Category : Fun Korean Food

How Many Korean Drinks Can You Name?

Korean Drinks How Many Can You Name

How many can you name? Answers below:

 

 

  1. 바카스 Bachhus (energy drink)
  2. 복분자 Bokbunja (alcohol)
  3. 백세주 Baekseju (alcohol)
  4. 쌕쌕포도 Ssaekssaek podo (a grape drink)
  5. 바나나맛 우유 Bananamat uyu (banana milk)
  6. 칠성사이더 Chilsung Cider (similar to Sprite)
  7. 밀키스 Milkis (Milk pop)
  8. 한국야쿠르트 Hanguk Yakureuteu (yogurt drink)
  9. 산사춘 Sansachun (alcohol)
  10. Hot 6 Energy Drink
  11. 비타 500 Vita 500 (vitamin C drink)
  12. 바락식혜Barak Sikhye (sikhye drink)
  13. 소주 Soju (alcohol)
  14. 막걸리Makgeolli (alcohol)
  15. 갈아몬든배 Garamondeun bae (pear drink…notorious for the word “배” looking like the letters “idh”)
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Life in Korea: Kimbap Flowchart

Eating Kimbap Flowchart

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Life in Korea: Kimchi Flowchart

Kimchi flowchart Korea sidedish

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Life in Korea: Levels of Soju

Levels of Soju

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Korean Food: 7 Things I Learned About Eating & Food in Korea

It’s taken awhile to get used to certain Korean foods and customs, but I would say I’m pretty familiar with most things after living here for 6 years. My tastes have changed a lot and I’m starting to like certain Korean food that I didn’t like before.

The last one really relates to me though. In the states we are not THAT enthusiastic abut delicious food. However I a little anxious when I’m eating with Hyo’s fam because they are asking me or telling me every 5 minutes how good the food is and asking me if it’s good (looking for a big reaction). I don’t think I will ever get used to that.

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Why 순대 (Sundae) is the Worst Romanized Korean Word

 

This was one of the first things that confused me when I first came to Korea. I just started learning hangul and couldn’t remember all of the letters and sounds yet.

Sometimes I would see signs that said “sundae” thinking they served ice cream as a dessert or something. So one time I went into a restaurant, ordered my dinner, and afterward asked for a “SEON-dae” as in the ice cream. The lady had no idea what I was talking about, and after frustration because of my lack of Korean skills, I just left dumbfounded and craving an ice cream sundae.

Then at school one day, I was telling students some of my favorite desserts, and I wrote “sundae” on the board. They kept calling it “SOON-dae” and I kept asking them why they were calling it that and I was getting very annoyed about it haha.

They then showed me pictures and it was one of the first Korean words I can remember learning. Just one of the many interesting experiences as a noob here in Korea. I think they should change the romanization to soondae as many Koreans who have “순”in their name also write it out as “Soon”.

I’m not a big fan of the dish, but will eat it when presented with it for school at lunch.

This was long before I met Hyo, as I’m sure she would’ve pointed out my mistake immediately.

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