The cuisine, found in Andong, is mostly about how
to brew the local spirits. The spirits , influenced
by the original Korean culture, have experienced the
vicissitude according to people's preference. A hard
liquor is popular in a migratory society, and a light
liquor is preferred in a settled and stable community.
There are many kinds of home-brewed spirits such as
Andong-Soju. This spirits are high-proof owing to the
fact that the techniques of distillation were transmitted
from nomadic Mongolian tribes during the Goryeo dynasty.