Kim Seok-hoon Reveals Unexpected Overspending and Hidden Charms of Namdaemun Market on ‘Hangout with Yoo’: A Seoul Tour Experience

Seoul, South Korea – The popular MBC show “Hangout with Yoo” recently aired an episode that brought back guest Kim Seok-hoon for its segment titled “A Certain Day” Part 2. Alongside renowned host Yoo Jae Suk, HaHa, Joo Woo Jae, Park Jin-joo, Lee Yi-kyung, and Lee Mi-joo, Kim Seok-hoon embarked on a journey to showcase the hidden charms of Namdaemun Market while sharing intriguing stories, providing viewers with a delightful virtual Seoul tour.

In a previous broadcast, Kim Seok-hoon had been humorously labeled as an icon of frugality, stating that spending does not lead to happiness. However, to everyone’s amusement, he unexpectedly found himself overspending at a second-hand auction. Expressing his frustration to the production team of “Hangout with Yoo,” Kim Seok-hoon mentioned that his overspending had been excessively emphasized in the previous episode, claiming it was unfair. He explained that his wife wanted a bicycle to ride with their baby, and Lee Yi-kyung unintentionally encouraged him to continue bidding as the price increased.

During the show, the mention of a lunch reservation at YG’s cafeteria sparked interest. However, Kim Seok-hoon diverted attention to Namdaemun Market near Namsan Library, expressing his preference for shopping at traditional markets over big supermarkets or online platforms. Joo Woo-jae, who belongs to YG, had previously expressed his eagerness to visit YG’s cafeteria, leading to anticipation among the cast. However, when Joo Woo-jae compared YG’s cafeteria favorably to JYP’s, it came as a surprise, prompting concerns and inquiries from Yoo Jae-suk, Park Jin-joo, and others. Subsequently, Joo Woo-jae requested the production team to edit out his comments about JYP due to a past remark he made after enjoying ice cream at their cafeteria.

As the members of “Hangout with Yoo” followed Joo Woo-jae to YG, it became evident that he held a significant position in the company. The contrast between Joo Woo-jae effortlessly gaining entrance while Yoo Jae-suk faced difficulties raised suspicions of a rehearsal among HaHa and Lee Yi-kyung. However, Joo Woo-jae denied any prior planning, and all shared a light-hearted moment as they marveled at the futuristic YG building. Kim Seok-hoon even praised the building’s resemblance to a mall in Singapore and jokingly questioned Joo Woo-jae about his contribution to YG’s earnings.

After dining at YG’s cafeteria, Joo Woo-jae admitted that comparing it to JYP’s offerings was challenging, emphasizing the deliciousness of both establishments. The discussion led to speculation about HYBE’s cafeteria, with Haha mentioning the possibility of settling the debate there. Curiosity sparked among Yoo Jae-suk and Lee Mi-joo, who expressed their interest in visiting HYBE’s cafeteria. The episode concluded with plans announced to explore HYBE’s cafeteria, adding further excitement to the show’s upcoming episodes.

In summary, the recent episode of “Hangout with Yoo” captivated viewers with its exploration of Namdaemun Market and the delightful banter among the cast. Kim Seok-hoon’s unexpected overspending, Joo Woo-jae’s connection to YG, and the members’ firsthand experience of YG’s futuristic building and cafeteria provided entertaining moments throughout the show. The anticipation for future episodes grew, with the prospect of discovering HYBE’s cafeteria becoming an exciting topic among the cast and audience alike.