liked this video a lot. I did notice though that the dixie cups got less full as the video went on…..hahahahaa! soooo drunk! It’s great that you feel comfortable shooting yourself not fully in control, that makes it even more adorable. I do think that the shots could have been just a tad further back though, I felt like the contestants were all up in my face the whole time. Interesting effect, but kind of grating after the first coupla minutes.

    5 years ago
  22. Funniest drink tasting video Ive ever seen. Ive had Cho-um Chorum and it was ok. Im now determined to find Joen Day. You guise should make a makgeolli tasting video next

    5 years ago
  23. I live in Australia and I’m pretty sure my favourite Korean BBQ place sells only Joeun Day Soju :3
    Australian Koreans must have good taste?

    5 years ago
  24. I enjoyed watching this video. Very educational :) you guys are doing great for science

    5 years ago
  25. Oh, this is hilarious! The editing was so cool:) On a more serious note, how do you guys feel about the Ladies Code accident? It’s so sad. RIP EuB

    5 years ago
  26. Haha I love how Simon’s headband makes his head blend in with the bluescreen!

    5 years ago
  27. Thank you for making me cry with laughter this morning. Your silliness knows no bounds.

    5 years ago
  28. This vid reminded me of the part in Rooftop Prince where they drank soju and drowned the nasty taste with Whipped Cream. I’m sure it would be hilarious if you guys can try that. :) Also, please do a comparison vid of different ramyuns!!! :)))

    5 years ago
  29. PFFFFFTTTTTTT!!! ^^ I loved this video, I was laughing my bum off.

    5 years ago
  30. “Now’s my chance… *evil laugh*” Pffffft favorite line EVER.

    My experience of soju when I lived in Korea was that it was made of sadnewss so I avoided ever drinking it by itself. Usually I mixed it with beer to make someck (which just made the beer taste like sadness too). But if there’s a brand that actually tastes decent, I’ll keep a lookout next time I’m over there!

    5 years ago
  31. Of the three types of soju I can find at the lcbo in Toronto I like Charm the best (it’s also the cheapest) and it was the only one of the three to make it to the second round!

    5 years ago
  32. Ok Im kicking myself because I just got back from shopping at my local Korean Market and the bottles of Soju I bought were the ones you hated :P

    5 years ago
  33. Ha, this video was great! Gonna watch it again with my…mmm sparkling water. Great editing by Leigh. I’m pretty much like MyChonny, a super wimp with hard alcohol. In fact, I can’t even seem to stand coffee with a shot of Irish whiskey. I’m such a wuss..what happened to my Scotch/Irish roots?!

    5 years ago
  34. Grrreat video guise! I went to New York three weeks ago and I obviously had to go to a korean restaurant (first time!) and ate samgyeopsal and bulgogi. I chose Cho-um Chorum, and really liked it actually! :)

    5 years ago
  35. I laughed so hard!! Love the Korean aussie guy.. Put him in more videos! My mom was just talking about Soju yesterday and my brother said it was good stuff. I don’t know how y’all drinks that much ?! Haha

    5 years ago
  36. OMG…sooooo hilarious. I loved how the blue headband cut Simon’s head in half in the “locker room” scenes! You guys are the best & I definitely want more collaborations with MyChonny!

    5 years ago
  37. I have a noisy neighbor. In order to get prepared to put up with their noise during the Thanksgiving holiday, I went to my local Korean grocery store and stood in front of the soju aisle. SOOO many choices. I remembered this video and googled it. Thanks to Simon & Martina, I’m now super duper stocked on “Good Day” soju. I have a feeling I will owe my sanity to you guys. THANKS, as always! I hope to meet you guys at the cafe next Fall!!!

    5 years ago
  38. lol the blue screen made Simons head see though XD

    5 years ago
  39. The only soju I like is pineapple soju…because all you taste is the pineapple juice! Lol ^_^

    5 years ago
  40. AWWW YEA IT’S HERE. Drinking tons of soju… for science!! :D
    Super fun video, and super excited that Good Day soju recently became available in Singapore woohoo!

    5 years ago