Drink these Korean drinks

With the rise of the Hallyu wave, Korean culture is making its way to India. The craze is not limited to K-pop, K-dramas and Korean cuisine. People have found a new favorite, Korean drinks.

The best part is that these drinks are not only tasty but also have health benefits. South Korea offers a diverse range of specialty drinks and culinary offerings. There is something for everyone, from alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks to healthy traditional drinks. These drinks are easy to make and delicious to taste. Here are some Korean drinks you must try-

Sikhye

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This drink is ideal to drink after a hot bath or an intense training session. Sikhye is a traditional Korean drink made from rice and yeotkiereum (barley powder/malt). The rice must first be soaked in water before being used to produce sikhye. It is then combined with malted barley.

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Sikhye is known to relieve pain and prevent dehydration. This distinct flavor is exclusively available in South Korea. Sikhye is usually accessible in cans or plastic bottles in South Korea and at Korean grocery stores in other countries. The Vilac firm of Busan is one of the largest Sikhye manufacturers in South Korea. At the bottom of most canned sikhye there is always a leftover cooked rice. After a meal, homemade sikhye is frequently served in Korean restaurants.

Yuja-cha

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Yuja-cha is a traditional Korean tea brewed with Yuja (also known as yuzu in Japanese). This hybrid citrus fruit is a cross between a mandarin orange and the lemon-scented ichang papeda. Caffeine-free tea is commonly consumed as a cold treatment and is usually served hot.

Baesuk

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Baesuk was traditionally served in the Korean royal court kitchen, and it was not widely eaten until the mid-20th century. Baesuk is also known as isuk, and both terms translate to “baked pear” in Korean. A peeled pear is cut into several pieces that can be easily eaten or prepared whole, and three black peppercorns are usually placed on the surface of each piece. Steamed pears, ginger and honey make Baesuk a fruit punch. It is also low in sugar.

Sujeonggwa

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Sujeonggwa is a traditional Korean drink made from dried persimmons and juiced with ginger, cinnamon, honey and sugar. Along with Sikhye, it is a favorite traditional dessert drink (sweet rice drink).

It’s popular during Korean holidays, such as New Year’s Day and the Moon Festival (Chuseok, also known as Korean Thanksgiving). It is believed to aid digestion, which is why it is often provided after eating Korean barbecue at a restaurant. The ingredients are all cooked simultaneously until they develop a reddish brown color. This cocktail is usually served with dessert. Colds and anemia were prevented with Sujeonggwa.

Misugaru

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Misugaru is a traditional Korean drink made from rice or wheat, black soybeans, and black sesame seeds that have been ground into flour. The flour is mixed with water in a bowl and then stirred to become Misugaru. Sugar can be used as a sweetener. Misugaru is an energy drink that can also help you eat more. It is usually served to quench thirst on hot summer days, as a quick and nutritious drink for breakfast, or as a healthy snack. Misugaru can be stored in the freezer for over a year without spoiling.

Omija Hwachae

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Omija Hwachae is another traditional Korean punch drink. Magnolia Bay is also known as Omija. It won’t be easy to tell the difference between this delicious tea and strawberry syrup. This bright purple cocktail combines five berries: sweet, sour, bitter, salty and spicy. Due to its health-promoting properties, Koreans are known to love processed fruits made from berries. Omija has proven to be a useful treatment for colds and respiratory illnesses.

yulmu

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Yulmu is a health drink widely consumed in South Korea. Yulmu is the perfect drink when you’re looking for something filling but don’t have time for a full meal. All you have to do is add hot water to this combination, and you’ll have a hot, satisfying cereal to sip in minutes.

Start your day with a hot cup of yulmu, and your body will thank you. Yulmu’s high protein content will keep you going when you need energy throughout the day!

Maesilcha

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If you’ve ever visited Korea during the summer, you’re probably already familiar with green plums. It is a popular summer fruit in Korea. Plum green tea can be prepared in a number of ways, but the most common is to ferment the plum to turn it into a thick, sweet maesil syrup. Maesil can be stored in syrup form all year round, so you don’t have to worry about having fresh plums on hand.

Oksusucha

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Corn tea is a multi-tasker: it’s not only a tasty drink, but it’s also said to help you lose weight and get that chiseled jawline you’ve always dreamed of. Depending on personal choice, corn tea can be brewed with either dried corn kernels or corn silk. Consider including corn tea in your weight loss routine if you are looking for something to help you lose weight.

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