Kim Jin Hwan Bakery: The best bread loaves
Situated in a quiet alley in Donggyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Kim Jin Hwan Bakery is all about bread loaves. After graduating from the Ecole de Patisserie de Tokyo, the owner Kim Jin Hwan, a patissier, ran a typical bakery until 16 years ago when he decided to concentrate only on loaves of bread.
This small and old-looking bakery produces on two items. Customers can buy sliced or unsliced bread loaves. The square, unsliced bread can be easily pulled apart by the fingers. The bread is very moist and chewy. The other item on its menu is the almond soboro. The soboro, which is crisp on the outside and soft on the inside, is as good as the bread loaves. The soboro is available only for a limited time from 8.30am to 3pm, so make sure to get there early if you want to get some.
Address: 186-22, Donggyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Tel: +82-2-325-0378 (Korean)
Hours: 09:30-17:30 (closed at 16:00 on Saturdays)
Closed on Sundays
Popular menu items: Loaf of bread 3,000 won, almond soboro 1,100 won
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