At Jagalchi Fish Market, it’s perfectly fine if you don’t know how to cook—just pick your favorite ingredients, and you’ll find plenty of restaurants to help you turn them into dishes.

Unlike the famous Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo,

Jagalchi Fish Market begins its day with a veritable seafood feast for breakfast.

And you don’t have to line up for hours to get into the market.

I made a leisurely early-morning visit to Jagalchi.

 

There are actually not many people visiting the market in the morning.

With two heavy cameras, I rambled between the packed stalls.

Most stall owners didn’t seem to care about me wandering around.

I was occasionally greeted in poor Chinese by a restauranteur wanting me to stop in for a bite.

I enjoyed being free to wander the market on my own.

Canon EOS 3 / EF 24 – 70mm f2.8L / Kodak Ektar

 

Canon EOS 3 / EF 24 – 70mm f2.8L / Kodak Ektar

 

Canon EOS 3 / EF 24 – 70mm f2.8L / Kodak Ektar

 

I was immersed in the aroma of fresh seafood, and of course the mouth-watering smell fish on the grill as well.

I can’t say no to grilled seafood, especially not good charcoal-grilled fish.

That was the most filling breakfast I have ever had.

I can’t even remember how many fish I ate.

Canon EOS 3 / EF 24 – 70mm f2.8L / Kodak Ektar

 

Canon EOS 3 / EF 24 – 70mm f2.8L / Kodak Ektar

 

Canon EOS 3 / EF 24 – 70mm f2.8L / Kodak Ektar

 

Jagalchi has both outdoor stalls and an indoor market.

If you are a fish gourmand, you can pick your ingredients on the first floor and take them to a restaurant on the second floor, and they will cook it all up for you.

The second level of the market also contains dried goods stores.

Canon EOS 3 / EF 24 – 70mm f2.8L / Kodak Ektar

 

Canon EOS 3 / EF 24 – 70mm f2.8L / Kodak Ektar

 

Canon EOS 3 / EF 24 – 70mm f2.8L / Kodak Ektar

 

Canon EOS 3 / EF 24 – 70mm f2.8L / Kodak Ektar

 

As for me, I’m not a picky person when it comes to food.

I was just attracted by the smell of grilled food and the warm hospitality.

I had a great time in the street-side restaurants.

Ricoh GR1v / Kodak Ektar

 

Mamiya 645 / 80mm / Kodak Tri-X 400

 

Mamiya 645 / 80mm / Kodak Tri-X 400

 

If you asked me how the food was, whether it was fresh or not,

I’d have to admit that I’m nowhere near a professional food commenter.

As long as the food tastes good to me, I always enjoy it.

That’s probably one of the reasons that I manage to find something that suits me every time I visit a market in a new place.

 

The Jagalchi Fish Market is located in Busan.

If you are a fan of freshly cooked seafood, Jagalchi will be your first-choice destination.

It’s pretty easy to get there; the nearest train station is Jagalchi Station.

 

 


Victor Tai | Freedom is a Right

  • LocationJagalchi, Busan
  • CameraCanon EOS 3 / EF 24 – 70mm f2.8L / Kodak Ektar
    Ricoh GR1v / Kodak Ektar
    Mamiya 645 / 80mm / Kodak Tri-X 400
  • Other Language繁體中文

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