Korean Food Trends : Japanese Cotton Cheesecake and Squid Ink Chocolate Ice Cream

So we’re in Hongdae, and I’ve noticed that there’s these people around walking around with these brown or black cones. It looks like ice cream. Hongdae has a lot of food trends. Always happens every few months. Last time, if you saw our honest reviews video you saw that tiramisu which was not really tiramisu. It was like fake tiramisu, it was horrible. But this is the new one, Kumo Cheese. We’re just going to see what it’s like ’cause we don’t know. But the deal is it looks like there’s two flavors. There’s also like a little cheese cake bun or something. We don’t know so we’re gonna go try out. (Haeppy): It’s just famous. It’s just famous, I guess. So this – the Devil Cone – which is chocolate and squid ink. (Haeppy): And milk. And milk. But didn’t know there was going to be squid ink in there so that’s going to be interesting. I don’t know what it’s going to tatse like. And this one is the Angel Cone which is strawberry and beet. (Haeppy): It says “beet”. “Bit”. “Bit”. But we don’t know what “bit” is. We don’t know. Oh – Everything smells. Smells chocolatey. It smells like strawberry. Which one should I go for first? (Haeppy): I think you should go for the strawberry ’cause it’s safer. Ok. That’s true. Ok so, Angel Cone. Very fake strawberry tasting, unfortunately. (Haeppy): Oooh no. Doesn’t taste like real strawberries. Doesn’t taste like Haagen Dazs strawberry ice cream. This is very – (Haeppy): Chemically? Mhm. (Haeppy): Oh god. (Xander): Really artificial. Not a massive fan. Not a massive fan. (Haeppy): Do you know how much it was? I can’t remember, I didn’t check. (Haeppy): Oh, it was seven thousand nine hundred.. Oh three thousand. So, uh, it’s three thousand each. Samcheon. (Haeppy): So it wouldn’t be worth three thousand then. No, I don’t think so. (Haeppy): No. (Haeppy): Throw it on the floor! Throw it on the ground! Squid ink. I haven’t got high hopes now. (Haeppy): No, ’cause it’s squid ink. I don’t know what squid ink tastes like. Is it just for color reasons? (Haeppy): That’s one thing, maybe. I don’t know. I’ve had squid ink pasta before. Let’s try. Now this is nice! (Haeppy): Oh, is it?! Oh this is so much better than this one. (Haeppy): Does it taste anything like squid ink? No. (Haeppy): Does it have any fish taste? Tastes like good chocolate. Like a little bit dark. Chocolate is pretty much artificial anyway, right? This tastes real nice. (Haeppy): But does it taste like real chocolate or does it taste like chocolate ice cream? It’s still the cheap chocolate ice cream taste. (Haeppy laughs) But it’s much better than how this one tastes. That’s why I’m so much more happy about this one. Yeah. Do you want to try some of this shit? (Haeppy): Yeah, sure. So, this is gonna suck. I’m wanna have this one first. Aah. (Xander): You know what I mean? This is for those of you that have eaten strawberry chocolate-covered Pepero or Pocky – Yeah, that’s the kind of strawberry you’re talking about. It’s like fake strawberry-chocolate. You know when we were in Hong Kong, you know that cracker that dips into the pink chocolate? (Xander): Oh, yeah. It’s exactly the same taste. You said this was good? (Xander): This one is much better than the other one. (Xander): Haha. It’s so black though on your tongue. I don’t usually like chocolate ice cream. I like this though. (Xander): Yeah. I think it’s, um. How do I explain it? It’s almost like it’s a very mild chocolate with milk. So it’s like…Milk chocolate! It has to be! That has to be what it is. (Xander): Do you think that this tastes like that cheap, that free ice cream that you get at Hi Meat? (Xander): That free chocolate ice cream? Oh, it’s much better than that. To me. (Xander): Must be the squid ink. (Xander): And that milk. Must be. (Xander): What about the cone though? We didn’t try the cone. I don’t usually eat the cone. (Xander): But it must be a special cone. You can have the cone. Oh, fine. Here, I’ll eat a little bit. (Xander): What’s the cones taste like? Just like any other cone. Well, let me just have the cone. No ice cream. Just tastes like any other cone. In the interest of science… (Haeppy): Break the cone! There we go. Yeah. (Haeppy): It’s just a regular cone. Doesn’t even taste nice! (Haeppy): It’s just black. Normal cones taste nicer than this. (Haeppy): Ok, wait. (Haeppy): So here’s the thing then. It seems that it’s fallen in the curse of the Hongdae trend. Why is this popular? (Haeppy): It’s the same thing as that weird tiramisu in a cup. (Xander): It tastes bad. Yeah. (Haeppy): People just like, they just say it’s good and other people are forced to say it’s good. (Haeppy): But no, we’re real on We Fancy. We’re real. Let’s try the cheesecake. (Haeppy): Ok. (Xander): Oh daaamn… (Haeppy): Oooh, it’s fluffy. (Xander): That’s a big cheesecake. (Xander): Oh, it does come with a knife. (Xander): It’s a little cat. Feeling this it feel more like, um, a bread than a cheesecake. (Haeppy): It is a bread. It’s a sponge cake. It’s a cheese sponge cake. Always lying… Tiramisu? No, it’s an ice cream. Cheesecake? No, it’s a cake. (Haeppy): It’s a cheese sponge cake. (Haeppy): Woah, it goes right through. (Haeppy): Ooh, it is soooft. (Haeppy): Ooooh It is suuuper moist. I don’t know if you can see. (Xander laughs) It’s almost like it’s undercooked. That’s how moist it is. (Haeppy): It looks like it’s still liquidy. (Haeppy): Like it’s soaked in milk. (Xander): Oh no. That’s a bad face. (Xander): That’s a bad face! I can see…why it’s popular. Because it’s not like any other cheesecake or sponge cake you’ve ever had. The texture it almost just feels like you’re eating foam. (Xander): Well, that doesn’t sound appetizing at all. No. It just completely dissolves. There’s no bite to it. There’s no real texture to it, but it’s not it’s not spongy like mousse. It’s just – (Xander): It’s not cheesecake. It’s like air. (Xander): It’s not cheesecake. It’s a sponge cake. … I think they’re just trying to make it taste like cheesecake. Ugh. I can see what you mean about it, like, being really wet. (Haeppy): Moist. Moist. It doesn’t seem like it should be that way ’cause the top is kinda dry. The bottom is really moist. Fuck it. Oh, that’s weird. (Haeppy): Right? It just feels like air. Change the taste and I’d think I would be eating like brains or something like that. (Haeppy laughs) It does just disappear. (Haeppy): Yeah. Straightaway. It’s like a – You know, not like a marshmallow ’cause a marshmallow keeps its consistency a bit longer. But it just disappears. I can kinda taste a little bit like a cheesecake. But it’s not strong enough for me to be like that’s a good cheesecake, you know what I mean. It’s not New York cheesecake. (Haeppy): But I can understand why girls like it. It’s extremely light. It doesn’t feel like you’re eating calories. I prefer the feeling of eating calories, to be honest. It’s not bad but I would never eat this again. I know that sounds really strong but I wouldn’t. So it feels to me that it, the cheesecake, or the cheese sponge cake, it might have started off as like a tiny little ball of dough or whatever material it’s made of (Xander): Oh yeah. and then it just expands (Xander): Aaah. and fills up the mold. So it’s mostly air. (Xander): That would make sense. RIght? And again, (Haeppy): I wouldn’t have it again. (Xander): It’s not worth the six thousand nine hundred. I don’t think it’s worth that. It’s not worth fame. How about that? It might be one of those things where you have it like one time. Like, oh, this is a novelty. I prefer this over the cake, cheesecake. Even though it tastes like cheap chocolate. But it is light. That’s a good thing. I don’t know the calorie count on it. It can’t be that low because it’s cheese and cake, right? But maybe a large piece of that is much lower than a regular cake. Oh, I think for sure. For density reasons. Yeah, yeah, yeah. And so people can get the feeling of having had cheesecake without the calories. So now you know if you’re gonna walk past this place, Kumo Cheese, now you know we’re not massive fans of it. Maybe you will be, so, don’t take our word for it. (Haeppy): You should still try it. (Xander): Try it if you want but we warned you. We did warn you. Thank you very much for watching. As always, Stay Fancy.

100 comments on “Korean Food Trends : Japanese Cotton Cheesecake and Squid Ink Chocolate Ice Cream”

  1. Samantha Abalos says:

    Do you have a video already explaining how both you and Xander started doing videos together?

    Would really like to know.. 😛

    Your personal channels don't have much content.

  2. Novita Christy says:

    bit is kind of fruit i think 😀

  3. taeny x moons says:

    I can eat the whole cake xd

  4. Alexandra Jean says:

    you two making me wanna book a ticket and come to Korea and eat my life away #Naughty

  5. Chimmy89 says:

    That's why I don't give in to the trends. I remember a while back Chonunmigooksaram tried the meteor looking pizza and she also said it was nothing special. I rather go to a place that makes amazing food even if it looks simple.

  6. muna hssn says:

    oohh xander looks so fiinnee

  7. kelly meyer says:

    i need that cheesecake i love that weird texture!!

  8. Panda B says:

    The squid ice cream looks like the charcoal mask I used yday ha! 😂

  9. Panda B says:

    In Toronto there's a place called Uncle
    Tetsus that serves the same type of cheesecake. It's still pretty popular and they've gone on to matcha and added a cheese tart to their line. The cheese tarts actually do taste like the cheesecake ppl are used to.

  10. Funky Chicken says:

    That ice cream turned your teeth blue!!!!!

  11. Habiba !! says:

    when Xander acted like he was going to throw the cone, my eyes got widen and my heart was about to broke….. food 😍😍

  12. Gulshanara Nuree says:


  13. jubilee101 says:

    Oh we have that cheesecake in NY Chinatown called Keki's Modern cake. It's a Japanese soufflé cheesecake. That's why it's so soft & airy like that. I've tried it when they we're giving out samples & I really like it more than their green tea cake which tasted very plain & doesn't even have the green tea taste to it.

  14. Piper Martin says:

    Beet? It's probably beetroot, it's the violet-dark red roots of a beet plant. They are pretty common for holiday cooking in the US. My family makes beet jelly for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

  15. Kerriann Garcia says:

    "I threw it on the ground
    You must think I'm a joke
    I ain't gonna be part of your system" lol Lonely Island reference

  16. peepercoco says:

    Does it taste like angel food cake?

  17. bea says:

    I aspire to look like those foods

  18. NonbinaryCanary says:

    the way your describing it makes me think of angel food cake…

  19. Tessa McClish says:

    the Japanese cheesecake is literally just angel food cake lol

  20. Gabriella says:

    tbh i love how honest y'all are bc these look interesting in pictures but in reality ehhh

  21. liz says:

    Japanese cheesecake tastes better if you put it in the frige over night. Trust me

  22. Jane Lee says:

    You guys should have tried Guschlbauer 五層流心芝士包 in Hong Kong!! It's amazing 🙂

  23. sara aljumaah says:

    I've had this since I'm very young and I can say I prefer Japanese cheesecake over the regular cheesecake

  24. Valeria Bustamante says:

    Black Ice cream for my dark soul, makes the black hole that's my heart almost feel something.

  25. Mai Seo-Hee says:

    omg, that phrase was from one of the songs of "lonelyisland"? XDDDDD Bcs I directly think of them. xD

  26. YouCanCallMeAl says:

    is the cheesecake like fairy floss? Dissolves once it hits the tongue?

  27. Jam Galaxy says:

    She hands me her cell phone, says it's my dad. Man, this ain't my dad! This is a cell phone!

    I threw it on the ground!

  28. Cam Ross says:

    If the Grey one is or has "Squid Ink" then they should also name or inform you what the pink one is made of , which is "Beaver Butt Juice". "Castoreum" is used as an artificial strawberry flavoring. It's a secretion that comes from the Beaver's gland next to it's anal gland. Mmm, yummy.
    Strawberry ass cream

  29. The Petty Traveler says:

    Xander you put a lot of nasty stuff in your mouth for the sake of entertainment. lol Bless ya

  30. The Petty Traveler says:

    At 7:41…what the hell was Xander looking at? hahah

  31. Tina Turtle says:


  32. Lauren Ly says:

    When he bites the the ice cream 💀💀💀💀😣

  33. sun says:

    it is cheesecake, japanese cheesecake. Western cheesecake is diff.

  34. Android18gurl says:

    xander why you using your teeth to bite the ice cream?? eeeek im still shivering lol

  35. Dreamyy Purple says:

    MOIST~ why does people hate this word? it sounds really normal though.

  36. nexus_ head says:

    just being a couple already this is frustrating

  37. JakkOfTreyde says:

    Oh well. I'll still enjoy my New York cheesecake! That is for someone on a diet and craving cheesecake. No thanks

  38. a little Yehet and Yohorat says:

    is there any Indonesian food there? may I ask u for tasting and reviewing that?

  39. xpinkHOLIC says:

    squidink is kind of citrusy

  40. xpinkHOLIC says:

    that girl in the background smoking a cigarette with a roller in her hair is me af

  41. Manda Marie says:

    Xander you need to rock a Chicago Cubs hat one day (may have to send it to ya)… I had blue hair all during baseball season, post season, playoffs, and the World Series… Ready to fly my W flag again (cubs fans fly them when the cubs win)… I have a rather odd cubs hat its gray and not blue but still rock it… Think if they make it to the playoffs ill dye my hair blue again 😀💙🐻

  42. Taeminsguccislippers says:

    i made the japanese cheesecake once for my sixth form cooking course and there was very little actual cheese that went into it lmao

  43. xoxoLoveTrixie says:

    lol if you guys change your name again it's going to be "We Real"

  44. Ash. B. says:

    The Englishman should lighten up on his makeup, the shade is a little off and it's looking cakey here

  45. Joan Edessey says:

    actually japanese cheesecake are like that. it's made mainly from egg whites, less flour and that's why it's so light and airy.. and yea they don't really taste that cheesy.

  46. Therese Andresen says:

    squid and beetroot for color..so they don't put real strawberry in it then, since the strawberry would dye it pink anyway

  47. cute potato says:

    that kind of cheesecakes r much much tastier if u put them in the fridge for about a whole night. trust me. i work in a cheesecake shop and that how i usually eat the cheesecakes.

  48. Amy Johnson says:

    Is it like slightly cheesecake flavoured with the texture of cotton candy? (Due to it dissolving)

  49. Almas Ld says:

    ayyy was that a lonely island reference bc if it was ily for that

  50. HANGS4NG says:

    i love the bro ship you guys have, sharing ice cream is one of them!

  51. anjela ch r says:

    I want to give it a try

  52. Ana Maytah says:

    Had this a couple of months ago. It's okay, but definitely not a re-purchase. My boyfriend ended up eating most of it lol

  53. Delainey Johnson says:

    Xander's lips are black from the squid ink ice cream. Love it! Should wear black lipstick always! hahaha

  54. Yara Hernandez says:

    And here I am saying: "Stop saying moist and just eat it!" Poor choice of words hahahaha

  55. chriskie07 says:

    I've had a the Japanese cheesecake and o loveeeeeee it! It because I'm a girl huh…

  56. 훗wls says:


  57. Winona Campbell says:

    I thought it was charcoal ice cream

  58. Ha P. says:

    I feel weird saying Xander 🤔

  59. Aghnia Fauziah says:

    I am not a fan of cheese, but japanese cheesecake is awesome. it's sweet, soft, and I can taste the cheese without getting sick of it because the cheese flavour is so light ❤

  60. Lemonster Geek says:

    You shouldn't consider it as a cheesecake. I enjoy Japanese Cheesecake like that.

  61. inahrum says:

    I thought you guys knew your food, but that disrespect towards japanese cheesecake…

  62. TIENTA says:

    The texture of the cake is like angel food cake

  63. TIENTA says:

    You're eating whips egg white

  64. Macon M says:

    that's japanese cheesecake are supposed to be ☺

  65. Rp07 says:

    Is that shop popular? I just reckon the shop isn't that good. Japanese cheesecake shouldn't even be like that. I mean it looks like one but if u touch it, it shouldn't be wet. It should actually taste like sponge cake and better. So idk. That's just weird.

  66. JensTraveLaine says:

    I've baked japanese cheesecake several times. But it's made mostly out of eggs and some cream cheese, like you're making meringue very high in protein! lol but that's why the texture is like that & how the texture it's supposed to be for japanese cheesecake. Japanese cheesecake it like a combo of sponge cake & angel cake if you've had them, very soft & airy like, but nonetheless good IMO.

  67. Hoedown Hedgehog says:

    how are you going to trust someone who bites their ice cream. disgusting

  68. imge loves cake says:

    in your area…

  69. marmalade says:

    shit i almost lost my shit when you say throw it on the floor and waste that 3 dollar ice cream

  70. Yas Mean says:

    it's like a weird tres leches without all the goodness of tres leches

  71. Kew Pie says:

    xander's lips looks a bit too purple-ish? and his inside lower eye lids

  72. okeashea says:

    am i the only one who is going to talk about that booty at 0:24

    i mean like… damn

  73. Dewi Saras says:


  74. Mike D says:

    You might as well contour and throw a lip on if you're going to wear that much foundation

  75. Punk Trash says:


  76. Ethan Tavitas says:

    Squid ink ice cream, do they really use squid ink?

  77. Deayn Fernandez says:

    i miss watching your videos😭😭😭 School sucks😒

  78. SashaxBelle says:

    xanders a bit of a nob. its japanese cheesecake , its cheese cake but like fluffed and shiz. just a different style

  79. Lunar says:

    "Brreek ze con!~" 😂 <3

  80. Linh says:

    It's essentially folded in meringue which explains why it melts in your mouth, however the one in Japan is much cakier than the ones you guys had here.

  81. Theodore Azaria says:

    does the white guy wearing makeup ?

  82. PsychoOnMars says:

    Is the cake really supposed to be that moist? The fluffy cheesecake trend blew up in Malaysia too except that so far, all the ones I've tried are never that moist. They're always airy and fluffy throughout. Still would rather buy a dense cheesecake though

  83. Neha Sara says:

    The icecreams look delicious but too bad they don't taste as much better. And do the squid ink one leaves color,or am I just imagining? Also, they should've added some flavour to the cheescake,like maybe adding lemon zest, that way it might've tasted better. And they should've made it a little less fluffier and more jigglier, because that is how it is supposed to be..

  84. Ju Hyoun Kim says:

    So handsome and beautiful people And their voices are so addictive

  85. David Orh says:

    Universally. Strawberry cone is angel cone because they came from hell lol

  86. David Orh says:

    Squid ink is manly from mermaid ocean no sex this time god

  87. Madu says:

    the outro song thoooo

  88. Angel A says:

    Paris Baguette makes awesome Japanese cheesecake- Yum🙌😘

  89. savage sally23 says:

    He is hotter without facial hair

  90. Moo Moo Puppy says:

    I've only seen squid ink used in a Filipino dish. If you know what "chocolate meat" is, then imagine that but using squid ink instead of animal blood (usually pork blood). Do a search for "filipino squid adobo"

  91. Srijita Pal says:

    At 1:43 was that a Lone Island reference?

  92. Ima Purnomo says:

    That japanese cheesecake is more of chiffon cake with cream cheese beaten into it. So it is so much lighter than your regular NY style cheese cake.

  93. Sophie Sophie says:

    I love you guys but y’all need to learn to eat ice cream properly 😂

  94. Marjorie Ann says:

    I dont think the Japanese cheesecake is suppost to be moist I've watched it get made a few times and none were like that

  95. SuperBat says:

    I clicked on one of these guys video and now they pop up everywhere. Help!

  96. Amanda Bentes says:

    That Lonely Island reference tho!!! Ugh, I love you guys ❤️

  97. takemetoRoscoes says:

    you mean those yanyan cups

  98. Jarro Lightfeather says:

    That's why its called JAPANESE cheesecake, they have their on way on making cheesecakes, it doesn't have to be always the same way when making a cheesecake, of course they want to add a twist, at least respect what they tried to do, japanese cheesecakes arent easy to make than the american ones. At least say something good about the cheesecake, not like giving opinions but all are negatives, of course they have positive and negative things 🙂

  99. Rachel Andres says:

    Watching Haeppy eat/slurp was not the best thing to behold! AND no more 'moist' talk please lol!

  100. Belinda Villarente says:

    Ok. Ok at the end part xander is looking at something or someone, he looks like he saw a very gorgeous lady walking by and his facial reaction was'— awwwww!!!- lol♥♥
    Girls definitely love fluffy cakes ..I hope u could try pandan ice cream, ilove the sugar coated cone..the tasty one.not the other like plastic one..lol… loveboth chao'♥♥♥

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