The Makan In Seoul Serves Comfort Malaysian Food Such As Nasi Lemak, Char Kway Teow And More


Farah Fazanna •  Sep 07, 2023

Travelling to Seoul soon and planning your foodie journey? Be sure to add The Makan to your list! The halal restaurant serves comfort Malaysian foods and you'll be sure to enjoy it especially when you're homesick. Located in Songpa-Gu, this hidden treasure is discreetly nestled in a corner along the main street. It's relatively easy to spot if you keep a keen eye out for it. The interior was thoughtfully adorned, creating a cosy and welcoming atmosphere. Some of the decorations incorporated Malay influences, which evoked a rush of nostalgia, especially the presence of 'wayang kulit,' Malay shadow puppets.

So, what you should order here?

Credit: The Makan

Nasi lemak, of course! This signature Malaysian dish is perfect to be enjoyed anytime, anywhere! The Makan's nasi lemak has the perfect fragrant coconut rice, crispy fried anchovies and the usual hard-boiled egg and cucumber slices. The sambal has the perfect balance of sweet and spicy - the best type of sambal!

Credit: The Makan

Next, you should try the Char Kway Teow. Didn't think you'd have this in Seoul, don't you? The Makan does a good job with this stir-fried noodles - it even has a smoky and charred taste!

Credit: The Makan

As for drinks, what better way to enjoy your meal than with a tall glass of Teh Tarik, amirite? This is the quintessential Malaysian drink that you NEED to try at The Makan. They really did "pull" the tea!

Final thoughts

If you're homesick or simply craving Malaysian food, The Makan is the place to go!

Halal status: Uses halal-certified ingredients. Do note the restaurant serves alcohol. We recommend you dine at your own discretion.

Address: 98-6, Bangi-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul 1F
Korean address: 서울 송파구 올림픽로32길 37-4 1층
Operating Hours: 5.30pm - 10pm (Mon), 11.30am - 1pm (Tues-Sat). Closed every Sunday.


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