Sydney Fish Market is a well known entity in Sydney. When you talk about it to any Sydneysider they would vouch for it and many make it a point to visit it as often as they can. As per them, it doesn't get any fresh than what is offered here.
This map came handy and I could see almost every second person clicking its photo in the phone camera before moving on. Of course, they don't keep any maps in hard copy.
You and the fish arrive together. The fish, of course, are in boxes and headed for unloading bays. Meanwhile you are headed towards loading whatever little you can.
As if you don't know by now. I liked this logo, it is big, bold and smells fish.
This is less than 1% of what all variety is available here, I am sure you have over 500 different options to choose from.
The prices simply double up, but then, that is with most of the fish variety. In many types of fish, the "net meat" is not even 30% of the fish. For those who wish to take fillets home, these stands work.
Whatever you qualifies as seafood is available here. Fresh and even still in water. This is one of those places where you can say "pack that lobster for me" while pointing towards a water-tank which has many.
Of course, not everyone is going to like so many baby octopuses sitting next to fresh squid waiting to be taken home. For those who like it though, this is heaven.
The variety of fish outnumber people, but only just. There are so many of us at almost all times of the day. I saw a chef teaching his interns on buying scallops. I saw a mother teaching his son on how to buy Atlantic salmon, and, of course, hundreds of people just teaching themselves to recognize a new flavor.
And the birds join in too. Once you are done, they take over. They do their part in keeping this busy a place spick and span. It works.
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I decided to have everything which I have never had before or didn't remember when I had had them last. French fries were my insurance policy of not going back hungry.
And if you have forgotten where you are, here is a reminder:
Want to make sure your fish is being unloaded or wish to be on a boat which takes you out to where the fish live? They might just accommodate.
This view reminds me that it is time for me to go. The Anzac Bridge makes a good backdrop to this fish market.
Published On: Friday, August 9th, 2013