In 2017 Sung Anh moved Mosu from San Francisco to Seoul. It is definitely Korea’s gain as this was an absolutely lovely dinner with fantastic service and delicious dishes, especially the abalone “taco.”
sea perch, white kelp, habanero
mackerel, pine cone, grilled carrot
black truffle, hog fennel, rice
short rib, shiitake, shaoxing wine
quail, ground cherry, pearl onion
black raspberry, kombu, almond
caramelized milk, amaranth, cognac
The pork belly taco was the best taco I have had anywhere.
Aguachile – Hokkaido scallop, cucumber, jalapeno, avocado, cilantro oil
Arrachera – hanger steak, roasted chilis, applewood bacon, queso
Tocino – pork belly, piloncillo glaze, plums, salsa de aguacate
I’m still not quite sure what I think about Vespertine. The building is fantastic. Photos really do not do it justice as you need to see it within its neighborhood. I loved the outdoor space where we started and finished as well as the rooftop. But the dining room just felt odd and dark and cold and the music was mind numbing. I can’t say that any of the dishes were memorable but were all just good. At the very least it makes you think.
V E S P E R T I N E – Menu – 08.18.18