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Discover Seoul’s Best Dining Experiences With the First MICHELIN Guide to the City

December 31, 2016 Destination North Asia No Comments Email Email

For food lovers travelling to Korea the first ever edition of the MICHELIN Guide to Seoul has been released.  It would be a useful tool for visitors looking at dining options whilst in Seoul.  Seoul is nowadays known for its eclectic dining scene ranging from royal cuisine restaurants and fine dining establishments to its many specialty Korean one dish restaurants and its popular street food.

The new guide brings together a selection of the best of all cuisines with every establishment chosen first and foremost for the quality of cooking.  Two restaurants awarded three stars are Korean cuisine restaurants Gaon and La Yeon.  La Yeon on the 23rd floor of Shilla Hotel was named in the Best 50 Restaurants in Asia in 2016.

Other contemporary Korean restaurants in Seoul like Jungsik and Mingles are well known for their innovative cuisine and the blending of traditional Korean ingredients into modern contemporary dishes with unique Korean flavours.

Jungsik also made it on to the Best 50 Restaurants in Asia list in 2016 and Executive Chef Jungsik Yim also has a restaurant in New York.  Mingles Executive Chef Mingoo Kang trained under Martin Berasetegui in San Sebastian, Spain and later enjoyed stints at Nobu in Miami and the Bahamas.

Korea is a hot food destination these days for food lovers not only for fine dining but for all the variety of street food that is so popular with locals and visitors alike.  Specialty one dish restaurants serving Samgyetang (whole baby chicken stuffed with ginseng and glutinous rice simmered slowly for hours) and Mandu (Korean style dumplings served with kimchi) abound.

Get your Michelin Guide to Seoul now from the Korea Tourism Organization Sydney office, email visitkorea@knto.org.au for your free copy.

Dated:  21 December, 2016

 

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