Seoul Food: Noryangjin Fish Market

IMG_0017IMG_0043The Noryangjin Fish Market is one of Seoul’s top sites. A huge warehouse filled with seafood, the wholesale market attracts locals and tourists alike. We walked around the market, noting the exotic species available (such as the giant octopi above) and then headed upstairs to one of the restaurants on the second floor.

We chose our restaurant based on how many Koreans we saw inside. The easy way to check is to see how many shoes are outside (Koreans take off their shoes before entering a traditional restaurant, where you sit on the ground).We ordered the set menu for two people although we were three. It was definitely the right choice. We were served so many courses of seafood we couldn’t finish. IMG_0057

BanChan

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A platter of assorted seafood, including shrimp, sea snails, and something that we think was some kind of bloom clam or oyster. It was interesting.IMG_0084

A platter of fresh sashimi. The platter was divided by different parts of the fish, which had vastly different textures.IMG_0086

 

Some Sushi.IMG_0074

Grilled Mackerel.IMG_0079

Corn.

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Egg-battered oysters.

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Clams.IMG_0087

Shrimp Tempura.IMG_0099

Fish Bone Soup.

 

Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market

South Korea, 서울특별시 동작구 노량진동 13-8

13-8 Noryangjin-dong, Dongjak-gu, Seoul, South Korea

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Seoul Food: Highlights

 

Let the food photos speak for themselves.

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Some BanChan – the smorgasbord of complimentary appetizers that appear before or along with a Korean meal.

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Kimchi Dumplings at Sinpo Woori Mandoo House.

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Sikhye – sweet Korean rice drink.

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Hottoek – fried rice cake with brown sugar in the middle.

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Dok – an assorted variety of rice cakes. The best were the fried ones, like an asian version of the donut hole.

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Seafood Pancake (Haemul Pajeon)

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Milk Bread at Tous Les Jours. There are Tous Les Jours bakeries all over Asia, and I decided to finally try one in Korea, where the chain originally started. The baked goods are surprisingly terrific. The textures and flavors are on-spot. This bread was delightfully light and fluffy, with just a hint of sweetness. IMG_0142

Iced Mango Dessert per my sister’s request.

 

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