Converted from an old house, this restaurant exudes a welcoming vibe, with a small garden and well-divided sections inside. Unfortunately, the fusion Korean cuisine served at Shwimpyo Mallang wasn’t up to par. What they call an ‘onion soup’ was practically a bowl of warm potato purée, with bits of onions (that we managed to find) that weren’t caramelized. The soy sauce-pickled garlic pizza was rather unpleasant to taste. Crushed pieces of pickled garlic, which were unevenly spread between layers of bread, were extremely salty and overpowering. The rest of the ingredients — cheese, bacon and olives — didn’t help. The signature cocktail, Summer Mallang Tonic (priced at 4,000 won), however, was refreshing: combination of fizz and fruity syrup (omija, in this case) is something one can’t really go wrong with.
|Venue name:||Shwimpyo Mallang||Contact:|
|Opening hours:||12:00-22:00, closed Mon and every second and fourth Sun|
|Transport:||Mullae Station (line 2) exit 7. 10 mins walk.|
|Price:||Potato and Onion Soup 4,000 won, Summer Mallang Tonic 4,000 won, Pickled Garlic Tortilla Pizza 10,000 won|