Isaac Toast egg-cheese sandwich, my first meal in Korea

My first meal in Korea (January 2010) was a simple egg-cheese sandwich at a Korean eatery chain known as Isaac Toast. I just arrived my hostel that day and couldn’t check-in on a cold winter morning, so decided to wander around for breakfast, and there it was, and the meal tasted really good despite its simplicity.

Korea Isaac Toast cheese egg sandwich

Isaac’s sandwiches (or toasts) are freshly made and the menu is quite simple with affordable price. The bread was grilled with butter, with egg and cheese the common ingredients. Customers can add ham, bacon, salad etc. in between.

Besides sandwiches they also served coffee and drinks; AFAIK the egg-cheese sandwich is no longer available on the menu though.

Koreans tend to pronounce the brand “yee-sark” instead of the conventional English way. The franchise is quite popular among Chinese-speaking visitors, branches at tourist areas are often packed with foreigners.

I’m still a regular customer but there’s one downside with Isaac, their food may seem simple to prepare but each outlet has different quality; some are a bit too oily and soggy etc. Luckily there are more good than bad; the one I frequent near Dongmyo is pretty consistent IF the boss makes the meal herself.