Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market, Seoul

5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews

688 Nodeul-ro, Noryangjin 1(il)-dong, Dongjak-gu, Seoul +82 2-814-2211

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  • Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market
    by Ewingjr98
  • Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market
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    Restaurant at Norjangjin Fish Market

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Mar 20, 2014

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    After picking up a nice, fresh fish at Noryangjin Fish Market, The fishmonger spotted one of his friends and handed him our sashimi. The guy walked us into a back alley and up the steps into a large, but crowded seafood restaurant called "외양녕." According to Google Translate, this means either "Goodbye Ocean" or "Other Yangnyeong." Either are possible: the ocean theme certainly would match the seafood restaurant, and Yangnyeong could refer to Grand Prince Yangnyeong, who lived during the Joseon Dynasty.

    Anyway, we took our plate of sashimi to this restaurant, and they brought us a beer, some kimchi and a few other sides. We unwrapped the plastic wrap over our food, and we enjoyed a fresh, tasty, inexpensive meal. Our fish cost us just 20,000 Won, and the sides and beer at the restaurant was perhaps another 15,000 Won.

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    Noryangjin Fish Market - Yeungdeungpo

    by Ewingjr98 Updated May 8, 2013

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    Korean fish markets are one of the truly great cultural experiences in Korea. Noryangjin Market is a huge warehouse with hundreds of seafood vendors. Each of them has tanks full of various live fish. When you go, wander until you see the fish you like. The vendor will pull if from the water, smack it on the head to kill it, then skin and slice it in front of you. Take your fresh fish to the back of the warehouse where there are dozens of restaurants waiting to prepare your dinner. Your total price, depending on what fish you order, will be 20,000-40,000 won.

    The market is said to have 700 vendors, mostly selling to restaurants. This is known as one of the world's largest fish markets.

    This market was featured on Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern on the Travel Channel in 2008 or 2009.

    Here is my video from Noryangjin Fish Market: http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/vv/6fd4/

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