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Korea Yeosu Food Schnitzel

9 June 2022

Fishes Octopuses and clams

Yeosu is a place for seafood lovers

If you like live seafood in all its forms you will like it here. You can eat a live octopus, or suck the gooey innards from every kind of shell.
I knew this before coming here, I also know that it is a popular tourist spot, so I am expecting it to be very busy on the weekend, tonight, not so much.
It was a bit strange actually, the downtown shopping area has a few streets of expensive retail, the usual Zara, Nike, Gucci that sort of thing. But there are really not many restaurants. This is a new thing for me in Korea, normally there are restaurants everywhere.
I suspect that is because everyone comes here specifically to eat seafood at one of the numerous huge seafood markets. The problem is I do not really enjoy eating sand out of a clam or chomping a tentacle off of something that is still alive.
This made my choices, especially tonight when some places I suspect are open on weekends were closed, quite limited. And I chose badly. Very badly.

Korea-Yeosu-Food-Schnitzel - To get from my hotel to the main part of town I could get back on a bus, hike over a mountain, or find a way around the edge of the mountain along the

To get from my hotel to the main part of town I could get back on a bus, hike over a mountain, or find a way around the edge of the mountain along the water. I was not 100% sure it was possible to go around the water, but it was, very interesting walk.


Korea-Yeosu-Food-Schnitzel - This is the 'road'. In times gone by I suspect this was all a floating village.

This is the 'road'. In times gone by I suspect this was all a floating village.


Korea-Yeosu-Food-Schnitzel - View of where I was headed to. There is more to the town off to the right of screen around another small mountain.

View of where I was headed to. There is more to the town off to the right of screen around another small mountain.


Korea-Yeosu-Food-Schnitzel - This is the road, they painted the pedestrian recommended access in red. It is suitable for bicycles also, murals of people riding bikes are painted o

This is the road, they painted the pedestrian recommended access in red. It is suitable for bicycles also, murals of people riding bikes are painted on all the walls.


Korea-Yeosu-Food-Schnitzel - A turtle boat! They are really called that. I was learning that Yeosu is where the Naval headquarters were located in the 1400's to defend Korea from

A turtle boat! They are really called that. I was learning that Yeosu is where the Naval headquarters were located in the 1400's to defend Korea from of course, the Japanese.


Korea-Yeosu-Food-Schnitzel - Here is a famous naval commander.

Here is a famous naval commander.


Korea-Yeosu-Food-Schnitzel - I think behind where I am standing preserved inside a big shed is the original wooden naval headquarters, or whats left of it. I may investigate on an

I think behind where I am standing preserved inside a big shed is the original wooden naval headquarters, or whats left of it. I may investigate on another day.


Korea-Yeosu-Food-Schnitzel - Part of the very quiet main shopping street. All the fish markets were teaming with people.

Part of the very quiet main shopping street. All the fish markets were teaming with people.


Korea-Yeosu-Food-Schnitzel - Yes.

Yes.


Korea-Yeosu-Food-Schnitzel - I love an overpass. One of the many markets on the right. There are a few canals running through the city with markets backing onto them. I assume the

I love an overpass. One of the many markets on the right. There are a few canals running through the city with markets backing onto them. I assume they used to throw all the fish guts into those canals, but it is not the case anymore, everything here is very clean.


Korea-Yeosu-Food-Schnitzel - And here is my terrible dinner. It was one of only a few places open that were not doing clams or octopus. I wanted a rice bowl thing, not available,

And here is my terrible dinner. It was one of only a few places open that were not doing clams or octopus. I wanted a rice bowl thing, not available, ok then how about the pasta, also no, hmm, what do you have still available? It was THE WORLDS LARGEST EVER SCHNITZEL or pizza. Should have gone pizza, although pizza had clams and french fries (chips) on it.
So, this schnitzel is seriously bigger than any I have seen before, and then it comes with rice, chips and garlic bread. Of course I did not eat it all, but even still I have drunk about 2 litres of water since eating what I could. Should probably go hiking tomorrow then...


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