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I have been meaning to write this post for forever. It has literally been a year since we first found this haven of gourmet treats. It’s been so long that my pictures featuring the Halloween items they have for sale have now come back into play! But as they say, better late than never.

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Dean and Deluca is a chain of fancy schmancy Delis from New York. Located in the Shinsegae basement at the Express Bus Terminal, it is a treasure trove of wondrous delights for you to gorge yourself upon before declaring yourself bankrupt. It’s not just expensive, its REALLY expensive. But if you want the best you will have to pay the price. 23,000 jar of pesto anyone?

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Despite the hefty price tags they have an amazing range of ingredients that just can’t be found anywhere else. It’s a foodies dream come true. Truffle oil, caviar, fois gras,  and 100,000 won bottles of olive oil. It’s a lovely place to buy a gift for a foodie fried. Hint hint readers – Christmas is coming!!!!

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There is meat and cheese galore, finding prosciutto, goats cheese and gruyere will be no problem here, If you are in the market for a gourmet croque-monsieur.

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They also have a bakery selling all manner of different pies, cakes, breads and baked goods.

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It’s not all tonnes of money. They have a delightful make your own salad bar that costs only 9,000. I’m more than happy to pay that for a good salad which is fresh and full of the best ingredients. It reminds of Vital, my favourite lunch spot in London’s Soho. Howerver, they close at 9pm so make sure you arrive early. Not very Gangnam style is it?

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Dean and Deluca is located at B1F Shinsegae Gangnam Department Store, 19-3 Banpo-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul 137-040, Korea To get to there, take a train to Express Bus Terminal (Line 3,7, &9) Then follow the exit signs for Shinsegae department store. Go down to the basement level, it’s opposite brickpop. For more information visit their website or call 02 3479 1607.

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