Noryangjin Fish Market
Yellowtail (amberjack) season has returned. If you follow the directions in this post, you'll have a fantastic day at the Noryangjin Fish Market, which I'll be reviewing.
Of course, Yellowtail in the winter!!! Since it was around the end of the year, I decided to celebrate by eating Yellowtail (which was in season) at Noryangjin Fish Market.
I finally made it to the Noryangjin Fish Market after a long absence. Exit 9 of Noryangjin Station now directly leads to the Noryangjin Fish Market, which I believe I previously accessed via a different underground passage.
The fishy odor will come from the fish market building if you approach it. Every time I visit the Noryangjin Fish Market, it is bustling.
Incredibly, there is a massive fish market in Seoul where you can buy fresh sashimi and seafood.
This time, we decided to make a reservation at one of the many sashimi stands, and we chose Jeolla Sanghoe. I was told to visit either Jeolla Sanghoe or Ire Sanghoe by a local of Noryangjin who gave me a personal recommendation.
Jeolla Sanghoe may be found in section D-161 on the first floor. Jeolla, Ire, and Hyeongje Susan may all be found clustered together on the busiest side of the D line.
I knew it would be busy since it was near the end of the year, so I booked my sashimi a week ahead of time.
There were a lot of people. People in that line didn't make reservations, so they had to place their orders at the kiosk. Not only do you have to wait for your order to be taken, but the sashimi also takes a while to prepare.
A "today's special" option is also available.
We called in a reservation a week in advance, told them what we wanted to order, and they prepared our sashimi and put it in the fridge so that we could get it as soon as we asked for it. This allowed me to swiftly acquire the sashimi. That made it easy for me to immediately grab our sashimi.
The staff was working hard to keep up with the high demand, which is likely because yellowtails are currently in season.
We were guided to a second-floor eatery called Haeundae where we can bring our purchased sashimi.
I stopped at a store to get some of my favorite Sea pineapples before heading upstairs. 1 kilogram for 15,000 won.
On the way up to the second level. It appears that most people have moved to restaurants, as the area was noticeably less crowded.
On the upper level of Noryangjin Fish Market, there is a dedicated tempura stand. Located on the second level, close to the escalator, is a store simply called "Ogun Bunsik" (Ogun Shrimp). I spent 15,000 won for a two-person variety pack and a bag of sweet potato fries (5,000 won).
You can get tempura here, like shrimp, squid, small crab, and sweet potato, that has just been fried. The bad news is that the wait time after placing an order is longer than expected, and the service is occasionally unfriendly.
Around 20 minutes after placing my order, I was brought these fries. We're taking these hot tempura to the eatery.
Haeundae Restaurant is located on the upper floor very end. Since the primary location was too crowded, we were directed to the secondary location.
Taking some Noryangjin sashimi home with you is the most cost-effective option.
If not, we'll have to eat at the restaurant on the second floor, where a meal for four with alcohol can easily cost more than the sashimi itself.
The eatery was packed with diners and the environment was really noisy. The table for four was very small, and there wasn't much room between the tables.
Nonetheless, the condition was the same here as it was at other eateries I passed. It was the end of the year, and everything seemed the same.
Small-sized assorted sashimi
This is the small-sized assorted sashimi that we brought from the sashimi stands downstairs. Assorted sashimi includes red snapper, salmon, sea bass, and flatfish.
And the day's highlight; tasty and oily Yellowtail.
Winter is the only time to eat Yellowtail because that is when it is at its tastiest. It had the perfect amount of chewiness and tasted great. When eaten out of season, Yellowtail becomes mushy and crumbly, so I only ever seek it out in the winter.
I wasn't sure if the four of us could finish this huge serving.
It has wonderful marbling, if that's the right word, much like beef.
Eating Yellowtail wrapped in seaweed with radish sprouts and wasabi and dipped in soy sauce is so delicious.
The food was excellent. Half of the tempura and sashimi were left because we didn't eat as much as we had expected.
The Mae-un-tang (spicy soup) was our final course. It's impossible for the Mae-un-tang served at sashimi restaurants to be bad, it was extremely tasty.
Address : 674 Nodeul-ro, Dongjak-gu, Seoul OPEN GOOGLE MAP
Phone : +82-2-2254-8000
Website : susansijang.co.kr
Instagram : Click for more images
Writer : banniyy
Special thanks to banniyy
noryangjin fisheries wholesale market seoul