Travel along the southwest coast in summer and you may come across a bright green, succulent-like plant stretching upwards like a tiny tree from the mudflat. This is hamcho (함초, samphire or glasswort, Salicornia herbacea),
Spring brings all kinds of good things to the fish market, and one of these is the bounty of fresh clams.
When the breezes begin to lose their winter bite, usually in March here in Korea, we start talking about jukkumi (주꾸미, webfoot octopus).
There’s no way around this one so we’re not going to mince words here. There’s a creature called the “penis fish” and it’s delicious.