I love Mcdonald’s, but aside from the laboratory engineered burgers, there is another class of burgers I crave for. That is gourmet style burgers, made with fresh ingredients, and quality beef. Before coming to Korea to teach English, I went to In & Out or the local mom & pop burger shop to fill my needs. In Korea, I go to Brooklyn the Burger Joint.
Located in Seoul, nestled in a small alley of Seorae Village, it is definitely worth the visit. During my first visit there, I ordered the “Brooklyn Works,” 7 ouncer. There was nothing fancy about it, but it was what a delicious perfect burger should be; Thick juicy beef patty, crispy American bacon, hearty slice of melted American cheese, and of course fresh lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickles. No, not sweet pickles! Korea is notoriously known to only serve sweet pickles everywhere, which I hate! Thank God, Brooklyn has sour pickles.
To top it off, I shared a plate of chili cheese fries with my friend. They were nothing short of the burger. Nothing fancy as well, just thick cut fries topped with homemade chunky chili with quality American cheese to wow my buds.
Might I add they also have shakes! Haven’t tried it yet, but as the server passed by with a tall metal cup filled to the top with chocolate shake, it sure looked delicious.
As the name of the restaurant states, it is a “joint”. If you go with a large group, get ready to squeeze into a table, sit separately, or wait a bit during peak hours.
I’ve heard of other great burger spots in Korea, where is your favorite? Also, here is a list of the “Best burgers in Seoul” put together by CNN GO which happens to have Brooklyn at the top of their list.
Yoon escaped from Los Angeles, California after finding himself hating his job at the bank. Knowing of opportunities to teach English in Korea, he took this chance to take on the excitement of living in a foreign country. Thankfully, Aclipseplaced him at a great Chungdahm branch in Jamsil. He is enjoying almost every moment of it and would like to share his experience with you through his blog.