Mulmaegol

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 5 reviews )
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795-1, Susan-ri, Aewol-eup, Jeju City, Jeju-do, South Korea

물메골, at 제주특별자치도 제주시 애월읍 수산리 795-1번지, is inside a double-story residential house, near Coastal Road 1132 & Daewonjeongsa Temple. Serves Korean temple food such as lotus leaf rice (yeoipbap), noodle soup, tea, pancake, salad, seaweed, cookies, kimchi, tofu. Dessert is included with the meal, a traditional Jeju rice 'yogurt' called 'shindari' (쉰다리). The restaurant owner is known for holding traditional vegetarian temple cooking classes every once in a while. Open Tue-Sun 10:00am-7:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Korean

5 Reviews

First Review by ahkow

Lotus Rice & Jeju 'Yogurt' - Edit

While a bit hard to find (and closing quite early), the dishes served at Mulmaegol are unique and delicious. I often go for the lotus-wrapped rice, but the side-dishes are the true highlight for me.
If you're curious to try something new: They sell a traditional drink of Jeju island, made from fermented grains. It's been described to me as a yogurt, but it's non-dairy and the texture is more like a yogurt drink with a very sour taste. Strangely refreshing in the summer, though!

Pros: Unique menu items, Calm and peaceful

Cons: A bit out of the way

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Oriental Korean vegetarian - Edit

The dishes are all free of onion, garlic and egg. It is also called temple stay food in Korean. We enjoyed the dishes a lot, they offered huge portion and it is worth the price. It is recommended to drive there as it is not very accessible. Very traditional dining place, nice ambient.

Pros: Delicious , English menu

Cons: Not easily accessible

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A Blessing of a restaurant - Edit

Most food is vegan, and everything is really tastey! Basically if it looks like there eggs or milk, don't eat it, lol. Although in Korea there are a lot of white sauces that are vegan, so ask if your not sure.

Pros: Beautiful location and space

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Wonderful ambience - Edit

This restaurant has a very cosy feeling to it. The lotus rice meal is lovely. The dishes are simple, but healthy. I was a tad disturbed to be seated near the kitchen and notice the cooks in there shucking shellfish and eating them while. I don't think it's hygenic and I needed to be reasured that there was no fish or shellfish in the soup or any other food after that. I do believe that the restaurant is vegan (as it is frequented by Buddhist monks), so that is why I am was surprised. The place is also a bit cold in winter. It has a wood stove, but the heat doesn't disperse very well.

Pros: wonderful atmosphere, healthy food, vegan

Cons: cool in winter, a bit expensive, difficult to get to

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Nice Temple Food - Edit

Although it's quite far away from the city but it's worth the trip. We visited there twice and had tasted almost all items in the menu. Lotus leaf rice, sea vegetable rice cake soup, pumpkin soup, sweet potato, salad, kimchi... Everything were delicious, from the main course to the side dish. Staff were nice and patient although we can't communicate really well with them. You can choose to dine in the hall or in the rooms. The rooms has many books including Britannica Encyclopedia, some Chinese and English books, but most of them were in Korean. One of them was an aged book which has old photos of Jeju-do.

Definitely grab some bags of the rice-wrapped cookie before you leave.

Pros: Natural food, Pleasant environment, Friendly staff

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