so·​ju | \ ˈsō-ˌjü How to pronounce soju (audio) \

Definition of soju

: Korean vodka distilled usually from rice or sweet potato

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Beeline to Takumen, where the unique beer-soju concoction will erase the ordeal from your mind. Ali Francis, Vogue, "7 Long Island City Restaurants You Should Try Before, Well, Amazon," 20 Nov. 2018 As the politeness of new coworkers wears off, the film, shot in black and white, unveils its raw emotions in unfiltered, snotty weeping, slaps, screams, and freely pouring soju (a Hong trademark). The Editors Of Gq, GQ, "The Best Movies of 2018 (So Far)," 19 June 2018 Justin Park’s darkened den of soju and Korean vittles is the poster child for late-night fare, brash and spicy and even better with booze. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "10 best late night Phoenix restaurants: Great pizza, burgers, Asian, comfort food," 8 June 2018 There will be beer pairings and some traditional Asian beverages, including soju. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Restaurant offering Korean-inspired street food opens Tuesday in Royal Oak," 2 June 2018 At the 9-month-old Foxsister on 24th Street in the Mission District, our round of soju slushies is followed by chips and dip: puffy, oversize pork cracklings and lotus-root crisps served with a bowl of kimchi queso. Jonathan Kauffman,, "Is 24th Street’s Latino Cultural District enough to stop gentrification?," 15 June 2018 At dinner, an aide to Kim was leading constant toasts with soju, the fiery Korean liquor, leaving some of the U.S. delegation worse for wear. Matthew Pennington, The Seattle Times, "Tough talk: US envoys on how to negotiate with North Korea," 9 June 2018 Those who insist on cooking their own meats or chasing them with soju will need to look elsewhere — Ga Hyang has no liquor license or tabletop grills. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "10 best late night Phoenix restaurants: Great pizza, burgers, Asian, comfort food," 8 June 2018 The menu includes items such as oysters with soju granita ($2.75), hand torn noodles with spicy lamb sofrito ($14), and pork belly and mung bean pancakes ($10). Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "A guide to eating 2017 James Beard Award-winning food in Chicago," 24 June 2017

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1951, in the meaning defined above

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