The reason why Nae Young Jung’s Miso Sligo Restaurant has been such a success is simple: Mr Jung is a charming guy and a charming cook, a man who makes you feel welcome and who cooks excellent Korean – and Japanese – food. If it seems unlikely to have a successful Korean restaurant in the North West of Ireland, consider that whilst the ingredients may differ, Korean cooking actually shares many similarities with Irish cooking. Both cuisines like starch, and stews, and fried tasty treats. Both cuisines like hearty, fulsome meals, and this explains why Irish people have taken so well to Mr Jung’s cooking: this is lip-smacking food, soulful and satisfying, and the menu’s offering of japanese classics adheres to this mantra of hearty eating.Miso Sligo is unusual in offering some Japanese dishes – gyoza; sushi sets; shrimp tempura; beef teriyaki; miso pancake; ramen bowls – but Mr Jung manages to make these work effortlessly alongside the Korean classics of bibimbap, bulgogi, kimchi pork fried rice, beef rib stew. Friendly staff, and a true sense of effort, engagement and lack of pretension make Miso Sligo a fun event, every time.
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