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Phil Vettel reviews Jeong

Posted On: May 26, 2019   |   Posted By: WGN TV

CHICAGO -What was once a tiny restaurant called Hanbun in the west suburbs, has become a beautiful restaurant called Jeong in Noble Square. Jeong seats just 40 guests along two long banquettes; decorative touches include traditional rice-paper screens and contemporary lights.
The traditional and contemporary theme plays out on the menu. Chef David Park's food is based on the flavors of Korea, but then the chef's creativity takes over.
Guests can order a la carte, or choose the seven-course, $87 tasting menu, which includes dishes not found on the regular menu. For example, this gorgeous salmon tartare, topped with crispy rice-cracker pearls and drops of yuzu-blended crème fraiche, is available only on the tasting menu. Ditto for medium rare slices of duck breast, dusted with powdered scallion and served with side dishes of kimchee and rice.
On the a la carte menu are beef tartare, blended with Asian pear and cucumbers, and topped with a custardy deviled egg yolk; and pressed duck, a boneless brick of confit...

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