During our stay in Seoul Fannypack and I took the subway a lot. It was the rather convenient way to travel around and it was a lot easier to understand too as they have the English names written on the maps rather than just Korean characters, which was the case with buses.
And, as with most Asian subway stations, there’s just a plethora of eateries and shops for you to browse and taste in. In fact some of them are so vast that you could probably spend a whole day just shopping and eating in there.
One shop we passed by on our way to Noryanjin was DeliManjoo. The evening before at around 5pm we saw a line up, so we didn’t quite care for it. However this morning there was no lineup at all so we decided to try it out.
As we were on our way to our big seafood luncheon, we decided to get the small bag of the cakes they serve for 3,000W. Despite it being a small size there was actually quite a bit, and that made us ecstatic.
The production process is quite industrialized if you ask me. All they have to do is pour the batter onto the griddle and then it does the rest.
What results is the cutest corncob-shaped custard cake ever. Each is perfectly sized for 3 bites. The cake was soft and spongy and squishy and freshly baked. The custard tends to end up at one end of the cakes though but that’s fine with me as it gives me a chance to taste the cake part by itself. My only gripe was that the custard part was a tad too sweet. Also, there was no corn aroma or taste whatsoever…so I’m guessing the shape is just for esthetics. But whatever, Fannypack and I both raved about it were really glad we tried it.