Peter Jo (known as Kimchi Pete) launched Restaurant SHIK in early 2018 and serves up his own interpretation of modern Korean cuisine.
With an urban rap soundtrack, intimate soft lighting, exposed brick walls and high-end marble tables, this is not your typical Korean restaurant. SHIK has a laid-back vibe and minimalist decor that lends itself to casual contemporary dining.
Expect to see plenty of fermented and pickled food, but also refined presentation and playful flavours. The menu is grouped into a selection of smaller starters, mains and combination plates of fermented vegetables. For lovers of heat, start with the trevally: thin slices of cured trevally jumbled with shredded cabbage, with sweet and tangy cho-gochujang dressing maintaining a subtle balance of spicy and tart. Mains allow you to build your own wraps using leaves such as cos, broad bean and perilla. The Blackmore Wagyu outside flat is cooked blush pink and needs only the lightest of seasoning, while the thinly sliced leeks and soy-pickled Jerusalem artichoke add texture and contrast.
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