Hongtaksamhap, only allowed to eat in Mokpo
Hongtaksamhap means fermented skate and steamed pork slices served with Kimchi. Any food can not be competed with skate in the sparkling taste that awakens the spirit. One bit of raw skate in a mouth delivers very delicate and piquant energy to the whole body.
Skate is the favorite fish of Honam people who think that the skate must be served in a wedding party. The well fermented skate with a spicy taste and the rough texture with flesh and bone is considered as the no.1 food. It is recommended to eat the fermented raw skate as it is but the skate cooking methods are diverse seasoning, steamed, soup, pancake, fried etc. It is said that the nose of skate is the most tasty part.
The Sejong Silok Jiriji introduced the skate as the product to be served for the King. In the west coast of our country, octopus are living widely and caught in Heuksando or near Yellow Sea. The skate which is a natural fermented food, is available to eat all the year round.