Touring Jagalchi Fish Market in Busan (South Korea) – Video

Video credit: Hisham El Gazzar (Egypt)

Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel)

Fish market (Korea)


Jagalchi Fish Market is a fish market located in Busan, South Korea. After the Korean War, the market solidified itself as a fish market turning over time to become one of the landmarks of Busan as well as one –if not- of the largest and most famous fish markets in South Korea.

As shown in the video, almost all displayed fish are alive. Also, one can see different species and sizes of fish and molluscs are displayed along the long stretch of stalls. It is also easy to spot that most of fish sellers are women who seemed very skilled in preparing the fish according to the buyer’s request whereas heading, gutting and cleaning seem the typical processing. Visitors can eat fresh raw fish right at the market while they can buy their fish and seashells, and bring it to a restaurant nearby and have it cooked or served as sushi.  A special dish of live octopus is offered at the market especially for tourists who wish to go this unique experience of chewing these squirming, squiggly tentacles of live octopus which are constantly try to use their tentacle to escape the plate.



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