Two of Jeju Island’s signature dishes to check off your list: abalone porridge ( jeonbokjuk) and black pork ( heuk dwaeji) barbecue. Most restaurants have these items on their menu so don’t miss them. The abalone porridge is a local speciality, and plain as it is, the abalone is fresh and I liked its mild, salty, sea flavour. As for Jeju Island’s barbecued black pork, it’s chewier and has a more smoky taste than regular pork.
There’s more to see and do in the capital city of South Korea, so spend at least three days here. I’d suggest you stay in Seoul after visiting Jeju Island, so you don’t have to travel from one local airport to another before you fly back to Singapore.