Follow the blue signs up the overhead bridge towards the fish market.
Once you get to the open air carpark area, just head two flights of stairs down and you'll be greeted with an aerial view of the fish market. It's psychological. Once you see all that seafood, that smell matches the scene perfectly. And then it all becomes much more bearable. Trust me because you'll have that inexplicable urge to get closer to all that stench when you head down one more level to the fish market quickly because there'll be lots of work to be done before dinner. :)
There are many Chinese sellers so you could decide to bargain in a language you knew or just for the experience, we settled down to bargain with a lively Korean ahjumma in a hot pink apron. We definitely don't speak the same language but the numbers will speak for themselves. You can usually get about 10% off their first suggested price.
So bargain but do it realistically.
After all, she's the one with those pincers in her hands.
Every dish was delicious. :)
All that sweetness of fresh seafood into our rumbling tummies.
Don't worry if the crab looks too daunting to be eaten.
Break off the legs and use the scissors provided to cut the shells which are much thinner than we had expected.
One of the waitstaff came by to help with the pincers that have shells tougher alike those of the Sri Lankan crabs we're familiar with and the body of the crab.
Here's when you tell her that you want some fried rice because she will collect the crab's eggs and innards together with all that steamed crab essence to fry with rice.
And each serving of that delicious rice
(with kimchee, seaweed, sesame seeds fried with sesame oil and all that crab essence) costs 3000 won per portion.
Each portion feeds two satisfactorily.
Our dinner for 6 pax came up to 160 000 won which works out to less than 40 SGD per person.
So I reckon it's best you come in a group.
Otherwise, there's hardly much seafood that you could be eating between one or two people.
Credits for all prior trip information to:
All other opinions and writeups in this post is solely mine and the prices are as stated on 10/6/2014.