Heads up foodies! It’s time to travel to Jeju Island and take in the beautiful natural scenery while sampling some of the best food in South Korea. Jeju Island is famous for many things, such as grilled black pork, Jeju mandarin oranges, fresh seafood and many more!
Because the island is relatively isolated from the mainland, it has its own distinct dishes and local specialties that are different from those of mainland. Go ahead and add these to your lifetime food bucket list before traveling to Jeju Island!
1. Mango Juice
Located next to the coastal road right along Aewol Beach, this tasty, sweet mango juice from Rich Mango is a must-try drink in Jeju Island. What is unique about this place is that they give a waiting name ticket of famous Korean celebrities when you place an order.
2. Tangerine Juice
Boasting mild temperate weather, many high-quality tangerines are produced in Jeju Island. That is why you must taste tangerine juice when you visit Jeju Island! You can also find fresh tangerine juice sold in a cute Dolhareubang (stone grandpa) shaped bottle, a symbol of Jeju Island, at Dongmun Market.
3. Assorted Seafood Stew
Surrounded by sea, Jeju Island is one of the best places where you can enjoy all kinds of fresh seafood dishes such as fresh raw fish and steamed crabs!
Above all, we highly recommend foodies and travelers to try an assorted seafood stew that includes abalone, seashells, shrimps and many more. Just be ready to get astonished at the generous amount of the serving!
4. Grilled Black Pork
Black pork is one of the representative specialties you must try in Jeju Island! The native black pigs raised in Jeju Island are said to taste a bit differently from that of others. Smoked usually, they are juicier and chewier than regular pork.
If you would like to taste the original, try the grilled black pork barbecue, or else, try the fusion dish like Black Pork Pasta from the picture above. Oh, and don’t forget to try ‘Hallasan’, a local alcohol drink produced in Jeju Island, too!
5. Gogi Guksu (Noodle with pork)
If you ever visit Jeju Island, drop by the Noodle Street. There is a famous place called “Jamae Guksu,” which is well known for ‘Gogi Guksu’, a noodle with a rich broth that tastes clean and light.
You will have to wait in a line to taste these noodles, but you won’t regret once you try them!
6. Dol Hareubang Bread & Genitalia Bread
‘Dolhareubang’ is a large rock statue and a symbol of Jeju Island. These dolhareubangs are considered as the guardians that protect the island and the people. So you will come across them often while traveling around the island. Also, don’t forget to sample these cute looking delicacies that take after dolhareunbangs as well! You can find them at Dongmun Market.
Along with Dolhareubang Bread, don’t miss out on the Genitalia Bread that looks similar to genitals of male and female. Now you might be wondering why such treats are sold in Jeju Island. Well, there is a famous theme park called ‘Love Land‘ where you can enjoy beautiful murals and art pieces that are all related to eroticism and sex. It will be quite an extraordinary and unique experience for you, so try a visit.
7. Gamgyul Bingsu (Ice shaved dessert with tangerine)
Try Gamgyul Bingsu at O’sulloc Tea Museum, an ice-shaved dessert topped with sweet and sour tangerine, which is extremely popular in Jeju Island every summer!
O’sulloc Tea Museum is also widely known for quality green teas and offers various kinds of desserts, such as Green Tea Cake Rolls and Green Tea Ice cream, so go and try all of them!
Are you traveling to Jeju Island? Find out more Jeju Island Tours:
- Jeju Island Day Bus Tour Package (+ Lunch)
- Jeju Island 1 Day Small Group Van Tour (+ Lunch)
- Jeju Island Tour with Private Driver & Van
- Jeju Taxi Tour
- Jeju City Tour Bus: Hop On & Hop Off 1 Day Pass
- Jeu Island West & East Coast 1 Day Tour
- Jeju Private Mini Bus Tour
Are you traveling to Jeju Island? Check out more of our guides and tips:
- 5 Things You Will Regret Not Doing in Jeju Island
- Jeju Island Bucket List: Top 10 Things to Do in Jeju
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