Baby Food Challenge : Celebrating 25,000 Subscribers!

It’s been a while since we filmed our last food challenge video, so we’re back with a new one!  We were supposed to do one when we hit 10,000 subscribers on YouTube, and then 20,0000, but life got busy and we dropped the ball. So now that we’ve reached over 25,000 subscribers, we knew we couldn’t ignore it any longer, and had to pause to celebrate. These milestones are huge to us and we never take them for granted!

We decided to do the Baby Food Challenge because as you probably know by now, we’re having a baby! We’ve always wanted to do it anyways, and we couldn’t think of a more appropriate time than now.  You can watch our pregnancy announcement  video and baby gender reveal party video if you want to follow our journey so far.

Neither Joe nor I have ever tasted baby food before and we didn’t know what to expect. I figured it would be mushy and bland, but I did not expect some of the flavors to be so completely nauseating! In fact, there are several times in the video where it really looks like I’m about to toss my cookies, and those moments aren’t exaggerated! My first trimester was pretty bad, but eating a spoonful of some of those purees brought back all those gag reflexes.

Joe and I decided to have a friendly competition to see who would do best in a blind taste test. I was so sure that I’d beast him, being the chef in the family and all, but I guess pregnancy does weird things to my taste buds and I didn’t do as well as I expected. But then again, we purposely selected the baby foods with the weirdest flavor combinations so it would be more of a challenge.  You can see us suffer in our fun celebratory video below:
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A surprising baby gender reveal party

If you read our last post, you witnessed our raw emotions when we found out that we were becoming new parents in our pregnancy announcement video. Now we want to share with you the gender of our baby!  We waited 20 long weeks to find out, and I was completely surprised at my reaction. I seriously thought I didn’t have a preference, but turns out I did…and so did Joe!  But I can honestly say that after having some time to chew on things, we are genuinely happy about the results.

Instead of immediately finding out the gender of the baby at the Dr.’s office during our 20 week ultrasound, we decided to throw a little shin dig.  All of our family was not around, and that was a little sad, but it was definitely nice to be able to celebrate and find out the news together with a few of our good friends.  So at the Dr.’s office, we asked for 3 sealed envelopes…yes, three…haha. One was for the balloon store, the second was for the baker, and the last one was for us, just in case! Can you see we have trust issues?

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We’re having a baby!

That’s right… our Yooniverse is growing by two feet! 🙂

If you’ve been wondering why I’ve been radio silent on this blog and YouTube land for the last few MONTHS, it’s because I was too busy being nauseous and hibernating like a bear.  But I’m currently 22 weeks pregnant, which means I’m well into my 2nd trimester and things are finally looking great around here.

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Why We Decided to Vlog More

Now that we’re done with Season 4 of our cooking show, we’re already getting comments like, “where are you guys??!” The thing about YouTube is that you can’t be gone for too long. But you know by now that filming an episode of our show takes a while to do.  So in order to put up more regular content in between the seasons of our show, we decided to start vlogging more.

We’ve also started doing this thing called Underground Supper Club. Actually, we were doing this WHILE we were finishing up filming Season 4, so it was a bit of a tiring time. But like Joe reminds me, “if being tired is your biggest complaint about your job, that’s a pretty good job.” I agree.

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Korean Fried Chicken (Dakgangjeong : 닭강정)

I love fried chicken in any form…seriously it’s my weakness and all my friends know it…but Korean fried chicken is something extra special.  Dakgangjeong is sweet crispy fried chicken.   Dak means chicken and Gangjeong is a type of Korean sweet that is fried and coated in a sticky sauce. Can the name be any more self explanatory? They crackle when you bite into them, but they remain juicy and soft on the inside.

This is due to TWO reasons:
1. They are coated in potato starch
2. They are DOUBLE fried.

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Spicy Cold Buckwheat Noodles (Bibim Naengmyeon : 비빔냉면)

I remember walking around on a scorching hot day in Korea last summer, and the overwhelming feeling of relief we felt after taking that first bite of Naengmyeon, or cold buckwheat noodles.  There are two kinds of Naengmyeon dishes, one served in a chilled broth, and the one I’m sharing with you today, which is topped with a spicy sauce. Both versions feature sweet, crunchy, and tangy elements and that’s what makes this cold noodle dish even more refreshing and addicting! Read more