Many people have a bucket list of Korean food and snacks to try. However, when it comes to a bucket list for fruits, how many of you have one? Fresh, juicy seasonal fruits are a must-try when you are living in Korea with 4 distinctive seasons! Here are a list of 5 most popular Korean winter fruits that you should give a try!
#1 Mandarin Orange
Koreans love mandarin oranges. When the season of mandarin orange comes, many of us can’t stop take our hands from a box of mandarin orange. It tastes sweet and sour and feels poppy on tongue. A tip to pick a good one is to find a rather sturdy one with thin peel!
■Korean name: 귤 gyul
■Peak Season: September to December
#2 Hallabong mandarins
Another Korean citrus for winter is Hallabong, a hybrid of orange and mandarin. It is a basically good combinations of features of each fruit. It’s easy to peel, firm, juicy and smells heavenly citrusy.
■Korean name: 한라봉 Hallbong
■Peak Season: December to March
Strawberry. This fruit can be found in almost any dessert during winter season. Strawberry all over the world is awesome. Still, Korean strawberries have incomparable qualities. Hit a local fruit store and get some fresh strawberry and eat it on its own.
■Korean name: 딸기 Ddalgi
■Peak Season: January to May
Apple is pretty available all year round. However, it is particularly fresh during its peak season. It’s already January so hurry yourself to a market today:) Apple always bring such joy; a crunch of it instantly gives you rich and sweet juice!
■Korean name: 사과 sagwa
■Peak Season: October to December
#5 Dried Persimmon
Persimmon is autumn fruit. However, what if we dry it? It becomes all-year-round fruit. Especially, it is popular during winter.
■Korean name: 곶감 gotgam