I was in Seoul for a few days recently and made a booking at Jungsik having heard about it from latest Asia's top 50 list.
I was not very hungry and so I opted for the 4 course menu. Before the first course arrived, they served an array of little starters which were very cute and tasty.
For the first course, I chose the Gujeolpan. It was interesting as I had to put the various food items on top of the biscuit looking thing. There was a homemade soy sauce provided and I would have to say it was an unusual but delicious choice.
The second dish was the sea urchin with rice. I have always loved unni and Jungsik served up a generous portion along with some brown rice at the bottom. Loved the combination.
The 3rd was the Ok Dom which is a fish dish. The server said that it was half steam and the skin was fried. Whatever it was, ok dom was lovely and I am glad that I chose it over the black cod. Both the unni and ok dom carried an additional surcharge 10k won each to the cost of the meal. The gujeolpan was supposed to serve 2 and in order for the chef to specially made it for one person, there was also a surcharge of 10k won.
Last but not least, the desserts made their appearance. First of all was the pre-dessert which was too pretty to behold. It was cinnamon sorbet with panacotta. Then came the hot corn which was ice cream made to look like corn. A little bit of chilli powder was spread over the corn giving it a little spicy twist. Next came the tea - I opted for the sesame tea which aids digestion served with 3 small pieces yummy sweets/chocolates.
Overall, I enjoyed the spread at Jungsik and wish that I could have tried the full degustation menu. I intend to do so the next time I am in Seoul with my husband.
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