Korean Sticky Fingers Bakery!
When I visited the Sticky Fingers Bakery in DC with Christina, I remembered that Bill and I visited the Sticky Fingers franchise in the AK Plaza department store in Bundang while we were visiting Korea this spring. We took pictures so we could share them on the blog then, but we never got around to it. We were so busy back then, we couldn’t keep up with all the things that we should have blogged about. So here are the pictures, after 5 months! 🙂
The interesting thing about Sticky Fingers in Korea is that they do not have a single item that is the same with the DC original store. They make items that are completely differently. They make bakery items that are traditionally popular in Korea, just vegan style. So they bring the concept and method of vegan, environmentally friendly baking, but not the original items of Sticky Fingers in DC! So you won’t see any pretty & evil cupcakes that are topped with a ton of icing! The items at Sticky Fingers Seoul look more healthy and earthy, more in the style of Korean bakeries which are less decadent and more like simple pastries or bread.
Sticky Fingers is located in the food court in AK Plaza. Korean department stores have huge food courts that are part markets, part collection of restaurants. We initially had trouble finding it and asked at the information desk and were told it wasn’t in the store. Luckily we went and looked again and there it was!
They gave us one of their brochures, which reads “Sticky Fingers is committed to saving our planet, by protecting animals and the environment!”. Yay!
Yumm… their green tea cookie. It was really delicious. 🙂 Although, I have to admit that I do love anything that has green tea in it.
And the cinnamon roll that Bill liked! I wish I had taken a picture without the wrapper! This was pretty good, again not as decadent as US version- less icing and not as moist, but still quite good.
Now this pecan pie was pretty tasteless. I’m telling you, sometimes the Korean health-consciousness just sucks the soul out of yummy desserts! ;p This tasted more like bread with pecans in it than a dessert!
I wish I could be more positive, but this chestnut/walnut-muffin was just okay.. To be honest, I never understood why muffins are so popular in the west. To me, they seem to be something in between desserts and dinner breads. Very confusing. Anyway, we got it because Bill wanted to try it and he said it was just okay. I thought it was a little too doughy.
Now these cookies were a different story! They were absolutely amazing.. addictive. They were both made out of only a handful of ingredients, mostly organic, and they were both fantastic. Just looking at these cookies makes me happy. We wished we had gotten a whole box full of these cookies to bring back to the states. :p We can’t wait to go back to Seoul and get some more.
Overall, it was a fun place to visit, and we got some yummy treats. Sticky Fingers has a number of stores in Korea, mostly in up-scale department stores. Shinsagae department stores have them as well as AK plaza. So if you’re ever in Seoul, we hope you check out the Korean Sticky Fingers Bakery, it’ll be a fun trip!