The annual four-month fishing ban in the Yellow Sea and Bohai Sea ended on Sept 1. This is good news for seafood lovers in Dalian, Liaoning province, which sits on the boundary between the two seas.
In the next several months, residents and tourists in Dalian can enjoy large selections of mouth-watering fresh seafood, including crab, shrimp, jellyfish, clam, sea snail, oyster, scallops or luxury items like abalone, sea cucumber and sea urchin.
This year’s seafood price is reported to be lower, according to Dalian Daily. For example, the saury fished from the Bohai Sea is sold for 40 yuan ($5.86) to 50 yuan per pound compared with 100 to 150 yuan last year.
So, what's the best place to buy the freshest seafood in Dalian at a low price? Below are several popular seafood markets in the city that you must visit to put the freshest catch on your dining table.
Yuhua market [Photo/WeChat account: dlbdb]
Yuhua market is one of the few remaining old markets in Dalian, offering a variety of fresh seafood. You are guaranteed to buy the freshest seafood at the two front rows of stalls by the entrance.
Location: No 20 Wuyi Road, Shahekou district
Bus route: take 15, 26, 32, 48, 533 to Tongtai Street station
2. New Changxin Market
Bus stop at the New Changxin market [Photo/WeChat account: dlbdb]
The New Changxin market is usually crowded with busy wholesalers in the early morning, offering all types of seafood.
Location: No 106 Anshan Road, Shahekou district
Opening hour: 5:30 am to 5:30 pm
Bus route: 6, 8, 25, 705, 505, 1109
3. Taoyuan Market
Different kinds of seafood are on display at the Taoyuan market. [Photo/WeChat account: dlbdb]
Taoyuan market is one of the morning markets favored by the nearby residents of Zhongshan district. All seafood that is in season can be bought there.
Location: No 602 Jiefang Road, Zhongshan district (near Taoyuan Primary School)
Opening hour: 5: 30 am to 5: 30 pm
Bus route: take 4, 12, 5, 501, 47 to Taoyuan Street station
4. Sanba Aquatic Products Market
Different kinds of seafood are on display at the Sanba aquatic products market. [Photo/WeChat account: dlbdb]
Different from the commonly seen open-air market, the Sanba aquatic products market is in an enclosed building with an inconspicuous entrance, making it easy to miss for people unfamiliar with the place. Like other similar markets, the market offers all types of fresh seafood. Besides it there is also a produce market.
Location: No 42-1 Luxun Road, Zhongshan district (in the Sanba shopping mall)
Opening hour: 6:00 am to 5:30 pm
Bus route: take 201 to Sanba Square station
5. Yangguang Dadi Shopping Market
Busy seafood vendors at the Yangguang Dadi shopping market [Photo/WeChat account: dlbdb]
Yangguang Dadi shopping market is usually called Dawan Square by local residents. Residents living near Shandong Road and Qianshan Road prefer to buy seafood here. People living near Quanshui will also choose this market, even taking the almost one-hour bus.
Location: No 69 Huazhong Street, Ganjingzi district
Bus route: take lines 43, 18, 514, 805 and 1301 to the Dalian Third People’s Hospital station
Metro: line 1 to Qianshan Road station
6. Malan Market
Fresh shrimp at the Malan market [Photo/WeChat account: dlbdb]
Malan market is located near Malan Square. Transportation to get there is convenient but you have to be careful not to get run over as there are many vehicles on the road there.
Location: No 31, Malan Street, Shahekou district
Bus route: 101, 522, 534, 3, 535, 708, 705, 709, 715, 716
Metro: Line 2 to Malan Square station
Copyright©2020 China Daily. All rights reserved.