Introducing the restaurant that’s bringing lamb chops, boerewors and other signature braai dishes to people in South Korea.
Braai Republic, a restaurant in Seoul, South Korea, is dedicated to all things braai, has awesome chow and is responsible for creating South African vibes to local meat lovers and Saffas who find themselves far away from home.
Because a braai is considered to be one of the main social events that brings people together from different backgrounds in SA, owners Chris Truter and Roddy Bancroft decided to bring that experience to everyone who walks through their door.
They opened Braai Republic’s door in 2011, and have been going strong ever since.
According to EatOut, Chris and Roddy started making biltong and boerewors after they initially found themselves in Korea to teach English. While they also played rugby together, their friendship progressed in the kitchen and it wasn’t long before they started to produce meat for all kinds of festivals.
It was then that they decided to open a true South African, braai-themed restaurant in the neighborhood of Itaewon.
While Saffas are enjoying the home-style food away from home, many Koreans also enjoy the great vibe and awesome chow the restaurant offers. It’s believed that over weekends, 80% of their customers are Korean, proving that braai dishes are winning the hearts of meat-lovers all over.
The menu includes lamb chops, a ‘boere brunch’, boerewors, pap and wors, pies and several ‘meaty’ platters “for the real carnivores” out there. Of course, they also serve a ‘Braai Broodjie Brunch’ accompanied by coffee and tea – because what would a braai be without a braai broodjie?
As for the rest of the menu, diners can also order South African-style bean soup, peri-peri chicken livers as well as a range of South African drinks such as Rooibos Tea, Castle Lager and Savanna Dry.
If you find yourself in a rather jolly mood, uniquely named shots such as a ‘Springbokkie‘, ‘Brian Habana‘ and ‘Blesbok‘ will make you feel right at home in this awesome place.