Wednesday, August 13, 2008

pocha pocha

Pocha Pocha is one of Flushing's cooler "pojang macha" style bars. Pojang macha are everywhere in Korea and are basic establishments where you go to meet your friends, nibble on some anju (alcohol friendly side-dishes), and get your drink on. Soju is the weapon of choice in these drinking holes. Pocha Pocha is particularly cool b/c it's like a beer-garden of sorts: there's a sweet outdoor area in the back of the establishment where you can enjoy late summer evenings.

If you miss that, Pocha Pocha becomes just another soju bar. It's the only place I'm aware of in Flushing where you can hangout outside and get your drink on.

As far as soju is concerned, they have just about all of them (Korean brands). Chamisul is the most popular in Korea, but since recent legislation was passed, all forms of soju must be under 20%. This applies to all brands, except those of course from say, North Korea, and at Pocha Pocha, you can find soju as strong as 25%! Ask for Pyongyang Soju (it's not on the menu so you have to ask), but beware of the hangover!

Soju: 'bout $8.99/bottle
Service: A+
13812 Northern Blvd
Flushing, NY, 11354

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