Korean Food

Korean HONG-EO vs. Surstromming (홍어 vs. 청어)

홍어 (Hong-eo) is raw, rotten-tasting, ammonia-smelling, fermented skate fish. Most Koreans who've tried it don't like it, although some love it. I'm not a fan.

I'm also aware of surströmming, which is a Swedish fermented herring that supposedly has the worst smell of any other food in the entire world. So I wanted to know - which food was worse?

I met up with SpongeMind TV and MotivateKorean to tackle this issue once and for all.

3 thoughts on “Korean HONG-EO vs. Surstromming (홍어 vs. 청어)

  • Nancy Ngo

    where did you order the Hongeo Hoe? I would love to try it after seeing it on your video!

    • Billy

      Jonson from SpongeMind ordered it, so I'm not sure exactly where he got it from.


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