Korean pears are very juicy, crunchy and flavorful. The texture of the flesh is not as smooth as something like a Bosc pear. Korean pears are delicious by themselves but are often used in Korean cooking to tenderize meat and as a natural sweetener.

They can be found in Korean markets and these days increasingly in mainstream grocery stores, often called “Asian pears.” They are in peak season in September and November.

Korean pear

Korean pears

Recipes that use korean pear (bae):


  1. julik Black Forest joined 11/19 & has 1 comment

    Hi maangchi!
    I wanna ask you which cultivar(s) of the Korean pear can you recommend
    Which cultivar(s) of the Korean pear can you recommend? :)

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