Sikhye is a traditional Korean beverage made with barley malt powder (yeotkiereum: 엿기름), and rice. The taste is sweet and cold, with its own particular subtle flavor coming from barley malt. I love Sikhye because of the flavor! Without the flavor, it will be like a bowl of sweet water and rice.
Actually it’s known to help your digestion which is true for me! After eating lots of delicious food on festival days, I would drink this Sikhye as not only for dessert but for my digestion. I believe it solves my clogged stomach! : )
A Korean traditional drink and a meal goes hand in hand. After showing some incredible Korean main dishes, Maangchi has come up with a traditional Korean rice drink using barley malt powder. With her step by step instructions one can make the drink easily and enjoy after a heavy Korean meal.