Restaurant Buzz: May 2016
Canadians, rejoice! Maple House has opened in the heart of Itaewon. If the name doesn’t say it all, expect a wide range of gravy-dripping poutines, Beaver Tail, and Big Rock beer. Maple House goes heavy on the bar food (perfect for hockey!) but also features weekly pasta specials and a burly looking Korean-Canadian pork belly dish which sits as majestic as the Rockies on a bed of root vegetable mash. Now Seoul just needs a Tim Horton’s…
Continuing on the vaguely residential theme, Sandwich House, located at Sungshin University station on Line 4, isn’t exactly new, but good sandwiches (outside of a certain foreigner enclave) still aren’t exactly easy to find. Those looking for a tryptophan fix will be happy to know that here sliced turkey is generously slathered with mayo and can be paired with a fairly good number of sandwich cheeses. Throw some Swiss on there. Close your eyes and pretend you’re in Cincinnati.
Last, with the weather heating up, who can deny a good gose beer? Get on over to Neighborhood in Sinchon for Galmegi Brewing Company’s lemon-lime gose. It’s a rare variation of the sour beer and will no doubt give you more ups than Grant Hill’s beverage of choice. If you miss out, don’t worry: Galmegi plans to release fruity gose variations to aid your summer alcohol escapades.