Types of Populer Alcohol in South Korea – From South Korea itself, there is one alcoholic drink that is very popular in other countries, namely soju, in addition to soju there are several popular alcoholic drinks that actually come from South Korea.
When you hear the word soju, what will be on your mind? Most people would say soju is a type of alcoholic drink from Korea. It turns out that soju is not the only type of alcoholic beverage that originates from Korea.
We must have heard this one drink very often. For Korean people, Soju is very suitable to be served with various other types of food. So it’s no wonder that soju is considered one of the delicious staple foods to be consumed at night.
However, be careful when drinking soju because it contains 19-25% alcohol content, which means that the alcohol content in soju is higher than the alcohol content in beer and wine.
Makgeolli is an alcoholic drink from Korea that has existed since ancient times. Even though it is fairly old, this drink is still popular in Korea. In fact, in recent years makgeolli has become popular among Korean youth.
Maeshilji is a Korean alcoholic drink that has a sweet roast. This drink is made from fermented green plums and added with brown sugar or honey. The alcohol percentage of this drink is 14%.
Koreans believe that Sansachun has a calming, therapeutic effect. Even though the smell of this drink is not very good, the taste of Sansachun itself is quite delicious. This drink is made from fermented red fruit and contains 14% alcohol.
Bokbunja has a strong sweet taste, this is because bokbunja is made from blackberries. If you want to buy a bokbunja you have to be willing to pay around 6,000 won. The alcohol content in the bokbunja is 15-19%. In fact, in Korea itself bokbunja has been scientifically proven to increase testosterone levels and sperm counts for men. This drink is also suitable for women who don’t like the taste of soju.
Baekseju has been produced in Korea since the 17th century. Almost all beef dishes are delicious when paired with baesekju. This drink is also one of the most expensive alcohol in Korea because it costs 8,000 won per bottle. Baesekju’s alcohol content is 15%.
Dongdongju is a type of makgeolli. The difference between these two drinks lies in the filtering process where for makgeolli there are no more rice particles in it, while dongdongju will still have rice particles in it. One bottle of dongdong is also priced at 4,000 won.
The meaning of cheongju is clear liquor. This drink is made from clear Korean rice wine. This drink is almost similar to soju but there is a slight difference in the fermentation process. Bondan, Use and Masam are three specialty areas in Korea that are known for their cheongju production.