I’m always on the search for my burger holy grail, so when I heard that an awesome new burger place had just opened at the top in the hill in HBC I was straight up there to check it out. The 100 Food Truck Smoke & Grill is a food truck-cum-hole in the wall located up on the hill. There is seating for about 6 in the back of the restaurant, along with a few tables for you to lean upon outside.
As you can see the menu is short and sweet, with only 5 items, along with a couple of beers and some soft drinks.
We of course had to order the 100 Burger (9,000) which is probably the most popular item on the menu. The handmade patty is well seasoned and has a great bun to meat ratio. The whole grain bun really shone for me, and I’d love to know where they got them from. The whole grain mustard smeared on the bottom also really took it up a notch, and the baby leaves didn’t overwhelm the burger like a wedge of iceberg lettuce does. All in all a good burger, but at 9,000 won just for the burger I’m not convinced it’s worth climbing that hill for when there are ample similarly priced options on the main HBC drag. I know that it was originally priced at 7,000 which is an absolute steal and you’d be pushed to find better at that price so perhaps if they could come back down to that figure i’d definitely be back.
We also decided to partake of a Cubano Sandwich (8,500). A squid ink bun stuffed with pork, ham, pickles, and Swiss cheese. I was less keen on this sandwich than the burger, I didn’t really care for the squid ink bun, it kind of tasted like charcoal.
Lastly I had to try the Nutella Bacon (4,000). I love Nutella and I love bacon, so how could I miss out on giving it a go? However I’m not really sure this worked at all. The bacon had a tremendous flavour and had been smoked in house, it just seemed redundant to cover up such a well made bacon with Nutella, when it could be used to make a fantastic BLT. I think the Nutella bacon combo could work in theory by using a thinner crispier style bacon in space of the thicker hand cut stuff. But the bacon certainly has a lot of possibilities, so hopefully they will use in a few other dishes as the menu grows overtime.
The 100 Food Truck Smoke and Grill is located at Seoul, Yongsan-gu, Huam-dong 406-57 (용산구 후암동 406-57). To get there take a train to Noksapyeong Station (line 6) and come out of exit 2, walk straight until you reach the kimchi pots and bare left. Walk all the way to the end of the HBC street and walk up the hill past 7-11 and Pizza School until you reach the top of the hill and the 5 way junction. Take the road that is directly to the right of By The Way. Walk down that road for a couple of minutes and you will see The 100 Smoke and Grill just on your left. Alternatively you can exit the station and take the Yongsan Number 2 green bus which is located across from the station all the way up the hill to the 5 way junction. For more information you can call them on 010-7197-4448 or check out their facebook page.