Omija-hwachae (magnolia berry punch)
Place of originKorea
Associated cuisineKorean cuisine
Similar dishesSudan
Korean name
Revised Romanizationhwachae

Hwachae (Korean화채; Hanja花菜) is a general term for traditional Korean punches, made with various fruits or edible flower petals. The fruits and flowers are soaked in honeyed water or honeyed magnolia berry juice.[1][2][3] In modern South Korea, carbonated drinks and fruit juices are also commonly added to hwachae.[4][5] Hwachae is often garnished with pine nuts before it is served.


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It is said that there are around thirty types of traditional hwachae.[2]


Bae-hwachae (pear punch)
Milgam-hwachae (citrus punch)
Subak-hwachae (watermelon punch)


Flower petals are coated with mung bean starch and blanched, cooled in ice water, and drained before being put in hwachae.[1] Flower hwachae is usually topped with pine nuts.




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  2. ^ a b c d Yoon, Sook-ja (Summer 2005). "Hwachae: Refreshing Beverages to Beat the Summer Heat" (PDF). Koreana. No. 19. pp. 76–79. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2013.
  3. ^ Jung, Alex (13 July 2017). "Best Korean drinks -- from banana milk to hangover juice". CNN Travel. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  4. ^ Goh, Kenneth (20 December 2015). "Toast the festive season: Five cocktail recipes". The Straits Times. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  5. ^ a b Ro, Hyo-sun (18 July 2014). "Hwachae (Korean traditional fruit punch)". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
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  7. ^ Kim, Dakota (4 August 2015). "5 Cooling Korean Punches to Soothe Your Heat Stroke". Paste. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  8. ^ Lee, Christine (20 July 2017). "Beat the summer heat with a Korean-styled watermelon punch — subak hwachae". The Daily Californian. Retrieved 4 August 2017.