In recent years, I have noticed a trend where restaurants add the word ‘Modern’ to the cuisine they serve and I must whole heartedly agree that I am a huge fan of such endeavours. Because according to me, the moment you add ‘Modern’ to a cuisine, it wide opens the door to creativity. It gives the liberty to improvise, experiment and invent your own interpretations of a cuisine.
When visiting restaurants of these kind I do not expect authenticity of a traditional dish. I am there with the excitement and joy of a ten year old who is waiting to unbox a birthday gift. All that I expect is a surprise! A huge surprise!
On 13th July , almost around 1 in the afternoon, I eagerly waited for that surprise with a couple of my colleagues (turned friends) at SUDA – A modern Korean eatery. The place has its own character. The lighting, black board with some cute drawings and above all what really caught my eye was a small book shelf in one of its corners. The wait did not last long, the items we ordered arrived. Most of us had ordered the School lunch tray – rice with various side dishes! I have no clue how school lunches are served in Korea or a lunch in general to make a comparison.
My lunch tray had
- a portion of rice
- spicy chicken
- salad greens
- rolled omelette
- crispy fried dumplings with sweet chilli sauce
- lotus root chips with chilli mayo (ordered separate)
All that I can say is that I loved every bite of it ❤
A totally satisfying meal. There was simplicity and colourfulness in the presentation along with a balance of various tastes and textures. Do they really do justice to the word modern is a question up for debate but who wants to debate when your belly as well as your heart is content ?