You know you’re in Korea when you have to peel a bowl of garlic that’s almost as big as you are! Actually It’s possible to buy tubs of garlic already crushed from the supermarket which is very convenient – garlic is essential for Korean cooking after all! But I was given a bag full of lovely garlic from the allotment so I’ve separated the cloves and now all I have to do is peel and chop…!
A truck selling garlic by a market in Seoul
Garlic season is here. In Korea it’s harvested in June and July and the market places and street stalls are now stacked high with it. The six clove variety is said to be the most popular and the six-clove garlic festival is on now in Taean about three hours from Seoul.