South Koreans eat Russian crab – level 3

13-04-2022 15:00

The falling prices of Russian crab sent more South Koreans to seafood markets. According to some vendors, the drop in prices doubled the visitors.

King crabs from Russia along with smaller snow crabs and lobsters were once a pricey delicacy in South Korea; however, in recent years, they’ve become more popular at supermarkets and online retailers.

Since late February, prices have nearly halved as the USA, EU, and others banned Russian seafood imports over the Ukraine invasion. However, for some people, Russian crab isn’t a necessity, and they think that it’s not right to eat it if it’s cheap. They say that the government should join global efforts to ban Russian seafood and customers should refrain from buying it.

Difficult words: vendor (a person or company that sells something), delicacy (a rare and expensive food), refrain (to stop yourself from doing something that you want to do).

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