Last week we explored the market in Pyeontaek (a nearby city, about a 15 minute train ride). It's bigger than our market and we just thought it'd be fun to check it out. It's similar but just a lot more stands, larger quantities of most things and much of it is "covered". I took some pictures and thought I'd post to give you a taste of the Korean market.
Kimchi, seaweed and sprouts of some kind (I think...your guess is as good as mine!)
Deep fried whole chickens
Not deep fried (raw) whole chickens on ice and in bags (Jeni and Renee, this is what I was telling you about). And a pile of hearts/livers next to the vendor. I haven't worked up the nerve to buy chicken or meat that has been sitting out all day at the market yet....although I guess it wouldn't totally suprise me to find out that is where the meat I buy at the store comes from either, it just "feels" better.
Fish Market section
Live fish, eels, octopus, flatfish and some other thing we couldn't identify
Any idea what these are (above)? They look like squishy, live, fat worms in water...Let me know if you know what they are! Curious.
And wanna guess what's pictured above?
Can you guess now? Chicken feet! Lots and lots of chicken feet.
Long day at the market....I think my boys look ready to head home!
Anyway, I thought you might enjoy some pictures from the market. Overall, I enjoy the open market and am looking forward to going more this summer....Although there are a lot of interesting differences not found in a typical Cub Foods or Trader Joe's in the states, it is an adventure and that's what life's about, right?