The national alcoholic beverage of Korea. Made from potatoes, commonly between 17 ~ 30% alcohol by volume. Exorbitantly cheap in Korea (W1,000 or $1 per bottle), drunk socially at nearly every outing, business or casual. Drunk in shots, especially when challenged to. Famous among expats for its many drinking games, being foul tasting when drunk straight but invisible when mixed with juice. Also famous for its ability to get you bombed without you noticing.

Even more famous for soju death, its excruciating hangover.
Shall we go to a beverage parlor or an electronic music establishment and mingle with locals and foreigners alike tonight?

No, let's just buy some soju at the convenience store and drink in the park.
by jlaxx December 26, 2010
A soldier's best friend in Korea, especially when they are on lockdown and can't go off post to get drunk in the club
You can mix soju with anything (Kool-aid, coke, etc) and if you don't say anything you can get someone tore-up drunk without them even knowing why!
by GI Bro September 26, 2004
korean alcoholic drink
by Anonymous July 19, 2003
A distilled beverage native to Korea. It is traditionally made from rice. Its taste is comparable to vodka, though slightly sweeter due to sugars added in the manufacturing process.
Real soju has nothing to do with potatoes. These people have no idea what they are talking about.
by Santonix October 31, 2011
Korean potato liquor. Called shochu in Japan where it is only drunk by low class people and bums
soju tastes good with a meal of dog meat
by max hardcore November 30, 2004

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