Alcoholic drinks

Any kind of grain is used to make alcohol, wheat, barley, millet, rice, maize or buckwheat depending on the region.

Banchang and sinchang are made of grains fermented with home made yeast.

Sinchang is a light cool drink and is the liquid which comes out of the fermented grain while banchang is a hot drink obtained by adding hot water to the fermented grain.

Ara is the strongest drink as it goes through the distillation process (14%). Red cypress can be added to give it a reddish tint. It is taken cold but it can be heated and mixed with butter and eggs, thus becoming a hearty drink.

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