Thanks to its geographic benefits, Japan, the island and Korea, the peninsula surrounded by water on three sides, Japan and Korea are famous for its seafood. From world famous recipes like sushi and grilled shellfish to bizarre dishes such as live octopus and fermented skate, there’s plenty to please the seafood-loving gastronome. Fish and shellfish have been a major part of Korean and Japanese cuisine. Both fresh and saltwater fish are popular, and are served raw, grilled, broiled, dried or served in soups and stews. Grab your chopsticks, and get ready to dig in!