by E. B.
September 19, 2005
Koreans eat their pizza with banchan (side dishes), so when you order pizza, it usually comes with garlic mayonnaise or garlic butter to dip your crust in, hot sauce (usually Tabasco), extra Parmesan cheese, and sweet pickles. I have no idea why Koreans like sweet pickles so much. It’s a replacement for kimchee, but I don’t really like sweet pickles for anything except relish, so I leave the pickles for my cousins to eat.
Sung Shin Je Pizza was originally a Pizza Hut. Mr. Sung owned a Pizza Hut but as the Pizza Hut fad came and went, Mr. Sung decided to go independent of the Pizza Hut franchise. Therefore he went and created his own pizzas—which are very, very good—and also has a number of other stores that he opened. I actually prefer his pizzas to the chain pizza places that I have tasted. It’s pricier, but the quality is also much better. Kudos to Mr. Shin for going out on his own and creating these pizza gems. I also noticed that his pizzas are more filling because he puts more toppings on them than the others. If you want quality, you should try Sung Shin Je Pizza. He generally sends flyers with coupons for a free spaghetti or bottle of Coke.
From journal Going Back to Seoul