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“Makgeolli” is a traditional sake made by brewing sake with rice and yeast and then filtering out the sake without removing it. Makgeolli is a liquor that is consistently loved by the common people, and is characterized by its savory flavor and tangy flavor. Likes and dislikes have been divided because of its unique flavor, but recently, makgeolli that have broken stereotypes are appearing one after another. From sweet makgeolli made with ingredients such as cheese and fruit, to makgeolli that you enjoy with course meals, and makgeolli filled with love from foreign owners! Here are 5 of the best unique makgeolli restaurants that keep up with the trend.

1. Enjoy a variety of snacks as a course, 'Makgeolli There' in Mangwon-dong

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“Makgeolli There” consists of an “a” shaped bar table structure. The feature is that you can enjoy makgeolli and snacks as course meals. The signature menu is the “Makgeolli Local Snack Set”, which includes 6 types of snacks, starting with an appetizer, hornfish sauce, grilled fish, tempura, meal, and dessert. In addition to the course, you can add an à la carte menu.

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â–²Location: 65, Poeun-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul

▲Opening hours: 19:00 — 03:00 every day, closed on Sundays and Mondays

â–²Price: Makgeolli, local snacks, Korean dressing, 29,000 won, potato chips 12,000 won

â–²Testimonial (for residents of Shikigami Tidberg): Appetizers with various menus, such as omakase, have an advance reservation system. There is also a half course that you can eat more lightly!

2. A new transformation of makgeolli! Sinsa-dong “Belladon Beef”

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“Bellerdain Beef” has an exotic atmosphere with a plate with a statue of the Goddess Nike and furniture containing works by Fornacetti Seti. The signature menu is “Ricotta Dream,” which contains ricotta cheese made directly from makgeolli. The sour flavor unique to makgeolli was reduced and the smooth texture and savory flavor were maximized. As a snack, “Variety Samgyeopsal,” which uses wet aging to make use of the moist juice, is popular.

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â–²Location: 5 Dosan-daero 11-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

▲Business hours: 11:30 — 23:00 on weekdays, 12:00 — 23:00 on weekends

â–²Price: Ricotta Dream 15,000 won, Variety Samgyeopsal 35,000 won

â–²Testimonial (Good Food Chart): I tried makgeolli with ricotta cheese for the first time, but instead of the tangy flavor, it had a sweet flavor, so I think people who don't drink alcohol can enjoy it.

3. Have a drink with a quiet sensibility, Ikseon-dong's 'Ikkpenju'

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“Ikbenju” is a fusion Korean bar where you are greeted by a spacious hall converted from a hanok and a cool open ceiling. The signature menu is “sea urchin cold pasta,” which adds a fresh color to the chewy rigatoni with sea urchin roe sauce and windproof herb puree. The savory flavor of windproof herb puree combines the green flavor of sea urchin eggs and the aroma of sesame oil to provide a variety of flavors.

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â–²Location: 31, Donhwamun-ro 11da-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul

▲Business hours: 12:00 — 22:30 every day, B/T (weekdays) 15:00 — 17:00

â–²Price: Cold sea urchin pasta 17,000 won, yakiniku potato chips all 18,000 won

â–²Review (Shikigami JKO^-^): Come on, I went to Korea to see Iji for the first time. There were various Korean fusion menus, so it went very well with makgeolli. Also recommended as a date spot!

4. An ever-changing atmosphere, “Makgeolli is alive” in Sinsa-dong

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Thanks to the wall where the media art “Makgeolli is alive” appears, you can enjoy a different atmosphere depending on the time of day. They have about 110 types of alcoholic beverages, including distilled spirits and fruit liquors, including 40 types of makgeolli from various regions such as Gapyeong, Mungyeong, and Busan. The signature menu is “Bamdongsan Albam Makgeolli,” which is easy to drink thanks to the sweet flavor of Gongju Chestnut.

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â–²Location: 39 Dosan-daero 51-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

â–²Opening hours: 16:00 to 22:00 on weekdays, 14:00 to 22:00 on weekends, closed on Mondays

â–²Price: Bamdongsan Albam Makgeolli 7,000 won, potato chips 20,000 won

â–²Testimonial (): It was the first place where media art appeared, but the background seemed to be in a different place, so it was different, and the visuals had no choice but to take certified shots!

5. Euljiro 4-ga's makgeolli presented by a foreign boss, '7point8seoul'

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'7point8seoul' is run by a foreign owner who has a deep love for traditional Korean sake. An event is held every certain amount of time where people walk around each table and distribute samples of makgeolli. Makgeolli is prepared in a variety of ways, from original savory flavors to unique flavors such as green grapes, black beans, coriander seeds, and pomegranate, so it's fun to choose and eat according to your taste.

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â–²Location: 22-7 Changgyeonggung-ro 8-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul

â–²Opening hours: 17:00 every day – closing time is irregular, closed on Sundays

â–²Price: Oxygen makgeolli 9,000 won, truffle tartare 26,000 won

â–²Review (Shikigin Kyakyao): It was nice to be able to drink all the makgeolli that can't be easily found. I was able to find combinations of ingredients as unique as makgeolli for snacks.

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