Dried persimmons are sweet and chewy like jelly candies. In Korea the fresh fruit is harvested in the fall, tied with string, and hung to air-dry. A whitish bloom on their surface indicates that they are dry and sweet. Besides cooking with them, you can eat them by themselves as a snack.

They are a little hard to find outside of Korea, try Asian markets and choose large, plump persimmons that are not discolored. They will keep in the freezer for a few months.

Recipes that use dried persimmons (gotgam):


  1. sanne Munich joined 8/14 & has 311 comments

    Our Turkish supermarket just around the corner (Marbachstraße 1, Albert-Roßhaupter-Straße 9, 81369 München – that’s Munich, Bavaria, Germany) has them at the moment!
    From Turkey, but not too dry and just plain delicious!
    Price: Euro 3,49/400g

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  2. Alste USA joined 2/12 & has 1 comment

    How do I eat dried persimmons?

  3. mahyazmama OKC joined 3/11 & has 2 comments

    oh yes. Mochi ice cream sounds so good! I like the strawberry ice cream filled mochi! mmmmmm so good! If I knew how to make them, I’d weight a thousand lbs! haha

  4. can you buy these at any asian stores?

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