School Food is definitely my most favourite restaurant in Seoul. This Korean fusion brand has more than 80 outlets across the county. School Food has been my addiction starting from my first visit (click here to read about my first visit to School Food).
In my first review, we ordered their Carbonara tteokbokki 까르보나라 떡뻑이. On my second visit, I tried their soy-carbonara ddeokbbeoki 쏘이 까르보나라 떡뻑이 and turned out it is more flavourful, sweet, with rich creamy sauce. It may be more spicy than carbonara, since they mix gochu 고추 (chilli pepper) in it. This is a must-to-order if you love spicy and cream sauce. For me, the dish has been my regular menu every visit.
If you don’t like something creamy, you can opt for Cheese tteokbokki 치즈 떡뻑이. Similar to the original, School Food’s Cheese Tteokbokki is served in red chilli paste, but topped with mozzarella cheese. Spicy? Yes it is..
It may be looked similar to pasta dishes, but it tastes totally different with the red chilli paste sauce. The rice cakes are chewy and tender combined with melted mozzarella cheese, create a combination
School Food‘s other specialities are their kimbab rolls. But the kimbab is not those you usually find on the food cart, it is a mini version of kimbab, more similar to sushi maki. Coming here a number of times, I have tried most of their makis : Bulgogi Mari 불고기(데리야끼)마리, Spam Mari 1 스팸마리1, Spam Mari 2 스팸마리2, Special Mari 1 스페셜마리1, Special Mari 3 스페셜마리3, and also Prawn Mari 통새우마리.
My favourite maki of all is spam mari 2 (rice rolls stuffed with spam meat, cheese and mayo, wrapped with seaweed and egg). My Korean friend taught me how to eat the maris, is to dip into the ddeokbbeoki sauce. Spam mari 2 and soy carbonara tteokbokki make the best combination of all…
How about their fried rice? I don’t find their fried rice is fantastic. The bulgogi fried rice is too oily and dry. Perhaps because the put too much seaweed or soy sauce, it looks like a burnt rice.
School Food is now not only open in US, but they have 2 outlets too in Jakarta, indonesia (Central Park and Lotte Kuningan Avenue). Although the taste is not as nice as Seoul’s ones but good enough to cure my school-food-sickness.