Tender, delicate, and flavorful grilled mackerel

King of Cutlassfish, Jungmun

๐Ÿ“ 1146, Iljuseo-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, Republic of Korea

โฐ Mondy to Sunday 10:00 – 22:00 Break Time 15:30 : 17:00 (Subject to ingredient availability)

๐Ÿ“• Grilled Boneless Cutlassfish(for 2-3) 60,000 won

๐Ÿ“• Grilled Whole Cutlassfish meal(for 2-3) 80,000 won

๐Ÿ“• Whole Cutlassfish stew meal with seafood(for 2-3) 100,000 won

โ€ป Menu/prices are subject to change

I encountered the ultimate king of cutlassfish on Jeju Islandโ€”this beast was unlike any I’ve seen before. Massive doesn’t even begin to describe it. This galchi (cutlassfish) is a thorn-free wonder, allowing you to savor its true essence without any hassle. And let me tell you, they don’t skimp on portions here. Nestled near Jungmun in Jeju, you’ll find an impressive sign boasting their 100% domestic kimchi commitment at the entrance.

Now, the grilled whole cutlassfish is an absolute must-try. Yes, it’ll set you back 80,000 won, but trust me, it’s worth every penny. No need to fret about bones eitherโ€”they expertly remove them for easy eating. Though they do a stellar job cleaning, keep an eye out for any stray thorns. Luckily, I didn’t encounter any during my feast.

But here’s the kicker: experiencing the juicy goodness of a whole cutlassfish for the first time blew my mind. I always associated juice with veggies or meat, but this fish packs a flavorful punch. Crispy on the outside, moist and tender on the insideโ€”it practically melts in your mouth. And the seasoning? On point.

While the cutlassfish steals the spotlight, the side dishes don’t disappoint eitherโ€”grilled mackerel, buttery grilled abalone, soy sauce crab, and cutlassfish sashimi offer a variety of flavors to indulge in. Plus, don’t sleep on the stewed cutlassfishโ€”it’s a perfect rice companion. Bring your folks along, and I guarantee they’ll leave 200% satisfied.

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