Recently I have been taking a new route to work, and that route leads me through the Bogwangdong neighbourhood. Like the ever popular Hannam, Haebangchon, and Gyeongridan, this cool little area is only a short walk from Itaewon. If you’ve yet to explore these cool little communities then it’s time to get on it as you are really missing out.This insatiable cold weather has got me seriously craving comfort food, and nothing is more comforting than chips. So after passing by several times, the blue beacon of Beth’s Poutine finally lured me in through its doors.

There are a couple of different poutines on the menu, but I went for the Traditional Poutine (9,000). Frozen fries, housemade cheese curds, and beef and chicken gravy. I couldn’t resist trying the homemade cheese curds, and was happy to pay a premium for doing so. Theere will plenty of squeaky nuggets of goodness and the gravy was pretty tasty, not as good as my Mums but pretty darn nice. This was the perfect cold weather snack, no wonder it is so popular in Canada.

We also got a Beth’s Poutine (6,500) frozen fries, mozzarella cheese chunks, and beef and chicken gravy. This was a cheaper option that used mozzarella instead of the curds. We also got some extra toppings of bacon and sour cream for 1,500. I liked the idea of the toppings but think it would have been better if the bacon was in small pieces, it would have made it easier to eat. Also I would have preferred that the sour cream had been drizzled on rather than in a big clump. There are various other toppings you can indulge in like guacamole, steak, sausage, onions, and mushrooms, so you can certainly tailor these fries to suit your needs. There also have some other fried goodies on the menu too like cheese sticks and patatas bravas.

if you live in the neighbourhood or are craving a warm and comforting snack, Beth’s Poutine will certainly hit the spot. It is great news that poutine is growing in popularity here as it will only increase the quality as more places open. Honestly I think that my favourite poutine is at Canucks, but if you are looking for a cute and charming place to grab a snack then Beth’s is a great place to try.

Beth’s Poutine is located at Bogwang ro 72, Yongsan gu, Seoul. To get there take a train to Itaewon Station and come out of exit 4. Turn back on yourself and walk down the main road to your right where Taco bell is. Keep walking down this street until you get to the fork, then just keep going. You will see Beth’s Poutine a little way after on the left hand side. For more information you can call them on 02-6015-0098 or check out their facebook page. They are open from 12pm-9pm and closed on Wednesdays. 

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