Jeju, South Korea: Da Hae Jeong Traditional Korean Restaurant (다해정)

Da Hae Jong 다해정 in Jeju Island might be located in a modern-style building but it still maintains its traditional ambiance and taste.

If you are looking for a traditional Korean lunch or dinner and you are in Jeju Island, this seafood island of South Korea has gems in it and one of them is this restaurant. They serve dishes you traditionally see in Jeju homes.


The area is spacious enough to accommodate a lot of guests all at the same time. As well, if you are coming in groups, there is nothing to worry about since their parking space is huge and they can accommodate numerous cars and buses at the same time.

You’ll gonna love the number of side dishes they serve! Also, they serve quite a lot of side dish varieties and have a lot of choices on their menu! I also wish I know how to make a steamed egg with the same style they have.

This is a traditional Korean set-up for food. However, what made this so special for me is that one particular side dish that I keep dreaming of. Plus the fact that they served 12 side dishes, the common number of side dishes served for kings and royalties. Some of these side dishes include miyeokguk, kimchi, anchovies, and steamed egg.

If someone asks me what’s the most memorable Korean food I have tried, it will be Ojingeochae Muchim. It’s squid strips fermented in a spicy kimchi-like flavor. It has that sweet kick from the fresh seafood and a spicy kick from the sauce. I am not even interested in the other dishes and main dishes itself because of it.

For Ojingeochae muchim, I had about five refills because that was actually the only dish I ate throughout the meal. It’s perfect with rice and the meat and if someone would ask me what’s my favorite Korean dish, it’s gonna be it. I also wish I know to make a perfect steamed egg.

This is their local style of bossam. Bossam is a traditional Korean dish with pork, particularly the belly part boiled into spices. It goes well with ssamjang, the dipping sauce for samgyupsal! 

It’s actually a healthier version of samgyupsal and still, it’s perfect for your lettuce wrap. It is served with the usual Korean side dishes when you order samgyupsal aside from the meat itself since it’s boiled and samgyupsal is grilled.

I am not particular yet with the name and what type of fish this is so I did quite a number of research. However, there are plenty of names popping out and I can’t verify any of them. This fish is like the Korean version of Philippines’ ‘daing’ even though it’s not on the salty side. Taste-wise, it’s the same as our local daings that’s available in the local market.


877-2 Yongdam 2(i)-dong, Cheju, Jeju-do, South Korea


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