Top 10 Places Across the World Every Seafood Lover Must Visit
Seafood is one of those cuisines that is beloved worldwide. And while cooking it at home can be great, traveling the world to eat it is even better. Read on to learn about the top ten places across the world every seafood lover must visit.
The global seafood market is worth an estimated 1.29 billion dollars. Why is it worth so much you ask?
Because seafood is delicious.
If you’re into world travel, seafood or a combination of the two, this article is for you. In it, we detail the 10 best places every seafood lover should visit to have the most breathtaking seafood eating experiences!
So strap on your bibs, grab a napkin and prepare to wipe some drool off of your face. This article is going to get delicious!
1. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
When you read “Dar es Salaam” you probably asked yourself, “Is that a made-up place?” The answer to that question is a resounding, no!
Dar es Salaam is very much real and within it is the bustling Kivukoni Fish Market which just so happens to be the largest market of its kind in East Africa. If you’re looking to eat some of the best fish at the best prices, make sure Tanzania makes it on your next travel itinerary.
2. Tokyo, Japan
This place is a given for Seafood lovers. Tokyo has an illustrious reputation when it comes to the preparation of delicious fish dishes, particularly sushi.
You don’t have to walk far throughout Tokyo to find a delicious spot to sit down and get treated to the fantastic artistry Tokyo’s sushi chefs share with patrons.
If you’re looking for a recommendation on where specifically to grab sushi in this town, we like Sukiyabashi Jiro.
3. Ketchikan, Alaska
Do you like the show Deadliest Catch? If yes, you can live through some of the experiences they endure (minus most of the really scary ones) with the boat tours they offer to tourists.
On the tour, you will learn to appreciate all of the intricacies of crab (not just the flavor). Once your tour is over and your stomach is seriously craving crustaceans, hop on down to The Alaska Fish House to get your fix.
4. Tasmania, Australia
If you are a seafood lover you are going to love sipping wine while feasting on delicacies like sea urchin during one of the many boating tours you can catch in Tasmania.
With these tours, you come for the incredible views of Bruny Island and stay for incredible flavors of rock lobster, oysters and more!
5. Panama City, Panama
It used to be that we couldn’t get through typing the word Panama without hearing the Van Halen tune bumping in the back of our brains. Now we can’t get through typing the word Panama without thinking about the scrumptious seafood lover delicacies at Mercado de Mariscos Restaurante.
Mercasa de Mariscos Resaurante (MDMR), offers tourists and locals alike simple plates of fresh lobster, fried fish, oysters and anything else you can think of. Simply pick out the fish you want from large containers, hand over your purchase to the kitchen and they’ll cook it up for you!
6. Galway, Ireland
For the last 50+ years, Galway Ireland has hosted what is perhaps the most delicious (and definitely the oldest) oyster festival on the face of the planet. The Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival.
This festival has live music, an endless supply of eats for seafood lovers, beer, and wine! Oh, they also have Galway oysters (hence the name).
If you’re bored during September and have some money socked away for a flight, we suggest heading on over to Galway!
7. Hong Kong, China
Within the lively streets of Honk Kong, tucked away between Junk Bay and the Victoria Channel is a little fishing village called Lei Yue Mun. This area offers the best dang seafood you can get anywhere in the city!
We recommend heading down to the area’s vivacious marketplace, purchasing whatever fish looks the most delicious and then walking it down to whichever restaurant looks the cleanest.
That restaurant will cook all of your food for a small fee!
8. Bar Harbor, Maine
If you bleed red white, and blue and want to munch on your fish in the land of the free and the home of brave, we recommend moseying on down to Bar Harbor, Maine and munching on some of the largest lobster ever alongside other seafood awesomeness!
9. Paros, Greece
Do you love octopus? No?
Well, don’t knock this fish before you try it in Paros, Greece. The island of Paros is famous for its grilled octopus which some travelers head to the island solely to try.
We recommend you become one of those octo-curious travelers. We guarantee you that the octopus here will be some of the most wonderful seafood you’ve ever tasted.
10. Brussels, Belgium
Muscles and fries or “Moules-Frites” is a popular dish in Belgium and how good it tastes shows how seriously they take this plate. You can find it in about any restaurant in the international city.
Asking your server for their beer recommendation to wash it down with is a must!
If you want a specific restaurant suggestion for muscles and fries, check out Chez Leon.
Wrapping Up Seafood Lover Paradises That Serve Up Outstanding Eats
If you consider yourself a seafood lover, you would do well to try any (or all) of the places we’ve mentioned on our list. Each of them offers a virtually unparalleled fish eating experience that you won’t soon forget!
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