Abalone is a shellfish commonly eaten lightly steamed
with hot paste sauce and as a side dish served with liquor. The
best ways to enjoy abalone are to eat it lightly steamed or raw
when it's fresh.
Due to its scarcity and expensiveness, it is necessary to be
extra careful when choosing the right abalone. Most of the abalone
from South Korea is oval-shaped and the proportion of the width
and length is usually 2 to 3.
The abalone produced in Yeosu is well known for its freshness
and taste. The rapid flow of water is one of the geographic features
that contribute to the clean water in the area where quality seaweed
grows and feeds the abalone. For such reason, fine quality abalone
is also found near seaweed, delivering some of the best tasting
and nutritious abalone available.
The abalone from Gaedo is recognized for its fresh taste and
Up to a few hundred tons of abalone is produced annually. Although
abalone marketing traditionally has depended on the off-line marketplace,
recently producers have actively started to participate in reaching
the consumers directly through on-line stores. Abalone is considered
a great delicacy which was served to royalty in the past.