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Save the date: Taste of Soju and Makoli

An evening to sample two of Korea’s most popular drinks


Posted December 9, 2013 by Myong Choi

The Hawaii Korean Chamber of Commerce is under new leadership, and hosting its first event, Taste of Soju and Makoli, from 5-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the Japanese Cultural Center’s Manoa Grand Ballroom.

makoliGuests will be treated to tastes of two of Korea’s most popular alcoholic beverages – soju and makoli. K-drama fans will recognize soju’s prominently featured green bottles and will be able to sample various cocktails made with the nation’s favorite beverage. Those more adventurous will be able to sample makoli, another popular Korean alcohol made from fermented rice. Of course no Korean drinking experience would be complete without food. Heavy pupu will be served along with all the drinks.

There also will be entertainment and prize giveaways, as well as a fundraiser for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Guests will also be given discounted rates from EcoCab after the event.

Tickets are $30 for Hawaii Korean Chamber of Commerce members and $35 for non-members. For more information on the event or to purchase tickets contact Grace Ogawa at 398-7357 or Gina Kim Nakamura at 544-0500 or visit the event  Facebook page. For more information on the Hawaii Korean Chamber of Commerce visit the HKCC website.

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About Myong Choi

Born in Korea but a Hawaii resident since the age of 1, Myong Choi is a diligent engineer by day and an enthusiastic fun seeker by night. His appreciation for film started with watching bloody and violent Shaw Brothers kung fu films at Empress Theatre at age 5. When not catching up on the latest or greatest films he’s following K-pop trends, outside hiking or playing basketball, or inside enjoying an ice cold beer with friends.

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