One of the things I think Seoul needs more of is good German bread. If you agree with me, you can head over to Ach so on the first floor of the Richensia apartment complex in Hannam-dong. The most popular item at this place is the brötchen, a small and light bread which is considered a staple in Germany. While of course there's so much you can with it, by simply halving the bread and adding Schinken ham and German Gouda cheese makes for a quick, surprisingly satisfying meal. The owner, who fell in love with the bread culture when studying architecture in Germany, brought back the exact formulas for making authentic German bread and hasn’t altered it for the Korean palate. For 10 years, the bakery has remained in the same spot and has become the provider of bread for Seoul-based German associations and embassy events. Despite the care that goes into them, all of the items are also surprisingly on the inexpensive side, with bread ranging from 1,200 won to 2,200 won sandwiches from 3,800 won and 4,300 won. And yes, Ach so does have pretzels! And no, they're not sweet, and they do have a good amount of sea salt on top. Along with brötchen, they're the reason why I can never just pass this place when I get off at the bus stop that nearby.
|Venue name:||Ach so|
|Opening hours:||Mon-fri 8:00–18:00, Sat 8:00–15:00|
|Transport:||Hangangjin Staion (line 6) exit 3. 20 mins walk.|
|Price:||brötchen and Ham & cheese 3800 won|