Friday, February 24, 2012

Korean rice wine Makgeoli, a traditional that restores the culture and life of the past.

* The best place to meet up with your friends, the Jeonju Makgeoli streets*

You don’t need to worry about side dishes and no time is wasted in ordering.
Just holler ‘one kettle of Makgeoli!’, and everything is served at once.
With another order of Makgeoli, a new side dish is served, then again different side dishes with the next.
A true luxury for the eyes, the mouth and the tummy .

How best to enjoy Jeonju Makgeoli
1)Use public transportation, no need to worry about driving under the influence
2) Drink makgeli when you’re not too full to fully enjoy the drink  and its side dishes
3) As you empty your kettle,
      new side dishes are served, so take the opportunity to enjoy all the different side dishes.
     When the manager is generous, you will be served with an enormous amount of side dishes.
    All are welcome!

4) The side dishes are all different upon regions, Samcheon-dong, Seosin-dong or Gyeongwon-dong.
     Be sure to try all the different side dishes in the different regions
5) You can mix makgeoli with other alcohols.
    Varying ratios offer a whole variety of different flavors!

* Land of Co-existence and Harmony, where insiders and outsiders live together*
    There should be no distinction of insiders or outsiders,  and any distinction vanishes when drinking 
     Makgeoli.  Jeonju has long been known for harmony, equality and the coexistence of variety.
     Bimbap and Makgeli are the symbol of harmony.

   Here, outsider means those who only eat the side dishes and don’t drink the Makgeoli,
    while insiders mean people who only drink the alcohol without tasting the side dishes!
   You might be sober even after numerous shots or drunk even after having none.

You can be drunk four different ways with Jeonju Makgeoli,
     _ through flavor, side dishes, ambience and low price_

     1)Drunk on the ambience
     2) Drunk from the extraordinary taste
    3)Drunk from the generous side dishes
    4)Drunk from low cost and generosity


* Makgeoli represents the local life and culture of ordinary people *
    Jeonju Makgeoli is cited as one of the three most-known Korean Makgeolis,
      and they are as equally famous as the Jeonju Bibimbap,
       table d’hote and Kongnamul gukbap of Jeonju.

    Makgeoli will not make you too tipsy, yet can relieve hunger,
      boost energy and strengthen friendship.

     It is said Makgeoli is very similar to Koreans,
     as a soul food for them where they can drink with memories and nostalgia of the past.

- Well-being alcohol , Makgeoli -

Makgeli has a low alcohol content yet is actually nutritious, a food for well-being, it could be said.
First of all, it is high in protein and has 10 different essential amino acids.
A large amount of Vitamin B complex is coupled with large amount of lactobacillus and abundant fiber.
Makgeli is a naturally-fermented alcohol, making Koreans say that Makgeli is a food not an alcohol.

Extra Tips for Your journey

  A) Jeonju Traditional Alcohol Museum Restores and 
       reproduces traditional alcohol
       with various classes including traditional alcohol of
       the nobility, drinking etiquette,
      yeast making and Soju making classes.
    * Hours : 09~18, Closed on Mondays, Admission Free, 
       Classes Charging fees
    * Location  : Jeonju Hanok Village, Suldoga Street
        (Backside of Core Riviera Hotel)
   * Inquiry : 82-63- 287-6305 /

B)  Jeonju Jujo Makgeoli FactoryTo further promote Makgeoli at the global level,
      the whole manufacturing processes are automated and sterilized.
      Jeonju makgeoli is a wellness food made with Korean rice and Korean wheat.
      Jeonju Makgeoli has been imported to Japan since July of 2009, gaining popularity there.

     * Location : Deojin-gu, Jeonju City 175-19 Seongdeok-dong
    * Inquiry : 82-63- 213-0921

C) Leegangju Gocheon Museum Exhibited here are 1,400 alcohol making tools and relevant materials,
      collected by Gocheon Jo Jeong-hyeong, Intangible Cultural Asset,
      designated for his Leeganju (Leegang alcohol) making skills. This collection was produced over
        two decades.

    * Hours : 09-18:00, closed on Weekends

    * Admission : Admission Free (Group Admission for more than 15 people, pre-booking necessary)

    * Location : 806-61, Myeongdeok-ri, Soyang-myeong, Wanju-gun, Jeonbuk
    * Inquiry :  82-63- 243-5768 / http://www.leegangju/

D )  Moju
       cherished by true alcohol aficionados!
       Eating Jeonju Kongnamul gukbap would be incomplete without a glass of Moju.
       Moju is made with Makgeoli but with the addition of various medicinal herbs such as ginger,
       jujube, cinnamon, kudzu and ginseng, with a touch of sugar. Moju is known for hangover relief.

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