Food and dining in Jeju offers a unique culinary experience where you can explore the heart of traditional Korean dining and enjoy ages-old delicacies. Restaurant culture in Jeju tends towards a more focused menu with fewer choices and large, shareable portions. Side dishes are usually free and come with your meal. The basic side staples are kimchi, seasoned sprouts and greens, and pickled vegetables with soy. You might also enjoy soup, congee and fried fish.

Among the most famed local dishes is black pork made from native pigs. Dombe gogi pork is another local delicacy usually made from boiled pork belly. Pheasant is a popular poultry dish, and pheasant soup is reputed to have healing properties. Jeju abalone is known as the emperor of shellfish and was historically a royal dish.

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