On 29th of November, We talked about drinks !
We had a meeting at Pella’s cafe. I ordered a minttukaakao and the clerk asked me if I wanted some alcohol in there. I was kinda surprised that you can put alcohol in menus in the cafe. In Korea, It’s not common to offer alcohol in the cafe.
So we started to talk about drinks starting from coffee.
I really enjoy drinking Kahvi here because of its light taste. I like to poor milk in the coffee little bit more than the average amount and put 2 cubes of sugar. That way I can have mild taste ( my way of describing taste) coffee. Ulla explained it’s very common to have ‘pulla’ with your coffee when coffee break or home party.
When I was in Korea I rarely drink coffee than here because there are always better choices of sweet menus like hot chocolate or strawberry smoothie but also I don’t like the uncomfortable feelings after drinking coffee. But now that I think of, It is probably just because I drank instant coffee. You see, there are instant coffee usually called ‘mix coffee’ in Korea and it makes you to have a cup of coffee in a very convenient way.
There are some coffee bean powder, prime and sugar in 1 stick of mix coffee. All you have to do is just tear the vinyl sick, pour the contents in the cup and put some water. And now you’re ready to have some coffee! It taste very sweet and somehow, in my personal experience, leaves uncomfortable feeling inside your mouth after drinking it.
We moved on to ‘ Alcohol ‘
Finnish people usually have beer, cider, long drink, vodka and wine for their alcohol drinks. Ulla let us know the name of some traditional beer : kilja, sahti, pontikka Igrain or sugar)
taditional beer : kilja, sahti, pontikka (grain or sugar)
I’ve never had a long drink before I got here and by the time I drank it for the first time, It became my favorite alcohol.
Additionally, Ulla also told us that people in here like to mix vodka and kossubattery ( energy drinks) up. I’ve never tried that but I truly want to try.
When you want to cheer up when drinking, you got to say ” Kippis ! ”
You can buy alcohol when you’re over age 18 but for those with above 22% percentage of alcohol you have to be at least 20.
Korean usually drink soju, beer, vodka, and makgeolli.
Soju is traditional vodka in Korea. There are new sweater soju with various fruit flavor since original soju can be a bit bitter. I personally don’t like those fruit taste soju because everytime I drink it I have a such a bad hangover.
People also like to mix soju and beer. It’s called ‘so-meak’ and It’s one of my favorite drinks. In my opinion beers in Korea taste really bad but if you make ‘so-meak’ out of it somehow neutralize soju’s bitter taste and beer’s watery taste and turn into perfect alcohol.
And we have this ‘Makgeolli’, traditional alcohol with fermented rice. This has a sweet taste so that It’s very easy to drink a lot but you have to be careful not to be drunken so fast.
You have to be over 19 years old to purchase alcohol.
We say “건배~”(geonbae) or “짠~”(jjan) when cheering up.