Fine Dining Korean Food in Dhaka

Finally a truly classy fine dining experience has arrived in Dhaka (I wrote this blog posting in 2012 and now I’m updating it 14 months later). It’s refined Korean food at Goong (formerly known as Dae Jang Geum and not to be confused with the Dae Jang Geum that opened up down the street). The smoky Korean barbecue is available on the third floor of the restaurant. Enjoy the elegant Korean food with an international fusion flavor (some may think that the restaurant is borrowing French or Japanese styling — the restaurant is not a hole-in-the-wall at all).

The Koreans have been eating raw fish forever as well.

I hope that this place can maintain the same level of food and service (and it has). If they then would start serving “specials’ at bargain prices (they do have lunch specials), I’d really have to move in!

Fried fish, fried vegetables, and other fried pancakes.

Soybeans, spinach, cucumber kimchi, potato salad, and kimchi are typical of the mandatory small dishes served at every meal.

Insist on the dumpling, mandu, being pan fried. Not deep fried.

The delicate mini bowl of pumpkin soup to amuse your palette.

The pretty tomato flower meant to tickle your taste buds…