Daily Archives: August 13, 2010

makali and jon in the rain

makali and kimchi

Whenever it rains in Seoul, my husband wants to eat jon (like a savoury pancake) and drink makali (milky colored Korean rice wine). Apparently it’s traditional “rainy weather” food and on rainy days we’ve been to restaurants that sell jon and makali and they’ve been pretty busy. There are lots of scenes in Korean dramas of eating jon in the rain too. The scene from Brilliant Legacy (starring Dong Yi’s Han Hyo joo) comes to mind with the scene in episode  4, where Go Eun sung (Han Hyo joo) the poor heroine meets a halmoni, old lady, and ends up letting her stay at her flat because she has lost her memory. Go Eun song comes home in the pouring rain and suggests that they eat kimchi jon. Continue reading


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