Grill mackerel is traditionally known as the most popular food in Korea
The seafood that Koreans like most is not 'national fish-mackerel' but that!
Thursday, June 25, 2020, 18:00 (GMT + 9)
It turned out that the Korean favorite seafood is squid, mackerel, seaweed, sea bass. In the same ranking in 2019, mackerel called "national fish" was first, but in 2020, squid, which has become valuable recently, took the top spot. Let's take a closer look at where Koreans mainly buy seafood.
The most popular seafood item among Koreans is squid, which is also called a "national snack," and has a 15% approval rating. Mackerel came in second with 12.4% and Nori (algae) in third with 11.4%. This was followed by Tailfish (7.7%), Shrimp (7.4%) and Flounder (6.3%) in that order. In addition, oysters, abalone, seaweed, and salmon also ranked high.
On the other hand, as a place where seafood is mainly purchased, more than half of the respondents, 53%, ranked large supermarkets at the top. This was followed by the traditional market (21.8%), wholesale market, internet shopping sites (each 8.9%), and neighborhood retailers (5.1%).