It would be easy to assume that Hyoja Bakery gained popularity with the rise of Seochon as a hot neighborhood in Seoul—but you'd be wrong. Since the bakery's opening in 1987, they've been supplying cakes to the Blue House, Korea's presidential residence. Even in the quiet old days before the rush of dating couples and selfie sticks, Hyoja Bakery was a mecca for bread lovers, and has continued to be a neighborhood bakery for Hyoja-dong residents for nearly three decades. More than a dozen types of breads are still baked in the tradition of Asian bakeries, maintaining the taste that all Koreans remember from childhood. Their red bean buns, soboro bread, sausage breads and more bring back nostalgic memories. The bakery’s most famous menu item is their corn bread. Unlike American cornbread, this bread consists of six squishy rolls baked with diced onion and corn mixed in mayonnaise, put together in the shape of a honey comb. They don’t hold back on the ingredients, and yet the generously portioned bread is priced at just 5,000 KRW. But remember, if you stop by in the late afternoon looking for cornbread, you’re likely to leave empty handed—it sells out fast.
|Venue name:||Hyoja Bakery|
|Transport:||Gyeongbokgung Station (Line 3), exit 2.|
|Price:||Under 5000 won|