Monday, June 7, 2010

Jagalchi fish market, indoors

This post originally took place on June 1, 2010.

There isn't much to see in Busan except for the Jagalchi fish market.

This place is awesome. The tour gave us an hour to roam free before dinner, and we spent it picking and eating seafood in the indoor fish market. Our guide told us to avoid the outdoor one for some reason.

One of the stands drew us in with red sea cucumber, so we got that, regular sea cucumber, and several small abalone.

The person tending the stand brought everything up to the vast second floor dining area where they prepped it and gave us a place to eat.

20,000 W for the food and 3,000 each for the preppping and seats, plus a bit for soju.

They cut everything here much more thinly and expertly than at the seaside place in Jejudo. I liked Jalalchi's preparation for the abalone, but I definitely think the hack job the Jejudo women did for the sea cucumber was more fun and tasty.

I'm afraid the red sea cucumber wasn't as fresh or good as regular old sea cucumber but I'm glad I got to try something that looks so dangerous to eat.

We met up with the rest of the group at a decent bibimbap place on the 4th floor of the market. The meal came with a simple soup of beautiful tiny purple clams.

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