Seoul is so wonderful. It’s really a foodie’s wonderland. Things are changing so often, cultures are mixing together and there are some really passionate Koreans who open up restaurants after falling in love with certain foods. I’ve been to tons of these places but one definitely stood out way above the rest. JOHNCOOK Deli Meats.
When I first saw it, I had to admit I wasn’t really into it. I mean, deli meat? It’s not exactly a delicacy for me… more like something really cheap that you pick up at the supermarket so you can slap together a sandwich when you don’t have time to cook a real meal. But the deli meat here is the real deal. Nothing at all like supermarket deli meat. This meat is super fresh, cooked to perfection and tastes out of this world.
There are tons of pork products on their menu but they thankfully had a pastrami reuben sandwich on their menu for me to enjoy! I don’t even know how to describe how incredibly delicious this was… the meat was so tender, the sauerkraut perfectly sour and the flavor man… mindblowing. Afterwards I had to say it. This was literally the best sandwich I had ever had in my life!
And it better have been… because this place is expensive. You are looking at a $16 dollar sandwich here. Even though it is a sandwich place, it’s definitely upscale with it’s location in Apgujeong. I have a really hard time paying that much money at a restaurant but even I have to admit it was worth it this time. It was definitely worth every penny.
I heard that they opened a JOHNCOOK Deli Meats in Gyeongridan after I left Seoul. That was probably a good thing because having one that close wouldn’t have been good for my checkbook. 😉 I’m seriously craving a beef pastrami reuben sandwich right now. Sadly, I don’t think I’ll be able to find one that tastes as good as JOHNCOOK’s here stateside. 🙂
Q: What is the best sandwich you have ever had?
Directions to JOHNCOOK Deli Meats:
Take the subway to Apgujeong Station and go out of exit 5. Walk straight and turn left onto the third street. JOHNCOOK Deli Meats will be right there!