Tuesday, July 02, 2013
INAPPROPRIATE CORNER: How Does It Taste? Korean Traditional Drink “Ttongsul” Made From Human Feces
This next story was once again sent in by Richard Freeman. Where does he find this stuff? No, on reflection, I think that I would rather not know the answer to that one.
One of Korea’s best-kept secrets, Ttongsul (똥술) is Korean for “feces wine”. This drink is made by pouring shochu into a pit full of chicken, dog, or human feces, and leaving the mixture in the pit until it ferments. Human feces is most popular, since it’s readily available from chamber pots. It’s similar to the African drug jenkem, but unlike jenkem, Koreans actually drink the Ttongsul, out of the belief that it can cure illnesses.
Posted by Jon Downes at 12:47 PM