Monday, August 22, 2011

H-Makgeolli in Haebangchon

H-Makgeolli in HBC
I haven't been to this place in a long time and I don't know why. The food is, as it always was, very good and the staff that is working there are very accommodating and kind. They still have a large variety of different makgeollis there. I was there about 1 week ago with friends and we had the Buckwheat Flower (Maemil kkot), Corn, and Blackbean. The corn was pretty good but the Black bean one was too sweet. Everyone's favorite was the Buckwheat Flower- very smooth and with a slight acidity.

Another thing I really like about this place is the care they put into making the food. The Acorn jelly salad (totori muk) was very fresh and the jellied acorn with veggies is a fine combination. The crunchiness of the carrots really helped bring the dish together. 

After this dish we had the Kimchi Pancake. This is really good. The batter is crisp and the kimchi is sour and a little spicy. Panfrying really brings the flavor out of the kimchi.

Like I said, it's a great place to hang out with friends over some great rice wine and food.

Find directions here: http://www.seouleats.com/2010/02/my-new-favorite-makgeolli-place-h-in.html
Totori Muk
Corn Makgeolli
Kimchi Jeon
H-Makgeolli in HBC