I haven't been to Jungsik in many months. After seeing Jungsik people now at Noreetuh, I felt it was time to visit Jungsik again. So tonite was the night.
The restaurant was full but we were lucky enough to get a table at our desired time. Warm greetings when we got there. it is nice to be recognized by staff and given such greetings.
Much of the staff changed but the service is still very good. The chef is the same, I was told and the food is exquisite.
Yes there are many threads on Jungsik, but I thought I'd start a new one, because this restaurant is fantastic and underrated. The meal I had tonite was far superior to the last meal I had at Per Se ( just to put it in perspective).
The menu changed in that there are no more large and small dishes a la carte. One size and that's the large. The tasting menu is $160, quite a fair price. You leave very satisfied, in fact slightly too much food.
They have a portable wine cruvinet system ( I forgot the name of it), so high end wines can be gotten by the glass.I had a few good ones. They do a 3 oz and a 5 oz. size. So you can design your own pairing.
I didn't take notes , but my blurry pictures will help me remember the dishes.
The banchan was terrific. the rods ( see pic) had eel inside, they had the "lollypop" of korean fried chicken ( one of my favorite things), and several other little tastes ( see pic).
Not in photo was my first course of bibim starter ( tomato, arugula, sorbet) a refreshing amazing start ( substituted for the egg)
Egg with Truffle sauce ( see photo) my fellow eater said it was amazing.
Fried Oyster- was so good , great flavors ( see pic)
Braised octopus was very delicious,,,
scallop dish was a great dish, ( photo of it I think came out good too)
Crispy red snapper- they do really well, the skin so crispy,,accompanied by very tasty and different salsa. Perfect together.
Congee- Was not really congee, it was a broth from the Wagyu and on bottom had rice. It was quite tasty. ( photo attached)
Wagyu Beef- a nice size piece of good quality Wagyu, cooked to perfection ( no pic) it looked so good ate it before remembering to shoot pic.
Dessert was 3 rounds, all great.
They also have a rice shochu,, strong but tasty.
Sorry for not giving lengthy descriptions, drank too much but it was a delicious meal.
I urge those who haven't been there to go there. The reservations are not hard to get ( got mine 10 minutes before I ate). For those who have been there, go again. This place I would rate as top 5 in NYC.