Last Sunday we had friends over for dinner, but first we met early to go pick out our dinner at the fish market:
The fish market is filled with rows and rows of unidentifiablefish and shellfish. See those big mussel looking things in the picture below? When you open that shell it looks like a HUGE scallop (see just below the shells, that is what they look like out of their shells) . We tried them last time we lived here thinking they were going to be the BOMB DIGGITY, they were anything but! All tough and chewy. I'll stay away from them this time.
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1) If you go and plan to buy, ask a Korean friend (or go to Kohome and ask one of the workers) and ask them to teach you how to say in Hangul the fish you are looking. Also ask them to write it down in Hangul for you. This way you can look for the stalls that have the same word as what you are looking for, or you can show it to one of the many fish mongers at the fish market. This will make your trip go more smoothly!
2) Take won
3) Wear rain boots
4) Take your camera
5) Take your kids!
6) Be open minded and HAVE FUN!