11.229 Gwangeo Hoe


21 (Fri) August 2020

Gwangeo Hoe


from The J-Mart

at home

-Changgok, Sujeong, Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea-

with the Family

The J-Mart is located on the ground floor and basement of a stand-alone building, with its own parking lot on the top floors, among a cluster of commercial buildings near our apartment complex.
The seafood corner.
This photo makes me realize how unfamiliar I am with fish, beyond the few types that I always eat.  As such, I am committing to undertaking an exploration of local fish varieties, featuring 1 fish + 1 dish in successive posts – after a couple months of GMTD just floundering (^^) while I get resettled in Korea, this should be more inspiring, informative, and interesting.
Other types of sashimi and sushi are available.
DIY sets for fish stews (left) and fresh clams (right); abalone and frozen seafood items displayed in a separate section (see 11.190 Abalone & Garlic).

The gwangeo hoe was good – as good as can be.  Inherently flavorless – except the belly (engawa) – it’s all about the chewy texture.  Cut and packaged on site, the fish was impeccably fresh.  Even fresher fish at cheaper prices can be had elsewhere (see for example 11.195 Gwangeo Hoe), but the convenience here can’t be beat.

One package sells for 17,800 won, but the guy will usually offer a deal of 2 packages for 30,000 won.

(For more details about the food, see WHAT)

(For more details about the venue, see WHERE IN KOREA)

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