[travelling] Red crabs by the East Coast in South Korea

During the months with R are considered “oyster months”, then surely Winter is definitely the seafood season you never want to miss.

 

During December to March is the harvest time of the crabs along the Northern Hemisphere like regions including Japan, Canada, Korea.  Meaty crabs like the King Crabs, Snow Crabs and a regional specialty along the East Sea in Korea — Red Crabs.

The Red Crabs are probably in the same family with the Snow Crabs, but smaller in size.  Legs are meaty and fresh, there’s no need to add any seasoning, simple plain steaming is the best way to cook them!

Recently I’ve visited Sokcho, a city right by the East Sea in South Korea, about 3 hours away from Seoul.  Red Crabs are the specialty along the East Sea, so I definitely recommend anyone who’s planning a visit to try!  I actually had 2 meals of Red Crabs, the first one I had was an All-you-can-eat deal that costed 32,000 won per person with only just steam Red Crabs.  The second meal I had was a meal deal with 3 Red Crabs, that comes with some side dishes, two small fried rice served on the crab shell and a crab ramyun; this is a combo for 2 persons and it was 45,000 won.

The first meal I had was on the Crab Street near the Fish Market, and the second meal was near where the Central Market is in the city centre.  I would recommend the second meal, because the fried rice with “kim” and “crab brain” and the ramyun is something you don’t want to miss!

When you visit Sokcho, don’t forget to drop by the Seorak Mountain National Park for a breath taking hike along the beautiful mountain.

For detailed info about the Crab restaurant, check out Naver here.

 

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每年3月期間都是吃肉蟹的季節,而剛剛到訪韓國東海地區的束草市,品嚐了該區的特產-紅蟹。

沿著韓國東海地區,盛產多款海產,包括紅蟹、雪蟹、帝王蟹、鮑魚、墨魚等,既然在加拿大都可以吃得到雪蟹和帝王蟹,那就當然要試試只能夠在東海束草地區吃得到的紅蟹吧!

紅蟹與雪蟹非常相似,不過體積較小,肉質方面更鮮甜。烹調方法跟任何肉蟹一樣,還是清蒸最理想。在束草逗留的10天當中吃過2餐紅蟹,第一餐就是在鄰近魚市場的餐廳,32,000won吃到飽;而第二餐就是位於束草市中心中央市場附近的餐廳,45,000won有3隻紅蟹,連蟹膏紫菜炒飯和紅蟹拉麵2位用套餐。

我比較喜歡後者,因為那個蟹膏炒飯簡直就是整個套餐的精髓,配上一絲絲的蟹肉,現在我還是回味無窮!

束草為韓國江原道的沿海城市,距離首爾大約3個小時巴士車程。如果到束草走走的話,還可以到附近的雪嶽山國家公園欣賞壯麗的韓國山景。

有關更多餐廳資料可以查看這裏的Naver資料。

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