@jua.nyc starts off its tasting menu with a bang.
The servers, clad in denim shirts and brown apron, come to the table and delicately place the plate in front of you. And there, like a jewel sitting atop a pedestal, is the caviar kim.
The oval-shaped bite is small but it isn’t lacking in flavor or luxury. It contains layers upon layers of flavors. First, a bed of seaweed rice. Then, a section of fresh uni. And finally, a generous blanket of caviar to top it all. It’s wrapped up in delightfully crispy gim bugak, which is painstakingly made by layering seaweed and glutinous rice paste, and then drying it.
What you get is a perfect bite (or two) of flavors that both have you wishing for seconds and have you excited for the rest of your meal. Chef Hoyoung Kim’s Jua is a special place that is definitely worth a trip!