June 22, 2018
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Shikhye (or shikhye, also occasionally termed dansul or gamju) is one of the most cherished traditional Korean beverages.  Sikhye is a traditional sweet Korean rice beverage, flavored with jujube and ginger, usually served as a dessert.  In addition to its liquid ingredients, sikhye also contains grains of cooked rice, and in some cases pine nuts.  Sikhye was originally made from the rice that stuck to the sides of the cooker after the rest had been scooped out.  It is a fermented drink made with barley malt and rice. Sikhye is made by pouring malt water onto cooked rice.  The combination is then fermented for at least a day, and then boiled with ginger and jujube.  It is served chilled.  Shikhye is known to help the digestion of food and blood circulation.