Muldwinda (물뛴다)

NOTE:  Muldwinda is currently closed for refurbishment (as at Jan 2016)

Name: Muldwinda (물뛴다)

Location: Chungjeongno

Reviewed by: Mamas & Papas on: May 19th, 2012

Thoughts: We tried three different kinds of makgeolli served in bottles, and two different types of food.

LOCATION                               FOOD

Service:          4 * * * *                      Dubu Kimchi (두부김치):   4 * * * *

Style:              4 * * * *                     Bindaeddeok (녹두빈대떡): 4 * * * *

Ambience:   4.5 * * * * 1/2

OVERALL:   4.5 * * * * 1/2

                          MAKGEOLLI

Sanee (산이):           4 * * * *   (sweet, light, fruity)

Baekyeon (백연):     3 * * *      (bitter, strong, chalky)

Haechang (해창):    3 * * *      (sour, sharp, milky)

Muldwinda has a modern stylish interior with plenty of space and a relaxed comfortable atmosphere.  There is an attention to detail when it comes to service and the menu has some unique versions of traditional dishes.

What Mamas & Papas liked: The bindaeddeok!!  Overwhelmingly positive reviews describing it to be crispy, moist and non-greasy, one Mama described it as ‘The perfect complement to makgeolli!’.  Also coming highly recommended was the Sanee (산이) makgeolli, as a drinkable crowd pleaser for those who are not very familiar with makgeolli.

What Mamas & Papas didn’t like: Not much!!  However some were unsure of the Dubu Kimchi.  It’s done in a very different style and some Mamas & Papas thought it to be too much dubu and not enough kimchi.  Note for future visits: You may order kimchi refills as service .

 

Links: Muldwinda has been mentioned in 10 Magazine here.

How to get there: Go to Chungjeongno station (line 2 & 5) and take exit 7.  Turn right immediately and follow the road for about 7-10 minutes.  It’s a quiet street, so you might feel like you are going the wrong way, untilyou will see a shining white building across the street with lights and windows…this is Muldwinda.  Or check out the map.

120-837 Seoul, South Korea 충정로3가 3-12 (경기대로 43)

Ph: 02.392.4200

Have you been to Muldwinda before? Tried more dishes or have more opinions? More questions?  Leave us a comment below and tell us what you think!


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6 responses to “Muldwinda (물뛴다)

  1. Loving the whole concept of the site – although just a suggestion for next time, if I may? A photo of the interior perhaps, so that we can get a feel for it? Either way, keep up the good work and keep on drinking that sweet, sweet makgeolli! 끝까지 달리자! ㅋㅋ ^.^

    • Thanks for the input Tom! We intend to have an interior, exterior and one or two food shots for each and every review from now on. Suggestions always welcome 🙂

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  4. We went here last Saturday evening. Unfortunately, we were quite disappointed. The server seemed inexperienced and service was rather slow. We had wanted to try the bindaeduk, but it wasn’t even on the menu. Then we were going to have haemul pajeon, but we were told the whole food menu was unavailable and there were three dishes of the day(?) that we could have. On the positive side, there was quite an extensive makgeolli list. However, we wanted food and therefore didn’t stay to try the makgeolli.

    • Thanks so much for the feedback! We have heard that Muldwinda has recently undergone a head chef change and they are currently overhauling the menu. It’s a shame you didn’t have a good experience there and that you couldn’t try the makgeolli, as it really is stuff you can rarely get elsewhere. Thanks again for the update 🙂

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