Bring The Soul. What K-Food BTS Missed the Most After the Would Tour.

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[Bring The Soul] The Movie,
What K-food BTS wants to eat the most once the world tour is over and they are back in Korea.

Bring The Soul- the food BTS wanted to eat. I will help you understand what it is and what they are talking about!

Let’s read the short script from the Bring The Soul Movie together.

RM: 이제 한국 넘어간다는게 안믿긴다니까? I still can’t believe we’re now going to Korea.

Jin: 한국가면 야 뭐부터 먹을꺼야? What’s the first thing you’ll eat when you go back?

Suga: 난 본앤브레드도 갈꺼고 I’m going ‘Born and Bred’ and…

RM : 전 짜장면 I want jjajangmyeon.

Suga: 강원도 갈꺼고, 세꼬시도 먹고 I’m going Gangwon-do to eat Sekkosi, …

RM: 이형 좋은거먹네, 난, 저는 순대국밥 이런거 Those are expensive stuff, for me, I wish for food like Sundae gukbap.

V: 나도 짜장면 I want jjajangmyeon too.

Jimin: 나도 김치찌개, 순대국밥 Me too, Kimchi-jjigae, sundae gukbap.

V: 형! 포장마차! 오뎅, Hyung! Pojang macha! Odeng! (eomuk)

RM: 야~ 간장~~ 양념으로 알지, 촥촥 뿌려가지고 yea~ you know right? Soysauce sprayed on top~

JK: 나 처음알았어, 서울에 와가지고 I didn’t know about it until I came to Seoul.

V: 어 나도. 나 맨날 발라먹었잖아. (붓으로) yea me too, we brush soy sauce from where I came.

RM: 아냐 우린(서울) 뿌려먹지. ‘아저씨 어묵국물하나 퍼주세요~’ No, we spray it. ‘Excuse me, a cup of eomuk gukmul please~’

Suga: 어묵에 간장을 뿌려??? Soy sauce is spraied?

RM: 네, 스프레이로 간장을 뿌려먹어요. 아 이형 아직 몰라요? 아직 안먹어봤어요? Yes, we spray soy sauce. Ah, this hyung still doesn’t know about it? Haven’t tried it on the street?

Suga: 몰라 길거리에서 안먹어봤어. I don’t know, I haven’t eaten on the street yet.

Ready to break this down? 

Bring The Soul – What SUGA said.

RM: 이제 한국 넘어간다는게 안믿긴다니까? I still can’t believe we’re now going to Korea.

Jin: 한국가면 야 뭐부터 먹을꺼야? What’s the first thing you’ll eat when you go back?

Suga: 난 본앤브레드도 갈꺼고 I’m going ‘Born and Bred’ and…

Suga: 강원도 갈꺼고, 세꼬시도 먹고 I’m going Gangwon-do to eat Sekkosi, …

Suga mentions ‘Born and Bred’, ‘Gangwon’ and ‘Sekkosi’. Some big names that only Koreans know!  (not even all the Koreans understand)

So if you studied Korean and you couldn’t figure out what he said in the movie, you are just fine, his foods were just too difficult.

(Even I had to google Sekkosi to find out exactly what it is. I only knew it was a type of a seafood.)

1. What SUGA said: Born and Bred

본앤브레드: Born and Bred

본앤브레드 is a Hanwoo beef (Korean Native breed) restaurant in Majang dong, Seoul.  This place serves various parts of the top-quality Hanwoo arranged the chef’s choice menu.

Hanwoo is already considered a delicacy in Korea. 

There are plenty of affordable (comparing to this) hanwoo restaurants in Seoul! I want to suggest every visitor here to try hanwoo!

I found this Youtube video showing what kind of food ‘Born and Bred’ serve. 

Wow so fancy, Yoongi just reminded me how rich he is. 😂 

2. What SUGA said: Gangwon-do, Sekkosi

강원도 (Gangwon-do) is located in the east of Korea.

The east coast of Gangwon-do is famous for seafood, one of those is ‘Sekkosi’.

Even I had to search for what ‘sekkosi’ exactly is. I personally enjoy seafood but haven’t had ‘sekkosi’ knowing it’s called the name of ‘sekkosi’. 

Sekkosi is hoe. (raw fish/ sashimi) To be exact, a technique of slicing hoe with the bones intact.

Yes, sekkosi is meant to chew the bones with the flesh. 

You know Jin is a hoe lover.

(Did you watch BTS In the SOOP series?  Jin makes hoe from a live fish.)

He even wrote about sekkosi in his profile once. 

It’s Jin’s self-profile from Festa 2019.

Jin’s words to members are ‘Let’s eat sekkosi. It’s good.’

hahahahahahaha

That is so Kim Seokjin.

Who else loves to see EatJin?

As you see in the two different examples of sekkosi in the pictures, sekkosi can be different types of fish. 

💜💜💜

Bring The Soul – What RM said.

Jin: 한국가면 야 뭐부터 먹을꺼야? What’s the first thing you’ll eat when you go back?

Suga: 난 본앤브레드도 갈꺼고 I’m going ‘Born and Bred’ and…

RM :전 짜장면  I want jjajangmyeon.

Suga: 강원도 갈꺼고, 세꼬시도 먹고 I’m going Gangwon to eat Seokoshi, …

RM: 이 형 좋은거먹네, 난, 저는 순대국밥 이런거 Those are expensive stuff, for me, I wish for food like Sundae-gukbab.

V: 나도 짜장면 I want jjajangmyeon too.

Jimin: 나도 김치찌개, 순대국밥 Me too, Kimchi jjigae, sundae-gukbab.

…….

1. What RM said- Jjajangmyeon

The jjajangmyeon. 짜장면

This Korean food (we call it Chinese food though) is on BTS contents quite often you might recognize if you have been watching them for a while. 

Jjajangmyeon is BTS’s one of the favorite food.

Watch -Vlive EatJin- eating Jjajangmyeon with RM!!!!

So, what is Jjajangmyeon?

Jjajangmyeon, a.k.a black bean noodles is one of the Chinese style food menus in Korea. 

It’s pork, onions, potatoes, and other fried, then mixed with sweet-flavored black bean sauce (made of chunjang).  Poured over thick Korean style noodles. 

This menu actually does not exist in China, this noodle was first made in Korea, but in Chinese cooking style. 

🐻 is so happy getting jjajangmyeon delivered. (Run BTS episode 116)

🐻 is having a good time with his jjajangmyeon. 

So you can find this menu in Chinese restaurants in Korea. Jjajangmyeon is always the main menu of a Chinese restaurant in Korea.

I very recommend you to try jjajangmyeon if you can! 

It is easy to find, very affordable, tasty in every restaurant! 

Also, one of the most common delivered menus in Korea is jjajangmyeon. If you visit Korea, try delivering jjajangmyeon to your door!

Jjajangmyeon is also in the instant noodle version if you are interested. 

Click the button below opens Mindy unnie’s post!

[side note] RM- black bean noodle incident

Joonie loves jjajangmyeon too much, they have this episode about jjajangmyeon.  

This following Youtube clip is unfortunately without subtitles.  But this clip explains in more details about the incident by RM himself and the members.

Ahh, he must have craved jjajangmyeon so badly after practicing the moves for long hours and following the strict diet rule before debut.

2. What RM said- Sundae-Gukbap

순대국밥: Sundae-Gukbap.

Gukbap. 국= soup, 밥= rice(meal)

Gukbap is one of the traditional common people’s foods in Korea.

It is an arranged way of ‘guk’ and ‘rice’, simply rice mixed in the soup is ‘gukbap’.

Traditionally, Koreans consume rice with hot soups on each meal if possible. (guk, jjigae, or others)

Gukbap is considered an inexpensive but nutritious meal that you eat and leave when you got not much time or money.

When Namjoon said, 

“Those are expensive stuff, for me, I wish for food like Sundae-gukbab.”

It was a contrast, what Yoongi is missing to eat were high priced delicacies, what Namjoon is missing at the moment was the common food. Suggesting Sundae-gukbab is ordinary-daily food.

Gukbap, adding cooked rice into the soup before you eat is the old food culture of Korea.

Now, Gukbap can come in variations. 

Sundae-gukbap 순대국밥, dwaeji-gukbap (pork) 돼지국밥, kongnamul-gukbap (bean sprout)콩나물국밥, gul-gulbap (oyster) 굴국밥, sogogi-gukbap (beef) 소고기국밥, etc

‘Sundae’

What sounds like an English ice cream sundae is actually pronounced ‘soon-daeh’ and is very far from a sweet dessert.

Sundae 순대 is similar to blood sausage, a pig or cow’s intestines stuffed with ingredients like veggies and clear noodles. 

A perfect example of Sundae (upright corner)

and sundae-gukbap.

Sundae-gukbap already got sundae in it, but this person wants more, ordered an extra sundae. 

If you noticed the red cabbage on up left corner, it is kimchi. Of course, Koreans gotta have kimchi for all K-meals. 

Bring The Soul- What V said.

V: 형! 포장마차! 오뎅, Hyung! Pojangmacha! Odeng! (eo-muk)

RM: 야~ 간장~~ 양념으로 알지, 촥촥 뿌려가지고 yea~ you know right? Soysauce sprayed on top~
JK: 나 처음알았어, 서울에 와가지고 I didn’t know about it until I came to Seoul.
V: 어 나도. 나 맨날 발라먹었잖아. (붓으로) yea me too, we brush soy sauce from where I came.
RM: 아냐 우린(서울) 뿌려먹지. ‘아저씨 어묵국물하나 퍼주세요~’ No, we spray it. ‘Excuse me, a cup of eomuk broth please~’
Suga: 어묵에 간장을 뿌려??? Soy sauce is spraied?
RM: 네, 스프레이로 간장을 뿌려먹어요. 아 이형 아직 몰라요? 아직 안먹어봤어요? Yes, we spray soy sauce. Ah, this hyung still doesn’t know about it? Haven’t seen tried it on the street?
Suga: 몰라 길거리에서 안먹어봤어. I don’t know, I haven’t eaten on the street.

V looks excited to think about eomuk 어묵/odeng 오뎅. 

‘Eomuk’ is one of the street food you can easily find anywhere in Korea.

When you google eomuk, you will see the word ‘fish cake’ but I don’t want you to have any ideas from the translated name.

It’s more like a fried fish batter.

Eomuk is fried also and the main ingredients are minced fish, seafood, flour, and eggs.

Eomuk is usually sold this way on the street ‘Pojangmacha’.

Pojangmacha’ is open-cart like street store. It’s even more popular in winter, especially eomuk, because it is served warm with broth.

If you are from a place where night market is popular, or you have been to a night market, I believe you know ‘pojangmacha’ well!

Look at Jiminie selfie eating eomuk hehehe😚

Jungkookie is also eating eomuk!

Jimin was once found eating at a ‘Pojangmacha’ seen by Japanese armys. (He looks so shook they caught him)

He was eating Toppoki & ‘Sundae’. Yes, the sundae we just talked about up there! 

[side note] about eomuk broth.

Eomuk is sold by each skewer. But you can always ask for eomuk broth to drink for free!

It’s up to the owners to serve the broth from the beginning or not. However, it is not a discourtesy to ask for broth. 

Just say, ‘어묵국물 좀 주세요’ (eomuk gukmul jom juseyo) and say ‘감사합니다’ (gam sa hab ni da).

= eomuk broth please,  thank you

You can even ask for eomuk broth when you didn’t order eomuk. 

Maybe having some eomuk& eomuk broth is how Koreans survive the harsh winter outdoor.😉

[BTS Jin’s] Eomuk, odeng, and gukmul

Many of Armys already know, probably wondering when I’m going to address Jin’s eomuk-ie. 

Hahaha 

I learned to see good things BIG. 

😚

Anyways, this Worldwide handsome raised three sugar gliders named ‘Eomuk’, ‘Odeng’, and ‘Gukmul’. 

  • Eomuk=fish cake.
  • Odeng=fish cake in Japanese
  • Gukmul= broth/ soup in general

Aigoo, Seokjina…  😂😂😂

Unfortunately, Eomukie and Odengie became stars in pet heaven, and only Gukmulee is left on earth. He is at Jin’s parents’ house.

Later, he wrote a song about his gone pets ‘Tonight’.

(Jin also had a dog named Jjang-gu who became a star)

[Jin] Tonight

BTS · 이 밤 by JIN of BTS

Thanks for reading!