When I go to to Mix & Malt in Hyehwa its usually for the fantastically fabulous cocktails. However last week I took my girls out there to enjoy a delicious dinner too!
To kick the night off wen started with a couple of Mix & Malt cocktails. I’ve written about the drinks before so I don’t want to go on and on about them but they are nothing short of amazing. My favourites include the ginger mojito, the raspberry mojito and the caiprinha. They are all around 11,000 each too which is very cheap considering how well made they are. It’s by far and away my favourite place to get a cocktail in the city.
For the main course we tried the steak, mash and green beans (25,000). A 24 hour sous vide steak on a bed of caramelized onions, mashed potatoes and green beans all floating on a puddle of delicious tasty gravy. I adored this steak and I’m not usually overly in love with sous vide cooked steak but this one was very special indeed. The outside had been seared perfectly so it had a nice crust, while the inside was still lovely and tender. The green beans and mash were excellent too. Such a a simple but well cooked dish, you’d be had pushed to find better steak at a similar price in the city.
We also got an order of their buffalo wings (17,000). Now that may seem pricey for wings and it is, but you get a lot and these are no ordinary wings, they are down right amazing. Smothered in their home made buffalo dipping sauce then dipped in to the creamy blue cheese dipping sauce you will die and go to heaven. Perfect for sharing, if you like wings these are not to be missed.
Lastly we shared a poutine (17,00). A big bowl of fries topped with lashings of melted cheese and gravy. Not quite traditional but it ticked all the boxes. While I never believe that you can have have too much gravy, the fries soaked a fair amount of it up making them a bit sloppy by the end. While I enjoyed these I didn’t think there were able to compete with the wings and the steak.
You might have thought we would have been cold sitting out on the terrace in November but with their outdoor heaters and cozy button up blankets we were snug as a bug in a rug. The three cocktails I drank might have had something to do with it too.
I was particularly stuffed and a little drunk after everything I had consumed that night but owner Wendel kindly offered us a Kahlua cappuccino on the house. I couldn’t resist even if I was concerned I’d be up all night. And oh my god was this delicious, so sweet and creamy and the perfect way to end the meal. I’m going to be making these at home from now on, it’s the perfect drink for coffee loving alcoholics.
Once again we had a splendid night at Mix & Malt, the drinks are fabulous and so is the food. The space itself is also very special and like nowhere else in Seoul, there is a huge outdoor patio plus two floors of indoor seating inside. It’s the perfect place for a special occasion or even just a few cocktails with the girls.
Mix & Malt is located at 3 Changgyeonggung-ro 29gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul. To get there take a train to Hyehwa Station (line 4) and come out of exit 4 and take left and walk to the end of the street. Once you reach the end of the road take a right and go across the crossing towards Olleh and take the alleyway to the left hand side. Walk straight down that alley way and you will see Mix & Malt ahead of you. For more information you can call them on 02-765-5945 or check out their facebook page.