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  •  Pune: As India’s fascination with Korean culture reaches new heights, Pune celebrates the opening of Gung The Palace. This new culinary destination marries the rich traditions of Korean cuisine with the dynamic flair of the modern world. Situated at The Orchid Hotel, Balewadi, Gung The Palace is a beacon for those seeking to immerse themselves in authentic Korean dining experiences, inspired by the global Hallyu wave that has captivated with its unique blend of culture, from captivating K-dramas to electrifying K-pop.

    From the moment guests enter Gung The Palace, they are transported to a serene and elegant Korean setting. The tradition of removing shoes and stepping through sliding doors into private dining areas introduces diners to a uniquely Korean form of hospitality. With each season, guests are greeted with barley tea, served warm or cold to complement the weather, setting the tone for a memorable culinary journey.

    The menu at Gung The Palace is a testament to the depth of Korean culinary artistry. It features a diverse range of dishes designed to appeal to both longtime fans and newcomers to Korean cuisine. Banchan, or small side dishes, showcase the variety and richness of flavors in Korean cooking, offering diners a taste of the country’s gastronomic diversity. Main dishes and desserts continue this exploration, balancing sweet, savory, and spicy notes to delight the Indian palate. Traditional favorites are prepared with authentic ingredients and techniques, ensuring a genuine Korean dining experience.

    The creation of Gung The Palace was driven by a vision to bring a slice of Korea to Pune, recognizing the growing interest in Korean culture among Indians.

    “How Indians’ love of K-pop and K-dramas gives them appetite for Korean food, from kimchi and barbecues to bibimbap and bulgogi and I am very excited to open doors to the same in Pune city,” says Kim Jin Bum , owner of Gung The Palace and the visionary behind this ambitious project. Their commitment to authenticity and excellence is evident in every aspect of the restaurant, promising an unparalleled dining experience. In order to deliver the best possible culinary experience to their guests, Jin alongwith his partners sources every key ingredient directly from Korea, including all special spices and meats that are essential for authentic Korean flavors.

    In their quest to deliver the essence of Korea on your table, Gung has introduced tabletop barbecues, tender meats, flavorful vegetables and fresh seafood, part of the ancient Korean traditions

    Korean food is known for its balanced and diverse flavors, which include sweet, salty, spicy and savory. Korean cuisine also emphasizes fresh vegetables, lean proteins and fermented foods, which aligns well with the growing health-conscious trend in India’ says Badal Saboo who is also partner with Gung The Palace and also a promoter of Korean Fashion and Culture .

    “That’s why my favourite are the Korean barbecues. They’re not just a meal but a fabulous way to connect with your near and dear ones and another reason why Indians have taken so well to Korean food is that it ticks all the boxes of flavour, taste and texture for them’” adds Vikrant Indulkar who is also partner at Gung The Palace. Vegetarians can find plenty of options on the menu. Look for the vegetarian/non-vegetarian indicator on the menu and you’ll find many dishes that appear to be non-vegetarian but can easily be made 100% vegetarian (without eggs too) if you wish it so.

    As Gung The Palace opens its doors, it stands as a testament to the enduring appeal of Korean culture in India. Offering more than just meals, it provides a space where food lovers can come together to celebrate the richness of Korean cuisine. Gung The Palace is ready to welcome guests into its world of exquisite flavors and warm hospitality.

    Gung The Palace is now open for reservations. For more information on our offerings and to book your culinary journey, please visit our website or get in touch using the contact details provided below.

    For Reservations and Inquiries

    Phone: [84830 87200 / 84830 87300 ]

    Address: Gung The Palace, OCC Lobby, Ground Floor, The Orchid Hotel, Adjacent Chhatrapati Shivaji Sports Complex , Balewadi, Pune, Maharashtra.

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