It is the equivalent of maybe a potatoe or corn shortage in the US. It is eaten so often and used to make so many dishes here, it is a pretty big deal. I saw a small head of cabbage in the market for almost $16 the other day. Wow!
We enjoy Kimchi, although not for every meal. Mike has found a favorite version at Shinsagae Department Store. It was when I was getting his kimchi that I noticed that kimchi wasn't the only item in the store increasing in price.
Check out these fruit prices.
|7,800 KRW (~$6.50) for one apple|
|9,800 KRW (~$7.50) for one Asian Pear|
|This is the back breaker... 17,800 KRW ($15) for two oranges!|
Americans...eat your cheap fruit and enjoy every last bite. I know I savor each bite a little bit more now!