Much more tart than their American counterparts, Korean plums are rarely eaten raw; but are commonly made into syrups, pickles, and even alcohol. This punchy little fruit packs a healthy punch as well - it has long been used in Asian medicine to reduce fatigue and help with digestion. We love this vinegar as part of a vinaigrette, and often use it to dilute miso or gochujang, instilling each with potent sweetness. It is also a great drinking vinegar when mixed with sparkling water, and certainly a bit of gin and a splash of lemon are worthy additions as well.
Hanega is one of Korea's elite makers of artisan vinegars, highlighting fruits, vegetables, and herbs that are often underappreciated but always deliver incredibly complex and distinct finished products.
Ganghwado, South Korea