Ttongsul, Medicinal Korean Rice Wine Made With Children’s Feces

Yuka Uchida of Vice Japan investigates Ttongsul, medicinal Korean rice wine made from the feces of children. Dr. Lee Chang Soo walks Uchida through the process — the feces is refrigerated for two to three days, mixed with water and left to ferment for 24 hours, and then mixed with rice and yeast and left for ferment for at least another seven days — in this video. Uchida also visits the toilet museum in South Korea to learn about the role of poop in Korea’s cultural history, and even has the guts to try some Ttongsul. Previously, we wrote about Un, Kono Kuro, a Japanese beer made with coffee beans picked out of elephant dung.

video via Vice Japan