Korean Royal Cuisine Progression Dinner at Yong Su San
I’ve heard from some that these progression dinners, aka Royal Cuisine, are more common in North Korea these days than in the South. Not sure how true that is. Multi-course meal served family style, in a formal setting, but not as grand and spectacular as one would see at a Chinese banquet dinner. Nevertheless, it is an interesting experience to partake in at least once.
The dinners are not cheap (about $40 and up per person depending on the menu selected), and while the flavors were there, they were rather muted and not as bold as one would expect from Korean food. Many of the dishes were good, but there are better versions elsewhere.
Yet, this place is packed, and for the most part, diners are seated in their own private dining room, whether it’s for a party of 4 or 20 (advanced reservations required, of course).