We’ve just got back from a few days travelling on the mainland. We started by taking the ferry from Jeju to Mokpo, a fishing town in the South West.
As a fishing town, there was a fish market as well as lots of fish drying in the sun on racks along the streets.
I can only guess at how hygienic it all is. There’s no attempt to keep the flies off the drying fish, although sometimes there’s an old lady waving a stick, in a casual kind of way, over the fresh fish in the market to keep it free of flies. I should probably be under no illusions about the care and handling of some of the things that end up on my plate.
I have no idea what the different kinds of fish are. I don’t really know if I’ve eaten them, given the different forms in which they’re served.
Whatever, please tell me that I haven’t eaten any of the things below. The photo’s not so good because they’re being kept alive under water, but these really are the most distasteful looking things I’ve seen yet.
A colleague has given me a Wikipedia link:
Wikipedia says “This spoon worm is commonly eaten raw with salt and sesame oil in Korea”.