Jagalchi Fish Market, Busan, South Korea

One of the aisles of the Jagalchi Fish Market, Busan, South Korea_s largest seafood market

One of the aisles of the Jagalchi Fish Market, Busan, South Korea’s largest seafood market

 

Jagalchi Market is Busan, South Korea’s fish market. Traditionally, the majority of vendors are female, earning the market’s nickname Ajumma (married women).  Delectable samples of raw fish and tasty sauces are often provided by the vendors to entice buyers.  The market retains innumerable traces of the city’s past.  Famous for its catchphrase, “Oiso, boiso, saiso (Come, look, buy)” in the local dialect, the Jagalchi Market is Korea’s largest seafood market.

 

Fish filets artfully arranged for sale outside the Jagalchi Fish Market, Busan, South Korea

Fish fillets artfully arranged for sale outside the Jagalchi Fish Market, Busan, South Korea

 

Sea “pineapples” are cut open to reveal a mussel-like edible seafood, Jagalchi Fish Market, Busan, South Korea; some vendors were sitting in their stalls cutting up the shellfish to

Sea “pineapples” are cut open to reveal a mussel-like edible seafood, Jagalchi Fish Market, Busan, South Korea; some vendors were sitting in their stalls cutting up the shellfish to sell the insides to customers

 

An artful display of fish outside the Jagalchi Fish Market, Busan, South Korea

An artful display of fish outside the Jagalchi Fish Market, Busan, South Korea

 

A few of the vendors had huge fish tanks with interesting specimens for sale, Jagalchi Fish Market, Busan, South Korea

A few of the vendors had huge fish tanks with interesting specimens for sale, Jagalchi Fish Market, Busan, South Korea

 

Crabs are prized and quite expensive at the Jagalchi Fish Market, Busan, South Korea

Crabs are prized and quite expensive at the Jagalchi Fish Market, Busan, South Korea

 

Large dried squid are very popular, Jagalchi Fish Market, Busan, South Korea

Large dried squid are very popular, Jagalchi Fish Market, Busan, South Korea

 

Dried white bait is used in both Korea and Japan was a topping with rice and in cooked dishes, Jagalchi Fish Market, Busan, South Korea

Dried white bait is used in both Korea and Japan was a topping with rice and in cooked dishes, Jagalchi Fish Market, Busan, South Korea

 

Many different kinds of crustaceans were on sale at this stall and many others, throughout the Jagalchi Fish Market, Busan, South Korea

Many different kinds of crustaceans were on sale at this stall and many others, throughout the Jagalchi Fish Market, Busan, South Korea

 

An interesting shape for seaweed for sale outside of the Jagalchi Fish Market, Busan, South Korea

An interesting shape for seaweed for sale outside of the Jagalchi Fish Market, Busan, South Korea

 

4 thoughts on “Jagalchi Fish Market, Busan, South Korea

  1. Interesting pictures to look at while having breakfast on what promises to be a beautiful spring day in the Bay Area.

    Myra

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  2. Rich,

    Selma and I vividly recall being at this fish market when we visited Anjali during her time teaching English in South Korea. We were fascinated watching people eating raw fish that were still wiggling!

    We appreciate your posts.

    Best, Malcolm

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