Retro Oven Redux

Originally Published in the February Issue of Seoul Selection Magazine.

Retro Oven in Gangnam
Pain De Chocolate

Quick Bites by Daniel Gray Retro Oven Redux

My favorite bakery in Seoul has gotten themselves a new location, but quality and attitude have not changed. The owner, Pak Cheol-woo, is a born baker: he is humble, diligent, and precise. Every loaf and roll that comes out of his oven are marked for greatness- they are not just one of the nameless many. His crusty country loaf will hold its own against any meaty sandwich and his cloud-like ciabattas are great right out of the bag. The stars of the bakery are his German-style soft pretzels, pretzel croissants, and his many layered (I counted 29 layers in mine), flaky, buttery pain de chocolate. Oh, and they are generous. If you stick around, you’ll get sample after sample of their delicious bread.

Retro Oven
Gangnam-gu, Nonhyeon-dong 254-22
02-544-9045
Go out Gangnam-gu Office Station (Line 7) Exit 2. Turn around and walk to the corner and make a left. Walk 5 minutes and make a left at the 7-11. It’ll be next to the GS25 on the corner. Price Range: 2,000-10,000 per roll

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