Pizza is slightly different here. It's still edible but Korea has taken the traditional American dish and added its own signature flavors:
And yes, Mokpo has a Pizza Hut; it's scaringly international. Even though some may see it a small reminder of food back home I (and others) continue to see Pizza Hut as nothing less then everything that is wrong with America.
Fortunately there's tons of competition around Mokpo in both the franchise and mom & pop pizza shops. The Internet provides some informative reviews along with a lot of blog entries but so far my favorite is 시장피자 (aka Sijang Pizza). It is a chain but it's got a few things going for it:
- It's run by a mom and pop.
- Mom and pop make pretty good vegetarian pizza.
- It's within walking distance from my apartment.