Gim is the Korean version of Japan’s nori. These dried seaweed products are tasty and known to have many health benefits.
Gim is usually flavored with salt and sesame oil. You can eat it straight from the pack or wrap it around rice and enjoy.
In old Korean tradition, gim is often given as a gift, along with fresh fruit, during Korean Thanksgiving (chuseok) and Lunar New Year. These days, it is a popular souvenir that most visitors bring home from Korea.
This dried food is widely available at supermarkets and grocery stores, making it an easy choice if you have limited time for souvenir shopping.
Best gifts for: Anyone
Portable level: Easy to manage
Average range: KRW5,000 (US$4) for packs of 6 to 10
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