Sool Saturdays - Hwangeum Gongpat (황금 공팥)

As Authentic As They Come

Seoul is bursting with restaurants and dining options, but there are some special finds that truly hit the mark and leave you feeling like a night well spent. That is why this place is on a regular rotation for The Sool Company when we want some hearty eats and good strong sool. Hwangeum Gongpat is tucked away in the neighborhood of Ahyeon-dong, and is known for its freshly made tofu and an assortment of fermented goodies. And of course, that means they are one of the very few places that actually make their own makgeolli and soju on site! The owner makes a clean, sharp and sour makgeolli that is so unlike anything else that it keeps us coming back for more. A true hidden gem, this place is comfort food and sool for the soul.

What Are ‘Sool Saturdays’?

Sool Saturdays are monthly gatherings open to anyone interested in exploring different styles of sool and food pairings. Held on the first Saturday of every month, Sool Saturdays are a casual evening of sampling and tasting. Each location is carefully selected and the menu curated by The Sool Company, whether it be for their delicious food, sool selection, atmosphere…or all three! Whether you come alone or bring friends, our Sool Saturdays are all about eating and tasting delicious food and drinks with like-minded souls. The price of the ticket includes all food and a variety of makgeolli, takju, cheongju and soju. There is one thing that will always be guaranteed at a Sool Saturday, the sool will be the star 🙂

Payment Details

You can choose to pay in US$ via credit card and Paypal or by direct bank transfer in Korean Won. If you choose to pay by Bank Transfer, the price will be changed into Korean Won during the checkout process.


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About Us

Julia Mellor is a specialist in Korean traditional alcohol with over 8 years in brewing education and industry experience.  She has trained under some of Korea’s most renowned Master brewers, and continues to work closely with the artisan sool community. 

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