by Michael Jones
The King of Pork
Seoraegol Ddukbaegi-jip (서래골뚝배기) has been in business since 1962 and serves mouthwatering Jeyuk Bokkeum. This dish of thinly sliced pork is marinated
in a thick and spicy chili paste and stir-fried, but at this restaurant the meat tastes chargrilled
and the slightly spicy sauce complements the fattiness of the meat. For 16,000 won you
receive enough Jeyuk Bokkeum for two people, delicious side dishes, and you also get to
choose a complimentary stew. We usually order the Kimchi Jjigae. The broth is tangy, spicy,
and filled with tofu and slices of pork. The restaurant is definitely worth the trip. Seoraegol Ddukbaegi-jip
serves our favorite Jeyuk Bokkeum in Seoul. The owner is friendly, the service is fast, and the
food is fantastic.
Near the 삼호가든 bus stop (bus lines 3012, 6020, or 서초10)
OR walk from Express bus terminal, exit 3. Walk to the big intersection then take a right.
The restaurant is in a basement. Please refer to the korean address.
서울 서초구 고무래로 22 쌍동빌딩 서관 지하1층
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.
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