Anyone looking to get their macaron fix should try Mariwhale Macaron. I came across this little store straight in front of exit 5 of the Hongdae University Station (홍댕역). It’s on the 2nd floor. These bite sized pieces of happiness typically go for quite a bit of money, but this place charges a comparatively reasonable 900 won per a macaron!
The flavors are a bit lacking in creativity, and I was a bit disappointed they didn’t have pistachio or earl grey. However, there are a bunch of other flavors that should please you. The cafe drinks seem pretty reasonable, but don’t expect any space to eat. It’s pretty much all takeout here. They have these interesting long macarons called “Marirons” that I’m very curious to try as well!
1st Visit: The macarons are pretty decent. The outer shells were a tad too hard, but it was tolerable. I think I was supposed to let them thaw out a tad from being in the fridge too long? I remember seeing ovens in the back, so I was under the impression that they made them fresh;but I’ll have to check again to verify.
This time I ended up getting the Orange, Honey Lemon, Mango, and Green Tea.This time the macarons were a bit on the softer, almost undone. The cookies were a tad sticky. The one that stood out was the Honey Lemon as it had a really interesting flavor.
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