Saturday, 20 March 2010

Busan Weekend: Jagalchi Market

It's all Hwangsa-ey out there today - the Yellow Dust is as bad as I've ever seen it. This photo has not been altered in any way.
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K. 'Nuff about that.


Went down to Busan with Girlfriendoseyo and my mother-in-law-to-be. We had a great old time, bopping around Busan for a weekend, and at the end of it, eating heap good food. I took about a bazillion pictures, and visited three main spots; here are the best photos from the first of the three: Jagalchi Fish Market, one of the best and most famous seafood markets in Korea. It was great, the fish never looked healthier, richer, and more colorful, and gosh, I like traveling around with Girlfriendoseyo... and her mom's a great travel partner, too, because, in typical ajumma style, she sees to it that we get nothing but the best of the food and service the restaurant has to offer.

The Market
Outdoor

Beautifully silver fish. Never saw them so bright at the fish-markets in Seoul.
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sea penises.
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Other stuff:

You could pick your food out front, and then have it prepared and eat it in the back.

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I liked this guy.
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Indoors: there was a whole other market indoors, but the weather outdoors was so nice we didn't really look around in there.
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This guy was manually sharpening knives. An interesting effect of Korea's super-fast development is that the older generation still partakes in many "developing country/poor population" money-saving acts, like sharpening knives, re-soling shoes, and so forth, while the younger generation just buys new shoes and knives. When the older generation dies away, the nifty knife-sharpeners and solitary shoe-re-solers will disappear... but then, they'll be dying away at the same time, and nobody'll miss them, really, because everybody'll be buying new shoes and knives, anyway.

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This is what we ate at Jalgalchi market
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Future Mom-in-law-oseyo found this restaurant by reputation. Love the back-alley experience.
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4 comments:

조안나 said...

you got a good shot of the yellow skies... I couldn't get a very good representative shot of that yellow tinge...

Anonymous said...

Very nice blog, Roboseyo...I was in Busan for a day (or is it Pusan?) when they were having a film festival and I've been itching to go back ever since to see the city without all the hoopla. What's interesting to me about Busan and other regions outside of Seoul (and Korea in general) is how different their dialects are despite being such a tiny country.

Alex said...

Ditto to what Joanna said, I couldn't pick a good setting to get my camera to show the yellow sky. I will probably link to your blog on my blog so readers can go see...

kissmykimchi said...

I love the Jagalchi Market! Fish never tasted so good. You got some great shots. I can't wait to go back there.