Restaurant: Fish Market & Seafood Dinner in Korea
Last visited: April 7, 2010
Location: Seoul, Korea
Address: Fish Market
Price Range: Varies – Market price
1: Poor 2: OK 3: Good 4: Very good 5: Excellent 6: Tres Excellent!!
**Recommendations: Live octopus, sashimi
Welcome to the fish market in Korea! This is definitely a must try when you’re in Korea…but only if you’re into seafood. If you’re not it’s still an nice place to visit because it’s still considered a tourist attraction.
Familiar to locals and to tourists this is the place to get the freshest seafood. VERY fresh.
You select what you want and the prices vary from vendor to vendor. You can bargain so test out a couple vendors to get the best deal. I was with locals so I was lucky to have them do all the communicating. Prices also depend on market prices and what’s available that day…but you can ALWAYS bargain here.
This is the fisherman hacking away at the fish we ordered. He beat it with his stick while it was flopping around on the floor.
He got it!
I got to hold the stick…it was pretty horrid after seeing it whacked on the floor…and knowing that was my sashimi.
How much fresher can you get?! He’s cutting the sashimi immediately…that was the same fish I was holding.
After you pick all the seafood you bring it into one of the restaurants located inside the fish market. You can bring it home to cook yourself or have it there. We ate at this one.
It was super busy and it was already 9pm or so. The restaurants are all really casual with plastic tablecloths. Besides paying for the seafood you purchased at the market you have to pay a service charge at the restaurant. This includes preparation of the food you bought.
They also service rice, noodles, wine and other things you can purchase at the restaurant to serve with or along side your seafood.
On the table:
The traditional Korean condiments for our seafood. A sweet and spicy soy bean paste sauce and some lettuce, chillies and garlic. Also some wasabi for the sahsimi.
BBQ Prawns - 3/6
**Sashimi – 4/6
**Live Octopus - 3/6
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