The traditional market in Andong is divided into two parts: the old market one and the new market.
The old market is famous for having Andong Cultural Street and Jjimdak Street.
If you walk west of there for 10 minutes, you’ll find Andong Jungang(Central) New Market. Personally, the new market feels more like a traditional market.
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If you want to know the local specialty, food, and traditional food, you should visit the traditional market. At the same time, a place full of human scents, with a feeling of friendliness.
A market full of scents. The smell of fresh baking, fresh fruit smell and vegetables, the smell of fish and snacks.
Unlike other regions, the first fish I saw here in Andong.
Here in Andong, sharks and Amberjacks go up on the ritual table, so there are a lot of shops selling lots of shark meat and various trimmed fish.
And another first time seeing food. At first, I thought it was a Pyeonyuk, so I looked at it carefully, but it’s too different from a regular Pyeonyuk.
‘Pyeonyuk’ is boiled beef or pork that has been pressed to remove the liquids and sliced thinly.
It is the first food I see in red color Pyeonyuk.
So I asked to the owner, she said it’s a chicken-footed pyeonyuk.
Chicken feet one?
Besides, it is a red?
It’s a food that I’m curious about.
Octopus, another ingredient that can’t be left out. Octopus that goes up to the ritual table unconditionally here in andong.
Because the lettering of 文 sounds the octopus. In Andong, which values learning, it is a ingredient that is indispensable.
There are many ingredients to see for the first time. When I asked to the mother, she said “Is’s a taro stem.”
Mother is Chopping Burdock. Where do people use that chopped burdock? Stir-fry burdock?
Curious yet interesting market.
There are many stores inside the central new market, but there are many stores in the form of a five-day market, but there are five-day stores around the outside of the market, not the inside of the market.
There are many octopuses in the market.
Where do all these octopuses come from?
There are live octopuses, and some octopuses are already ready to be perboiled and sold.
There’s a lot of fish.
I can’t figure out what kind of fish it is just by looking at the trimmed fish.
There are amberjacks, sharks, mackerels, and many different things.
There are many youth shops in the corner of the market. Some of the shops opened with a modern touch that doesn’t fit with the traditional market. But it looks good.
However, it is still small and quiet.
Andong region is the country’s top producer of apples, yams, burdocks, red peppers, ginger, and onions.
Among them, they produce 70 percent of the country’s Yam.
It’s the first time I’ve ever seen a Sky yam.
Is this really the one I know about?
It looks so different from the normal yam. But definitely it is a one of kinds of yam.
Andong Central New Market with Fun to Look Around. There are many things to eat and see around.
If you want to know about Andong’s food and culture, this is the best place to visit.
Welcome to Andong!