I hadn't been to Jungsik in awhile, but have always enjoyed this restaurant, and thought it deserved more recognition.
I recently went and found it to be fantastic. The menu had changed from the multi column choice list, to a choice of two tasting menus. A seasonal menu and a chef's choice menu . The seasonal is $120 ( they say 5 courses , its actually more),,and the other is $200( i believe its 10 courses).
The meal started with their banchan.
This clouded a foie gras tofu with apple, caviar cone, delicious fried chicken, an "I forgot" and a watermelon taste. This was a great start. It was wonderful. I would have been happy to repeat this course a few times an called it a night.
The next course was their Hokkaido uni, assorted caviar, hamachi, avocado, radish , purple baby shiso leaves ( looked like radish sprouts), wasabi,creme fraiche, you prepare it yourself, with your own . On a nori chip, a blini, or another chip ( possibly potato). This was a supplement, and worth paying it. A supplement I highly recommend.
The next course was yellowtail, with heirloom tomato and sesame leaf sorbet and champagne grapes. This was tasty and refreshing
This was followed by a complimentary grilled octopus that was perfectly prepared. Delicious.
The next course was foie gras dumplings, topped with wagyu beef, in a hot bone broth. Absolutely wonderful.
This was followed by black cod, with red pepper soy and bamboo shoots. The fish was cooked perfectly and was quite juicy and tasty.
The next course was duck. It was served rare in a samjang jus Romanesco and was quite good.
Desserts were what they called NY Seoul.
It was brown rice choux and pecans.
We also had a truffle ice cream cone, topped with truffle for a $15 supplement.
These were followed by Yuja tart. A citris sorbet ( tastes like yuzu). Lol maybe it is.
The meal was amazing. The wine list is excellent. The service is as good as it gets. The seating is comfortable.
Jungsik deserves more recognition and it earned
3 FW stars***