What To Eat And Where To See The Most Beautiful Sunrise and Sunset in Jeju, Korea

Jeju is so beautiful that it was ranked as one of the new 7 wonders in the world. If you’re in Korea and you did not visit Jeju, you cannot say that you’ve been to Korea.

Perhaps, you have a few days to tour Jeju and limited stomach capacity. You need to choose where to go and what to eat. I’ve come up with 5 food items that you must try and top 3 places you need to go in Jeju.

  1. Black pork belly BBQ

In Jeju, the owners of the Heuk-Dwaeji street guarantee that they only sell black pig meat.

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It’s a special type of pig. You can verify the meat by looking at the skin of the pork belly, there’s tiny black hair and a verification chop. Don’t worry. It’s all edible :D

Do try 하영, they specialize in both abalone porridge and black pig BBQ.

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  1. Pork Belly Noodles Soup

Here is Jeju, the people are never stingy with their servings of pork belly. This bowl may look tiny but it had 6 thick slices of samgyeopsal.

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Drinking this comforting bowl of soup after a long day of excursion was like giving myself a good ol’ belly rub.

  1. Abalone

You cannot leave Jeju without trying their fresh abalones. There are many places selling abalones in their fresh seafood casserole.

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You’ll probably find a long stretch of stalls selling this near the Sunset Peak that i’ll be talking about later.

  1. Stir-fried seafood

Jeju is famous for its seafood. After trying the seafood cooked in soup casserole dish, why not go for something more spicy?

Screen Shot 2015-01-07 at 5.28.33 PMJeju served a variety of seafood to be stir-fried with their gongchuchang sauce. There’s squid, unagi, prawns, etc. After it’s cooked, wrap the spicy seafood in some lettuce leave and eat up! If you’ve have remainder seafood and a hungry belly, order rice and let the waitress fry it for you. You’ll have an additional dish, crispy seafood fried rice!

  1. Matcha Soft-serve with swiss roll

Where else to taste better green tea than O’SULLOC Tea Museum?

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Everything taste super fresh and that’s because there’s a tea plantation next to the museum! While you’re there, why not see the Innisfree museum as well and visit the tea plantation.

Now for the second part of the blogpost, where can we find the most beautiful sunrise and sunset? After all, Jeju is known to be Korea’s Hawaii. Surely, nature is beautiful in Jeju.

  1. Seongsan Illchulbong (성산일출봉) otherwise known as the Sunrise Peak
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  3.  Seopjikoji(섭지코지 )

The lighthouse is where Heaven’s postman, one of the popular Korean dramas, was filmed. It was here that I managed to witness the most beautiful sunset.

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Jeju holds a lot of memories and this little island has magnificent places of interests for you to visit. Hope this piece on Jeju helped you in planning out your itinerary!

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