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Hongeo 홍어 – The Hardest Thing to Swallow in Korea

Hongeo 홍어 – The Hardest Thing to Swallow in Korea

Some of my most adventurous friends, Korean and not, have said that the one food they cannot eat without initiating gag reflexes is Hongeo 홍어. Look at the picture above. It seems harmless enough, if you’re familiar with sashimi. What’s so scary about it? I...

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