Location: Gangnam (Seoul, South Korea)
How to Get There: Take the green line to Gangnam Station (Line 2) & take Exit #10. Walk down the street & turn left at the Body Shop – across from it will be a bakery named “Mainz Dom.” (it should be the second alley you see). Walk down that alley street & you should see Butterfinger Pancakes on your left next to Burger King.
Date of Visit: November 21, 2009
I’ve heard about this place so many times but never had the chance to try it over the summer. I knew I wanted to eat here before I left so I thought, “Who can I persuade to go with me?” RACHELE of course! No one would love pancakes more than Rachele 😀 So we took a 40-minute subway ride to Kangnam to eat at Butterfinger Pancakes. We were also visiting the Kyobo there but omg pancakes. We had about a 15-minute wait when we got there at 2pm.
We stared at the menu in amazement because there were so many things to be eaten. I knew for sure I wanted mac n cheese. I was close to getting a platter before deciding against it. Rachele instead got a breakfast combo plate. I got mac n cheese, honey ham, & mashed potatoes & gravy. Three things I was craving at the time haha. Rachele also got a raspberry smoothie & I got a gingerale. It took about 5 minutes for our drinks to come out. My gingerale wasn’t really gingerale… like I tasted the ginger but there was no soda taste to it. It was still good though. Rachele’s smoothie was more fancy. It had raspberries & whipped cream on top. It was really sweet too! The next item that came was the mac n cheese. After not having mac n cheese for 4 months, this tasted like heaven. The cheese sauce was a little watery but I didn’t mind. It was a little bland too but a little salt solved that problem. This is probably the only time I’ll get to eat mac n cheese in Korea so I enjoyed every bite of it. Next came our main foods.
The food was SOOOOO GOOOOOOOD. I was eating everything so loud it was hilarious. The gravy was a little strange tasting but it still went very well with the mashed potatoes. For 3,000 won, it was a HUGE bowl of mashed potatoes. The ham for 2,000 won was also a great deal in my opinion. Rachele’s platter was 11,000 won I believe. I had some of her hash browns & they were delicious. I think my review of this place is definitely biased because I have been craving Western food for a really long time now. Just think of this place was Denny’s of Korea ahaha. Except more expensive. And there’s a long wait just to get a seat. I hear there’s one in Apgujong too, but the Kangnam location is newer. The other items on their menu looks really good too. There’s a lot of comfort food items as well as crepes & a variety of fresh smoothies. Defnitely come here if you are craving American-style comfort food. But be prepared to pay a higher price!