Saturday, October 29, 2011

Traditional Korean meal of Haemul Pajeon and Makgeolli @ Hongik University, Seoul

A local Korean who used to work part time in the hostel that I stayed, brought me to this small shop near Hongik University subway exit 8. Here, she introduced two Korean delicacy, haemul pajeon a Korean style seafood pancake and makgeolli an alcoholic traditional drink fermented from rice served in bowl. Haemul pajeon is a pancake-like Korean dish made from a batter of eggs, wheat flour, rice flour, green onions, and often other additional ingredients depending on the variety. Beef, pork, kimchi, shellfish, and other seafood are mostly used. According to review from Seoul website, makgeolli is the best alcoholic drink to try in Korea.

Haemul pajeon. This dish contains a lot of seafood. It is good but it is a bit oily.

Makgeolli. Make sure you don't think this too much or you will be drunk. The taste is nice and sweet but without realising that you are consuming alcohol. Makgeolli is an alcoholic beverage native to Korea. It is made from rice or wheat mixed with nuruk, a Korean fermentation starter.

Drink makgeolli from copper bowl. This is the traditional way of drinking makgeoli.

Coordinate/GPS: 37.556094,126.924635 (approx).
Seoul Metro station: Hongik University exit number 8.


  1. any idea whats the shop name?

  2. Sorry, I am not sure of the shop name. However, I provided the GPS as in the blog. Its just around the GPS point.



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