Makkoli (막걸리) is the name for Korean rice wine, very similar to Japanese unfiltered sake.
In Korea, there’s a bunch of Korean Makkoli bars that specialize in providing customers with various different flavors of Makkoli.
On this day, we went to a Korean Rice Wine Bar called “Makkoli Do-Duk” (막걸리도둑), which means Korean Rice Wine Burglar. (It’s in Hong Dae somewhere)
Korean rice wine is usually served on a small bowl, not a shot glass or wine glass. And also you can pour more from the bigger teapot.
Here’s a quick look at the menu at Makkoli Do-Duk.
The first page of the menu lists different types of beer, soju, and 5 different flavors of the most popular Makkoli.
Don’t mistaken Korean bars as a place that only sell liquor because it’s Korean tradition to always eat some food along with Makkoli.
This particular Makkoli bar had some really great food to offer, meats, soups, and a ton more great food to eat along with your Makkoli.
Next time you are in Korea, I highly recommend you to check out a Makkoli bar as they have great food, rice wine, and good times for you and your friends.
Makkoli is also much cheaper than any other type of alcohol sold in Korea so you can’t go wrong with that. It’s also really good for your health as there’s “live yeast” living in Makkoli (if you get the live kind).
I’ve also been making Makkoli at home so I will have an updated post on how to make your own Makkoli too.
Also check out my other makkoli bar reviews: