[Visit Jeju] Peanuts and Ice Cream: An Udo Island Food Tour

This article regarding Jeju themed travel programs was originally published on our VisitJeju.net site. You can click here for the original piece. — Ed.

 

One of the main reasons to visit Udo Island is to discover more about this “island within an island”. For one, it is famous for its white sand beach and emerald sea. Simultaneously it also has a magnificent black sand beach. And then there’s its famed locally grown peanuts, which have been added to high-quality ice cream in a wide variety of reasonably-priced, unique combinations by cafés and restaurants around this diminutive island. There’s something for everyone!

A chic encounter topped with cinnamon and peanuts

01 HaHa HoHo

With a sherbet-style cinnamon and peanut flavored ice cream, this dessert is refreshingly cool. With layers of ingredients complementing each other, it feels like the peanuts will never end. As for HaHa HoHo’s seating, there’s plenty of space both inside and outside on the terrace and beachfront. You can enjoy your treat in comfort!

HaHa HoHo

532 Udohaeangil, Udo-myeon, Jeju-si
Daily 09:00 ~ 16:30, Closed Sundays
010-2899-1365

Dessert with a distinctly feminine touch

02 Udo Marilyn Monroe

This white building is as close to a café in Santorini as you can come. Inside, the interior is photogenic and sure to please your social media followers. The peanut flavor of the ice cream treats served here has the texture and feel of sherbet. The saltiness of the peanuts is harmonious with the sweetness of the ice cream. Out front, the sandy beach is sleepy and picturesque.

Udo Marilyn Monroe

792 Udohaeangil, Udo-myeon, Jeju-si
09:00~18:00 (winter), 9:00~21:30 (summer)
070-4225-0170

Fermented peanut ice cream

03 Jandigami

At the entrance to Udo’s own Biyangdo Islet is where you can find this ice cream treat. It’s an unusual spot offering up peanuts fermented with naturally sweet radish powder. As a result, this isn’t a dessert with the usual amount of sweetness you’d expect from a sherbet or ice cream. Health-wise, the fermented peanuts are said to help with digestion, so it’s not only delicious, but also promotes good health. Jandigami also sells healthy bread made from fermented peanuts and even garlic ice cream.

Jandigami

912 Udohaeangil, Udo-myeon, Jeju-si
09:00~19:00, Closed on rainy days
064-784-3331

Sweet, extraordinary peanut parfait

04 Bongkkeurang

This is a bakery café that mainly sells walnut-shaped peanut bread. Their ice cream boasts of Udo peanuts and caramel syrup for a crunchy, sweet combo. They have white, dolphin-shaped cookies on offer as well. On their outdoor terrace, you can see Seongsan Sunrise Peak and enjoy the cool sea breeze.

Bongkkeurang

144 Udohaeangil, Udo-myeon, Jeju-si
Daily 08:00 - 17:30
064-784-8899

The ice cream with two cute bears

05 Poyoyo

Under a parasol on the large grass yard of this café, you can enjoy a charming view of the ocean and Seongsan Sunrise Peak. At Poyoyo, they powder roasted peanuts and then sprinkle this on ice cream. The creaminess of the ice cream brings out the peanut flavor. From time to time, the proprietors are known to give away gifts to their customers.

Poyoyo

128 Udohaeangil, Udo-myeon, Jeju-si
Daily 08:00 - 21:00
064-783-8118

Enjoy rich peanut flavor

06 Dennis Cafe

Fresh every day, this spot features homemade peanut ice cream made from fresh Jeju milk. The ice cream flavor gives the peanuts a deep, creamy flavor that is very satisfying. As for the location of Dennis Cafe, it features a beautiful view from its second floor. There is an expansive vista of Geommeolle Beach with which to sit down and enjoy your dessert.

Dennis Cafe

1128 Udohaeangil, Udo-myeon, Jeju-si
09:00 - 18:00
010-7635-0412

Chewy peanut gelato

07 Bawi sori

A small building in the shape of an Udo turbanshell is an unusual sight indeed. From it, homemade ice cream is sold every day — a recipe unique to Udo known as Udo gelato ice cream. As it is gelato, you can especially enjoy the texture and taste of the Udo peanuts and the slight saltiness of pretzels all combined with the soft sweetness of the ice cream.

Bawi sori

1112 Udohaeangil, Udo-myeon, Jeju-si
08:00~19:00
010-6222-4001

 

 

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