Stop Four: Jeju City, Jeju Island

Authored By:

Angela Y.

Jeju Island is a lovely island full of beautiful, sparkling beaches and delicious restaurants. As you may or may not know, Jeju-do is consistant of only two main settlements, Seogwipo and Jeju City. Seogwipo covers on the entire southern (bottom) part of the island and Jeju City covers the entire northern portion of the island. I had the opportunity to spend four days on the island, consuming an overwhelming amount of fantastic food, now in Jeju City.

Yuri's Restaurant (유리네식당)

There for generations, Yuri's Restaurant is a must visit if you trabel to Jeju-do. Just a close 10 minutes drive from the airport, they are known for their beautifully crafted Korean food (한식), especially their fish. Being so close to the ocean, they have freshly caught fish available, focusing on mackerel, hairtail, red snapper, cuttlefish, and seabream. We had the Grilled Mackerel (고등어구이), and it was very food. Please beware that it was a bit spicy, but I definitely recommend it. 

Location: 제주 제주시 연북로 146

                 146, Yeonbuk-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju

Myeongjin Abalone 면진전복

With Jeju-do having some of the freshest abalone, there are some fantastic places on the island known for their abalone dishes. Myeongjin Abalone is one of those places. With only abalone on the menu (other dishes available as sides), whether it is abalone porridge or raw abalone, it is absolutely delicious and fresh. 

Location: 제주 제주시 구좌읍 해맞이해안로 1282

                 1282 Haean-ro Sunrise, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-si

Cafe Sinsang 카페 신상

If you have just got out the airport and is just looking for a place to take a break, enjoy the view, and take some time, Cafe Sinsang is a great place to be. With delicious sweet treats and a wide variety of drinks, Cafe Sinsang is also very aesthetic with a gorgeous ocean view. With the water sparkling, it is definitely a great place to sit and drink some coffee (or tea) before heading back out on the road. 

Location: 제주 제주시 테우해안로 144 1~3층

                 144 1~3rd floor, Teuhaean-ro, Jeju-si

Finally, located in the Dongmun Traditional Market, there is a place named...

Dwaeji's Ttangkong Dumplings 땅콩만두

Located near entrance one of the Dongmun Traditional Market, they serve some delicious pork and kimchi dumplings. They do look a little bit different from traditional dumplings, as two are stuck together, but they are stuffed to the brim, deliciously juicy, and the skin is thin and glutinous. If you get a little hungry walking through the market, this is definitely a must try!

Location: 제주 제주시 관덕로14길 20

                 20 Gwandeok-ro 14-gil Jeju-si Jeju-do

Jeju-do is a beautiful island full of history and good food. I have many more recommended if you are interested! Follow me on Instagram at @___ywh14 for more exciting discoveries and experience to come!