We had yet to enjoy sashimi during this trip, and just before the girls depart for home, we decided to visit 노량진수산물도매시장 Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market 鷺梁津水產市場 for some fresh seafood 😀
We had reached the fish market around 10:30am, and there were hardly any customers 😮 We walked around to check out the various seafood, and throughout, we were approached by vendors who knew how to speak Mandarin, making us even more worried about getting scammed.
In the end, we decided to play it safe, and just get some sashimi to share. At the main aisle, there were many stalls that were selling pre-packed sliced sashimi, but the fish did not seem very fresh. We kept walking around, till we saw a couple of tourists getting their sashimi from a stall 당진수산 (Dangjin Susan) Dangjin Fishery (할어-089, Tel: 010-2733-3910), where the sashimi platter prices were listed. We did not have to worry about bargaining or getting scammed anymore 🙂
Unlike the other stalls, this one was not pushy, and the vendor prepared the sashimi platter upon order. We tried to explain to the vendor that we were not going to eat at any of the restaurants, and he provided us with chopsticks, soy sauce, wasabi, and Korean sauce that was garlic-ey, sour and spicy. The smallest platter (₩35,000) came 5 types of fish and pickles was enough for 4 of us. We ate the sashimi at the benches under some cherry blossoms just outside the fish market, almost like a little picnic 🙂