by Michael Jones
When I first moved to Seoul I was surprised by the amount of bakeries. Nearly every block has at least one bakery and oftentimes even more. I love bread, so at first I thought this was a good thing, but then I realized that a lot of the places simply weren’t that good. I’m speaking to you Paris Baguette and some of the other major chains. Paris Baguette is about as French as I am, and for the record that is zero percent. All I wanted to find when I moved here was a really good baguette and after a lot of trial and error, I finally found a great bakery in Hongdae. The name of the bakery is Paul and Paulina. It’s a small shop and in the afternoon there is usually a large line of college students waiting to quench their appetites for all things gluten. I’ve sampled a lot of the breads in the shop and the scones are delicious too, but I always buy a baguette. I switch between the white and brown baguette depending on my craving. A full size baguette is (4,000) and a half is (2500). The white baguette is a lot softer and easier to eat. It practically melts in your mouth as you eat it. The brown baguette on the other hand is still soft on the inside, but has a nice golden brown crust that is crunchy and amazing. The baguettes break apart easily in your hand and are the perfect companion to a good cup of coffee. I really need to find some good butter and bring it to this place because I’m sure combined with the deliciousness of these baguettes it would create a divine experience. If you like bread, this place is a must visit. If you know of any other great bakeries, then please let us know. We are always looking for an excuse to consume more bread.
Hongdae Station Exit 9
Take a left immediately
Walk straight until the road ends and turn right onto 와우산로 23 길
Walk down this road until you see the hill
Walk up the hill and down almost to the intersection and Paul and Paulina will be on your left
It is before the Starbucks and across the street from Crossfit AtoZ
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