[Jeju Eateries] Enjoying Sashimi noodle, Sea Urchin Noodle, and Abalone Porridge at Dongbok-ri Haenyeo-chon

An important note on Jeju’s updated bus system and this blog post

From August 2017, Jeju Island implemented a new city and intercity bus system. It increased the number of buses in service, while simplifying the routes, fees and numbering system.

Consequently, the contents of this previously published blog post may have changed. We therefore would kindly request that you consult this page for new bus maps in English on VisitJeju.net,  and this page on our blog for a chart of the old and new bus route numbers.

If you read Korean, then the province’s official bus system website is a useful and up-to-date resource. We hope you’ll enjoy your travels on Jeju Island!

Jeju’s Delicacy – Sample a taste of the ocean with hwoe-guksu (sashimi and noodle), seongge-guksu (sea urchin noodle soup), and jeonbok-juk (abalone rice porridge).

 Jeju is also renowned for its gogi-guksu (pork tossed with noodle in a spicy sauce), but equally famous is the hwoe-guksu. 

Especially around Dongbok-ri, there is an abundance of hwoe-guksu restaurants.
People know the Haenyeo-chon to be the originator of the hwoe-guksu.

During lunch or dinner rush hours, people must take a number tag.


Haenyeo-Chon Entrance 

Interior of Haenyeo-chon – There are additional rooms to the right of the photo.

The photo below shows an expansive view of the Pacific Ocean.

  It would have been more enjoyable on a clear and sunny day.

Exceptional food with an exquisite view always creates the perfect experience.

 I ordered the hwoe-guksu, seongge-guksu, and jeonbok-juk,

and the porridge was the first to come.

Since porridge is a rather light dish, consider ordering other dishes.



I identified the abalone, and thus enjoyed it even more. 

 Seongge-guksu – This is a hot dish like the traditional Korean noodle soup in an anchovy broth, but with sea urchin.When enjoying this dish, be sure to savor the charismatic aroma of the sea urchin.

Jeju style noodle is especially thick. It was better with the thick noodle.

 Lastly, the hwoe-guksu was in my opinion, the best dish.

It was a single serving, but a rather large portion.

  This dish is essentially cold noodle tossed with sashimi in a blend of tangy,

sweet and spicy sauce. Because this place is always bustling, the sashimi was very fresh.

  In order to enjoy this dish, be sure to toss the sashimi, noodle, and vegetables

 thoroughly in the sauce. Just reminiscing makes me want to revisit this place.

 Here are the hwoe-guksu (left), seongge-guksu (top-right), and jeonbok-juk (bottom-right). I had to suppress my appetite until all three were out.

 When you’re in Jeju, lunch can be easily taken care of according to your preference.  Remember to enjoy a drive along the coastal freeway for the consummate Jeju experience.

 Hwae-guksu & Seonggae-guksu: ₩7,000

 Jeonbok-juk: ₩10,000


By Bus: Board Bus 38, disembark at Jocheon-ri Station, then board Dongil-ju (toward  

                Seogwi), disembark Dongbok Rest stop, and head east on foot, 230m.  

By Taxi: 23km, approximately 50 mins

Address: 1506 Dongbok-ri, Gujwa-eup, Jeju, Jeju-do, South Korea

Phone: 064-783-5438

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