Hongeo is a Korean word for "Skate fish". Skate fish is a member of the shark family and looks like a small sting-ray. It is flat with a kite-shaped body. It has no bones, merely cartilage. In Korea the fish is placed raw into an earthen clay pot and left at room temperature for a few days to ferment . Fermented skate is said to be over 100 times healthier than yogurt for its natural probiotic Hongeo is one of the fermented Korean foods.

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