When it comes to this classic comfort food, it's often a matter of needs rather than wants. Here are 5 restaurants where you can find the crispy, juicy and fluffy goodness in the city.
Sitting right in front of Sangsu Station, Mère Picon has already captured the hearts of many foodies. Having worked at a renowned French restaurant in Korea, the owner/chef Aly (Jiyeon Jeong) prepares easy bites that wonderfully go with wine and beer. Mère Picon’s fish & chips was simply... perfect. The meat was particularly thick and juicy, the fried batter light, soft and crispy, while the potato sticks and wedges served on the side really complimented the whole dish. I give this a big thumbs up.
At Old Cap located in Gyeongnidan, the owner who used to work at one of the Bondi Beach restaurants serves up the crispy goodness. It's all casual, as it should be, with a cozy, retro diner-like interior. There's nothing extravagant in the food either—only the combination of crunchy batter, fresh fish and fluffy chips free from greasiness or sogginess, which is really all I need. The freshness of the fish being served is unquestionable, and the hint of spiciness at the very end of each bite is quite refreshing. Mind you, though—the portion may not be large enough for some, especially for those who prefer thicker batter. But you've got to consider the price: set at 9,900 won, it probably can't be beat anywhere else in Seoul.