Contemporary Korean fusion opens in Chippendale with Jung Sung

Contemporary Korean restaurant, Jung Sung, has opened its doors and is taking up residence in Chippendale. Set on the third floor of the Old Rum Store on Kensington Street, the restaurant captures a modern industrial interior with dark metal, stone and copper accents.

On the menu, head chef Insup Kim, takes inspiration from traditional Korean cooking techniques combined with a modern day approach incorporating fresh Australian produce and ingredients.

Standout dishes include their Soy-marinated and Butter-poached Moreton Bay Bug, Berkshire Pork with Brussel Sprout Kimchi and Peach puree, Wagyu Beef (MB 9+) with a 10 year brewed Soy Sauce and Jalapeno Jus. For a sweet ending, try their Corn Dessert with Denjang, Sweet Corn Custard, Soy Sauce Caramelised Pistachio.

“One of the things we wanted to bring was that there is no Korean fusion restaurant like this in Sydney. This hasn’t been done yet before in Australia. We are still developing the menu and are going to add a few things as well. Such as more traditional Korean food that people haven’t even seen in Australia yet. Korean desserts and . There’s a soup – Our plan is to change everything up every 6 weeks or so based on things we can get seasonally,” says co-owner Dan Freene.

The question is, can Jung Sung compete with some of the most popular licks of Korean cuisine in Australia, from the best Korean BBQ Brisbane has to offer to the Korean hot pot spots of Melbourne.

Jung Sung will be open Tuesday to Sunday. For more information head on over to Jung Sung.

Danica Sharma

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