Coming to Busan – the seaport of Korea and enjoying Sashimi which was made directly at the Jagalchi Fish Market, is amazing experience you can’t miss while travelling to Korea. Referring to the seaport, we can’t help mentioning to fish, especially Sashimi. However, Sashimi in Korea is a far cry from Sashimi in Japan which usually has salmon or tuna. Jagalchi Fish Market is famous for fresh seafood and one special thing is Sashimi was made from this own local fish, not somewhere else. That I’ll tell you later. So, how to get and what to eat at Jagalchi fish market Busan South Korea (Jagalchi market busan, Jagalchi market busan south korea)? Let’ check out my Jagalchi market blog, Jagalchi fish market guide (Jagalchi market guide) and review to discover one of the most largest fish markets in the world to find out the answer with some tips of having a delicious Sashimi at Jagalchi Market and how to get to Jagalchi Fish Market?
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Jagalchi market blog: Introducing Jagalchi Fish Market Busan South Korea (Jagalchi Market Busan, Jagalchi market Busan South Korea)
Jagalchi Fish Market in Busan is not only one of the most famous fish market in the world but also the biggest one in Korea. This fish market is near by Nampo Station, Jung-gu Street. Therefore, everyone who is in Nampodong can walk along to here, go on sightseeing and buy fresh seafood easily. If the fresh seafood are only taken up downstairs, the first–floor will be dried seafood area including dried fish, dried shrimp or dried cuttlefish,… and a particular area for food and drink. When I visited here, most of the tourists came here to eat and drink.
Both outdoor and inside fish market are selling seafood. Also, a lot of small kiosks are displayed to sell fresh seafood and for restaurants, Sashimi are mainly made from the local fish. However, the outside market is not as clean as the inside, in spite of obvious planning.
Jagalchi Fish Market is always closing at 8 p.m so that all counters will start to clean up. However, the food area on the up-stair will be opened until midnight. I’m not sure but about 9:00 to 9:30 p.m, a lot of tourists are still there although they had already done their meal, especially Sashimi – best-seller of Jagalchi Market.
Jagalchi market blog: Some experiences when enjoying Sashimi at Jagalchi Fish Market.
A coworker of Busan one-day Exploring tour told me that he had eaten Sashimi for 40.000 won (about $34.56) the previous day. It is said that Sashimi is very expensive. Therefore, never eat Sashimi alone if you don’t want to break the bank. He didn’t mention where it was, “Just around somewhere in Jagalchi Market”, he thought so. That’s all! I didn’t get any information, except the general price for a set of Sashimi is 40.000 won.
I visited the fish market at about 7:30 p.m, half of kiosks are all gone. Wandering at the Jagalchi market, I found that the seafood were more looking-good and extremely delicious than the first ones. At that time, sellers were making a lot of offers in order to buy their seafood, then they will process at once for you, go to the up-stair and enjoyed you meal. After this experience, I told my friends, then they advised me to go to the upstairs instead, take order and just wait for my meals.
Luckily at that moment, I went to the upstairs first and have a seat on the spot. The more seafood they have, the more crowed it was. Enthusiastically, the hostess asked me what I would like to eat. I said I wanted a set of Sashimi. Right after that, she gave me a menu of all kinds of Sashimi with the cheapest price for a Sashimi is 10.000 won (cheaper than the one costs 40.000 won my coworker ate yesterday).
I asked some fishmonger what fish Sashimi used for. But they said something like “Fresh food, fresh food”. Here Sashimi is served with full of side dishes, fresh fish, soup which is made from fish-bone and its head. And all totally are only 10.000 won. Depending on each different fish, prices are different, too. Although I rather like to use the less expensive one, I feel full to satiety. You will surprise at this awesome Sashimi. It is sort and chewy enough for you to enjoy, especially no fishy smell. That why tourists come here and take a lot of orders. Well, see this Jagalchi Market next time with my fellows!
Jagalchi fish market guide: How to get to the Jagalchi Fish Market Busan?
This is quite simple, I will write down for you to figure out the way easily and if possible, take print-screen to save some basic information for your next travel to here. The fastest way is by light-rail train or you can join Busan one-day Exploring tour which I introduce in the last post, after that take a taxi with your destination is Jagalchi Fish Market.
Take a note that this market is usually closing on Tuesday of the first and the third week of month. If you don’t want to down mood, stay away those days or made a suitable schedule before travelling to Jagalchi Fish Market!
There are two ways to get to Jagalchi Fish Market?
- Take a light-rail train Line one, go to Nampo Station, made a move to Exit two and walk for about 300 meters.
- Take a light-rail train Line one, go to Jagalchi Station, made a move to Exit ten and walk for about 300 meters.
Wishes you have wonderful Sashimi enjoying experienced at Jagalchi Fish Market.
Jagalchi Market Busan
Address: 52 Jagalchihaean-ro, Nampo-dong, Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea
Phone: +82 51-713-8000
Hours: 8am to 10pm. Closed: First and third Tuesday of every month
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