I went to Germany to feast on sausages

Xesc Menzl

๐Ÿ“ 7, Seongsui-ro 14-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

โฐ Tuesday to Thursday 11:00 AM – 20:00 (Friday to Sunday: Until 21:00)

๐Ÿ“• Bosna Sandwich 9,000 won

๐Ÿ“• Ham Cheese Sandwich 7,500 won

๐Ÿ“• Gorgonzola Hamburger 12,000 won

โ€ป Menu/prices are subject to change โ€ป Corkage fee: free

Germany is all about sausages, and I recently took a trip to Germany right here in Seongsu-dong. Xesc Menzl, a meat processing store specializing in German-style sausages, offers an exquisite charcuterie experience. Led by Chef Kim Jung-hyun, this venture represents over a decade of sausage expertise. Curious about the name, I discovered it’s a nod to his Spanish teacher, Xesc, and Austrian teacher, Menzl.

Upon entering, you’re greeted by the inviting glow of pink showcase lights, creating an ambiance reminiscent of Berlin’s hipster scene. Tangy sausages beckon from the menu, perfectly complementing a selection of wines.

I opted for the Bosna, a testament to the beauty of simplicity. This sausage sandwich features a grilled Bratwurst with a mild yet flavorful profile. Its moderate salinity and warm temperature offer a delightful chew, reminiscent of European fare. Accompanied by crispy bread and onion mustard with a curry kick, each bite is a burst of flavor. The German-style kimchi sauerkraut adds a tangy twist, elevating the experience.

For newcomers, the Bosna is a must-try. While the ham cheese and Jambon-beurre sandwiches didn’t stand out, I’m eager to sample the salmon and prosciutto options, along with the enticing cold cuts selection next time. With varieties like Krakauer and Wiener, boasting unique flavors, Xesc Menzl promises a compelling return visit.

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