Soon Grill Champs-Elysées, the temple of Korean food

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Published by Manon C. · Photos by Manon C. · Published on 6 September 2020 at 15h15 · Updated on 7 September 2020 at 10h16
This year, Soon Grill opened a second restaurant, Soon Grill Champs-Elysées. A new temple of high traditional Korean gastronomy.

After Soon and Soon Grill du MaraisSoon Grill Champs Elysées, new temple of Korean gastronomy has opened earlier in 2020.

After the remarkable Soon and Soon Grill du Marais, chef Sunghak Han keeps on expending his high-quality Korean table with Soon Grill Champs Elysées in Paris 8th arrondissement. Here, no copy and paste but a brand-new ode to the Korean gastronomy, its crafts and its culture. What a beautiful and mouthwatering program.

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For this new journey to the country of the quiet morning, the chef came up with a universe both whimsical and sophisticated focusing on Seungmu, a traditional Korean Buddhist dance.

As for the décor, Sunghak Han teamed up with French Korean architect Woojin Lim again for an uncommon décor both contemporary, sophisticated and intimate. After a year of work, we discover a wash drawing window, 3D wall, backlit terrazzo tables (resin with marble slivers).

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On the menu, the traditional but modernized fermentations and a luxury version of the famous Bulgogi with exceptional meats, such as Beef Wagyu and creative sauces. As well as meats to barbecue with a little grill set on every table.

We cannot start this Korean lunch without enjoying some Pajeon (€19), the famous Korean flatbread with seafood and scallion, we eat just before having a surprising beef tartare Korean style (€21) with daikon. On the side, an original cocktail, the Méshil (€12) based on soju Hwayo and organic fermented Korean prune extract.

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And because the weather is a bit dull, and the bbq embedded in the table definitely eyes at us, we go for it and treat ourselved to two barbecues: on one side, farm pork belly (€27), on the other side, the traditional bulgogi (€25), marinated beef Korean style then grilled with sauce.

Both are of course served with a side of banchan, the famous Korean sides. Calling all kimchi fans, lotus roots and other marinated cucumbers!

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And do not miss desserts created by female pastry chef, they are truly fantastic. Discover the Darboreum (€13) inspired by dishes eaten on Korean national day, when Koreans eat rice with cereals and wishing tranquility and health all year around. This dessert is based on rice ice cream, cereal chips, pear mousse and soy crumble.

You can also enjoy the Guleum (€13), a frozen parfait based on cereals, black bean confit, milk granita. Simply exquisite.

So, are you ready for theSoon Grill Champs-Elysées experience.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
Starts 6 September 2020

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    Location

    10 Rue du Commandant Rivière
    75008 Paris 8

    Prices
    Sides: 4-12 €
    Cocktails: 8-15 €
    Desserts: 12-14 €
    Entrées: 17-21 €
    Plats: 19-21 €
    Barbecues: 23-47 €
    Menu Bibimbap: 24 €
    Menu dégustation: 40 €
    Menus: 79-89 €

    Official website
    soon-grill.com

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