Little did I know that there’s more to Belgian food than those tasty waffles. I had no idea there here in Seoul I’d find an opportunity to experience what Belgium has to offer. It’s all thanks to Chef Marc proprietor of Big Bread Original  Belgian Food & Beer.

The singular appeal of hitting up Big Bread is to sample dishes you probably won’t find anywhere else. One the comes foremost to mind is the waterzooi. It’s a rich savory stew of chicken, cream, egg, and vegetables. There’s a Flemish beef stew that unlike it’s French counterpart (Beef Bourguignon) is made with beer instead of wine.

A Belgian experience wouldn’t be Belgian without a touch of sweetness. Big Bread doesn’t disappoint. You can sample their freshly baked delights with such treats as crepes with chocolate or orange sauce, bread pudding, and of course waffles.

The Good:

Belgian hot chocolate with rich dark chocolate goodness combined with a ham and cheese like no other (croque monsieur)

The Bad:

It’s a little out of the way, but well worth it.

The Weird:

Hard to find Beers you love so much: Kriek, Kwak, De Koninck, Duvel.

Prices:

Hours:

11 AM to 2 AM

Phone:

031-979-0601

Address:

경기도 고양시 덕양구 화정동 1000-4 1F

Website:

Big Bread

Directions:

Hop on the Orange line headed north to Hwajung Station. Take exit one or two and walk towards the park. It’s only a few minutes. Head down the alleyway by Chunghak Gol BBQ and you will come upon Big Bread. Check out the map on the website to be doubly sure!

This post was written by

Brian Dye – who has written posts on Kiss My Kimchi.
I’m a blogger, writer, and teacher. I’ve been working in South Korea’s ESL field for the last three years. My one year contract has unexpectedly turned into a journey that I’m still on and loving.

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