|Jagalchi Market building|
If in case you ever wander in the second largest city in Korea, don’t ever leave Busan without having a good seafood trip at Jagalchi Market.
Jagalchi Market is famous in Korea because it is the largest seafood market in the country. It is located right beside the Nampo port, which is why all the fish, shellfish and other seafood products are 100 percent guaranteed fresh. If you take a walk around Jagalchi Market, live fish taken fresh out from the boat is a common scenario. You can also see tanks lined up with all sorts of edible sea creatures that are offered to customers fresh and at some point alive.
|Live Fish in the market|
Not only that, you can also eat fresh fish at the market. There’s area where people go just to try eating fish, squid and shellfish raw. The jagalchi ahjummas and jagalchi ahjussis (men and women vendors at jagalchi) will pull off these fresh fish out of the boat straight from the Nampo port and sell it to customers to eat.
But of course, you can also order seafood cooked in Korean way from the restaurants which is just in the area. There are a lot of them so you surely won’t find it hard to check it out. You can see how the vendors clean the fish, chop it and cook it right at that instant. Things in Jagalchi Market really happen fast, there will be no hungry moment there.
|Korean fish dish|
Aside from the sight of fresh seafood in the alley of Jagalchi Market, I am more than amaze with how people work there. It really shows the real lifestyle of people in Busan, in fact it’s the best place to represent Busan in general. If you want to see Busan in a whole perspective, Jagalchi Market will show it all to you. It will show you the best of Busan in everything, from food to culture and lifestyle and PEOPLE.
|People and culture at Jagalchi market|
Taking a walk along the market may smells like fish and squids and whatnot, but who cares? That’s what makes it even more interesting and conducive for a seafood trip.
If you want to go to Jagalchi Market in Busan, take subway line number 1 and get off at Jagalchi station and go to Exit 1. Walk straight ahead until you come to the fish market.