Black Pork (heukdwaeji): "This little piggy went wee wee wee" Top 5 Page for this destination Jeju-do Restaurant Tip by bpacker
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Hubby and I were just wandering about in the little town in Jeju (Namjeju-gun) and looking for a place to eat when we stumbled into this little joint. We have this unwritten rule that if a joint was crammed with locals, the food must be good and cheap. We went in . Afterall, we did see a lot of happy locals inside, feasting away, sitting barefoot and cross-legged.
Sometimes, a good phrase book and lots of animated gestures can get you a good meal. I can vouch for it since this happened to me in Jeju, Korea. Since I spoke pidgin Korean, it took both of these to get a delicious BBQ pork meal from a patient restaurateur. Other than bearing with my limited vocab, the restaurateur also taught us how to wrap a fragrant leaf together with condiments and BBQ pork before eating. Nice authentic experience that spoke volumes about the warmth of Koreans. And yes, the food was cheap, it must have cost us about US$12 for this fantastic meal and hospitality...
Favorite Dish: Well, I guess it has to be the "brack wee wee" . Wondering what it is? I did too, for about a while to understand that it was none other than pork from a black-skinned piggy! I nodded with enthusiasm and got the 'best' cuts in the house - whole pices of fat laced into porky joints. Despite the fact that I was a health freak, I ate everything, black skin and all to show my gratitude. Best thing I ever tasted, the pork was chewy yet succulent..
Comparison: about average
Directions: First town in Namjeju, just after Seowigpo. This is the only restaurant crowded with locals and teeming with BBQ smoke. I think it's beside a seaside motel or something.
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