Name: Moomyeong Jip (무명집)
Reviewed by: Mamas & Papas on: June 9th, 2012
Thoughts: We tried four different kinds of makgeolli served in clear glass milk bottles, and three different types of food.
Service: 4 * * * * Bossam (보쌈): 3 * * * 1/2
Style: 3.5 * * * 1/2 Chumokbap (추믁밥): 3 * * * *
Ambience: 3.5 * * * 1/2
OVERALL: 4 * * * *
Sobaeksan (소백산): 4 * * * * (sweet, thick)
Geumjeongsanseong (금정산성): 3 * * * (sour, earthy)
Hallabong (한라봉): 3 * * * (sweet, citrus aftertaste)
Songmyeongseob (송명섭): 2.5 * * 1/2 (bitter, thin)
Moomyeong Jip is a relaxed, younger setting for makgeolli drinkers with a spacious and cool interior. It has a dark atmosphere, but with well placed mood lighting and contemporary artwork on the walls.
What Mamas & Papas liked: The atmosphere. It’s not overcrowded and it has a casual feel and you can enjoy your own space. One Papa said ‘It feels nice and relaxed and a good place to unwind’. Mamas & Papas also enjoyed the Bossam (보쌈) with many people commenting on its unique cinnamon-like flavor. The crowd pleasing Makgeolli was Sobaeksan (소백산) and the way it was served bubbling out of tall glass bottles.
What Mamas & Papas didn’t like: The Chumokbap as an accompaniment. If you’re looking for something special to go with your makgeolli, this might not be it, as Mamas & Papas thought it to be just average. It is just rice, seaweed and spam which one Mama rolled into bite sized balls for the group. There are lots of things on the menu to try however. The Songmyeongseob (송명섭) makgeolli was a bit too sour for some, but if you like the sour kind this one could be for you!
How to get there:
Go to Sangsu (상수) station on line 6 and take exit 3. As soon as you come out of the station turn right and go down the hill. You will see 무명집 on the left, on the 2ndfloor.
서울특별시 마포구 상수동 329- 7번지 2층
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