Jujeontak (주전탁)

Update:  It has been reported to us that this bar has closed and is now an Izakaya

Name: Ju Jeon Tak (주전탁)

Location: Seollung Station

Reviewed by: Mama’s and Papa’s on: May18, 2013

Thoughts: Ju Jeon Tak is a more upscale makgeolli house that focuses on a unique blend of fusion inspired classics. The interior is a dim lit retrofitted makgeolli house with a faux cherry blossom tree as its centerpiece. It’s clean, quiet and offers some privacy with its sectioned booths. The house offers readily available and common makgeolli’s, with a large menu.

Jujeontak Interior

 

LOCATION

Overall: ***1/2 (3.5 Stars)

FOOD
Kimchi Bacon Jeon: (crisp, oily, salty, good, a bit bacon deficient)

***1/2 (3.5 Stars)

Bossam: (Good sized portion, perfectly steamed, succulent pork with a cinnamon aftertaste, lots of fresh vegetables.)

****1/5 (4.5 Stars)

Haemul Pajeon: (Hefty amount of seafood, a tad oily)

***1/2 (3.5 Stars)

MAKGEOLLI

Baedari (배다리): (Light, sweet, milk like consistency)

***1/2 (3.5 Stars)

Geumjeongsan (금정산): (Clean, sour, small head, big feet, thicker, clean aftertaste)

***1/2 (3.5 Stars)

Gyeongju Bobju (경주법주): (Watery, bitter, super sour, highly effervescent, chalky aftertaste)

**1/2 (2.5 Stars)

Baeknyeon (백년): (Neutral, minimal flavor, very snow-like, a tad pungent, crisp)

*** (3 Stars)

Daebak (대박): (Sweet, watery, fizzy)

** (2 Stars)

Deoksan (덕산): (Thick, refreshing, savory, a twinge on the sweeter side)

*** (3 Stars)

Jujeontak Mak

What Mamas & Papas liked: The service. We received a complimentary bottle of Makgeolli, as well as the Haemul Pajeon. Jujeontak jeonWe also enjoyed the general ambiance. It had a clean and comfortable atmosphere, and it’s one of the quieter places to enjoy makgeolli.

 

What Mamas & Papas didn’t like: The selection of makgeolli.Jujeontak For a makgeolli house in a more upscale neighborhood, we were expecting to find some hard to find makgeollis, with a more diversified flavor spectrum. However all the makgeollis on offer can be easily found at most bars and supermarkets.

Recommendation: This place would be a nice place to entertain some first time guests new to Korea, introducing them to a more internationalized Korean cuisine, and as a fair introduction to makgeolli, especially after a long day of shopping at the nearby COEX. You can comfortably find seating for up to 6 people, and it can accommodate larger groups with advanced notice

Jujeontak ExteriorHow to get there: Go straight out of exit one, and take your first right. Walk straight down the street, first up an incline, then down again for about a block and a half. The restaurant will be on your left, next to a convenience store.

Address: 서울 강남구 대치동 900번지

Map: Here

Have you been to Jujeontak 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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