One of our favorite restaurants in Korea, Jung Sik Dang, has opened its doors to New Yorkers this week under the name Jung Sik. We were lucky enough to have dined at the original Jung Sik Dang just two months after it opened in 2009. To celebrate Jung Sik’s opening, here are a few posts and videos we have made of the Jung Sik Dang empire over the years.

Shin’s Yonhap article about Jung Sik opening in New York–one of very few interviews he gives these days

Video that includes our first time there and a small sound bite from Chef Yim Jung Sik

Review of JSD on ZenKimchi Dining

Review of JSD in 10 Magazine

Review of Jung Sik Dang ANZU in 10 Magazine

Blog post of Day 2 of our first big food tour, which includes JSD

Jung Sik Dang Photos

Jung Sik Dang ANZU Photos

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Joe McPherson founded ZenKimchi in 2004. He has been featured and sourced in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, CNN, KBS, MBC, SBS, Le Figaro, Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia, Harper’s Bazaar Korea, The Chosun Weekly, and other Korean and international media. He has consulted for "Parts Unknown with Anthony Bourdain," The Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern,” Lonely Planet, National Geographic, Conde Nast Traveler, the PBS documentary series “Kimchi Chronicles,” and other projects in the UK, Canada, and Australia featuring celebrity chefs such as Gizzi Erskine and Gary Mehigan.Mr. McPherson has written for multiple Korean and international publications, including SEOUL Magazine, JoongAng Daily, The Korea Herald, Newsweek Korea and wrote the feature article for U.S. National publication Plate magazine’s all-Korean food issue. He has acted as dining editor for 10 Magazine and was on the judging panel for Korea for the Miele Guide.He spoke at TEDx Seoul on Korean food globalization, at TED Worldwide Talent Search on the rise of Korean cuisine, and in New York City on Korean Buddhist temple cuisine. The company ZenKimchi International organizes food tours for tourists and corporations and acts as a media liaison for foreign and Korean media and local restaurants and producers.
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