We have a hankering to go old school for the next meeting! The thing about the no-frills locations is that they usually only serve something in the way of Seoul Makgeolli, so we trawled Naver for an appropriate location that also serves at least one non-aspartame option.
Wow how time flies!! Another meeting just around the corner, and this time we are heading to a place that has just about every makgeolli under the sun! The location […]
dehag, or "university," because of its close proximity to a number of learning institutes.
Over the past decade, Hongdae has garnered the reputation of being Seoul's SoHo, lessening Hyehwa to a mere a notch in the history of the city's culture boom. Today, it remains off the radar to most tourists and is even overlooked by locals. Nevertheless, it remains to thrive as Seoul's theater district- with over 80 independent theaters showing performances on a daily basis- and is brimming with diverse, inexpensive eateries, eye-catching cafes and greenspaces to boot. The neighborhood, while seemingly typical on the surface, is one of surprises. It just takes a bit of digging to discover them.
Once the center of Seoul's art and music scene, Hyehwa is a neighborhood bursting with creativity and youthful energy. The area is situated in the northeastern part of the capital and is also known as Daehangno, a nickname derived from
(side dish), variety of kimchi
(there's over 200!) and regional and seasonal specialty. Fortunately for gastronomes eager to sample Korea's tastiest cuisine in a limited amount of time, O'ngo Food Communications offers a number of food tours
that take all the guesswork out of the search for the country's best restaurants.
Korean cuisine, much like the country's people, is vibrant, flavorful, eclectic and packs a lot of punch. It's so diverse that it would take years to try each
Name: Damotori H (다모토리 ‘ㅎ’) Location: Haebangcheon Reviewed by: Mama Julia Thoughts: Damotori is the staple makgeolli bar for the Haebangcheon and surrounding neighborhood. It has a cozy and dark atmosphere, […]
It’s amazing what can turn up when trawling Naver for new makgeolli places to try. We stumbled apon this small (very small) but very white little makgeolli bar in Sindorim that seems to be serving up some interesting gems. On the menu we spy a Meshil Wonju, as well as a host of the usual favorites including non-aspartame staples.
The location for this meeting has been on the books for over a year!! We tried to visit last year but it was unexpectedly closed and we just haven’t tried since. Helen’s Kitchen has a very good reputation for its makgeolli, food and atmosphere and it’s located not far from Coex near Samsung Station. From what we have heard, Helen spent her early years in growing up in the US and after working for a multinational company decided to open a makgeolli bar.