After 3 years of living in HBC, a change was in order so me and The Fat Boyfriend have decided to move to the other side of the tracks to Gyeongridan. After a hard day’s work of hauling boxes I wasn’t really in the cooking mood, so one of my best buddies popped over and took us out for a much needed burger. Since it was right around the corned we figured we would check out one of the ever new restaurants Soul Truck.
The restaurant has a very chillaxed feel about it, probably thanks to the cool jams blaring over the stereo. Orders are placed at the counter, then you find yourself a seat and they will bring you your food once it’s ready.
The menu had a good number of burgers available, plus a handful of sandwiches and sides. I opted for the Gilroy (12,000). Topped with American Cheese, onion, garlic chips, and garlic sauce. The burger certaily looked great when it came out but after that first bite it just seemed to be lacking a little, I think it could have used just a punch more garlic. While the patty certainly had some flavour to it, it just seemed a little one note. Obviously rents around these parts have skyrocketed so 12,000 for a burger is generally on the acceptable side, but it would be nice if this came with a half portion of fries too instead of having to pay an extra 5,000 to make it a set with fries and a drink.
TFB went for The California (12,000).Topped with Swiss cheese, onion and avocado. I found this one to be too much on the mellow side, as the avocado and and Swiss were just too mild in taste. Now I adore avocado, in fact I can rarely get enough of it, yet for some reason I just find it odd in a burger, I think adding a slice or two of bacon and some hot sauce would kick it up a notch.
My burger buddy went for the Chili Chilli (12,000). Topped with just chili and cheddar cheese this one was kept pretty simple. Now it may look like it threw up all over itself, but this was my favourite of the bunch by a long way. The mix of the tasty chili, and cheddar cheese really worked, and although it was super sloppy and hard to eat it ticked all the boxes in the taste department.
We also shared a chilli fries (11,000). No real cheese on these which I find a deal breaker especially at this price, they would have been so much better with the cheddar they used for the chili chili burger. At first taste these seemed a bit bland, however once we piled on the hot sauce from the sauce caddy they were transformed.
They don’t serve anything fancy drink wise, just the usual array of fizzy drinks and beers. However they are kept in this cooler, which I thought was pretty nifty.
Overall I’d say we had a good experience, and I probably will come back because it’s very close to my house and they had a couple of other burgers on the menu which I thought sounded good. They are also still quite new which I generally think means you should get a second chance, however I just couldn’t help but compare it to Sid Burger which although is in a different neighborhood is similarly priced but so much better in value and taste.
Soul Truck is located at 212-25 Itaewon 2(i)-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul. To get there take a train to Noksapyeong Station (line 6) and come out of exit 2. Walk straight until you reach the under pass, go through and take the left hand set of stairs. Follow the road and keep walking straight until you reach the hill. Go up the hill until you reach the large GS with the outdoor seating and take the first right and follow the road around. Soul Truck is on the left hand side a few doors down next to the new John Cook Deli Meats. For more information you can call them on 070-4230-0506. They are open Tuesday – Sunday 12pm-10pm.