Growing up in North America everyone did Brunch. It was hard to find a restaurant that did bacon, eggs, sausage, pancakes, omelettes and french toast-- they even have restaurants that are only open for breakfast or have breakfast all day. Living in Korea most Koreans ate Korea food like rice, kimchi, and other Korean dishes for breakfast. That was one thing I missed about home until I fond out about a restaurant with American style breakfast, Butterfinger. I have only been to Butterfinger twice and although it hits the spot, I find it to be overpriced. Luckily for me brunch has become a lot more popular recently. There are a lot of new restaurants offering brunch all over Seoul which is great.
There is actually a place by my workplace that opened a few months ago called Thunder Bald. You are probably thinking, what the heck? Very strange name, I know. These weird names for Korean restaurants don't even surprise me anymore! Anyways, I had a work event Saturday morning, someone suggested that we try Thunder Bald which is how we ended up there. The brunch menu isn't extensive, I think there are about 3 or 4 options, but i'll take it. I chose to get the Thunder Bald Brunch Set for 12,000 won. It came with scrambled eggs, a sausage, a piece of bacon, a hash brown, french toast, a side of salad, strawberry sauce (which was delicious), a side of pickles and a coffee. We had a joke among us which was, you know you're in Korea when you get only 1 of everything. This is the first time I could actually get milk on the side for my coffee, usually when I order the person who takes my order does't have a lot of English skills and my Korean is bad!
I actually really enjoyed the brunch. The eggs were perfect. The french toast was done weird but still tasted good. They also had the powdered sugar on them which was good. I could have done without the salad, it did add to my meal or take away from it. I would have preferred the bacon to be a little bit more well done, as for the sausage it was just okay. But it was very filling and worth the price. There are other places I have been to for brunch which costs almost double the price of Thunder Bald. Overall, I enjoyed my meal and I will be going back there.
What are you favourite brunch places in Seoul?
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