While visiting hospitals all over South Korea back in January 2005 I spent a couple of days in Busan. The first morning there I wandered out from my hotel early in the morning and visited the fish market.
The Jagalchi Fish Market is the largest fish market in South Korea and is famous throughout the country. The fresh fish that many people will eat while in South Korea for the Olympics will possibly come through this market.
It is probably good that I do not have the ability to share the smells of the fish market. It smelled a bit fishy 🙂 However, the images themselves are bringing back the smells to me.
I am reading a novel that is partially set in Busan and it gives a description of the fish market. However, the setting is pre-WWII so it was much different at that time.
Here a woman is having her breakfast while waiting for customers. You can see that she has quite a few dishes to select from. This is very typical of Korean cuisine. The small dishes are called banchan.
I had a very interesting walk that morning and one that I well remember. If you are ever in Busan, South Korea this is one place that you do not want to miss.