They call it "Sikhye," and I call it sublime. For those unfamiliar with this chilled dessert drink, sikhye is a Korean specialty made from rice, malt water, sugar, and often, ginger and pine nuts. This version found at Kang Suh ($3.50/bowl) in Koreatown made generous with the pine nuts but omitted the ginger. Regardless, the mildly sweet liquid was chilling and utterly refreshing on a hot day, with bits of cooked rice at the bottom of the bowl.
I've been told that you can only get "really awesome" sikhye homemade, but surely there must be at least a few delicious restaurant or store versions out there. Any suggestions?
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