In November, we made a weekend trip to Seoul to meet friends. In addition to palaces, bright lights, pottery, and fall colors, we enjoyed a great food. T and I made a Saturday morning stop at Butterfinger Pancake in the Gangnam Neighborhood for a most amazing breakfast, then all four of us enjoyed Suji’s for an early Sunday brunch. It is the most important meal of the day, after all. We had some Korean BBQ, a stop for fruit tea, and even found a little Mexican food at Julio in Jongno. All good.
Special thanks to Daniel at O’ngo in Seoul for the fantastic street food tour. It was delightful to walk around with some who knows Jongno and Insadong and knows where to go for Korean comforts and filling treats. We had quite a few stops along the streets, as well as an underground market that would have been completely missed otherwise. It was a wonderful afternoon with dear friends and good food. Enjoy.
O’ngo Food Communications for tours and cooking classes – http://www.ongofood.com/taste-tour/food-tours-in-seoul/
Julio Mexican Cuisine – Jongno 02 730-5324. Other locations in Gangnam & Hongdae. www.juliokorea.com
Suji’s Deli & Restaurant – Add a cinnamon roll to your order. http://www.sujisdeli.com/
Butterfinger Pancake – Check out the Yummy Yak for their review and perfect directions. http://theyummyyak.wordpress.com/2013/09/08/seoul-butterfinger-pancakes/
And don’t let me forget the stylish hotel, Small House Big Door in Jung-gu. What a great location and easier on the pocket book than so many others in this great city. http://smallhousebigdoor.com/shbd/
Brew 3.14 – Daniel’s other business – For a review and a great blog about Seoul Food, click here http://afatgirlsfoodguide.com/2014/08/27/brew-3-14/