âMochiâ is a food eaten by steaming or cooking grain powder and then forming a shape. It has a variety of flavors depending on the ingredients it contains, such as snow white, honey mochi, shiru mochi, dumpling, and injeolmi. Nowadays, the number of types of mochi made with new ingredients and methods is increasing. It is loved as much as bread and cakes for its addictive, chewy texture and unique flavor. From Korean-style Injeolmi, which has an attractive light flavor and subtle sweetness, to amazing rice cakes where the feel of a grain of rice comes alive one by one! Here are 5 mochi restaurants in Seoul that have won the hearts of Mochi Soon-ji people .
1. The colorful colors that catch the eye, Sadang-dong's âMollangisuâ
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âMollang Isuâ is located in Namsan Market near Isu Station. The signature menu is âSeisak Injeolmi,â which has an attractive, colorful color that catches the eye and is soft to the touch. It consists of 5 flavors: mugwort , brown rice, strawberry, sweet pumpkin, and purple sweet potato, and the lineup changes depending on the season. With the exception of Sasak Injeolmi, the rest of the mochi can be purchased for 4,000 won for 3 packs regardless of type.
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â² Location: 24, Dongjak-daero 29-gil, Dongjak-gu, Seoul
â² Business hours: 06:00 every day â 20:00, closed on the first and third Mondays
â² Price: Sassak Injeolmi 5,000 won, candy mochi 2,000 won
â² Review (Shikigami Gouge Samanko ): I bought the most popular Injeolmi. I like the soft feel, so I keep fiddling with it… hehehe, mochi is delicious even if you just eat it, and it's delicious even if you eat it with soy sauce !
2. 'Gyeonggi Rice Cake House' in Mangwon-dong, the taste of famous people from generation to generation
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'Gyeonggi Rice Cake Shop' is a place run by four sons following the generation of famous Choi Gil Seon. The signature menu, âIttimochi,â is a rustic shape with handmade red bean paste attached to the rice cake and is named after it resembles an alien. The chewy texture of the rice cake blends harmoniously with the subtle sweetness of the red bean paste. You can enjoy a variety of mochi in advance at the tasting corner set up in the store.
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â² Location: 24, Donggyo-ro 9-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
â² Business hours: 06:00 â 18:00 on weekdays, 06:00 â 19:00 on Saturdays, Closed on Sundays
â² Price: Itty mochi 4,500 won, wind mochi 4,500 won
â² Review (Little comeback): Mochi because it's close to home It's a place I often visit if I want to eat. My parents really liked the mochi because it wasn't irritating and didn't feel burdensome. ^^
3. âDodam Mochi Shopâ in Seocho-dong, mochi carefully cooked on a stone mortar
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âDodam Rice Cake Shopâ is a place where you can find Injeolmi made using traditional methods from the North region. The signature menu is âIbuk-in-jeolmi,â made by grinding whole glutinous rice on a stone mortar, shaping it by hand, and dousing it with white red bean paste. The characteristic is that glutinous rice is wrapped in lotus leaves and steamed, adding the fragrant flavor of lotus leaves and increasing stickiness. Injeolmi sells out fast , so we recommend visiting after making a reservation .
â² Location: 14-13 Hyoryeong-ro 61-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul
â² Opening hours: 08:30 â 19:30 every day
â² Price: Ibuk-injeolmi (16 pieces) ) 18,000 won, black sesame injeolmi (1 kg) 16,000 won
â² review (manners without eating): Recently, it seems like the number of rice cake shops that sell North Korean-style Injeolmi has increased. Dodam Tteokjip's Injeolmi is a savory yet light, addictive flavor that makes you keep eating it .
4. 'Cloud Rice Cake House' in Bangbae-dong, with its rich, aromatic charm
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âCloud Rice Cake Shopâ has been loved by the residents of Bangbae-dong for 22 years. As a general rule, they are made and sold on the same day, and only two types of mochi are sold. The signature menu, âBlack Sesame Injeolmiâ, has the chewy texture of sticky rice Injeolmi and the rich aroma of black sesame paste that fills your mouth. . You can enjoy the mochi purchased at the cloud mochi cafe on the opposite side with coffee and drinks.
â² Location: 21, Bangbae-ro 33-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul
â² Business hours: Monday to Saturday 08:00 â 22:00, Sunday 09:00 â 22:00
â² Price: Black sesame Injeolmi 8,000 won, cloud mochi 8,000 won
â² Review (eating dog poop): I really like black sesame dessert, but here is black sesame Injeolmi Absolutely 100% of my taste!!! It's a delicious place with a unique flavor that can only be felt with black sesame seeds!
5. Seongnae-dong's 'One Hundred Years Hana Edition' with the texture of a grain of rice
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âOne Hundred Years Flower Editionâ has the meaning of a mochi that is as beautiful as a flower sharing a hundred years of love. The signature menu is ârice grain daifuku,â which is made only with high-quality ingredients such as Japanese mugwort from Halla, roasted sticky rice, and Sinan sea salt. You can enjoy the texture of the rice grains by kneading the dough tens of thousands of times in an old-fashioned way. It is also a delicacy to fry mochi on both sides in a frying pan and then sprinkle honey on it to eat.
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â² Location: 18, Yangjae-daero 81-gil, Gangdong-gu, Seoul
â² Business hours: Weekdays 08:00 â 19:00, Weekends 08:00 â 18:00
â² Price: Rice ball daifuku (2.5 kg) 29,000 won, rice pill bean mochi (2.5 kg) 29,000 won
â² Review (Shikigami Kardai Ryu): As a reward for a friend It's a place I ordered separately because I received a gift and it was delicious. What's left over is always delicious even if you freeze it and then defrost it and eat it~~