by Ashley Heil
Dos Tacos is probably my favorite burrito/taco restaurant in Seoul. Sure, there are some other good ones such as Vatos, but the cheaper prices at Dos Tacos and the hit-the-spot satisfaction I get from eating at Dos Tacos always keeps me coming back. I've only been to the location in Hyehwa, but I've also heard the Gangnam location is great.
I always get their chips and salsa to split with my boyfriend for 3500 won. The chips have the perfect amount of salt and you get two different salsas with it. If you want, you can get an extra order of chips for 1000 won. My favorite burrito is the go-gi (meat) and avocado burrito (I normally order it with pork). It is 9500 won and is one of the largest burritos I've seen in Seoul! It comes with a Flour tortilla, Cheese, Meat, Mild salsa, Jalapeno, Onion, Avocado, Sour cream, Lettuce, Pico de gallo, and Cilantro. This burrito is a little messy from the sauce, but is perfect in every way. Compared to Vatos, I tend to think this burrito is not as fancy, but it is delicious and just more satisfying. ) This time, my friend got the new burrito bowl for 10,000 won(which he said was good) and the french fries as an appetizer (7900 won). The french fries were hot, although the cheese on top seemed a bit fake. Finally, I ordered a draft lime beer (4000 won) to wash it all down. In addition to the above items, there are also chimichangas, enchiladas, tacos, soft drinks (2000 win with unlimited refills), margaritas, coronitas, nachos, and flautas available.
Directions: From Hyehwa station exit 4, come out and go to the left. Keep walking a while until you get to a big intersection at 대학로 11 길. Turn right, and look for the starbucks across the street and to the left a little. Cross the street, and turn right in front of the Starbucks. It will be a little ways down on the left.
From 성균관 (Sungkyunkwan) bus stop facing toward the big Dunkin Donuts shop, then take the little alley between Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks. It's a little ways down the road on the left.
by Ashley Heil.
Yesterday my boyfriend and I decided to introduce two of my friends to our favorite pizzeria in Seoul. This delicious pizza is cooked on a gas-fired brick-top oven and is served New-york style (thin crust). The prices are average for Seoul (decent if you split a pie between 3-4 people, but of course more expensive than pizza in New York due to the cost of importing quality ingredients), but the pizza is probably the best I've had in Seoul. Slice House is great because they do offer individual slices of pizza (cheese slice: 4,000 won, pepperoni: 4500 won), or the option to buy a whole pie if you're more hungry or have more people. The slices are served immediately when you order, but ordering a whole pie takes about 10 minutes to go, depending on the wait. My friends and I ordered our good-ole, standard favorite cheese pie (29,000 won), and it did not disappoint. Add on a couple of sodas (2500 won, 1 free refill) or a beer (Boont Amber ale: 8,000 won), and you're pizza cravings are covered. What I like most about this pizza is the freshness of the pizza crust, and the simplicity and true to New-york style flavors. This isn't your standard Korean pizza with sweet potatoes and other odd toppings being thrown in. I went with 3 of our friends, and after all splitting the 8-slice pie, my boyfriend and I loved it so much we wanted a 3rd slice. We decided to get the pepperoni slice (4500 won), and a spicy italian slice (5000 won). The pepperoni and spicy italian slices were just as good as the cheese pie. Still fresh and hot, and the dough and cheese are perfect. Also available at Slice House are some appetizers such as hot wings, french fries, and pasta dishes (not tried). This place is great to satisfy your pizza cravings, but the seating selection is limited. If you're looking for a more relaxed, sit-down restaurant, this might not be the place for you. However, the owner of Slice House recently opened up a new restaurant which is more of a sit-down restaurant called Paulie's Pizzeria near Gwanghamun.
Here are some directions to Brick Oven Slice House:
Coming from Express bus terminal subway line: go out exit 8 to connect with the Famille station mall.
If you are in Shinsegae, go to the B1 food hall. Exit out the Paul Bassett direction, go straight and take the smaller escalator that goes up to the 2nd floor where the restaurants are. It's right in front of you.
If you're at exit 4 (near the beautiful giant Starbucks) take the escalators down and look for Brick Oven Pizza.
By Ashley Heil.
After months of only eating Subway sandwiches, I decided to see what the hype was all about and go to Casablanca. :Loads have friends have told me Casablanca serves the best sandwich in town, and it did not disappoint. The prices are reasonable (6,000 to 7,000 won), and the sandwiches are large and filling. Each sandwich comes on a delicious, flaky, soft french baguette (similar bread to Banh Mi sandwiches in Vietnam). We ordered the famous Moroccan chicken sandwich (7000 won), a Lamb Chili sandwich (7000 won), a spiced carrot salad (2000 won), and a Thai beer (3000 won). I could definitely see why the Moroccan chicken sandwich got dubbed the best sandwich in Seoul (http://groovekorea.com/article/best-sandwich-seoul/). What I loved about my sandwich was how thick it was and the quality of ingredients. The grilled chicken pieces were large and perfectly marinated and seasoned with the perfect amount of spices. The sandwich also comes with fried potatoes, mayo (although it tasted more like a tzatziki sauce to me), and salad. While I didn't try it, my friend ate the Lamb chili sandwich and loved it. So, if you're craving a sandwich and want a change from boring Subway, I highly recommend checking this restaurant out.
Hours: Casablanca opens at 1PM everyday, and is open until 10. However, when we went at around 8:30 they only had 2 Moroccan chicken sandwiches left, and shortly after they were sold out of most of their sandwiches. So going late at night might not be the best option.
Directions:take subway line 6 to Noksapyeong station, and go out exit 2. Keep walking for about 5 minutes until you see a road on your left. Walk up this street for about 5-8 minutes and Casablanca will be on your left.
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