Makgeolli

Food

A Guide to North Korean Food from a Man Who's Been Eating It for 14 Years

Having visited North Korea nearly 150 times, Simon Cockerell is well-versed in the cuisine of the hermit kingdom. His advice: try the sushi but avoid the clams cooked in gasoline.
Jamie Fullerton
2.17.18
New York

MUNCHIES Presents: A Night Out In K-Town

Our host Naomi Shimada heads out for the night with Pablo, known as the "King of Koreatown," who takes her out for a night of Korean barbecue, karaoke, and watermelon soju.
Naomi Shimada
11.5.17
Munchies

This Korean Bar Wants You to Stop Drinking Crappy Makgeolli

Seoul's Damotori wants to spread the gospel of good makgeolli—a milky, lightly carbonated cousin of beer that's made from rice—to Koreans, Japanese, Westerners, and anyone else who drops in.
David Volodzko
6.8.16
Make this

This Beautiful Korean Cocktail Is Deceptively Potent

In this cocktail, the milky, low-alcohol brew known as makgeolli meets soju, sour mix, and Korean fruit wine that’s made with raspberries.
Munchies Staff
5.27.16
SEOUL

Chef's Night Out: Tuk Tuk

We join Dong-hyeuk Im, owner of Tuk Tuk Noodle Thai, for a night out in Seoul, South Korea.
Dong hyeuk Im
5.20.16
Booze

Makgeolli Is the Drink of Choice for Farmers, Korean Rappers, and Old People

As South Korea’s most popular alcohol until 1988, makgeolli was favored among farmers and the working class. It's recently made a comeback among Korean youth and even celebrities who put creedence in its reputation as a healthier booze.
Tae Yoon
11.8.15
Recipe

The Rose of Sharon Recipe

You can drink makgeolli straight from the bottle, or your can do it up fancy with soju and fruit wine in this recipe from JUNGSIK.
Jung-Sik Yim
2.11.15