If you’ve been in Korea for any amount of time like me, you probably know that’s it’s nearly impossible to get very good bread. I like the white bread sold at Paris Baguette and Tous Les Jours, honestly I do (it’s much better than white bread back home) but at times you crave a hearty, crusty bread. Or one that’s not white bread or the occasional baguette. But it’s nearly impossible to find.
Not anymore! Jeff and I found the holy grail of bread stores: one that sells real, delicious, fresh-baked bread that’s crusty on the outside and soft on the inside. As we were bringing it home on the metro, a man came up to us with a desperate look in his eyes asking where we got it (and even, “can I feel it?”). He was getting off the train but we had enough time to give him the phone number which was on the bag.
The place to get this bread is called Bakersfield. It’s at Gangnam Station exit 11. Take the exit, then turn right at Paris Baguette. It will be on your left in about a block (you will pass a Johnny Rocket’s). Look for a bunch of bread in the window or follow the smell. A half loaf of bread, like the Baker’s Dark we got, is 4500 Won, while a whole is 8000. There are smaller loaves available of different kinds (about 5-8 types of bread available). They also have sandwiches and delicious looking baked goods.
Do you know of any other great places like this in Seoul?