Ocean Pine seafood restaurant
It was too dark when we arrived for dinner. Therefore I could not take any good photo of the surroundings, the ocean, the cliffs, the view. But I have photos of a truly spectacular seafood dinner, maybe the best I ever had in my life. Breathtakingly delicious the food was.
Ocean Pine was the name of the seafood restaurant at the Southern coast of Jeju island. We ordered a set-menu, consisting of fish and other seafood. The pictures of my photo blog entry speak for themselves.
A tray of crockery and condiments is put before you
It starts with a soup of mussels
Followed by a piece of art
As starter some raw fish was presented to the diners
Followed by more raw fish
Some more condiments as well
A spectacular boat of assorted raw seafood was one the main dishes
Many shell fish and other delicacies
..some slugs among them
And raw fish again..
….this time, eaten the Korean way with a sesame leaf
Then the main courses were coming
A white fish
and another fish
Abalone were the highlight of the meal
It also ends with a soup
In case someone should be still hungry, rice with fish eggs and seaweed is served
We had Korean beer with the food. I missed white wine I must admit. Here there is tremendous capacity for development on Jeju island. They could import some of our Australian wines many of which are ideal for the pairing with seafood.
I suggest you visit the island when you are in Korea next time. I also hope that many of the journalists and professionals attending the G-20 summit had the chance to check Jeju out. I will come back, for sure.