One habit that I learned in Korea is eating raw garlic, onion and pepper. Whenever we go to Costco (our nearest branch is in Sangbong), we always get an extra plate for the chopped onions and mix them with mustard and ketchup. It’s our side dish since the supermarket doesn’t offer kimchi at their food court.
This must be a Korean phenomenon since I didn’t see this at the Costco we visited in the US. Oh, am I glad that most prices in Costco here are the same in the US. The hotdog set is 2,000 won. A slice of their humongous pizza is 2,500 won. A favorite of mine is their Bulgogi Bake. It’s quite huge and for only 3,700, it makes a nice meal.
Costco is an American chain but we often go there for things that we can’t get at our favorite Korean supermarkets. You can’t get everything there and we don’t always go out with things on our hands. The food court makes up for it, though.