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Jung Sung Contemporary Korean

This sleek Chippendale restaurant is serving up modern fine dining fare with a Korean edge.
By Libby Curran
April 07, 2021
By Libby Curran
April 07, 2021

Korean cuisine has been given a contemporary revamp at this sophisticated fine diner in the heart of Chippendale. Located in a moody space above Kensington Street, Jung Sung is unafraid to push a few boundaries, delivering a forward-thinking menu that fuses traditional Korean techniques with top local produce and a healthy dose of modern flair.

Up here, sleek lines and a dramatic dark colour palette provide a chic setting for the kitchen's offering of innovative eats. Push aside all previous experiences of casual Korean dining as you settle into refined plates from chef Insup Kim, who brings experience working in multiple Michelin-starred US restaurants.

Various set menu options range from a $35 two-course lunch, through to a six-course dinner lineup for $108, with matched wines an additional $70. Among them, you'll find creations like the Berkshire pork with brussel sprout kimchi, peach puree and macadamia; Moreton Bay bug served two ways alongside a gochujang aioli; and a wagyu beef dish starring a jalapeno jus and ten-year-brewed soy sauce.

A mix of local and European labels headline the wine list, although they're backed by an impressive curation of Korean wine, soju and sake. Or you can embrace even more creativity with a signature cocktail like the Curvy Bae ($19), blending soju and Korean pear syrup with dry vermouth and sparkling wine.

Images: Leigh Griffiths

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