Very popular for its big, fresh catch, this place provides an amazingly long array of fish to choose from.
“The mornings are usually busy with fishermen hauling their boats and dropping off their fresh catch.”
Kedonganan Fish Market is Bali’s main seaside marketplace where fishing boats land daily and haul off their fresh catches, making this place full of fresh catch of unending varieties. Bustling with both tourists and locals, the market is one of the hottest culinary destinations in Bali.
Photo By EDWARD SPEIRS
Operating daily from 5am until 10pm, this market is visited by people from every segment. Located close to the coastline, the mornings are usually busy with fishermen hauling their boats and dropping off their fresh catch. The fishermen use large, motorized boats with huge purse shaped seines. They normally depart late in the afternoon and arrive just before dawn to sell their catch to the wholesalers at the Kedonganan Fish Market. The catch is well iced to maintain its freshness and taste.
If you are a seafood lover, be amazed to find varieties of fish like shrimps, squids, crabs, lobsters, tuna, scallops, crabs, oysters, octopus, and chunks of fish eggs. Bargaining is recommended, and if you are lucky enough you can end up negotiating at some real low price. For your personal note, the fish sellers are pretty warm and friendly. They tend to give a generous discount for anyone buying in bulk.