Makgeolli has a long history in Korea that surpasses beer and soju, but rarely do you see this alcoholic beverage in Hong Kong due to its short shelf life. In hope of bringing this piece of Korean culinary heritage to Hong Kong, SJ opened Ssal Bori Ssal, the first makgeolli bar in town. You’ll find eight brands of makgeolli here, with the Boksoondoga ($260/935ml), an artisanal, fresh makgeolli produced with natural carbonation, being the star of the show.
To go with the makgeolli, which is commonly consumed on rainy days in Korea, Ssal Bori Ssal offers an array of comfort food, including the kimchi pancake ($80), pork belly ($220), braised pork trotter ($260) and the homely seafood and fish cake soup ($170) with a hint of soul-restoring spiciness.
Ssal Bori Ssal
Shop B, Brilliant Court, 78 Kimberley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tel: 2736 8444