The story of Gus and his American BBQ is well-chronicled on the net among the expat community here in Korea. No need for SFP for regurgitate it here (when he can be out in the field eating at more good eats).

Take a read of this article: http://groovekorea.com/article/sweet-life-sweet-oak/

Sweet Oak is located 1 hour east of Seoul. There is an express bus that goes there every hour from Seoul. W10,000 one-way for a Premium First Class (super comfortable) bus seat. This is the option that SeoulFoodPatrol decided to go because we wanted to drink alcohol with our BBQ. Here is the conclusion. Sweet Oak is the Real Deal. It was awesome! Was it worth the bus drive? Yes. Would we do it again? Yes.

SFP 3 Fork if you happen to be in Wonju 

SFP 2.5 Fork if you live in Seoul


The name Sweet Oak refers to the type of Gangwon Do wood to smoke the meats.





Spare Rib Platter – the St. Louis Cut Spare Ribs.

SFP’s friend from Texas (aka Joe) could not have enough of these rib tips. He thought these were the best and star of the evening.
Pork Spare Ribs 101. Photo and explanation courtesy of Gus. Caption brought to you by SeoulFoodPatrol.
Beef ribs. One of the stars of the evening.
Look at those smoke rings.
Never enough angle shots of this signature dish. These are made in limited supply so it is recommended you call ahead and reserve it.
Top angle of the beef ribs.
They will ask you if you want the beef rib sliced up. We did.

Chicken + Beef Brisket Platter
Chicken + Beef Brisket
Pulled Pork
Cracklings – Fried pork skin. Amazing! Delicious! Addictive! We ordered 3 of these to be shared among 4 people.





S’mores – Marshmallow with chocolate and graham crackers – baked

The express bus ride from Seoul.

Naver Restaurant Info Link (Map, Hours, Links, etc).


Naver Store Info

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