(Inside Jung Sik)

I’m very excited about my latest feature article for Yonhap News (연합뉴스).  Chef Jung Sik Yim of Jung Sik Dang in Seoul and now Jung Sik in Manhattan was kind enough to spend time with me in the midst of final preparation before the opening of Jung Sik in Tribeca.

(Yonhap Feature) A first look at a Seoul chef’s Manhattan offshoot

By Shin Kim, Contributing Writer

NEW YORK, September 8 (Yonhap) — When many New Yorkers left the city to take advantage of their last summer vacations in the last week of August, chef Jung Sik Yim was buy finalizing preparations for his new Korean-style restaurant soon to open in Tribeca.

Within a couple of hours in one afternoon, he tasted wines with the sommelier to complete the wine list, cooked with sous chefs tweaking garnishes for the new menu, watched over a candidate trailing for a cooking job and discussed administrative details with the manager.

Yim signed the lease at the current location, previously occupied by the quintessential New York restaurant Chanterelle, over a year ago.  After working through countless yards of red tape, including construction delays and license issues, his first New York restaurant Jung Sik is set to open on Sept. 12 with a private fashion event.

To read the full article, you can follow the link here.

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