Noryangjin Fish Market

Organized chaos

 The Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries operates the Noryangjin Fish Market (노량진수산시장) which is Seoul’s largest market for marine products. This 66,000 square meter facility houses over 700 shops selling fresh and dried fish and squid from 15 fishing ports around Korea. [1]

Right off Noryangjin station, we trudged with Clare’s friends to the fish market. I was a bit hesitant because we were dead tired (having just finished the war museum) and the guys were dead set in finding their own way. No worries, I’ve just been here for the past 5 months. Needless to say, they evenutally realized I knew what I was talking about and we headed to the market. Men, sheesh.

It was fun looking at the various fish and sealife they had, vendors crawling everywhere wanting to sell to you. Clare and I eventually settled on a snow crab to share. After buyin the fish they took it to a small restaurant in the back, ready to cook it for you. It is perfection. Just bring extra warm clothes when going cause I was FREEZING my butt off while we waited for her friends, to the point that the ajumma who sold me the crab let me go near her heater and chill there.


The steamed crab was delicious….and we finished off by having some rice mixed in with the crab juices and served on the crab carcass. Quite splendid.

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3 thoughts on “Noryangjin Fish Market

  1. This is super awesome! Man, I’d go to the fish market if they would cook what I bought there instead of bring it home to destroy it in my typical cooking fashion. 😉

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