Monday, June 7, 2010

Jeju oranges and pigs

This post originally took place on June 1, 2010.

I went the entire time in Jejudo without trying their famous oranges until I saw them in competing stands at the airport.

I picked the Hallabong brand I guess because the sales ladies were out up front. I learned a lot about sales on this trip, in China and Korea. The oranges were pricey, 21,000 W for 6, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity. They are super local and looked totally gnarly with trails of penicillin fungus in the nooks.

They peeled like giant clementines and tasted sweet and juicy, also not unlike clementines. They were delicious.

On the plane ride from Jejudo to Busan I read about the famous Jejudo black pigs and was bummed about not having eaten them. That is, until I remembered our tour guide telling us how Jejudo is (historically) famous for pigs that eat human feces. Pigs were introduced to the island to serve as popper scoopers. Not sure if the famous black pigs are the same pigs or not, but I wouldn't be able to keep from wondering. Now that I think of it, we did eat at a pork BBQ place. Don't want to think too much about it.

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