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Grilled makchang (beef abomasum)
Type Gui
Place of origin Korea
Associated national cuisine Korean cuisine
Main ingredients Beef abomasum or pork rectum
Food energy
(per 100 g serving)
61 kcal (255 kJ)[1]
Cookbook: Makchang  Media: Makchang
Korean name
Hangul 막창
Hanja n/a
Revised Romanization makchang
McCune–Reischauer makch'ang
IPA [mak̚.tɕʰaŋ]

Makchang (막창; "last viscus") or so-makchang (소막창; "beef last viscus") refers to either the abomasum (the fourth and final stomach compartment in ruminants) of cattle or the gui (grilled dish) made of beef abomasum.[1] The latter is also called makchang-gui (막창구이; "grilled last viscus") or so-makchang-gui (소막창구이; "grilled beef last viscus").[2] Dwaeji-makchang (돼지막창; "pork last viscus") means either the rectum of pig or the gui made of pork rectum, and the grilled dish is also referred to as dwaeji-makchang-gui (돼지막창구이; "grilled pork last viscus").[3]

They are often served with a light doenjang sauce and chopped scallions. High calcium content and high catabolism for alcohol makes it a favorite anju (side dish for drinking).[1]

Makchang gui is said to be originated from Daegu and the surrounding Gyeongsang region.[1][4] King Seonjo of Joseon is said to have enjoyed the dish at his inauguration.[5]

Preparation and serving[edit]

Makchang is usually grilled over a barbecue, but preparation has to be done beforehand to rid the meat of odd odors and excessive fat. The meat may either be pre-boiled in water seasoned with doenjang, onions, medicinal herbs and such, or pre-marinated in a sauce made of various fruit (apple, Korean pear, pineapple, kiwi, etc.) before grilling.[4]

The dipping sauce is made from a mixture of doenjang, ground beans, ground red pepper, and chopped scallions. Fresh green and red peppers, cucumbers, minari and garlic are sometimes added according to personal taste.[4]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "makchang" 막창 [Abomasum]. Doopedia (in Korean). Doosan Corporation. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "makchang-gui" 막창구이 [Abomasum]. Doopedia (in Korean). Doosan Corporation. Retrieved 15 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "dwaeji-makchang-gui" 돼지막창구이. Doopedia (in Korean). Doosan Corporation. Retrieved 15 May 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c (in Korean) Makchang gui, Maeil News, 2009-12-09. Retrieved 2010-06-25.
  5. ^ (in Korean) Makchang gui, Naeil News, 2009-07-24. Retrieved 2010-06-25.

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