“You want eat live octu-pus?”
Hmm. I thought about it for a couple of seconds but decided against it.
“It good. Stick your teeth,” the fishmonger said in broken English, nodding and grinning.
I’m in Seoul, South Korea. Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market in Dongjak-gu to be exact – just south of the Han River. For lovers of seafood, visiting the market is a must. It offers a vast array of seafood, some of which is alive and swimming. The market gives visitors an insight into Seoul and its locals, providing a real buzz. With restaurants inside the market, you can buy your fish, shrimps, squid, octopus, crabs, lobster or whatever else is on offer and have it cooked, or not cooked, sitting among the locals eating the fresh catch, washing it all down with soju…