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How to Make Makkoli, Korean Rice Wine!

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For the last 6 months or so, I have been guilty of making my own makkoli (막걸리), Korean rice wine, at home. Above is a video tutorial I made while I made my last batch of makkoli. It’s actually not hard to do, let me just outline the steps here real quick: 1. Get some rice, you can use sweet rice for best results. 2. Clean the rice by washing it with water, do this like 30 times at least and until you see no visible clouding when water is added to the rice. (As you can see in the photo, the rice is now really clean, very white and no cloudiness with the water.) 3. Once the rice is clean, fill it with water in a big bowl and let it sit like 3-5 hours. This is so the rice absorbs water and also all impurities are gone. 4. Drain the water, then let it sit for another 3-5 hours, this will make sure there’s no remaining water. 5. Steam the rice now until you have nice sticky rice. This is the same method you use on Thai sticky rice. (This is what I use, a big Korean pan, … Continue reading

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Makkoli Do-Duk – Korean Rice Wine Bar Review!

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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 … Continue reading

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