Sunday, March 13, 2011

Homemade Makgeolli! (Korean Rice Wine)

I did it!  I made my own booze :) 
I had this drink in S.Korea when I visited in 2009, and haven't been able to find it in Canada.  A wonderful story about this rice wine: I visited the local Korean grocer after watching this video, armed with the names of the ingredients I needed.  I asked the old Korean man at the store for 'Nuruk' (wheat yeast) and he pointed me towards a shelf and quizzically asked "Makgeolli?".  We both had a laugh when we realized that he and I both knew I was going home to make hooch.  Then he showed me a bag near the Nuruk that read 'Makgeolli Mix'!  There's already a kit with rice, yeast, and a filter bag that you can buy to make your own Makgeolli!