Jung Sik Dang: Seoul Restaurant Review

Jung Sik Dang: Seoul Restaurant Review

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Memorable Michelin-starred Korean gastronomy in Seoul, Korea, with Jung Sik Dang



So far there hasn’t been much for molecular Korean food, but being one of the top 50 best restaurants in Asia, Jung Sik Dang is surely the best in Seoul near Gangnam-gu.

Jung Sik Dang

Jung Sik Dang, Korean Utensil

Korean utensils



Demonstrating a hybrid of modern and contemporary Korean dishes, this new Korean fine dining restaurant offers unique and upscale cuisine in both Korean and international dishes.


Taking inspiration from their branch in New York, Jungsik in Seoul certainly didn't disappoint us for ultra-modern creations.

Jung Sik Dang, Amuse Bouche, Korea beef skewer

Korean beef, melted cheese, pickled cabbage, fried rice cake

Jung Sik Dang, Amuse Bouche, Salmon Mousse, Sabayon, Mini cone

Savoury sabayon, salmon mousse



The afternoon kicked off with tender grilled beef skewers, clams flavoured with sweet and spicy elements, sabayon and salmon mousse in a crispy wonton cone. The amuse bouche was offered in bite-sized portions that were really tasty.

Jung Sik Dang, Amuse Bouche, Korea, sweet potato glazed soy

Sweet soy glazed potato

Jung Sik Dang, Amuse Bouche, Korea, Chili Clam Rice Paper

Korean chilli clam on rice paper

Jung Sik Dang, Amuse Bouche, Korea, Rice, Soy Bean Paste

Soy marinated rice with Korean soybean paste


The lunch menu covers several options like 4 and 5 course sets, a tasting menu and a wine list. The appetisers have offerings of land and sea and everything is visually pleasing and enjoyable.

Jung Sik Dang, Amuse Bouche, Korea, Yellowtail

Jung Sik Dang, Amuse Bouche, Korea, Yellowtail, Nori

Gujeolpan
Yellow tail



The serve yourself yellowtail tartare was unexpectedly refreshing and reminded me of the scallop sashimi from Ichi Kaikiya in SFO, though the poached egg dish really stood out due to the intense truffle parmesan flavour.

Jung Sik Dang, Amuse Bouche, Korea, Truffle Parmesan Foam Egg

Jung Sik Dang, Amuse Bouche, Korea, Truffle Parmesan Foam Egg

Truffle egg
Parmesan foam


The rice menu is basically a bibimbap dish that has been given high-end presentation. Both the raw beef and sea urchin are very impressive especially when the former one is seasoned with strong perilla oil, with the latter coming with a generous slab of creamy uni and crunchy fried millets.

Jung Sik Dang, Bibimbap, Korea, Raw Beef, Periila Oil

Yukhoe
Raw beef, perilla oil

Jung Sik Dang, Bibimbap, Korea, Sea Urchin, Fried Millets

Sea urchin
Fried millet

Jung Sik Dang, Bibimbap, Korea, Baby Octopus CLam Soup

Baby octopus
Clam soup



I would recommend the duck and ok dom for mains. The Duck 2015 is seared perfectly with a crispy skin, a succulent and juicy pinkish interior, not to mention the yuzu sauce that has been enlightened by tasty oils. Likewise, the ok dom is an excellent piece of flaky fish with its skin interestingly filleted.

Jung Sik Dang, Mains, Korea, Croaker

Croaker
Spicy oil

Jung Sik Dang, Mains, Korea, Croaker, DUCK2015, Yuzu

Duck 2015
Yuzu



The part of the meal that one should most be looking forward to is dessert. The sweets are out-of-this-world good.

Jung Sik Dang, Korea, Make Your Own Dessert

Jung Sik Dang, Korea, Make Your Own Dessert, Nutella Ice Cream, Milk Sherbet

Sweet Gujeolpan
Make your own



While the make your own dessert is essentially just two scoops of milk and Nutella ice cream that you can top with your favourite toppings, the green tea mousse is certainly worth trying because it is shaped like a traditional Korean stone grandpa, which symbolises protection and fertility. It is smothered in black sesame butter, garnished with delectable sesame charcoal sponge cake, cookie crumbles and milk sherbet.

Jung Sik Dang, Korea, Dolhareubang, Stone Grandpa, Green Tea Mousse Cake, Sesame

Jung Sik Dang, Korea, Dolhareubang, Stone Grandpa, Green Tea Mousse Cake, Sesame

Dolhareubang
Green tea mousse



Last but not least, I loved the hazelnut chocolate crunch even more than the coconut sable, aka French shortbread cookie, from our petit fours.

Jung Sik Dang, Korea, Petit Fours, Sable

Petit fours

Jung Sik Dang, Korea, Petit Fours, Mint Tea

Mint tea



I am glad we made it here for lunch to savour such top notch, memorable and prominent Korean dishes. It was definitely a worthwhile visit.

Jung Sik Dang, Korea, Petit Fours, Mint Tea, Coffee

Herbal tea & coffee selection


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Jung Sik Dang

Website / Tel: +82 2 517 4654

Open hours: Mon - Sun 12:00 - 15:00, 17:30 - 22:00

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