âMaraâ means spicy enough to make your tongue numb. When you first taste it, you are unfamiliar with its unique spice flavor and exotic spiciness, but it is addictive and comes back to mind over time. Once you taste it, you won't be able to get a hair out of its charm! Let's meet the 5 best Mara cuisine restaurants.
1. Just like mainland China, 'Tianjin Inspiration' in Yeoksam-dong, Seoul
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â²Location: 26, Bongeunsa-ro 6-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
â²Business hours: 12:00 – 24:00 every day, B/T 15:00 – 16:00
â²Price: Tianjin mara hot pot 23,000 won, Tianjin mara stir-fry 14,500 won, crispy corn tempura 6,000 won
â²Testimonial (Shikigin Hanyu): The store isn't big, and the waits are long because they are eaten with alcohol. I went there at 6 o'clock on Sunday, and I waited almost an hour to get in. I can adjust the spiciness, but people in Seoul really aren't very spicy. I think you can think of marathang, which is a bit sweet and spicy! You can eat it even when you're hungry! It also contains fish and contains a variety of basic ingredients, so it was delicious! It's a bit sweet, but I think that makes it even more addictive!
2. That Maralongsha that Zhang Chen ate! , 'Kung Fu Solungsha' in Jayang-dong, Seoul
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â²Location: 37 Dongil-ro 18-gil, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul
â²Opening hours: 11:30 – 23:00 every day
â²Price: Spicy crayfish 30,000 won, garlic-scented crayfish 32,000 won, gobarou 15,000 won
â²Testimonial (Shikigami Sangchuti): I really wanted to eat the crayfish dish that actor Yoon Gye-sang from Crime City ate, so I went to Kung Fu Solungsha, a famous Maralongsha restaurant in Kondae! People keep coming in. Very popular, good! I ordered it with Maralongsha, and they were a sweet and salty combination, and they were really delicious. Hmm, it's a bit expensive, so I don't think I can go there often, but I think it's a restaurant worth visiting at least once~~
3. 'Jinmara' in Sinsa-dong, Seoul, is a mara specialty store that's great for eating alone
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â²Location: 11 Dosan-daero 15-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
â²Business hours: 11:00 – 22:00 every day
â²Price: Marathang (100g) 4,200 won, Marathang (100g) 4,200 won, JIN'S marathang 15,000 won
â²Review (Shikigin Mari): A marathang restaurant with a rich broth flavor. It would be nice if people who like Mara stopped by at least once. It's good to choose ingredients, but the chef's recommendations are also worth eating. The spareribs are also very chewy and crispy.
4. Choose and enjoy the red and white baths of your choice! , 'Hwangsan Shabu-shabu' in Susong-dong, Seoul
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â²Location: 81 Sambong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
â²Business hours: Weekdays 11:00-22:00, weekends 12:00 – 22:00
â²Price: Beef and lamb shabu-shabu 15,000 won, Huangshan assorted shabu-shabu 20,000 won, mushroom shabu-shabu 15,000 won
â²Review (Shikigin, Medium Rare Girl): A hot pot restaurant that you can easily visit. There is the same store in Myeong-dong, where the prices are not expensive and the ingredients are plentiful. A perfect place to stop by and have a drink after work.
5. Enjoy 'Deokhoo Sensaeng' in Cheongdam-dong, Seoul in a hip atmosphere
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â²Location: 822 Seolleung-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
â²Business hours: Weekdays 11:30 – 23:00, B/T 15:00 – 17:30, weekends 11:30 – 23:00
â²Price: Mara shrimp 28,000 won, rice noodles 11,000 won, white meat 16,000 won
â²Review (Shikigin Sundubu Soft Tofu): A Chinese restaurant with a nice atmosphere. You can eat a variety of dishes in a dark bar-shaped space. The biggest advantage is that you can also drink whiskey and wine.