My parents passed me their stubbornness genetically and nurtured it through upbringing. So, when one of the chef's at Passion 5 formed an X with his forearms to warn me off taking photos, I smiled and complied. Or so he thought. I was angry and intent on taking even more photos than I normally do. I hate places which have an anti-photo rule - it's so stupid in this day and age. I hoped to despise their goods and slam them but guess what? Anti-photo rule or not, they craft some scrumptious goodies, both savory and sweet.
Just about everything we tried was a hit. From left to right, piggie in a filo blanket, bacon in a dough shawl, a crepe sack filled with strawberries and cream, tied with a vanilla bean and a hot cheese pocket.
Filo dough cradling a juicy sausage. Genius. Un-toppable until.....
.....we tried an even juicier sausage wrapped in a lighter jacket.
This little piggie was top of the food chain, we agreed. So juicy and tender. Of course, we're biased - we're pork-addicts.
As Dodo kept buying, I kept clicking. I hid my camera on my lap and snapped whenever the waiter disappeared. The boomerang in the foreground was the runt of the litter - we selected it not realizing it was filled with olives - neither of us cares for olives. The strawberry pastry was better than it had a right to be - strawberries in the middle of winter?
We sat upstairs after selecting our eats on the first floor. As you can see, it's schwanksville - a step up from their other chain - Paris Baguette, which I didn't try.
I'm not positive about the address, so just look for the red birdie out front.
Yongsan-gu Hannam-Dong 72-74