S: Now, street food is one of our favorite things to eat in Korea, but we do know that you can have a rather inconsistent experience if you go out for it in a street food stall. You can have it either too spicy, or too sweet, or too watery, or too thick, or sometimes, too overcooked. M: So if you’re visiting Korea for the first time, you may not want to screw up that experience. Well, we have a suggestion for like, a safe, gateway drug to dukbokki? *laughs* M: That doesn’t sound right.. S: That makes sense. | M: Does it? M: Now, because we live in Korea, we can go around trying all the different street food stands until we find one that we like. But what if you’re visiting here? S: Your safe, gateway drug into Korean street food is Jaws Dukbokki. M: The worst part about filming these videos is having all the food waft up into my nostrils and I have to explain it instead of eating it. Essentially, we got one of almost everything on the menu. We got dukbokki, which is a very spicy one here, which I like a lot. And its very thick broth. The oden, or the eomuk, which is the fish cakes. And then then they have the yubu, which is like these little money bags. It’s like, tofu wrapped up. That’s not very common in a street food stand. And of course, we got one of all the different twigims of the rainbow. I’m just gonna start eating, okay? S: Now the reason why we love the dukbokki here – the sauce is always consistent. It’s thick without being cakey. It’s not thin and soupy. It has a nice amount of spice; not so much that you’re gonna die, but just enough to give you a nice burn. Mmm. S: And the duk is cooked just right enough not to be too soggy. Still give a good – a little bit of a bite back. M: Would you describe it as bouncy? I feel like that’s the right way that duk should be, right?
| S: Yeah. S: Mhm. M: We got one of all the deep fried food. We wanted to give you guys a little, tiny break down. We got kimari. It’s like, uh.. seaweed rolled noodles. We got deep fried shrimp, which is hard to find at some locations. We got pumpkin. We got squid. We’ve got deep fried mandu, and we’ve got my favorite, the delicious, delicious gochutwigim. Take a hot pepper. Hollow it out. Now stuff it with all the filling that you would put inside of a mandu. Wrap that in batter and deep fry it. Ooooh. So, I just had a realization. This reminds me of Croatian stuffed peppers. S: Ohh. M: Woah. S: Now, you might notice that Martina and I aren’t sitting in the same frame here, that’s because Jaws Dukbokki has really small tables that are really, really tight, so if you’re eating with a friend, I suggest this strategy. You sit in the booth. Have your friend sit on the outside, and then ask them to get water. M: *gasps* | S: Whenever they get water, you can eat more stuff around here. I don’t need this much water! This is like, my fourth glass. Martina keeps on going, I keep on eating. This is the strategy for survivin’, alright? Remember that. Don’t let your friends watch this video. M: I’m gonna go get water and take all the chopsticks with me, and take all the everything– you’re still eating! S: Remember what I taught you. Remember. S: Okay, so I’d like to retract my statement one more time. S: I actually do think this may be too spicy for some people. | M: I told you! S: I am dripping with sweat here, my face is all beet red. This is spicy stuff – it’s good spicy, but woah. I’m feeling it right now. M: One of the people at this table is a gigantic *****, but it’s not me. I’m doin’ fine, son. S: You haven’t been eating as much as I have. Cause you’ve been getting all the water. M: Now these money bags, are not really something you’re gonna find on the street food stands. You will find the oden, like, the eomuk will be there, but this won’t. Now, the outside that’s actually tofu and it’s stuffed on the inside with like, the same kind of sweet potato-y japchae noodles that you get with japchae. I guess that’s obviously what a japchae noodle would be… But it’s got little, tiny pieces of surprise meat, so it’s not actually vegetarian friendly. Everything’s probably made with like, a fish sauce. So I wouldn’t. I should show people how to make dukbokki! I should do Martina’s Midnight Cooking with it! You should remember that I said that in this video and then remember that I thought about you when I do the video *jumbled* next year! S: So I hope that we’ve encouraged some of you who are afraid to try street food to give it a shot here. M: And then after that, once you get a taste for it, you can find which street food stand is your favorite. M: I mean, we’ve had good street food, but like, Bucheon is like, right up there with like, the best I’ve ever had. M: *sings* The best I’ve ever had~ You know that song? S: What song is that? M: Yeah~ Some people *mumbles* S: The best I’ve ever had. M: The best I’ve ever had. | S: Yeah~ M: No? S: Yeah~ M: Isn’t that a song? S: *mumble* The best I’ve ever had~ Yeah~ M: Is that a real song? | S: No! M: Oh! | S: Literally not even close to being a real song. M: You made it sound so convincing. S: I’m so good at the musikz. M: Simon can’t handle spicy food. S: How dare you! I’m really good at spicy food. M: You cry like a baby!