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Awesome Original New York Pizza Baked In a Brick Oven Located in Gangnam
written by Pizzajunkie in July 2012
A short while ago I discovered this pizza parlor minutes away from the Gangnam subway station.
I’m a big fan of pizza and have put hundreds of pies in my face in the last 20 years or so.
I worked at several pizza joints and got to know how the good stuff is being made.
So I had my share of bad, mediocre and great pizza and thought nothing could surprise me anymore when it comes to the cheese pie, so I saw this place called Brick Oven Pizza and I thought “I might as well get a pie.”
Not knowing what to expect I ordered one of the, apparently, most popular pies called ‘The Godfather’ which is made with spicy sauce and jalapenos, a portion of buffalo hot wings and a Sprite to wash it down.
While waiting for my disc of delight I had a chat with the owner who explained to me how he invested years abroad to learn how to make pizza by some of the best in the business and only uses fresh, top quality and mostly imported products and brick oven to bake the pizza to pure perfection. His passionate way of speaking made me even more hungry (as if I wasn’t hungry enough ^^).
About 10 minutes later I warmed up my taste buds with the buffalo hot wings.
They were a very delectable appetizer and wouldn’t mind just having a few portions of them by themselves for lunch, but I had to save room for pizza.
So I finished my Sprite, had it refilled and then my pie arrived. It looked very promising.
It was served on a sizzling hot plate with a cup of marinara dipping sauce on the side to dip the crust in in order to enjoy every last bit. I usually leave the crust cuz it mostly just a dry piece of bread, but this crust is so good that it doesn’t deserve the trash bin. It deserves to be devoured.
The pie was topped richly and it was supported by the incredibly crispy crust and sprinkled with Parmesan and oregano.
The cheese and sauce were an equal match and both had a full, balanced flavor.
It was a 14 inch sized couple pie and just a little too much for one person.
They also serve an 18 inch party size good for 3-4 person which is huge and makes me happy just thinking about it.
I ended up taking home 2 left over slices for a quick and easy supper.
I now go back on a regular basis with friends and tried the ‘Rosso Vodka al dente’ that was recommended to me, a very tasty pasta dish and great alternative for those not in the mood for pizza or as a side order.
Oh,I noticed the crowd was mainly Korean-American, but I think that will change as others find out about it^^.
On weekends it’s pretty busy and it can take a little longer than usual before you get your order, but it’s worth waiting for.
The service is good and there are English and Korean speaking waiters.
The atmosphere is nice and cozy. The only thing I would change is the floor, but it’s just a minor detail that doesn’t make the pizza less enjoyable. Anyway I have my 6 senses focused on the food and that’s what it’s all about in my opinion.
Can’t wait for my next visit and try something new.”
***** 5 Stars: One of the finest eats in the city of Seoul (and possibly the world)
$$$ 20-80 USD
Brick Oven New York Pizzeria / 브릭 오븐 뉴역 비자
Yeoksam-dong 617-4, 2nd floor, Seoul
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