Shake Shack celebrated their 5yr anniversary in Korea recently by launching a limited edition Bulgogi Burger and Makgeolli ‘milkshake’. I, of course, had to sample the makgeolli shake…..a couple of times!
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Allegedly named after a famous shoe polish brand, it’s a a really sour tasting black bean makgeolli. There is a lot of sediment and so you need to drink it pretty quickly as once it settles there’s a lot at the bottom of your cup. The colour is also a little brown in order to match the shoe polish, which I’m not really sure was a good idea. Not sure I’m a fan of this to be honest and it’s definitely not one that I’ll be rushing out to buy again.
Continue reading #88 Malpyo ‘Horse’ Makgeolli (말픞 막걸리)
I’ll be honest when I first found this nestling among some Incheon makgeolli in a local Bupyeong mart, I bought it more out of curiosity then expectation…I was wrong. I really didn’t expect to like it but it is actually really good. It is a little sour but it definitely packs a punch and might just be a acquired taste. It’s also a little thick with some slight carbonation
Continue reading #87 ‘Father’s Youth’ Makgeolli (아빠 의청춘 막걸리)
Seoul Jangsoo has long been the main, and sometimes only, bottle of makgeolli readily available in the capital but with the recent influx of ricewine from other areas and cities the Seoul Jangsoo Brewery decided to launch a new bottle on the market and so InSaeng (Life) makgeolli was born. But which makgeolli is the best? I decided to put them both to the taste test and where better to do so than to go for a walk up Namsan Mountain.
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