Well, I’ve finally gotten around to trying makgeolli, which I guess I would describe as a type of rice beer? It’s quite tasty, actually with a slight fizziness, and a creamy, sweet and sour flavour. It is a little bit fruity as well. This shop actually sells frozen grape and grapefruit makgeolli, also, as well as makgeolli bread. I’m sure the bread is delicious, but I’m too full to try it at the moment.
Very piney, but rather fresh and pleasant. There is a sweetness to it, but it tastes very natural, as tree sap should. Since pine needles are high in vitamins A and C, one could assume that this drink is similarly endowed. It is good straight, and also makes a nice mixer. I picked this up at Lotte mart for 990 won.
So, according so the label this is a ‘rich flavored sweet-edged wine’. In reality, however, it tastes like grape juice. It is overly sweet, and in my opinion, it is undrinkable…at least in its straight, unadulterated form. It may possibly be suitable for sangria, but as it is only 10% ABV, one would have to add a good slug of something strong to balance everything out. Luckily, it was only 2500 won.
So, I picked this up at the CU (a chain of convience stores in Korea) the other night on my way home from work. I thought it might be some sort of iced tea. Opened it up tonight and tasted it…it has a sort of old sock flavour.
After some googling, I’ve managed to deduce that it’s actually a hangover cure! Guess I’m prepared for my next night out! Unfortunately I still have no idea what’s in it. Also the flavour is…well…quite unpleasant. Luckily it was only 2500 won (about $2.80 CAD).