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Busan Day 5: Jagalchi Market, Gukje Market & Dinner at Lotteria (Part 2)


Note: I repaired my almost 5 years old laptop. Apparently the culprit is the chipset. Cost me RM310. At least that’s better than getting a new laptop.

So after coming back by bus from Jinhae’s cherry blossom viewing, we proceed right away to Jagalchi Market in Busan. Jagalchi Market (자갈치시장) is a famous seafood market in Busan accessible easily by subway.

Dried Fish @ Jagalchi Market, Busan, South Korea
Dried fish from this cute stall.

Jagalchi Market @ Busan, South Korea
The funny thing about walking pass these stalls is that the place doesn’t smell of horrid seafood. Instead it smells of the sea! That’s how fresh these seafood are.

Fermented Crabs @ Jagalchi Market, Busan, South Korea
Raw fermented crabs in chili paste and soy sauce. I have tried raw fermented baby crabs in chili paste from a restaurant’s side dish but they’re not the same as these. These are big and juicy crabs.

Octopus @ Jagalchi Market, Busan, South Korea
Freaking huge octopuses!!!

Jagalchi Market @ Busan, South Korea
From left to right: cucumber, green chilies, wild veggies-the round thing (I guess) and wild ginseng.

Sea Squirt @ Jagalchi Market, Busan, South Korea
Sea squirt. I ate these raw at Yongmeori Coast in Jeju. Very delish.

Fishes @ Jagalchi Market, Busan, South Korea
Open belly fishes. Haha

Seafood @ Jagalchi Market, Busan, South Korea
Mussels and giant clams.

Harbor Beside Jagalchi Market @ Busan, South Korea
Then we came to the end of the open-air Jagalchi market with a harbor right beside the market. Ahh no wonder the seafood are so fresh and abundance.

Jagalchi Market @ Busan, South Korea
This building right in front of the open sea is the indoor Jagalchi market. Huge right?

Jagalchi Market @ Busan, South Korea
Long rows of stall all selling seafood. What else right? This is one of the sight I often see on Korean dramas.

Jagalchi Market @ Busan, South Korea
It looks a bit deserted right? Must be wrong timing. We were there at 5pm.

Jagalchi Market @ Busan, South Korea
Buy these seafood and bring home to cook or if you’re lazy, you can bring the seafood to the restaurant above this floor and have them cook for you. I did neither as I’m quite sick of seafood after my Yongmeori Coast episode.

Jagalchi Market @ Busan, South Korea
This is the place where you have the restaurant cook the seafood for you.

Jagalchi Market @ Busan, South Korea
Dried seafood section at the same floor with the restaurant.

Jagalchi Market @ Busan, South Korea
I bought some different types of dried seaweed. 🙂

Busan International Film Festival Square @ Busan, South Korea
After Jagalchi Market, we decided to venture further and come to Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) Square. Can you see the row of food stalls?

Hand-printed Movie Celebrities @ BIFF Square, Busan, South Korea
The BIFF Square also boost hand prints of famous movie stars.

Ssiat Hotteok Stall @ BIFF Square, Busan, South Korea
This is hotteok (sweet Korean pancake)… one of my favorite street food. If you’re eager to make your own hotteok, check out my recipe in Messy Witchen.

Ssiat Hotteok @ BIFF Square, Busan, South Korea
This hotteok is called ssiat hotteok which consist of nuts as filling.

Eomuk (Fish Cake) @ BIFF Square, Busan, South Korea
These are eomuk (fish cake) in yummy broth.

Food Cart @ BIFF Square, Busan, South Korea
More yummy hawker fare. There’s tteokbokki, mandu and mayak kimbap.

Hats @ Gukje Market, Busan, South Korea
All kind of hats!!! This is at Gukje Market which is just a stone throw away from Jagalchi Market. Tempted to buy one but then decided not to since I’m not a hat person.

Beddings @ Gukje Market, Busan, South Korea
Korean beddings shop. That’s all I snap of Gukje Market because after that I was so busy. Busy shopping for clothes. Haha

Food Cart near Gukje Market @ Busan, South Korea
Then we came to more food stall near Gukje Market. We were particularly attracted to this stall.

Jji jim 찌짐 from Food Cart near Gukje Market @ Busan, South Korea
The 3 of us decided to share a plate of jji jim 찌짐 (something very similar to spring onions pancake-pajeon) @ 2,000 won (RM6.00). What can I say? Piping hot and delicious. Should have ordered more!

Freshly Grilled Octopus @ BIFF Square, Busan, South Korea
Before leaving BIFF Square, we bought this freshly grilled octopus @ 5,000 won (RM15.00). No doubt it’s delicious.

By the time we reached back at Seomyeon subway (nearest subway to our accommodation) at 8pm, we were really tired. Since I was a little bored with Korean food, we decided to have fast food at Lotteria. Lotteria is a Korean fast food restaurant. I had no idea that Korean has their very own fast food restaurant until I found out about it here. We ordered tender grill chicken burger @ 3,900 won (RM11.70) and…

Wild Shrimp Burger @ Lotteria, Busan, South Korea
wild shrimp burger @ 4,500 won (RM13.50).

Wild Shrimp Burger @ Lotteria, Busan, South Korea
It was delicious alright. There are some non-grounded shrimp in the patty as well.

After dinner, we returned to our hostel. That’s it for day 5. More to come. 🙂

My South Korea travelogue so far…
Incheon + Jeju-do Self Drive Day 1: MAS, Car Rental & Jeju Cherry Blossom Festival
Jeju-do Self Drive Day 2: Yeongsil Trail at Hallasan National Park (Part 1)
Jeju-do Self Drive Day 2: Jusangjeolli Cliff, Yongmeori Coast & Cheonjiyeon Falls (Part 2)
Jeju-do Self Drive Day 3: Yilin Pension & Seongsan Ilchulbong (Part 1)
Jeju-do Self Drive Day 3: Seopjikoji & Seongeup Folk Village (Part 2)
Jeju-do + Busan Day 4: Bye Jeju, Dynamic Guesthouse, Cherry Blossom at Dalmaji Road, Haeundae Beach & Gwangalli Beach
Busan + Jinhae Day 5: Cherry Blossom at Yeojwa Stream & Gyeonghwa Station (Part 1)

Photos from Nikon D80 and Panasonic TZ-7.

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8 Comments

  • Reply foongpc July 5, 2014 at 1:23 am

    Oh finally you are back in business haha!! Wow! Raw fermented crabs! Yummy!!

    • Reply Che-Cheh July 5, 2014 at 8:17 am

      Hehe yeah thank God laptop can be repaired.

      I wanna taste those big juicy raw fermented crabs. I guess it’ll have to be on my 3rd visit to Korea.

  • Reply foongpc July 5, 2014 at 1:24 am

    The clams look so huge!! The indoor Jagalchi market is super huge!!

    • Reply Che-Cheh July 5, 2014 at 8:15 am

      If I’m not mistaken, it’s the largest market in Korea.

  • Reply foongpc July 5, 2014 at 1:26 am

    Grilled octopus? Looks yummy. That plate of jji jim looks delicious too! So did you get to buy lots of clothes? 🙂

    • Reply Che-Cheh July 5, 2014 at 8:18 am

      In total I bought over 10 clothes. Consider a lot lo. I don’t usually buy clothes during holiday trip but because it’s so cheap here… so must buy lo.

  • Reply Dawn July 8, 2014 at 2:50 am

    i gather if you are a seafood type of person, the array of seafood is a welcome sight. the grilled octopus looked so crunchy and yummy. The same in Turkey, there was abundant of fish; never had so so much fish in my entire life in the 3 weeks. If it’s not fish, it’s lamb.

    • Reply Che-Cheh July 8, 2014 at 8:26 pm

      I think I will have a problem if I go to Turkey. I don’t eat lamb. Too much fish daily also will feel muak.

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