Depending on your grocery store, they may carry less common types of fruit such as the Korean Pear or also known as the Asian Pear. Mine carried a few in the fruit section, but they were puny in size compared to what you can get at the Korean supermarket. They were the size of a small apple when I’m used to ones as big as grapefruits. Those small ones put it to shame. No wonder why it’s not a popular fruit among Americans. Would you want to grab the big shiny apple at the top of the pyramid stack or the puny Asian pear in a small wooden crate with a few other stragglers?
Korean pears are cousins to the pears you typically see in the grocery store, but they don’t taste anything alike. I tried the common one before and was disappointed in the taste. Not the juicy, crispy, sweet (with a bit of tartness near the center) that I was expecting. Korean moms love to serve a fruit plate after dinner or as a snack to their kids or guests. Next time you’re in the mood for something sweet, give the Korean pear a try.
Above: Photo of a true Korean pear. It’s big and it was delicious 🙂