South Korean chef Kang Min-goo’s restaurant Mingles in Seoul has two Michelin stars. Hansik Goo in Central, Hong Kong, his first restaurant overseas, opened a day before dine-in restrictions began. Photo: courtesy of Instagram South Korean chef Kang Min-goo’s restaurant Mingles in Seoul has two Michelin stars. Hansik Goo in Central, Hong Kong, his first restaurant overseas, opened a day before dine-in restrictions began. Photo: courtesy of Instagram
South Korean chef Kang Min-goo’s restaurant Mingles in Seoul has two Michelin stars. Hansik Goo in Central, Hong Kong, his first restaurant overseas, opened a day before dine-in restrictions began. Photo: courtesy of Instagram
Susan Jung
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Feast or Famine by Susan Jung

Hong Kong third wave: Korean restaurant opening went ahead a day before dine-in dinner ban kicked in

  • Michelin-star chef Kang Min-goo of Mingles in Seoul tells Susan Jung about the trials and tribulations he has gone through to open his first restaurant overseas
  • Hansik Goo managed one dinner service before being restricted to lunch service only, and came up with a takeaway menu in time for this week’s brief dine-in ban

South Korean chef Kang Min-goo’s restaurant Mingles in Seoul has two Michelin stars. Hansik Goo in Central, Hong Kong, his first restaurant overseas, opened a day before dine-in restrictions began. Photo: courtesy of Instagram South Korean chef Kang Min-goo’s restaurant Mingles in Seoul has two Michelin stars. Hansik Goo in Central, Hong Kong, his first restaurant overseas, opened a day before dine-in restrictions began. Photo: courtesy of Instagram
South Korean chef Kang Min-goo’s restaurant Mingles in Seoul has two Michelin stars. Hansik Goo in Central, Hong Kong, his first restaurant overseas, opened a day before dine-in restrictions began. Photo: courtesy of Instagram
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Susan Jung

Susan Jung

Susan Jung trained as a pastry chef and worked in hotels, restaurants and bakeries in San Francisco, New York and Hong Kong before joining the Post. She is academy chair for Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan for the World's 50 Best Restaurants and Asia's 50 Best Restaurants.