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Photos of the Day: South Korea's Signature Seafood Dish Smells Like Garbage

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 10:17am

The aroma of one of South Korea's most popular delicacies often is compared to rotting garbage and filthy bathrooms. The unusual dish is typically made by taking dozens of fresh skate, a fish that looks like a stingray, stacking them up in a walk-in refrigerator and waiting.

In this March 12, 2014 photo, Joe McPherson, operator of a Korean food blog ZenKimchi, uses chopsticks to eat a slice of skate at a seafood store in Seoul, South Korea. The aroma of one of South Korea’s most popular delicacies is regularly compared to rotting garbage and filthy bathrooms. And that’s by fans. The unusual dish is typically made by taking dozens of fresh skate, a cartilage-rich fish that looks like a stingray, stacking them up in a walk-in refrigerator and waiting. Up to a month in some cases. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Read: South Koreans Crave Fish That Smells Like Garbage

The aroma of one of South Korea's most popular delicacies often is compared to rotting garbage and filthy bathrooms. The unusual dish is typically made by taking dozens of fresh skate, a fish that looks like a stingray, stacking them up in a walk-in refrigerator and waiting.

In this Feb. 19, 2014, photo, skates are displayed at a fish market in Mokpo, South Korea. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The aroma of one of South Korea's most popular delicacies often is compared to rotting garbage and filthy bathrooms. The unusual dish is typically made by taking dozens of fresh skate, a fish that looks like a stingray, stacking them up in a walk-in refrigerator and waiting.

In this Feb. 19, 2014 photo, a skate seller puts slices of skate into styrofoam boxes for shipment to customers around South Korea at a fish market in Mokpo, a port city on the southwestern tip of the Korean Peninsula. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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