One of the highlights of my trip to Busan was visiting Jagalchi Market; Korea’s biggest seafood market right next to the port where all the produce comes from. On display were the most amazing array of strange creatures from common mackerel to huge squid, and even whale meat being sold by old women (‘Jagalchi Ajumma’) on small stalls along the road. Whilst I’m not much of a seafood fan the market was a great place for photography and I think I got some nice results…

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Jagalchi Ajumma

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I’m not sure how anyone could put up with the smell of raw fish and guts all day long but I guess they get used to it! Perhaps even more disturbing is the fact that eating live squid/octopus is considered a delicacy (as seen in Old Boy) – how anyone could manage to eat something which has writhing tentacles covered in suckers is beyond me! In case you think I’m making this up, here’s the proof:

Warning: not suitable for those with weak stomachs!

Looks lovely but this is one experience I decided to pass on 😉

Comments

  1. David says:

    I don't think anyone could tempt me to eat anything living… there's just something so repulsive about it…

  2. Veronica says:

    but I think u eat uncooked vegetables…:-) the scene from Old boy was just so disturbing.

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