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Korean Customs, Seoul: 3 reviews and 6 photos

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by jburron

For Koreans nothing is enough unless it's done to excess. So why should drinking be any different. It seems to test each other's fortitude Koreans (men, usually, but you'd be surprised!) like to down what's called a 폭탄주/pok-tan-joo (pok-tan is bomb, joo means liquor).

Basically, it's a glass of beer with what we'd call a depth-charge dropped in it of whisky or soju. Let me tell you that 4-8 of these and not many would be standing--especially since this is not the only drinking you'd be doing all night. Koreans usually have 3-4 kinds of alcohol (beer, soju, whisky, mixed drinks, maybe wine) in an evening...all in rather copious quantities.

Have fun, and take a cab home (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

Directions: Any bar or restaurant that serves beer and either whiskey or soju (in other words, ANY PLACE IN KOREA).
Website: http://hometownyeouido.blogspot.com/2004/10/updated-pics-from-minaz.html

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  • Written Jan 1, 2005
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