Delicious Korean Drinks – Seoulistic

Delicious Korean Drinks

There are a number of beverages that can only be found in Korea. And even the drinks that can be found in other places are a little bit different in Korea. Quench your thirst with these very Korean drinks!

Traditional Korean drinks:
– Shikhae: A traditional Korean dessert drink. Shikhae is a sweet rice beverage which has bits of rice in the drink, and it is usually served at the end of meals.
– Sujeonggwa:  Another traditional Korean dessert drink that is made from ginger, cinnamon among other ingredients.

Bae:  Asian (Korean) Pears. This is a drink made from Korean pears. It typically has a lot of pulp, so you should shake it before drinking 😉

Vita500: This is a “vitamin drink.” They can be bought by the box, so Vita500 is a popular drink to give as a gift to your sickly, or maybe just thirsty, friend.

Coca-cola: In Korea, Coca-cola is called “Cola” not “Coke.” So when asking for this at a restaurant, say “cola juseyo” (콜라 주세요).

Banana Milk: Banana-flavored milk is a popular drink among Koreans, both children and adults a like. Another popular milk drink is strawberry milk.

Coffee Milk: This drink is cheaper than other coffee drinks because it comes in a plastic pouch. You’ll need a scissor to get to the goods!

Keith Kim is a Korean-American who has been living in Korea for almost a decade. Being in a unique position as both a Korean and a non-Korean, he's put all his experience and knowledge for surviving in Korea in Survival Korean . Read it to learn how you can survive in Korea. Follow him on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.


  1. Latchimi says:

    I hv seen Banana Milk, Pear drink & the Vita500 in my country but the other drink? Hmm, must keep a lookou when I go shopping in a korean shop, thank you

  2. synthia says:

    Banana Uyu juseyo ^^

  3. Mía says:

    Your comment…I wish I could find the last one at some korean shop here in Brazil. But I can only find alcohol ones like soju xD

  4. Dominic says:

    Nice informative, keep it up. By the way Songa Min looks cute.

  5. Rejane says:

    Banana miiiiiiiiiiilk!!!
    I didn’t drink enough of it when I was in Korea…I’d like to find it in Europe (I didn’t find it until now T_T)
    But I love Shikae too…어떻게~~
    Thanks for the appetizing post!^o^

  6. Kadrianne says:

    In the Philippines we sometimes drink juice out of a plastic bag like the Coffee Milk ^^

  7. Maeva says:

    I want to try all, except coffee milk, I dont like coffee ^^
    I wish there was a supermarket with korean cheap drinks hehe
    Thanks for this kind of post, this is great to know more about korean culture 🙂

  8. Sara says:

    When I was in Korea I tried Banana uiu, it was delicious! Aslo I tried sikke in chimjilban! And it was awesome, you try those drinks!!!

  9. Nicole Yong says:

    Hi, anyone know the beverage for good sleeping with a sheep label name One Hundred Dreams in Korean? I bought it at 7-11,Korea, it really effective but i can’t get it at Malaysia or any online shop.

  10. Anna says:

    My Korean teacher gave me and the rest of the class shikhae as a treat one time and I thought it was super gross! The taste wasn’t good and the rice floating around was pretty unpleasant. I’d like to try Sujeonggwa though!

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