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Monday, January 7, 2013

Our World - Daepohang Fish Market

A walk along the bustling Sokcho will reveal the daily life of the locals and the surviving culture of South Korea.

One most apparent place we visited was the Daepohang Fish Market selling wide variety of live fresh fish and seafood.  It was interesting to look at the display of exotic creatures even if you were not buying anything.

It's quite common to see row upon row of different types of dried fish, along with many other types of dried seafood being sold openly.

There are also lots of packed desiccated seafood products for sale but I didn't buy anything.

Not far from the market area, I stumbled upon several stalls selling local delicacies.  My nose immediately detected the aroma of delicious fried shrimps from the moment I entered the place.

It was  impossible to walk past one of these stalls without sampling different types of local delights. Here is a wonderful spread of piping hot ojingeo sundae (Korean style sausage made with squid) waiting to be enjoyed. The squids are filled with glutinous rice and a tasty mixture of other ingredients that seemed to dance around my taste buds. Each of them is usually sliced into rings and fried over a flat top stove.

Fancy trying these? This is a big tray of silkworm larvae or whatever it is that the street vendor is cooking up. It's another popular snack here but I didn't have the courage to try it. Most locals were enjoying these bugs though. They made it seem so tasty and so easy to eat! :)

Our World


  1. Un dépaysement total...
    Belle journée,


  2. Oh no we missed the piping hot ojingeo sundae could have other distractions then. Loves to eat squid.

  3. Cannot remember the name of the fish market. When we were there Bananaz was not comfortable seeing the live scallops being BBQ while alive and kicking while standing to wait so have to skip buying them.

  4. That's really nice and I want to buy many fis There are similar markets in Japan

  5. I would love to try the squid but not the silkworm larvae. -_-'"

  6. The squid sausage sounds interesting but i'll pass on the silkworm larvae.

  7. Fried shrimps. Love it.


  8. Looks like a great market and I do love fish!! Terrific captures for the day! Hope you have a good week!

  9. Now there is some creative photography ~

    A Creative Harbor) aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^

  10. there is nothing like a colorful fresh food open market. This one is wonderful with all of its fish for sale. It all looks yummy. genie

  11. I have a dilemma here: a good subject for photos but I do not like fish!

  12. Wow that all looks good!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  13. Colourful and vibrant - how lovely!

  14. Ahh larvae is definitely not for me but would like to sample as much as possible dried fish.

  15. I can almost smell the food from here. It looks a lively and colourful place to go shopping.

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