More recently, Angela and I explored Busan's premier fish market, Jagalchi Fish Market. Even larger than Noryangjin, it had a cleaner and more modern feel than that establishment, though it was still just as archaic, gruesome and - if I'm honest - entertaining to explore.
|The large, warehouse-like exterior of the market.|
|Greeting you as you enter are some cartoonish statues of fish and other apparently cheerful sea creatures.|
|A vendor prepares to catch and kill an eel before selling it to a customer.|
|It may seem gross, but it actually tasted pretty good.|
|Views over Busan's huge port.|
|Jagalchi also has an outdoor market nearby.|
|We watched this octopus escape from its tank.|
|Frozen, box-packed fish bits.|
|Heading out towards Nampo district.|
Jagalchi Fish Market is definitely worth your time if you're ever visiting Busan. While I preferred Noryangjin overall, this was still a cool place to explore, and I'm glad we ticked "eating wriggling octopus tentacles" off of our bucket list.