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Posted by on Nov 15, 2009 in Korean Culture, Korean Food | 3 comments

Korea, please show President Obama the Beauty of Korea!

Korea, please show President Obama the Beauty of Korea!

The Chosun Ilbo reports that the Blue House staff are conflicted over what kind of booze to serve President Obama when he shows up in the Republic of Korea later this week as part of his pan-Asian tour.

Meanwhile, the government has yet to choose whether to serve the traditional Korean rice wine makgeolli or a Californian wine during the welcome luncheon on Thursday.

Why would Korea serve the US President an American wine? He can buy and drink California wine anytime he wants. Pres. Obama’s visit to Korea is an opportunity to showcase some of the best that Korea has to offer the world in terms of its culinary tradition. I can’t think of a better beverage to impress the “President of the Free World” than a cup of makgeolli.


  1. Seriously! I hope they serve all the great traditional Korean food to Pres. Obama. That would be a good experience for the Obamas. 🙂

  2. it was lunchtime, doubt he drank any of that stuff, just a quick hit…in and out. reports from embassy say he didn&#39;t really eat the korean efforts.<br />He grabbed his usaul steak with dijon onboard Airforce One, a few hours later, once out of Sparkle and out of sight.<br />sorry to disappoint you

  3. Actually, the article from the JoongAng Daily indicates otherwise but you&#39;re entitled to your opinion.

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