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Trying to identify a Korean drink (juice?) [moved from Ontario board]

lilith Dec 19, 2007 10:49 AM

I was at Gu Mi the other day and saw a poster of a man holding a dark red bottle. It looked like an advertisement for some sort of a juice but it could have been some alcoholic beverage. I was with someone and although the poster tempted me the meal was paid for so I didn't order it. Can someone guess what this drink is or can be? Also, would anyone know if this is something worth a try next time I'm there?

It was a smallish dark red bottle (300-400ml?) and the label had a picture of what looked like raspberries (hence I thought juice, or punch).
The man on the poster was big and muscular, kinda looked like a wrestler.

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  1. 50firstdatesguy Dec 19, 2007 12:50 PM

    Might have been wolfberry or Goji juice? It's a kind of berry that's from the same family as nightshade and tomatoes. I think it's mainly a Chinese thing, although many Asian country markets carry various herbal and fruit/plant derived drinks.

    I have found that Aloe juice is also quite popular in Korean-owned convenience stores. Actually I love the stuff, the 'Aloe' brand green bottle aloe vera juice tastes great and supposed to be very good for you as well.

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      bluedog Dec 19, 2007 01:07 PM

      It might be jujube berry juice. Look it up in Wikipedia, but its pretty common in Korea (and no its not jujube candy, as I first thought when I saw it listed on a menu!!)

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      1. re: bluedog
        xtal Dec 19, 2007 01:16 PM

        Jujubes are a small fruit used in Chinese cooking. They're somewhat like dates, but I don't think they're directly related. They're often sold dried in Asian markets, and can be called 'Chinese red dates.'

        I don't have a lead on the beverage the OP is looking for, but I thought I'd chime in with my useless fact.

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        fudisgud Dec 20, 2007 12:19 AM

        it sounds like it was for bok bun ja ju (raspberry wine). i find it to be pretty sweet.

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