About Jeju Black Pigs
Black Pigs are small
black pigs found on Korean’s largest island, Jeju-do. They have a smooth coat
of hair and erect unfolded, ears and a narrow snout.
Black Pigs have a have a unique taste quite distinct from other breeds of pig
and forms the basis of some well-known local dishes. The pork issmoked over burning hay allowing the smoke
to penetrate the meat juices resulting in a flavor quite unlike regular pork
and a meat that is somewhat chewier.
quite recently, Jeju Black Pigs were kept in order to dispose of human waste.
They were housed in sties built below outside latrines where their
"food" was directly delivered. This practice was still current in the
1960s but has now given way to more conventional feeding. Some commentators are
adamant that this change has adversely affected the taste.