Busan’s Jagalchi Fish Market

During our trip to Busan, we stopped by the Jagalchi Fish Market–Korea’s largest seafood market. It was quite the place to see, and to my surprise, it didn’t stink as bad as I had imagined. It was actually cleaner than the seafood market on our own island. Since Jared loves all sorts of critters, he had an especially fun time at this stop.

We had never seen lobster this big. I think their claws could have chopped my arm off!
Touring Busan's Fish Market

Rows and rows of sea creatures.

Touring Busan's Jagalchi Fish Market Jagalchi, the largest seafood market in Korea

These guys were about 4 feet long.

Touring Busan's Jagalchi Fish Market Touring Busan's Jagalchi Fish Market Jagalchi, the largest seafood market in Korea Jagalchi, the largest seafood market in Korea

These are called gaebul… they are also known as the fat innkeeper worm or the penis fish. These were the weirdest creatures we saw all day!

Touring Busan's Jagalchi Fish Market

Seafood at Korea's largest seafood market

This big guy was about two feet long.

Korea's largest seafood market Touring Busan's Jagalchi Fish Market Touring Busan's Jagalchi Fish Market

These flounders were huge!

Touring Busan's Jagalchi Fish Market Touring Busan's Jagalchi Fish Market Touring Busan's Jagalchi Fish Market Touring Busan's Jagalchi Fish Market

And this is why they are called “King Crab”… they were about 2 feet across!

Touring Busan's Jagalchi Fish Market Touring Busan's Jagalchi Fish Market

We learned later that there is a restaurant on the second floor, and on the third floor you can bring your purchased seafood and they will prepare and cook it for you!

Whether or not you are a seafood fan, I have a question for you — What’s the weirdest thing you’ve eaten from the ocean?

{Stay tuned for my next post–Busan’s Gamcheon Culture Village.}

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2 thoughts on “Busan’s Jagalchi Fish Market

  1. This post totally reminds me of our markets in Spain!

    And weirdest thing I’ve eaten? They are called Percebes, from Portugal. Seriously, craziest thing I’ve seen/eaten!

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