Jungsik is one of our most memorable dining experiences in Seoul. It blends traditional Korean flavors with modern techniques to create highly accessible dishes.
The restaurant’s New York sister has held two Michelin stars for quite some time now and this year Seoul Jungsik received its acclaimed 1 Michelin star award in the first edition of the South Korean capital.
Our lunch at Tippling Club, a serial Asia’s Best 50 restaurant, was stellar. It was a creative, innovative and tasty journey that lasted 3 hours. Chef Ryan Clift has made sure every step of the way was filled with fun, playful and surprising elements.
Last September we spent four and a half days in Copenhagen. Even though we couldn’t get a table at Noma, Copenhagen is full of other culinary gems. This guide follows our trip through this fantastic city. While it’s not a complete guide by all means, I did spend quite some time researching online for an itinerary that includes a variety of interesting places, kitchens and activities. The gamut runs between cheap street food and Michelin starred restaurant.
This guide is divided into 5 sections: Breakfast\Brunch, Coffee Shops\Bakeries, Restaurants, Food Markets and Smørrebrød (traditional Danish dish). Each section also includes tips to what kind of things you can see and do in the area and of course a link to the full story on our blog.
At the end of the post you’ll find a map with all the places mentioned for your convenience.
Studio is one of the three restaurants located at The Standard hotel, in the heart of Copenhagen, right by the harbor. The restaurant currently holds one Michelin star, which it earned only four months after opening in October 2013. Like most high end restaurant in Copenhagen, it has a connection to Noma. The head chef of Studio, Torsten Vildgaard, was a sous chef there and the head chef at its test kitchen for 8 years. Together with sous chef Bjarke von Holck, formerly of AOC, they strive to create a Nordic experience with influences from French and Japanese cuisines.
Quinary is a cocktail bar in Central, adding an inventive approach and a fun quirky attitude to the craft. They harness cutting edge molecular gastronomy techniques in order to create multi sensory experience and innovative cocktails which are both sophisticated and tasty.
Ranked #27 on 2015 Asia’s 50 Best, Ryunique by Tae Hwan Ryu offers modern fusion cooking showcasing cutting edge techniques. It mixes Japanese and French cuisine, all while using Korean ingredients. Don’t expect Kimchi here, though – the flavors are very familiar to the western palate.
The kitchen is headed by chef Tae Hwan Ryu, who previously worked in Michelin-starred restaurants in Tokyo, Sydney and London. Ryunique, an amalgamation of his name and the premise of his concept for the flagship restaurant, was opened in 2011.
EatWith is a new(ish) and unique way of dining. Basically, you go to a stranger’s house to eat dinner prepared by said stranger, with other strangers who came to the stranger’s house. Sounds weird? Well, it is. But It’s also very fun! It provides a way to get a glimpse into other people’s life, listen (and tell) interesting stories as well as share your passion for food with other foodies. I’ve been subscribed to the EatWith newsletter for a while now, waiting patiently for a specific host’s event to be scheduled. As luck would have it, just a week ago, Summer Endevors by Urbano was announced.
This March we had the opportunity to celebrate Tali’s birthday in Atera, a 2 Michelin starred restaurant based in New York’s Tribeca Neighborhood. Its founding chef, Matthew Lightner, who ran the kitchen for three years, was replaced last year by the Danish Ronny Emborg. This change made quite the ruckus online with mixed opinions on the decision to have a Danish chef as the head of a well-established American restaurant.