The lotus is a lovely plant, and in Korea every single part of it has a purpose.
You may have seen this grenade-shaped creature, a fiery-red sunset color, floating around in tanks at seafood restaurants and fish markets starting in spring.
Winter winds make city life this time of year just a little more miserable, but out along the coast, they help create a variety of natural, open-air dried seafoods.
Oysters are curious, divisive creatures, beloved by some, despised by others.
One of Korea’s most unique fruits, the omija (오미자, or Schisandra chinensis) berry, contains five distinct, fragrant flavors.
There are two fruits that represent summer in Korea: One is watermelon, and the other is chamoe. When you see chamoe start to appear in the markets, it’s a sign that summer is truly here.