Korean Pears (Eunaeemily)
Eun Ae Emily
Let me tell you about Korean pears, sometimes called Asian or Japanese pears!
They are the only natively grown pear in Korea, and their taste profile is crisp and juicy.
They have a high water content, so they are not good in jams, jellies, or pies. They are perfect for Korean cooking, though, when they are used for sweetener.
They may look like apples, but they have the texture of pears. They can also be left out for hours and won’t brown immediately!
If you watch k-dramas, they may seem familiar, as they are used in ceremonial rituals!
They are used frequently in marinades, and in a famous dish called baesuk (a steeped pear filled with cinnamons and pine nuts).